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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Bassist on New Music: “Bigger Than Our Egos”

SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian reveals his thought on new music. The band broke their silence 15 years later on last Friday.

Their new and two politically singlesProtect the Land‘ and ‘Genocidal Humanoidz‘ point to the conflict between Artsakh and Azerbaijan. These new songs follow-up to 2005’s “Hypnotize” album. Also, before that Serj Tankian revealed SYSTEM OF A DOWN working on new music.

For these new songs, all proceeds from the new stuff are going to the Armenia Fund organization.

Now, SOAD’s bassist Shavo Odadjian interview with FOX 11, and he talked about the new music:

“We’ve been together as in we’ve gone on tours together, played shows together, hung out together, gone to lunch, going to dinner… We’re friends – you know what I mean? We’re all friends. It’s just, we haven’t been in there creatively together. So when we got in there, at first, the tension was a little high because we didn’t know how everyone was going to be.

But about five minutes into it, we were talking, laughing, talking about the song, how it’s going to be, how we’re going to help and what this is going to do for our people… That’s the No. 1 thing – what this is going to do to work and help out, how it’s going to help our people.

Because I feel like it’s kind of like a Trojan horse, you know, it’s like we’re walking in and the world’s going to listen because it’s 15 years, we haven’t done anything.”

Odadjian added what thinks about the band statement sent by drummer John Dolmayan:

“He wrote (John Dolmayan) and said we need to put everything behind and do something. We need to be a part of this.

We need to help any way we can. This, this is bigger than us, bigger than our emotions, bigger than our feelings, bigger than our egos. Let’s go. And right away, Daron responded with here I have something that could save time. ”

He also talked about these new songs:

“I wanted to show the unification of our people around the world for one common cause, illustrating the power in numbers.

So we brought together people of all ages and professions who believe in and are fighting for that same cause. It’s one thing to come up with an idea, but to see it come alive as happened with this video, has been just incredible… It was such a pleasure for us to be together in the studio again, very comforting and natural like no time had passed at all.”

You can listen to this new SYSTEM OF A DOWN songs below!

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