New Name For System Of A Down Bassist Solo Project

March 26, 2024

System Of A Down bassist Shavo Odadjian has decided on S.H.A.V. (Seven Hours After Violet) as the name of his solo project. You’re gonna love who he’s worked with: Michael Montoya (Winds Of Plague), JuiceWrld, Lil Xan, Jonathan Davis (Korn), ISSUES, Taylor Barber (Left To Suffer), guitarist Alejandro Aranda and drummer Josh Johnson.


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Last October, Shavo said he was working on 16 songs for his debut LP. “Very happy, very grateful!” he wrote on Instagram.

Barber added, “I am so excited to show you this music, and this team is so sick to work with and an absolutely pleasure to be around. Life is amazing I am so pumped!!”

Last April, Odadjian told 96.7 KCAL-FM radio, “I started this solo project with  Morgoth Beatz; he’s my producer and he’s also the guitar player for the group. And it’s called SHAVO, but it’s heavy. I’m back to my roots — no hip-hop. I think it’s the heaviest I’ve ever been, and it’s just flowing out of me.”

As for how you expect Shavo to roll out the LP, he said, “I’m gonna shop it and get a label for this one. I’m not doing it on my own. I think it needs a good push, because it’s what you want to hear from me. It really is. If you know what I’ve done in the past, then you know the songs I had a part in writing. It’s a little of [System Of A Down’s ] ‘Toxicity’ all throughout this record — that kind of shit. You wanna bang your head, you wanna run in the pit, you wanna go crazy, but you wanna smile while you’re doing it and not be angry.”

And yes, of course. Expect a tour around the album.

I mean, if we’re not getting new S.O.A.D. album, let’s hear what the band members are doing. Looking forward to hearing what Shavo has up his sleeve.