System of a Down Bassist Shavo Odadjian’s ‘Really Heavy’ Solo Project

May 25, 2022

In case you missed it, earlier this month, Music Connection interviewed System of a Down’s bassist Shavo Odadjian and talked about his plans to release new music!

Odadjian said, “System’s taking a little break, until next year, so I’ve been working on the North Kingsley record. It’s almost done. That’s my side project. We’ve got six songs done. You can check it out on Spotify. It’s a new project, so it’s continuously growing and evolving. And as I evolve, I drop what we just did and we move to the next style. It’s fun. It’s freedom of music. It’s really cool. And I also have some music I’m doing as a side project — just me alone solo. It’s called The Shavo Project and it’s really heavy. That’s all I can say right now.”

System of a Down has played a handful of shows since ending its hiatus in 2011, but have only released two new songs in 17 years, “Protect The Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz”.

Both songs were released in November 2020 and all proceeds supported humanitarian efforts in Armenia. To date, more than $600,000 has been raised.

If we’re not getting new System of a Down, we’ll take side projects. Right?


Written by Todd Hancock