Shavo Odadjian recently launched a new band called North Kingsley, but that doesn’t mean he is giving up on System Of A Down. During an interview with Metal Hammer, the bassist said that he still has “25 different things” that he can bring to the band if they decide to work on new music.
Odadjian said the following when asked if North Kingsley is his way of stepping away from the idea of a new System Of A Down album:
“No. No way. This is new and it’s great and I can’t wait to take it over the top, and my heart is in this because System is not working. But my heart is always with System as well.
I’ll take the time off and work with System any time they’re ready. I have about 25 different things that I could still bring to System. I know Daron’s got tons of music. We are always writing music.
I’m not closing the book on System because I’m doing this. I know a lot of people are like, ‘Oh no, it’s the final guy, the one who was always System Of A Down, always pushing for System, the cheerleader – now he’s doing this.’
Yeah, I’m doing my own thing because I need to. And when the time is right, I’ll be doing that other thing. I’m not going to close any doors to anything ever.”