Shavo Odadjian Reveals New Music from Seven Hours After Violet

Seven Hours After Violet

Photo: Max McGuire

System of a Down’s Shavo Odadjian has been working with some side projects over the past few years, and after months of teasing we get to hear some of it. He’s just released the first single with his latest band, Seven Hours After Violet (S.H.A.V.).

The song is the first glimpse of an upcoming album from the group that also features vocalist Taylor Barber of Left to Suffer, guitarists Morgoth (Winds of Plague) and Alejandro Aranda (Scarypoolparty) and drummer Josh Johnson from Winds of Plague.

“Until this band, every side project I’ve done has been outside of the walls of heavy music,” Odadjian explains. “I steered away from anything heavy because System of a Down is heavy. Once I got started with Seven Hours After Violet, I had to let go of that. I said, ‘Let me go with my gut and do what I’m best at.’ For the first time ever in my career, I just said, ‘As long as I love it, I don’t give a fuck what anybody else thinks,’ and that was extremely liberating. Seven Hours After Violet is the result. It’s my favorite thing I’ve done since System and I can’t wait for the world to hear it.”

Check out the video for “Paradise”:

Seven Hours After Violet’s album doesn’t have a release date yet, but the group will make their live debut at Mayhem Festival on October 12th in San Bernadino, California.

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