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Shavo Odadjian
Շավո Օդադջյան

Background information
Birth name Shavarsh S. Odadjian
Born April 22, 1974 (1974-04-22) (age 33)
Origin Flag of the Soviet Union Flag of the Armenian SSR Yerevan, Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic, Union of Soviet Socialist Republic
Genre(s) Alternative metal
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instrument(s) Bass guitar
Backing vocals
Guitar
Years active 1995-present
Label(s) Flag of the United States American, Columbia, UrSession
Associated
acts
System of a Down
Achozen

Shavo Odadjian (Armenian: Շավո Օդադջյան) (born April 22, 1974, Yerevan, Armenia as Shavarsh Odadjian) is the bassist for the Armenian American-based alternative metal band System of a Down and a member of the group Achozen. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Armenian_SSR.svg Flag of the Armenian SSR. Based on Image:Flag of Moldavian SSR.svg, attributed to Perconte. ... Location of Yerevan in Armenia Coordinates: , Country Established 782 BC Government  - Mayor Yervand Zakharyan Area  - City 227 km²  (87. ... State motto: ÕŠÖ€Õ¸Õ¬Õ¥Õ¿Õ¡Ö€Õ¶Õ¥Ö€ Õ¢Õ¸Õ¬Õ¸Ö€ Õ¥Ö€Õ¯Ö€Õ¶Õ¥Ö€Õ«, միացեք! (Workers of the world, unite!) Official language None. ... CCCP redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alternative metal is an eclectic form of music that gained popularity in the early 1990s alongside grunge. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... A sunburst-colored Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... A backup vocalist or background singer (or, especially in the U.S., backup singer or sometimes background singer) is a singer who sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, other backing vocalists, or alone but not singing the lead. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For the bands self-titled album, see System of a Down (album). ... Achozen is a side project from System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian, Wu-Tang Clan member RZA, Killarmy member Kinetic 9 and Rev. ... is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Location of Yerevan in Armenia Coordinates: , Country Established 782 BC Government  - Mayor Yervand Zakharyan Area  - City 227 km²  (87. ... Deon Rexroat of Anberlin. ... Languages Armenian and American English Religions Armenian Apostolic, Armenian Catholic, Evangelical and Protestant Related ethnic groups Armenian groups An Armenian-American is an American whose ancestry stems, either wholly or partly, from Armenia. ... Alternative metal is an eclectic form of music that gained popularity in the early 1990s alongside grunge. ... For the bands self-titled album, see System of a Down (album). ... Achozen is a side project from System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian, Wu-Tang Clan member RZA, Killarmy member Kinetic 9 and Rev. ...

Contents

Early life

In his youth, Shavo used to spend his time skateboarding and listening to punk rock and heavy metal music; his favorites included Punk Angel, the Dead Kennedys, Slayer, Kiss and Black Sabbath. Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... The Dead Kennedys are a hardcore punk band from San Francisco, California. ... For other uses, see Slayer (disambiguation). ... Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in 1971. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ...


Odadjian moved to Los Angeles, California He attended Alex Pilibos Elementary School in Los Angeles, an Armenian parochial school, along with future bandmates Daron Malakian and Serj Tankian, although they were not acquainted at the time due to the age difference. Serj being the oldest, born 1967, Daron, born 1975 and Shavo, born 1974. Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Daron Vartan Malakian (Armenian: ) (born 18 July 1975) lead guitarist in the Armenian-American band System of a Down. ... Serj Tankian (Armenian: ) (born August 21, 1967 in Beirut, Lebanon[1]) is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer, songwriter, poet, activist, and multi-instrumentalist. ...


Career

While working in a bank, he started managing the band Soil with Malakian and Tankian in 1993 after meeting them in a recording studio. In 1995, Shavo became the permanent bassist of the band. They then named themselves "System of a Down" after a poem titled "Victims of a Down" authored by bandmate Daron Malakian. For the bands self-titled album, see System of a Down (album). ... Daron Vartan Malakian (Armenian: ) (born 18 July 1975) lead guitarist in the Armenian-American band System of a Down. ...


Odadjian is a popular DJ in the LA area, taking part in such events as the "Rock/DJ Explosion" on March 2, 2001 at The Roxy in Hollywood and collaborating with bandmate Tankian on SerArt, the singer's side project with Armenian musician Arto Tunçboyacıyan. He is known to use the name "DJ Tactic." He is also the executive producer for the band Onesidezero. is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The Roxy is a nightclub on Neal Street (named after nathan neale of colyton Grammar) in Londons Covent Garden, known for hosting the punk music scene such as steps in its infancy. ... Arto Tunçboyacıyan (Armenian: ) (b. ... Onesidezero (also depicted as OneSideZero) are a four-piece music group from Los Angeles, California. ...


Film work

Stating himself to be a "very visual person", he has also directed music videos for System of a Down ("Aerials," "Toxicity," "Question!," and "Hypnotize") and Taproot creating surreal atmospheres and using innovative methods in filming. It's said that the music video for "Question!" was based on a dream that Shavo had. For the bands self-titled album, see System of a Down (album). ... Maxi-Single cover Maxi-Single cover of Aerials. Australian Import cover Cover of the Australian limited edition of Aerials. 7 Single cover Cover of the 7 single of Aerials. Aerials is a single by System of a Down, released in 2002 from the album Toxicity. ... Toxicity is a single by System of a Down, released in 2002. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Hypnotize is the lead single for System of a Downs latest album of the same title, which was released on November 22, 2005 (see 2005 in music). ... Taproot is a four-piece rock music group from Ann Arbor, Michigan that has toured with bands such as Korn, Deftones, Staind, P.O.D., Disturbed, and Linkin Park. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


He appeared in the 1993 "Big Gun" video by AC/DC, standing alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in the crowd, sporting a backwards baseball cap. Big Gun is a song/single by AC/DC. This song is found on their rare single with the same name. ... This article is about the band. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation IPA: ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-born American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... This article is about the sport. ...


Shavo recently directed a music video for Bad Brains and is soon to be released. Bad Brains are an American punk rock band, originally formed in Washington, D.C. in 1979 . ...


Shavo will co-produce a horror movie: the director saw the SOAD music videos and thought his work can be good for the movie. Shavo didn't want to say the name of the director or the name of the movie.


Shavo also appeared as an extra in the movie Zoolander starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson. There is a short glimpse of him as an audience member in the upper-left hand corner during the Model of The Year awards ceremony. Zoolander is a 2001 comedy film based on a pair of short films directed by Ben Stiller and written by Drake Sather and Ben Stiller for the VH1 Fashion Awards television show in 1996 and 1997. ...


Odadjian the musician

Shavo, who was originally a guitarist, played for Soil in that capacity for a short period of time, and claims to play guitar better than he does bass[citation needed]. Apart from playing bass, Shavo did some vocals live on the songs "Bounce" and is heard in backup instead of Daron on some Steal This Album! songs like "Innervision". Another appearance is on "Lost in Hollywood," where he performs backing vocals near the end. Odadjian can be heard several times in the song 'ATWA' screaming the words, "ANYMORE!" during the chorus behind Serj Tankian's vocals. He can also be heard repeating Serj Tankian's lyrics near the end of 'Pictures' yelling the words, "Fear waits, for us! Away! Gold dust! Fear waits, for us! Revealed! Then turns, to rust!" Steal This Album! is an album by System of a Down. ... Serj Tankian (Armenian: ) (born August 21, 1967 in Beirut, Lebanon[1]) is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer, songwriter, poet, activist, and multi-instrumentalist. ...


Discography

System of a Down

For the bands self-titled album, see System of a Down (album). ... This is a comprehensive listing of official releases by System of a Down, a four-piece American rock band, formed in 1995 in Los Angeles, California. ... Limited Edition cover The limited editon cover of System of a Down. ... Toxicity is System of a Downs second album release. ... Steal This Album! is an album by System of a Down. ... Digipak cover Digipak cover of Mezmerize. ... Hypnotize is the fifth album by System of a Down and the second half of the Mezmerize/Hypnotize double album. ...

Achozen

  • 2008: Untitled

Achozen is a side project from System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian, Wu-Tang Clan member RZA, Killarmy member Kinetic 9 and Rev. ...

Awards

  • In 2006, System of a Down won their first Grammy for Best hard rock performance for B.Y.O.B.
  • In 2006, they won the "MTV Good Woodie Award" for their song "Question!"
  • In 2006, they were #14 on the VH1 Top 40 Metal Songs with "Toxicity"
  • In 2007, they were nominated for a Grammy Award in Best Hard Rock Performance for their song Lonely Day

For the bands self-titled album, see System of a Down (album). ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... This article is about the System of a Down song. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... // Toxic and Intoxicated redirect here – toxic has other uses, which can be found at Toxicity (disambiguation); for the state of being intoxicated by alcohol see Drunkenness. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... // Lonely Day is the Grammy nominated second single from the 2005 album Hypnotize by the band System of a Down. ...

Collaborations

Snot was a alternative metal band based in Santa Barbara, California. ... Massimiliano Antonio Max Cavalera is a Brazilian-American singer/guitarist/songwriter of Italian heritage from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. ... Alternative cover The Alternative cover of Strait Up. ... Static-X are an industrial metal band from Los Angeles, California, USA. Formed in 1994, they are signed to Warner Bros. ... Im With Stupid is the second single from Static-Xs debut album, Wisconsin Death Trip. ... RZA (IPA pronunciation: ; born , July 5, 1969) is an American hip hop producer, rapper and actor. ... The cover of Metal Skools album Hole Patrol Metal Skool is a Los Angeles, California based glam metal parody band known for their energetic live show, the longest running metal show on the Sunset Strip [1]. The band recently moved to the Key Club on the Sunset Strip, where... Wu-Tang redirects here. ... Singles from 8 Diagrams Released: 2007 Released: October 3, 2007 Released: 2007 Released: 2007 8 Diagrams is the upcoming album by New York hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan, scheduled for release through Street Records Corporation on December 11, 2007. ... Wu-Tang redirects here. ...

Equipment

Basses

The Gibson Guitar Corporation, of Nashville, Tennessee, USA, is one of the worlds best-known manufacturers of acoustic and electric guitars. ... Epiphone Thunderbird The Gibson Thunderbird is an electric bass guitar made by Gibson. ... The Gibson Guitar Corporation, of Nashville, Tennessee, USA, is one of the worlds best-known manufacturers of acoustic and electric guitars. ... The Gibson Blackbird was a, 34 scale, custom Gibson Thunderbird bass guitar designed for and by Nikki Sixx. ... This article is about the guitar manufacturer. ... Music Man is an American guitar, bass guitar and amplifier manufacturer. ... Music Man StingRay is an electric bass guitar by Music Man, introduced in 1976. ...

Effects Pedal

  • SansAmp bass pedal

Amplifiers

Ashdown Engineering is a British manufacturer of instrument amplifiers, particularly for bass, but also recently moving into the guitar amp market. ... Ashdown Engineering is a British manufacturer of instrument amplifiers, particularly for bass, but also recently moving into the guitar amp market. ...

External links

  • Shavo's MySpace page
  • The Official System of a Down Site
  • Shavo's page at SOADFans
  • Achozen's Myspace page
  • UrSession official website

  Results from FactBites:
 
Shavo Odadjian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (587 words)
Shavo Odadjian (born April 22, 1974 in Yerevan, Armenian SSR (Now the Republic of Armenia) as Shavarsh Odadjian), is the bassist for the Los Angeles-based alternative metal band, System of a Down.
Odadjian moved to Los Angeles, California at a very young age, where he was raised to a great part by his grandmother, after whose death he claims to have lost faith and to have stopped praying every night as he did before.
In addition, Odadjian is a popular DJ in the LA area, taking part in such events as the "Rock/DJ Explosion" on March 2nd 2001 at The Roxy in Hollywood, CA and collaborating with bandmate Tankian on SerArt, the singers side project with multitalented Armenian musician Arto Tunçboyacıyan.
Bio (1828 words)
Shavo, an endearing yet aggressive KISS fanatic, did wire transfers at a bank to earn his keep, while Daron, who possesses a quirky, otherworldly stage presence and a fierce playing style, "used to be a brain surgeon," cracks Shavo.
By 1995, it was a new beginning: System Of A Down was born, with new songs, a hardcore work ethic that matched their hard 'n' heavy sound, and finally, a new permanent drummer in John Dolmayan.
As Shavo and John lock into heavy, primal sync, Serj, eyes closed and face turned heavenward, sways to the beat as Daron's guitar roars into life.
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