Can anyone who speaks french translate these?
I'm french:Why this separation?
First of all, I accepted this separation telling me that it will allow the band to come back stronger; we are together since 14 years now. Everyone is thinking that we are separated now, but we are just taking a break, like I said a couple of times on myspace, facebook and twitter. We wanted to get back last year, but it caused a conflict amount some members of the group. I never thought this pause was going to take 5 years, 3 years at best... I had only one thing to say: we will be back and we are.
Why this pause than?
We took a break to get forward in our personal project; it has nothing to do with friendship between band members. All our personal stuff doesn’t need to be related with SOAD.
In repetition: 5 times a week since a month and a half with John and Daron. Serj joined us 3 weeks ago. We have all change a little bit: I’m less wild, especially on scene. I won’t be on 4 meters high platform and won’t drink as much as before. You will see on scene a Shavo more dedicated to his music. ...
No growl anymore, we have changed! Like for « Know », which I wrote in 95, we have replaced growls by singing parts. It’s clearer, more adult, we grow up. It’s more casual (for a larger public) and for the hardcore fans... If you wanted to hear the same song by the old band, go buy the CD.
I respect France, it’s the first country to recognize the Armenian genocide.
...What do you have to say about the rumor that Daron had record all bass lines on Mezmerize and Hypnotize?
I already heard that and it’s false: I had recorded all bass lines in 3 weeks. But this double album wasn’t made like the other ones. If you listen Attack, Lonely Day and then Forest, you can clearly hear the difference between my bass style and Daron’s one. He wanted that I follow more closely his guitar partition, but I refused. I wanted to play what it will fit best for the song. So Daron had redone my parts by doubling (x2) guitar when I wasn’t there. It wasn’t about I wasn’t able to play it, but the idea that he was telling me how to play after 15 years in this band was insupportable. He didn’t backstab me, I told him: « If it’s that you want, than do it ». In the end, they mixed our parts. By listening to the album, I can clearly say who is playing which parts and I’m sure that you are also able. The ones that sound groovier are mine. So you would have preferred that Daron adopt the songs to your style?
When I write a song, I think for the group. I thinking to all band members when I wrote Dreaming. When writing Mind and Sugar, I wasn’t there yet and I wrote them just for me. The second part of Sugar (I sit... My desolate room) was already written by Daron in his previous band and we have mixed our parts. I wrote Toxicity in my bedroom at my parent’s house. When I presented it to the band, everyone liked it, but we have putted aside. Just before finishing the album, Daron have told us: Wait a second, do you remember Shavo’s song? » He played it and it became the title of the album. Last question and I need to ask you. New album?
We will stay together only if we are happy. If everything goes well, there will be one. I hope so.
I didn't translate the Achozen part and the things that we already knew. It's a rough translation, I didn't plan to do it, but I had 5 minutes free. Better than nothing. So, Shavo composed Toxicity (the song)?!?