Shavo Odadjian Biography
(Bassist, Musician, Guitarist)
Birthday: April 22, 1974 (Taurus)
Born In: Yerevan
Shavarsh “Shavo” Odadjian is a Soviet-born Armenian-American songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, music video director and editor, and music producer. He came to prominence as the bassist, vocalist, and songwriter of System of a Down, the Grammy Award-winning metal band. So far, the band has churned out five studio albums, three of which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. He has also formed a side project named AcHoZeN in collaboration with RZA, the founder of Wu-Tang Clan. The group contributed a number of songs to the movie ‘Babylon A.D’, in which Shavo did the musical scoring as well, along with RZA and Hans Zimmer. Shavo is a popular DJ in Los Angeles, and has taken part in prestigious events like the Rock/DJ Explosion in Hollywood. He is also the executive producer for the band Onesidezero. He has directed music videos for System of a Down and Taproot using innovative methods in filming. In addition, Shavo Odadjian is a passionate painter, and his artwork has been featured in many of his band’s videos and live shows. His painting style is abstract with loud, bright colors that bleed into each other.