System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian has stated that he has nothing but love for drummer John Dolmayan regardless of their differing political views, where as Dolmayan notes that he’s thankful for the passionate opinion fans offer him.

In seems like we’re nearing the end of a saga in System Of A Down drama, as Serj Tankian has offered a message of peace between the two members following the pair receiving a load of online hate, while Dolmayan has praised fans for their passion.

With political tensions boiling over in the United States, fans of the heavy metal collective have worried that they’ll likely never see new music following two members of the band at constant disagreement with their views on President Donald Trump.

While Tankian called for the president to resign, Dolmayan praised Trump. Where Tankian stated that people who are both fans of his music and Trump are idiots, Dolmayan told followers that they can’t handle free speech because they’re “cowards.”

Now, both Tankian and Dolmayan have put their differences aside. Both Dolmayan and Tankian have taken to Instagram to put the arguing to rest, and settle their differences.

Only five days ago, Dolmayan wrote: “To all the people who disagree with my opinions but still listen to what I have to say and argue respectfully I thank you. I thank you for your passion , I thank you for your heart and most of all I thank you for your different perspectives.”

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To all the people who disagree with my opinions but still listen to what I have to say and argue respectfully I thank you. I thank you for your passion , I thank you for your heart and most of all I thank you for your different perspectives. As to system fans, some of you have been disheartened by my opinions and that’s affected your love of our music , that’s a shame, don’t be , they are just opinions after all. I accept all of you for who you are as you are and hope you understand disagreeing doesn’t mean not caring for each other. You are why all of us in system have what we have and we owe you a debt of gratitude for sticking with us all these years . Whatever your politics you are all welcome , System of a Down is for all of you and always will be. Music has the power to bring us all together if we can just put differences aside , thank you all I love you all

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Noting that although System Of A Down fans are “disheartened” by his and Tankian’s difference in opinion, he hopes fans “understand disagreeing doesn’t mean not caring for each other.”

“You are why all of us in system have what we have and we owe you a debt of gratitude for sticking with us all these years. Whatever your politics you are all welcome, System of a Down is for all of you and always will be. Music has the power to bring us all together if we can just put differences aside, thank you all I love you all.”

Now, frontman Tankian extended his hand to Dolmayan stating: “I love and respect [Dolmayan] irrespective of our extremely polarised political commentary and differences has always been my stalwart ally in efforts for recognition of the Armenian genocide within SOAD.”

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My drummer and brother in law @johndolmayan_ whom I love and respect irrespective of our extremely polarized political commentary and differences has always been my stalwart ally in efforts for recognition of the Armenian genocide within Soad. The amount of online hate and stupidity against him and I are unjustifiable: social media has created an erroneous digital society that partially thrives on this reality. Remember irrespective of the stance, only artists that truly care and are impassioned will risk alienating their base for what they consider the truth. Our dilemma and possible fallacy is that we have two in one band. Some may consider that a weakness but the artistic, political and social dichotomy if not quadrichotomy (not a word) has made @systemofadown what it is today. Thank you all for reading. We should all do more non-online reading :)

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While noting that the amount of hate the pair has seen is unjustifiable, Tankian says: “social media has created an erroneous digital society that partially thrives on this reality. Remember irrespective of the stance, only artists that truly care and are impassioned will risk alienating their base for what they consider the truth.”

“Our dilemma and possible fallacy is that we have two in one band. Some may consider that a weakness but the artistic, political and social dichotomy if not quadrichotomy (not a word) has made System Of A Down what it is today. Thank you all for reading. We should all do more non-online reading.”

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