System Of A Down Begin New ‘More Melodic’ Album
Since last October the four-piece have been writing and rehearsing material for the follow-up to 1998′s ‘System Of A Down’ debut, which has now sold more than 750,000 copies worldwide. They’ve been spending five to six hours every night preparing some 25 songs, many which are expected to make it onto the final track listing when the album comes out in the summer.
As yet nobody knows for sure which songs will be included, and the band only have working titles. However, the subject matter and lyrical content of the new album will be wide-reaching. Sources of inspiration include the US penal system (‘Prison Song’) to a tune about groupies (‘Psycho’) and a curious ode to pyjamas (‘PJs’). Stranger still, they are even planning a song about the 1980s TVs show that featured a talking car, Knight Rider, which will be titled ‘K.I.T.T.’.
“We’ve been really anxious to get back into the studio,” commented bassist Daron Malakian, “but don’t expect us to make the same record over again. The new material is more melodic, but in a powerful, intense way. The vocal harmonies that Serj (Tankien, frontman) and I do are along the lines of Pink Floyd or Radiohead. But don’t get me wrong, this will have all the elements of a System Of A Down album.”
Dave Ling – Metal Hammer