System Of A Down over?
SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist Daron Malakian has told MTV.com that SCARS ON BROADWAY — the band he formed with SYSTEM’s drummer, John Dolmayan, soon after the Serj Tankian-fronted act went on an indefinite hiatus back in 2006 — is not a side project.
“There’s no talk of SYSTEM doing anything,” Malakian told MTV.com. “We’re not planning on doing anything. If anyone’s holding their breath for a SYSTEM record, they’re going to turn blue and pass out. It’s a long ways away, if it ever even happens. We don’t even talk about it — none of us. This is my band right now.”
“I should be finished with vocals in the next couple of weeks,” he said of his band’s forthcoming self-titled album, which he doesn’t expect in stores until after the summer. “All we have to do after that is mix the record. I’ve been in the studio for months now, and we had 15 songs when we first hit the studio in September. We tracked those 15 songs, and then I had, like, maybe five or six songs I felt I really needed to get off my chest. So I took the band back to my house where we were rehearsing, and in a matter of a month, we had those songs written, and we headed back into the studio in late November and tracked those additional songs.”