System Of A Down Working On New Album?
At the end of System Of A Down‘s show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Monday night, drummer John Dolmayan seemed to confirm that the band are either currently working or are about to commence work on a brand new studio album!
“Next time we come back here, we’ll have a new fucking album!” he told the crowd as the band walked offstage. Check out the video below for proof (head to around 2:30):
If true, it’ll serve as the band’s first new album since 2005′s double-barrel of Mezmerize and Hypnotize. Back in May, bassist Shavo Odadjian suggested that it was only frontman Serj Tankian serving as a stumbling block towards a new SOAD album.
“It’s Serj who doesn’t want to do a new album!!!!,” he ranted on his official Facebook page. “So please stop harassing us about it!!! We are just waiting for Serj! Now he might hate me for exposing the truth, but I had to..
“Sorry, folks!!! We’re trying to get a new album out, it’s just not passing Serj’s rules! Kinda funny, since we started the band and now he’s holding us back!! I think we should should release another album again??? As for me.. I’m ready to release one with someone who wants to be the singer of System, not someone we have to beg to be a part of System!!
“So with that in mind, what do you guys [think] we should do? Just remember, he’s been holding us back for seven years so far. Wanna wait another 4-5 years? Or shall we release a record without Serj? You tell us.
“I don’t want to make a record without him… but if he’s not down? Should the three of us just sit and wait?? Not cool!!!!!!!! I want the fans from all over the world, including Brazil, to tell us what they think. No System? Or System with with a new singer who’s just as good, if not better? PLUS new System songs and tours???? Please give me your opinion, people!!! Is System better with no singer or someone who is excited to be our new singer?? You decide.,. ’cause I’m confused!!!
We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled on this one. Meanwhile, the band make their return to the UK this August as a part of Reading and Leeds 2013, contributing to what we’ve all pretty much agreed is the best Reading and Leeds lineup for fucking ages.