Can you believe it's been almost 15 years since System Of A Down released new music?
2005's Hypnotize was the last time they released a studio album.
There was hope last year that some new music was on the horizon, when the four SOAD band members attempted to write a new album - but things fell apart when they couldn't see eye-to-eye on a creative direction.
Frontman Serj Tankian explained in an interview with Kerrang! via Loudwire:
Ultimately I had to draw a line in the sand because I knew I could never be happy going back to how things used to be within the band. And as we couldn’t see eye to eye on all these points we decided to put aside the idea of a record altogether for the time being. My only regret is that we have been collectively unable to give you another Soad record. For that I apologize.
However, while we may not get any new music from the heavy metal rockers, Tankian has expressed he is keen to release the band's unreleased material.
A petition was started to get SOAD to release their demos from the unfinished album. When asked if he had seen the petition and his thoughts on it, Tankian replied:
For the unreleased Soad songs? Yes. I am all for it. Convince everyone else.
Who knows if the three other SOAD band members Daron Malakian (guitar), Shavo Odadjian (bass) and John Dolmayan (drums) are on board with the idea, but here's to hoping they are and we can get some new-ish System to play!
Watch: Serj Tankian accept "Chop Suey" as the #1 song in The Rock 1500 (2018)