SYSTEM OF A DOWN HAS WRITTEN NEW SONGS, SAYS BASSIST

March 26, 2015

System Of A Down bassist Shavo Odadjian said in a new interview with Madcap Music Review that the band has already worked on its first new music in a decade, with plans to enter the studio in the coming months to record a full-length album.

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Asked about the chances of the group recording for the first time since 2005, Odadjian said, “Yeah, there’s a very good chance. I don’t have a date. We’ve already gone. We’ve written some songs. We’re keeping it to ourselves. We’re getting back to the bulls**t of being together.”

  • System singer Serj Tankian — widely believed to be the member least interested in recording again until now — said in a recent interview with RollingStone.com that “there has been talk” of the band recording a new album, saying, “The openness is there to work together, but we haven’t made any particular plans that we can announce.”
  • System last released new music in 2005 with the Mezmerize and Hypnotize albums, but started to tour again in 2011.
  • System Of A Down recently added two more North American dates to its upcoming world tour. In addition to shows in Los Angeles on April 6th and Quebec on June 18th, the band will now stop in Detroit on June 17th and Toronto on the 19th.
  • The tour commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and will feature System Of A Down’s first-ever performance in their homeland of Armenia, on April 23rd.

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