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System Of A Down Are Officially Writing A New Album (Updated)


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Update – November 09th 11:53am:

Frontman Serj Tankian, who has long been viewed as the holdout for the band not releasing any new music in the past few years, recently told Laweekly.com of the band’s plans:

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“We’re going to get together and see if that’s going to be System music or not. And who the fuck knows? If it is, great, and if it’s not, then great.”

Original Story:

System Of A Down drummer John Dolmayan has confirmed that the band have been working on a new album of the past few months and currently have around 15 songs written. He recently told Kerrang!:

“We’ve been working on a new album for the last six months and there’s about 15 songs that I think are album-worthy. We don’t know what’s happening in terms of release, it’s still not 100% as far as plans go. I want everyone on board and feeling good about it, that’s what we’re trying to accomplish right now. There’s a tremendous amount of pressure on us, though, because it’s been 11 years – at least 12 by the time it comes out.”

He also added:

“Our playing ability is better than it ever has been and we’re trying new things. We’re not trying to make ‘Toxicity‘ Part II, just because it was by far our biggest album. This needs to be something for a new generation of SOAD fans, so everyone can see we’re not resting on our laurels.”

The above explains the various teases in recent weeks of members jamming together.

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