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System Of A Down fans have been on quite the emotional rollercoaster lately, hanging on to the hope that we would see new music sooner rather than later. While we’re going on over 13 years since the band’s last release, bassist Shavo Odadjian assures fans that the new music will definitely be worth the wait.

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Vocalist Serj Tankian has been very vocal about the lack of new music from the band, stating that it had to “feel right”.

Now, System Of A Down bassist Shavo Odadjian has chimed in on the matter, sitting down in an interview with Consequence Of Sound to discuss the possibility of the band getting together to record a new album.

“I think so. I think we can. Nothing between us has happened that’s so terrible that people can’t get in the studio and work. Nothing! Everything is just [a matter of] taste, and they just gotta get in and forget the past, and kind of move forward. And I think that will happen. I’m not worried. I’m not worried at all.

Everything that you heard over the summer, that they kind of brought into public, was stuff that was in the past. That stuff happened a long time ago. So, it’s like, 10 years later, something new came up, but it wasn’t really new. It was something that was really old, and they were just hashing it out. Because one person did an interview, and I guess in the interview they paraphrased his words and it came off wrong. And I read that, too, and it wasn’t like him. He wouldn’t blame anyone.

I spoke with Daron, and he was like, “Dude, I didn’t say those things, I said it this way.” Anyway, that kind of made someone else [Serj] think something, and then that person had to tell their point of view. It was just point of views.

We’re not even fighting. When we see each other, we’re so happy and we’re cool. It’s weird that we don’t have a new record, or many records, and it’s weird that we don’t go on world tours. We tour, but it’s so little.”

He later went on to reveal his excitement for the band’s new material.

“Between you and me and this world, and to the people who read this interview, we have material that tops everything we’ve done. And that’s me telling you, honestly. I can’t wait to record that and drop it.

It’s just a matter of time. I just hope it happens sooner than later. But we’ve written stuff together. Daron’s brought a lot of stuff in. I’ve brought stuff to Daron and we’ve worked it out. I have so much more stuff that is ready to go out. I’ve told Daron this, too. I’ve said, “We’ve gotta get this done,” and he’s like, “Yeah, I’d love to.” So, we all want to, and I think Serj is kind of doing his own thing, and I get it.”

System Of A Down are set to make a couple festival appearances at 2019’s Chicago Open Air and Sonic Temple Festival.

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