There has been plenty of talk in the past of System Of A Down finally recording a follow up to 2005’s Mezmerize and Hypnotize, but guitarist Daron Malakian has confirmed that the band have now stalled in their attempts. For now.
“I couldn’t say ever, but as of right now, it’s not looking like we’re doing something together soon,” Malakian told Revolver. “I can’t close the book on it and say it’s done forever. We still play live. We’re all still friends. All my bandmembers posted “Lives” [from Malakian’s Scars On Broadway project] on their own Facebooks and Instagrams, so we’re all very supportive of each other.”
“It’s more a combination of where each person is at a different point in their life, and each person wants to do a different thing. There are some creative differences as well on what direction each one of us wants to take the next System album, if that ever happens. Which is fine. I’m not sitting here upset or anything.”
“The only thing I’m a little frustrated with was waiting for that to maybe happen or not happen. Too much time has passed by since I’ve released anything with Scars or System. But it’s never too late.”
Malakian’s comments are similar to that of frontman Serj Tankian, who spoke to Rolling Stone about System late last year: “We’ve discussed [the possibility of making new music] and we’ve played each other songs, but we still haven’t come eye to eye on how things should be done for us to be able to move forward with it. And that’s where it’s been.”
All of that being said, System Of A Down are not opposed to touring, and will be heading out on a few headlining shows with At The Drive-In and Skeleton Witch this October. Check out the full list of dates below:
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