System Of A Down fans have been waiting (and waiting) for a new album, and it doesn't sound as though they'll be getting one anytime soon.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, vocalist Serj Tankian talks more about the band's work on new music and what's holding them back most—creative differences.
“We've discussed it 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,” Tankian says on new music. “That's where it's been.”
The band's last album, Hypnotize, was released in 2005, and since that time, the band have reportedly been working on music. However, no new SOAD album has been announced, and it has nothing to do with their internal relationship, Tankian explains. Although that might be a common belief, it has more to do with producing a product all members will be happy with.
“When people don't see a record, they assume the worst about your internal relationship. But the truth is we're actually better friends—at least I'm better friends with everyone than I've ever been,” Tankian says.
“We have a great time together touring. But sometimes putting together a record, and that creative output and how things should be done, is different in four people's heads and it doesn't always come together. Fortunate or unfortunate, however you want to call it, that's the truth.”
As previously reported, System Of A Down confirmed they were recording a new album in 2016, saying that the band has written 15 songs for the new album that had been in the works for the last six months.
So when will we see this album—or said 15 songs? We aren't sure, but we'll keep our eyes (and ears) peeled.