We've been waiting a long 12 years for a new System of a Down album, and according to bassist Shavo Odadjian, we might be waiting even longer.

Check out what he said about the progress of the new SOAD album below!

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Hypnotize, System Of A Down's latest full length record, was released at the tail end of 2005. Since that time, the band have reportedly been working on music, but a new SOAD album has yet to be announced.

Recently drummer John Dolmayan commented that he isn't sure why they aren't coming out with a new album, along with talking about how there's no drama in the band and that everyone likes each other.

“We all get into the studio, everybody’s getting along great. We have a blast on the road.”

Dolmayan also commented on Chris Cornell's death and how he doesn't want to waste any time he has to share with the band.

“If I had my way, we would have put out five albums in the last twelve years. And I think we’re really doing a disservice to ourselves cause you only have a finite amount of time, you know? If anything, Chris Cornell passing away unexpectedly, at any given moment, it does put things into perspective and you realize how much time you wasted.”

But in a Q&A on Instagram, bassist Shavo Odadjian gave us some heartbreaking news about the new album claiming that it's “not happening.”

“I know, I'm waiting for a new album too. It's not happening, I don't know. I don't know when it's gonna be. Not right now,” said Odadjian.

When do you think we'll see a new System Of A Down album? Let us know in the comments.