SYSTEM OF A DOWN Drummer Says He Doesn't Know If A New Album Will Ever Happen
System Of A Down hasn't put out a new album since their 2005 double effort Hypnotize and Mezmerize. A new album has been a point of contention for a while now within the band and guitarist Daron Malakian said recently that creative differences are the main holdup. Malakian also says that his new Scars On Broadway album could've very well been new System Of A Down, but too much time was going by and he wanted to use the material for something.
Now, drummer John Dolmayan has chimed in regarding the fabled album, saying it's a complicated question and that if they can't get everyone to work on the album then it's not going to happen. He also says System Of A Down is "the best thing that anybody in System will ever do," which seems kind of like a weird thing to say considering everyone's done pretty well for themselves outside the band.
“I don’t know if it’s ever gonna happen at this point. I don’t like saying that but you got to live in the realm of reality and anything we do outside of System is never gonna anywhere be close to System. System is the best thing that anybody in System will ever do. But we still do the other things.”
I can't believe I'm saying this, but we're actually going to get a new Tool album before a new System Of A Down album.