Now that System Of A Down are back firing on all cylinders, it seems frontman Serj Tankian has some big plans for the band.
After SOAD surprise-dropped two brand new songs on us last month — their first new music in 15 years, mind you — it seems Tankian is now mulling over the possibility of reimagining some old classics with a symphony orchestra.
Chatting with Rolling Stone, the singer shared that he’d like to incorporate his work as both a classical composer and movie scorer with his job in SOAD
“Speaking of classical and System, one day — and I’ve told Daron [Malakian, guitarist] this — we should really do that,” Tankian said of the plan.
“We should arrange a classical version of some System songs and play them with a nice proper orchestra, like Metallica did, and like other artists have.”
He continued: “I think it would be uniquely different for System. Doing something crazy like ‘Chop Suey’ with an orchestra would be incredible… but fast. Really fast tempo. I’m talking about a badass orchestra going [sings ‘Chop Suey’ intro quickly]. Whatever we need to do. That would be insane.”
Alright Serj. Our ears are ready.