Blabblermouth has reported that System of a Down drummer John Dolmayan has speculated that there will be a new album from the experimental four-piece by 2014. When speaking with Montreal’s The Gazette, Dolmayan said that, although nothing is set in stone, he is hoping the band will begin work on what will be their 6th studio album in approximately 12 months.
“We don’t know what will happen next,” he told the Gazette, “but I’d like to be in the studio at this time next year…possibly making an album by 2014”.
As far as the direction of the possible new record, Dolmayan explained that outside voices won’t affect any ideas or avenues the band wants to explore.
“If we were concerned about what people think, SYSTEM wouldn’t exist. I have no concerns about what the album will sound like. I just worry about when it will come out,” said Dolmayan.
System of a Down were in Australia earlier this year as part of the Soundwave Festival. The performances marked the first time the band has visited Australia since reforming in 2011 after a 5 year hiatus.
Although Dolmayan felt the break was necessary, he expressed enjoyment that the band is back together.
“While I do think the hiatus was good for the band, I wish it wasn’t so long,” explained Dolmayan.
In other SOAD news, frontman Serj Tankian recently released his latest solo effort titled Harakiri. If you haven’t done so yet, you can check it out here.