While System Of A Down have been keeping us in suspense for their new music, apparently it could be worth the wait.
Bassist Shavo Odadjian has just given an interview, claiming the metal greats’ have got fresh material on the way that “tops everything we’ve ever done”.
“Between you and me and this world, and to the people who read this interview, we have material that tops everything we’ve done,” Odadjian tells Consequence Of Sound. “And that’s me telling you, honestly. I can’t wait to record that and drop it.”
“It’s just a matter of time. I just hope it happens sooner than later. But we’ve written stuff together. [Guitarist] Daron [Malakian]’s brought a lot of stuff in. I’ve brought stuff to Daron and we’ve worked it out. I have so much more stuff that is ready to go out.”
The string slapper also addressed recent reports that the band was stuck in a creative gridlock over their new material due to clashes with singer, Serj Tankian.
“We’re not even fighting,” Odadjian clarifies. “When we see each other, we’re so happy and we’re cool. It’s weird that we don’t have a new record, or many records, and it’s weird that we don’t go on world tours. We tour, but it’s so little.”
He continues: “Everything that you heard over the summer, that they kind of brought into public, was stuff that was in the past. That stuff happened a long time ago. So, it’s like, 10 years later, something new came up, but it wasn’t really new.
“It was something that was really old, and they were just hashing it out. Because one person did an interview, and I guess in the interview they paraphrased his words and it came off wrong. And I read that, too, and it wasn’t like him. He wouldn’t blame anyone.”
SOAD haven’t released an album since 2005’s Hypnotize and Mezmerize.
Devil horns crossed we won’t have to wait too much longer for a new one!