Fans of the Armenian-American heavy metal band System of a Down can rejoice, as the drummer of the band, John Dolmayan spoke with Kerrang! and revealed that they have fifteen songs that are “album-worthy ”
Dolmayan went on to further state that they are not attempting to re-create Toxicity part two, they want to create something for the new generation of SOAD fans.
“Our playing ability is better than it ever has been and we’re trying new things. We’re not trying to make Toxicity Part II, just because it was by far our biggest album. This needs to be something for a new generation of SOAD fans, so everyone can see we’re not resting on our laurels. I’m not gonna put my name on an album I’m not 100 percent proud of.”
It has been a very long eleven years without a new System of a Down album, and just when fans were beginning to give up hope, after the hiatus in 2006, the resurgence of live performances sparked hope that a new album would follow.
And now here we are! The new album is said to be released next year, albeit the specific date is unknown.
System of a Down are set to headline the Download Festival in June 2017 alongside Aerosmith and Biffy Clyro.