It’s been 11 years since we heard new music from them but System of a Down are ready to release new music soon, according to a trending story with Consequence of Sound. The yet-to-titled album is currently in the works on the heels of the band announcing a string of European festival dates for 2017, and it will be their follow-up to 2005’s double LP ‘Mezmerize/Hypnotize.’ Early estimates from within the band have the record coming out next year. When talking to UK magazine Kerrang, drummer John Dolmayan said “There’s a tremendous amount of pressure on us, though, because it’s been 11 years – at least 12 by the time it comes out.” On what to expect from the long-anticipated release, Dolmayan stated “We’re not trying to make Toxicity Part II, just because it was by far our biggest album.”
Let the speculation begin as to when SOAD will make their way through the U.S.. The last time we caught them in Chicago was at the 2015 edition of Riot Fest where the California band had to stop their set several times due a muddy crowd with some unfortunate injuries. Despite not releasing new music since the mid-00’s, the politically-minded band has toured sporadically and keeping up their various side projects.
Watch System’s historic first show in Armenia here.