System of a Down’s Shavo Odadjian at 2019 Sonic Temple Competition, picture by Amy HarrisWith bands like Software and Rammstein ending lengthy album droughts this yr, there are nonetheless no encouraging indicators of latest music from System of a Down. Nonetheless, if it was as much as bassist Shavo Odadjian, System would have launched not just one however a handful of LPs since their final album.
System of a Down’s most up-to-date album was Hypnotize, which was launched in November 2005. Which means we’re developing on 14 years since we’ve gotten new music from the multiplatinum metallic band. Sure, that’s longer than the 13-year hole between Software’s 10,000 Days and the upcoming Worry Inoculum, due out August 30th.
After we spoke with Odadjian late final yr, he informed us that System had “materials that tops all the pieces we’ve performed”, and expressed hope that someday the band would certainly file a brand new album, regardless of inventive variations between predominant songwriters Daron Malakian and Serj Tankian.
In a brand new interview, Odadjian was pressed by SiriusXM radio host Eddie Trunk in regards to the lack of latest music from System, and the bassist mentioned that there was a degree a pair years in the past when the band acquired collectively, minus Tankian, to work on new music. “We acquired in and wrote, like, about 10 or 11 songs. Daron introduced, like, seven or eight songs; I introduced 4 or 5 concepts in that turned songs. Minus Serj’s vocals, after all. It was actually good. It got here out actually nice. And I hope to someday return to these and use a few of Serj’s stuff. I do know Serj’s acquired some stuff.”
Odadjian himself doesn’t perceive why the band members can’t simply put their inventive variations apart. “In my world, man, why it isn’t taking place is an enormous query,” he remarked. “I feel we will recover from something ’trigger it’s not like somebody’s performed something so horrible that we will’t recover from it – ain’t nothing like that. It’s simply inventive variations which are lasting a bit of too lengthy for me, for my style.”
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When Trunk talked about the frustration of the bands’ followers, the bassist replied, “I’m a kind of followers. I swear to God, dude. I actually would like to have performed it. I imply, like I mentioned: if it was as much as me, we’d have by no means stopped. We might have been on our most likely ninth or 10th file now.”
For now, System proceed to carry out dwell, albeit sporadically. We caught the band again in Could once they headlined the Sonic Temple Competition in Columbus, Ohio.
Hear Odadjian tackle System of a Down’s standing with Trunk within the participant under.