Serj Tankian Confesses System Of A Down's Creative Impasse

The groundbreaking band has been on a 13-year hiatus

July 13, 2018
Serj Tankian of System of a Down performing live on stage on day 1 of Download Festival

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Rumors have been swirling about System Of A Down’s possible return to the studio. 

Although we desperately want to believe any news about new music from the legendary rockers, it seems as though this loop is a never-ending one. People think SOAD is working on new music, band can’t come to an agreement, music doesn’t end up coming together.

After drummer John Dolmayan and bassist Shavo Odadjian were recently seen in the studio together, the cycle began again. 

Great song ideas flowing from a very strong song writer . Stay tuned @shavoodadjian

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Despite continuing to headline festivals and playing a few off shows, we haven’t seen new music from the band since their 2005 release, Hypnotize. They’re known to have difficulties working together and we can imagine that having so much creative genius in one room isn’t always an ideal combination. 

Frontman Serj Tankian took to Facebook to clear up the rumors, confess his mistakes and give overall clarity to the delay in new music. The tell-all statement concludes with a heartbreaking revelation that they have “decided to put aside the idea of a record altogether for the time being.” 

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