System Of A Down fans have been waiting a long time for a new record from the band since their return to the road. Yet, so far, 2005’s “Hypnotize” stands as the latest music from the four members of SOAD. However, according to lead vocalist Serj Tankian new tunes may in fact be on the horizon. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone he dropped this nugget:
“I’ve written a bunch of rock songs. We’ll see where they end up. I leave that vague on purpose because I don’t know what’s going to happen with them. Whether they become System or solo or whatever, we’ll see. Time will tell. And I’m waiting for a couple of friends of mine who have films that just got financing, so I’m waiting for them to shoot their film so I can start working on the soundtracks.
“…we’re communicating and trying to see if we can bring our material together. There’s definitely a lot of communication going on, a lot of back and forth. I can’t make a statement in terms of whether we’re going to have a record or not, because we haven’t gone into the studio and done it. But there’s definitely communication going on, songs being played to each other and all that stuff, so it’s good. We’ll see what happens.”
“…I think it would be great to create something brand new in a new direction. It would be very exciting, but everyone’s got to be on board, on the same page, and it’s got to be done in a way so that everyone is happy. If we can do that, we’ll do it.”
The quote certainly leaves a lot to be desired, but it’s a very good sign that thing are headed in the right direction. See the full interview courtesy of Rolling Stone here.