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No, System of a Down aren’t working on a new album

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System of a Down

The members of System of a Down may want to consider talking amongst themselves before updating fans on the state of their next studio album.

If you recall, earlier this year, bassist Shavo Odadjian publicly called out frontman Serj Tankian for holding up a new album and suggested the band would be open to recording music with a different singer. The band later issued a formal statement apologizing for Odadjian’s “misleading statements that were made during a temporary state of bad judgment on his part alone.”

Now, in the latest bit of awkward inner-band drama, Tankian has disputed claims made by drummer John Dolmayan that a new album is, in fact, on the way (via SPIN).

Dolmayan made the proclamation the band’s show in Los Angeles last night, telling the audience, “Next time we come back here, we’ll have a new fucking album.” However, during a Redditt AMA earlier today, Tankian said the news was “not true, adding, “a quick scan of press online will show that we have not yet agreed on a timetable for another record due to its time commitments.”

Responding to Tankian, a Redditor wrote, “Seriously I think everyone wants a new System of a Down album. It’s been too long since the last one.” To which Tankian replied back, “We really appreciate that, but we have to make a record when we think it’s time, not anyone else.”

I’m just going to go ahead and assume Tankian doesn’t care about being the popular guy on the tour bus. Oh, and speaking of tour, you can see System of a Down play old songs in venues across Europe starting next week.

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