Serj Tankian Talks SOAD, Next Solo Album

System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian says that there are currently no plans for him to reunite with his SOAD bandmates and work on new music.

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System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian tells RollingStone.com that there are currently no plans for him to reunite with his SOAD bandmates and work on new music. Tankian, who released his solo debut, "Elect The Dead", last October, says the timing just made sense to take an indefinite breather. "You shouldn't have to wait until people are not buying your records or your tickets for you to stop, I think that's ridiculous," he tells RollingStone.com. "So I think you should do it when it's the right time, when it makes sense artistically and personally. It's a hiatus, we're all friends, the door's open. We haven't decided what the future contains, whether it contains System or not, and that's fine." Regarding his plans for the follow-up to "Elect The Dead", he says, "I'm structuring the next record kind of like a jazz orchestral. I've got a full orchestra interested, so I want this giant electric guitar in the air to be played by a full orchestra. I want the orchestra to be the electric guitar. I want to make an orchestra do what it's never done before, like a GG Allin type orchestra. Think of that."

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    systemfreak70
    wow serj makes their relationship sound not so hostile as daron malakians interview this makes me think a reunion is closer than every one thinks now i know daron said there friends but his tone and attitude said different and serj seems much more laid back he still calling it a hiatus while daron calls it a long term disband with little or no chance of reunion see his interview and youll know what im talkin about
    Rokeman
    I don't think Serj and Daron are that worried about money, they're just doing what feels right to them musically... This orchestra thing sounds interesting... it could redefine musical genres.
    HotDogs1
    I reaaly dont understand the G.G. Allin orchestra statement, does that mean he's gonna start chucking shit at his shows and then rape people at his shows while singing ****ed up lyrics about "exposing yourself to kids"? plus i dont think barely any of yall know who GG allin is. put it tgis way HE'S THE TRUE ROCK N ROLLER
    anna_sao
    they should just stop being lazy asses and get back together. i'll admit this orchestra thing sounds interesting, but it will never measure up to the greatness of SOAD
    Ratt n' Roll
    It totally blows that they broke up and that we don't know if they will reunite-which sucks ass because I haven't had a chance to see them live yet and I really want. Please let SOAD come back.
    Yevrag35
    i'm really excited to hear what he does with this new ablum. If he made "Elect the Dead" by using three instruments and vocals, i can't imagine how kick-ass the new album will sound when he has a full orchestra at his command.
    thirteenburn
    "...think about that..." Uh, no. I can't stand, nor have I ever have been able to stand, SOAD (I happen to think the intials spell out something far more obscene and fitting to this so-called "band") so I don't give a rat's arse if they ever get back together. As for Serj himself, f**k him and his anti-America/American bulls**t. Without both, he would still be where he deserves to be - nowhere. I'm just sayin'...
    horandago
    mr staind is right. I think they should get together. Scars didnt sell well and daron doesnt want to tour.
    horandago
    im glad they're still doing music tho! but i worry that serj imporvising with a jazz orchestra may ruin it if it doesn't go well
    tmwtp
    scawti wrote: So I think you should do it when it's the right time, when it makes sense artistically and personally. ie. When SOAD fans stop buying our solo projects, and we need the money. See also Jane's Addiction and Rage Against the Machine.
    now that you say it that way, it kinda seems like that's the truth. still, serj is pretty cool. i hope i can see his musical.
    horandago
    i cant wait! i saw sserj live last night and it was the best cocnert ever! front row hanging over the banister, i cant count how many times he looked at me
    megadethdefying
    mhylands wrote: Not he just said that they had no plans to reunite and write new music. They could still could possibly do a show. Nonetheless I doubt they will. But I'm definitely very interested in what he ends up doing with this orchestra.
    true, but eurovision rules state that the song must not have been previously released, so they would have to write something new anyway...i think!
    sucay
    i'd like to know what would serj think is their(soad's) best work.
    SlicedBread
    this is stupid now. daron and serj are just using our hopes of them getting system back together as a way of plugging there albums. bah!
    mhylands
    Not he just said that they had no plans to reunite and write new music. They could still could possibly do a show. Nonetheless I doubt they will. But I'm definitely very interested in what he ends up doing with this orchestra.
    imthehitcher
    SlicedBread wrote: this is stupid now. daron and serj are just using our hopes of them getting system back together as a way of plugging there albums. bah!
    hahaha i just realised that! every interview they just say "system? maybe, but for now i got a new record..."
    farfaraway
    strat0blaster wrote: Good. I like Serj's stuff better. Plus Daron is an egotist.
    This is everything I was gonna say.
    llama_guitarist
    scawti wrote: So I think you should do it when it's the right time, when it makes sense artistically and personally. ie. When SOAD fans stop buying our solo projects, and we need the money. See also Jane's Addiction and Rage Against the Machine.
    He was talking about going on hiatus, not about reuniting with SOAD
    scawti
    So I think you should do it when it's the right time, when it makes sense artistically and personally.
    ie. When SOAD fans stop buying our solo projects, and we need the money. See also Jane's Addiction and Rage Against the Machine.
    AussieBassKid
    So the claims of them reuniting at eruovision were totally blown out of proportion obviously.