System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian gave fans somewhat of a cold shower yesterday as he denied any kind of band's involvement in making a new record.
As previously reported, fans had their hopes up after drummer John Dolmayan announced that the new SOAD record will be complete by the band's next LA performance.
So during yesterday's Reddit AMA session, Tankian was asked by one of the fans on whether it's true that a new album is in the making.
"No, that is not true," the vocalist briefly replied. "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."
However, the singer also pointed out that he most definitely has the desire to make a new record with the band, saying that otherwise he "wouldn't be discussing it at all."
Tankian was repeatedly asked about the new album, making him point out several times that the group will definitely work on a new studio effort, but only when the time is right.
"We have to make a record when we think it's time, not anyone else," he said. "I am not opposed to making a System record at all. It just has to be the right time for us all in the band."
The frontman also addressed bassist Shavo Odadjian's recent online outburst and accusations, saying that "Shavo's comments have been redacted by the author."
The latest SOAD record, "Hypnotize," dropped in November 2005 via American Recordings, landing at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with over 320,000 copies sold in the US within the first week.