System of a Down Say They Will Make a New Album 'At a Certain Point'

Drummer John Dolmayan confirms there will be a new SOAD album "when the time is right."

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Ever since the System Of A Down announced their return to the music scene in 2011 after a five years long hiatus, fans were highly anxious to hear about the release of the new material. Almost eight years since the last studio effort and 2005's "Hypnotize" is definitely a long time, so it's no wonder that everyone is yearning to hear something new.

Therefore, the fans will be very pleased to hear that there definitely will be a new studio album from the rock four-piece, according to the band's drummer John Dolmayan. In a recent interview with the KROQ radio, the drummer discussed the new record, saying "it's just a matter of right time" when it will be released.

"We are going to make a new album at a certain point, it's just a matter of when the four of us decide it's the right time to make it. We don't want anyone to go in there and do it because the rest of us want to do it. We all want to do it because it's the right thing to do for everybody. I wouldn't want to go in and make an album that doesn't represent the best that we have to offer. If you force someone in the studio ahead of when they're ready for it, then you're probably going to make something mediocre."

The band has been taking things a bit more slow since the reunion, with a summer European tour and a mere single US concert date confirmed for 2013 so far. The US show will be held on July 29 at LA's prestigious Hollywood Bowl, which has been on the group's bucket list for quite some time, according to the bassist Shavo Odadjian.

The latest SOAD studio effort, "Hypnotize," came out back in November 2005 via American Recordings, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 320,000 copies sold.

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    Yes! Now I just wish RATM would do the same
    System of a Down, Tool, Rage Against the Machine, Pixies, Pantera, Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana... All will release albums before Guns n Roses
    One day my friend... One day...
    And Pixies!
    Refused, Fugazi, Sunny Day Real Estate, and At the Drive-In!
    It makes me sad to think about it, but I don't think the world will ever see a new Rage album.
    Awesome. SOAD are a one of a kind band. I got into them when I was a teenager. Since then my musical taste has evolved and matured a lot but System of a down songs are still as utterly awesome as they always were when I play them now.
    We've been craving for a new album like forever. i'm scared that they might not satisfy the fans...I mean...have you heard Serj Tankian voice nowadays? its not as metal as it used to be. Although he is a nice singer...he needs to get back to his old voice.
    im so tired of seeing these once every couple of months. it would be cool to see a new album but shit i dont wanna hear about it until they confirm they will. i dont wanna keep hearing we will at a certain point when were ready we already know this
    Diony x
    I hope they make a kick-ass one. Been waiting this for LONG time!
    I hope Serj lets go of his new solo career singing technique for this album or else they would have to write "Serj's Nose" on wikipedia too
    The new scars on broadway is a more tangible release. I look at that as an appetizer for any new soad content, since Daron does most of the riff writing.
    But the engineer will compress the shit out of it and make it unlistenable. End the loudness war!
    This has been said a thousand times already, they always they'll make one when everyone wants to. Stop bringing false new please
    Would love to see it happen but it wont.Just like RATM new material.Does anyone else notice its the lesser relevant members of the bands that say these things.Ie the bassists and drummers.
    I didn't notice that, because drummers and bassists are just as relevant as the guitarists and the singers..
    The point im trying to make is that Tom and Zack from RATM and Daron and Serj from SOAD are the main composers/songwriters so basically until they are ready nothing is going to happen.Im sorry if i came across as if theyre not important as the others as they cleary are important but they dont have the same influence as the other afore mentioned members.