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.