Drummer John Dolmayan
of System of a Down
once again gave a vague answer regarding the band's new record, confirming that SOAD still aren't specifically working on new material.
When asked by ZDF Kultur
about the new album, the drummer jokingly answered, "The next album is coming."
After a brief pause, he continued, "It's coming at some point."
As the interviewer directly asked him on whether the four-piece is working on new tracks, Dolmayan commented, "No. Just in our heads."
In the past few months, SOAD ranks were buzzing with drama as singer Serj Tankian
kept denying any new album hints his bandmates dropped.
The latest words of "Hypnotize
" follow-up came once again from Dolmayan during the finish of last month's SOAD performance in LA. "Next time we come back here, we'll have a new f--king album!"
the drummer shouted. Serj was quick to differ, simply saying that the new record is not it making.
However, the frontman also underlined that he most definitely has the desire to record with SOAD again at a certain point, noting that otherwise he "wouldn't be discussing it at all."
"We have to make a record when we think it's time, not anyone else,"
he said during a Raddit AMA
session. "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."
"Hypnotized" was released in November 2005 via American Recordings, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with over 320,000 units shipped in the US during the first week.
So what do you expect from the new album, and when exactly do you think we might get to wrap our ears around it?