In a candid interview with Consequence Of Sound, System Of A Down bassist Shavo Odadjian has revealed that new SOAD music is being worked on now, and it's sounding pretty great.
“Between you and me and this world, and to the people who read this interview, we have material that tops everything we’ve done,” Shavo has shared. “And that’s me telling you, honestly. I can’t wait to record that and drop it.
“It’s just a matter of time. I just hope it happens sooner than later. But we’ve written stuff together. Daron [Malakian]’s brought a lot of stuff in. I’ve brought stuff to Daron and we’ve worked it out. I have so much more stuff that is ready to go out.”
But what of the rumoured in-fighting, holding back any hopes of new music and touring? Apparently it's just a rumour- with Shavo sharing “We’re not even fighting. When we see each other, we’re so happy and we’re cool. It’s weird that we don’t have a new record, or many records, and it’s weird that we don’t go on world tours. We tour, but it’s so little.”
He continued “Everything that you heard over the summer, that they kind of brought into public, was stuff that was in the past. That stuff happened a long time ago. So, it’s like, 10 years later, something new came up, but it wasn’t really new.
“It was something that was really old, and they were just hashing it out. Because one person did an interview, and I guess in the interview they paraphrased his words and it came off wrong. And I read that, too, and it wasn’t like him. He wouldn’t blame anyone.”
No word yet on when the new era of System Of A Down will kick off, but consider us excited.