Earlier this month, Music Connection‘s Atomic Seyum spoke to SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian on the Corridor Of Flowers hashish business commerce present in Palm Springs, California. Requested about his plans for brand new music within the close to future, Shavo stated (as transcribed by Phoosi): “SYSTEM‘s taking a bit of break, till subsequent 12 months, so I have been engaged on the NORTH KINGSLEY document. It is nearly executed. That is my aspect undertaking. We have got six songs executed. You may test it out on Spotify. It is a new undertaking, so it is repeatedly rising and evolving. And as I evolve, I drop what we simply did and we transfer to the following type. It is enjoyable. It is freedom of music. It is actually cool. And I even have some music I am doing as a aspect undertaking — simply me alone solo. It is referred to as THE SHAVO PROJECT and it is actually heavy. That is all I can say proper now.”
SYSTEM OF A DOWN has toured intermittently since ending its hiatus in 2011, however has solely managed to document two songs within the final 17 years, “Defend The Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz”. Launched in November 2020, the tracks have been motivated by the battle between Artsakh and Azerbaijan, with all proceeds supporting humanitarian efforts in SYSTEM OF A DOWN‘s ancestral homeland of Armenia. Together with different donations from followers on their social pages, they’ve raised over $600,000.
In 2018, guitarist Daron Malakian publicly accused singer Serj Tankian of not desirous to document, with Tankian responding that artistic and monetary points with Malakian led to the stalemate. In a message on Fb, Tankian wrote that Malakian wished to regulate SYSTEM‘s artistic course of, take extra of the publishing cash and be the one bandmember to talk to the press.
In an interview with Guitar World journal, Malakian was requested in regards to the possibilities of extra new music from SYSTEM OF A DOWN within the close to future. He responded: “I by no means say by no means, however on the similar time, I am not anticipating to do any extra with SYSTEM OF A DOWN instantly or instantly after [these two songs]. It actually does appear to be our followers like these new songs. That is essential to me.”
He continued: “We have added two new songs to the SYSTEM catalog which might be on the extent with every part else that we have put out and our followers have accepted it that manner, which implies quite a bit to me. That is kinda the place we’re gonna depart it for now. If extra occurs afterward, then we’ll discuss that, however for now I’ll proceed doing what I am doing and everybody else will simply proceed what they’re doing. It is all cool although, I am actually happy with the response we obtained.”