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Serj Tankian Says System of a Down “Still Haven’t Come Eye to Eye” on the Creative Direction of Their Next Album


If you’re one of the millions of System of a Down fans wondering why the heck the band still hasn’t made a new album, Serj Tankian offers some fresh insight in a new interview with Rolling Stone:

Has System attempted to make an album at all?
We have. We’ve discussed it and we’ve played each other songs, but we still haven’t come eye to eye on how things should be done for us to be able to move forward with it. And that’s where it’s been.

You all seem to be having fun touring though.
That’s the funny thing. When people don’t see a record, they assume the worst about your internal relationship. But the truth is we’re actually better friends – at least I’m better friends with everyone than I’ve ever been. John’s my brother-in-law; he’s in my family. We have a great time together touring. But sometimes putting together a record, and that creative output and how things should be done, is different in four people’s heads and it doesn’t always come together. Fortunate or unfortunate, however you want to call it, that’s the truth. But touring is easy, because you’ve done all these songs. You have fun, you go out and tour, and that’s it.

As to what these creative differences are, and whether or not they pertain to Tankian’s recent admission that he’s over vocals, only the members of SOAD know. Insofar as fans “assuming the worst” because the band hasn’t made a new record, well… gee, I wonder where they could have gotten the idea that something is amiss?

Oh, right.

[via Metal Insider]

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