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System of a Down Are “Squandering” Their Musical Reward

System of a Down Are “Squandering” Their Musical Reward

System of a Down Are "Squandering" Their Musical Gift

Drummer John Dolmayan opened up in regards to the lack of a brand new System of a Down album, saying the band is “squandering” its inventive present.

In late 2020, SOAD shock launched the singles “Defend the Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz,” marking their first new songs in 15 years. If followers had been hoping the 2 tracks would result in a brand new album, Dolmayan’s feedback insinuate that gained’t be taking place anytime quickly.

The drummer made the remarks in a YouTube interview with Sona Oganesyan, stating that SOAD “have develop into increasingly more profitable regardless of our greatest efforts to damage it.”

“We haven’t made an album since 2005,” he elaborated [as transcribed by Metal Hammer]. “We barely tour, we don’t do interviews, we don’t do press, we’re virtually fully sundered from the music enterprise and but now we have increasingly more efforts to play yearly.”

He continued: “Clearly we nonetheless have one thing to offer to the world,” the drummer continues. “We’ve this present, proper, that got here from God or wherever, and we’re squandering it… That’s just like the worst; being able to do one thing and never doing it’s, I feel, the worst factor on this planet so far as within the perspective of being an artist. You’re simply hurting your self.”

Dolmayan believes the one method ahead is for his bandmates to take his recommendation and “put all the pieces to the aspect” and “not care about the place the music comes from, or who wrote the lyrics, or what this particular person did prior to now.”

“I’m keen to place all that apart,” he mentioned, “however I’m not in a band that’ll do this, sadly.”

Whereas Dolmayan’s right-wing beliefs put him on the reverse finish of the political spectrum than singer Serj Tankian, it’s the inventive variations between Tankian and guitarist-singer Daron Malakian that has been the most important impediment when it comes to the band recording a brand new album.

Just a few years in the past, each Tankian and Malakian went public with their grievances, with Tankian admitting he was accountable for SOAD’s lengthy hiatus that lasted from 2006 via 2011.

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That mentioned, in 2021, Tankian did inform Heavy Consequence following the discharge of the aforementioned shock singles, “It does give me hope that someday we would be capable to get it collectively and do one thing once more collectively.”

Watch the brand new interview with Dolmayan under.

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