System Of A Down guitarist Daron Malakian has mentioned it’s a “disgrace” that the band are unable to place apart their variations to make a brand new document.
All 4 members not too long ago got here collectively to document two new tracks protesting shell assaults within the Republic of Artsakh, ‘Protect The Land’ and ‘Genocidal Humanoidz’.
The band have struggled to take care of any important time in one another’s firm, nevertheless, primarily attributable to perceived inventive and industrial disputes between Malakian and Serj Tankian – although the guitarist has beforehand claimed that “it’s sort of three of us that don’t essentially see eye to eye with the place [Tankian] would wanna take the band”.
Talking to Matt Everitt on BBC Radio 6 Music earlier this week (November 12), Malakian was requested about the potential of a brand new System Of A Down document. “It’s not that easy, I suppose. I want it was,” he mentioned. “It must be; it must be. Nevertheless it will get a bit of bit extra difficult than that. I don’t wanna get into, like, ‘Effectively, it’s this particular person and that particular person.’
Daron Malakian performing with Scars On Broadway in 2019. Credit score: Miikka Skaffari/Getty Photos
“We did [these new songs] for a noble cause, and we did this for the precise causes. We didn’t make any cash off this. It was completely for the noble cause of our nation wants us.”
Talking on ‘Defend The Land’ and ‘Genocidal Humanoidz’, he added: “We did do these two songs [which were written previously] in a very snug, easy [way]. Everybody obtained alongside. It was cool.
“I personally do stroll away and say, it’s a disgrace that sure issues can’t come collectively to make [a new record] occur.”
The band’s dynamic is moreover difficult by drummer John Dolmayan’s strongly pro-Republican views, seemingly at odds with a lot of the band’s lyrical output through the years.
On Monday (November 9), Dolmayan was still disputing Joe Biden’s success in the recent US Presidential election, and earlier this 12 months mentioned System were “very unlikely to make new music”.