Bad news for System of A Down, fans. A while back, a rumor circulated that SOAD was in the process of writing and making a new album. Well, recently drummer John Dolmayan expressed frustration in an interview with Billboard, stating it is internal drama within the band. Dolmayan said “I find it very unlikely. I’m not even sure I wanna do it anymore. It’s just so much drama and bullshit. In a lot of ways, I’m just over it. ‘Cause I fought really hard to get us to make an album over the course of the last 15 years. More than anybody else, I was calling people, ‘Let’s get together. Put the egos aside. Let’s have meetings. Whatever it takes. Let’s get in the studio. Let’s just get in the studio and see what happens.’ I just couldn’t get it done. I failed. Relationships break up all the time. And that’s with one person. Try having it with four.”
Very sad news to hear, as apparently songs had already been written and everything just fell apart right after. You can read more of the interview and see more of Dolmayan’s thoughts on the matter right here.
Since the start of the quarantine, Metallica has begun #MetallicaMondays, in which they release a full length live performance from past concerts. You can check out this week’s FULL concert below! Metallica was Live in Munich, Germany back in May 31st on 2015. You can check out Metallica’s website for more info on Metallica Mondays, or Metallica’s Youtube page for the most recent post, and past live performances they have posted.
Sources: Metalinjection.net, Billboard.com, Youtube.com, Metallica.com