System Of A Down Get Back To Business

System Of A Down Get Back To Business
By: Staff

Chart Attack, Canada
May 10 2004

System Of A Down have been incredibly busy lately and they’re
only going to get busier. Having recently completed their massively
successful Souls 2004 benefit concert, System Of A Down are currently
in the late stages of pre-production on their new album.

System Of A Down have been passionate about their Armenian heritage
and vocal about political inequities since their emergence onto the
music scene in 1998, and their new album will surely be no exception.
SOAD’s new album, will be the follow-up to their hugely popular
Toxicity, which was released in September 2001.

System Of A Down band members Serj Tankian, Daron Malakian and John
Dolmayan have been in a North Hollywood, California rehearsal studio
since January. The band members have been busy writing and rehearsing
almost non-stop since the beginning of this year, with recording of
the album beginning this summer.

The details surrounding the new album are fairly top-secret. However in
a recent statement Malakian was able to give some hints. “Two or three
years ago, Serj and I knew that we wanted something different for this
album … the whole world’s gone crazy over the past couple of years,
so that’s brought out a lot of emotions and affected our songwriting,”
he said. “We just want to make a great rock record, a record that
will be heavy, but heavy in emotion, not just heavy in riffs.”

Some fans at the April 26 Souls 2004 benefit concert (to commemorate
the lives lost in the Armenian Genocide) expected SOAD to play a
couple of their new songs – unfortunately, the band did not fulfil
expectations. In a statement to Rolling Stone, bassist Shavo Odadjian
said that they’re not going to play or perform any of the songs from
their upcoming record until they’re “really ready.” Expect SOAD’s
new album to hit record stores late this year.

-Stephanie Lagopoulos