System of a Down singer Serj Tankian has been very busy with other projects over the last several years. As a result, System of a Down has not released an album since 2005.
That has rubbed some the wrong way. Bassist Shavo Odadjian ranted about Tankian and the lack of new System of a Down music on Facebook earlier this year.
The band continues to perform, despite a lack of new music. At a recent concert in Los Angeles, drummer John Dolmayan teased some big news. At the end of the show, he grabbed a microphone and screamed, "Next time we come back here, we'll have a new f*cking album!"
Now, it could be a long time before System of a Down plays LA again. Or this could be another example of frustration from band members and the lack of new music.
Or System of a Down could be working on a new album. We'll see.