Daron Malakian has stated that he’s “not anticipating” any extra System Of A Down music to emerge within the close to future after the band reunited earlier this month.
SOAD launched ‘Protect The Land’ and ‘Genocidal Humanoidz’, their first new materials in 15 years, to lift cash for the Armenia Fund following the current battle between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed area of Artsakh.
Malakian just lately urged to BBC Radio 6 Music that long-standing disagreements within the band are preventing SOAD from convening to write and record a new album, and the guitarist has expanded on these ideas in a brand new interview with Guitar World.
Requested for his verdict on the possibilities of any extra SOAD music rising, Malakian stated: “Look, I by no means say by no means. We didn’t even know this was going to occur. I used to be on my option to releasing these songs with my different band Scars On Broadway. Then the state of affairs in Armenia occurred and put our variations apart. And our variations are solely inside the band.
“Personally and outdoors of the band, everyone will get alongside fairly nicely. There isn’t a hate for one another in SOAD. We’re like a household. Lots of people suppose, ‘Oh, Serj [Tankian, frontman] and Daron don’t get alongside!’ and no, that’s not true. Serj and Daron get alongside simply superb.”
Malakian stated that their inter-band disagreements are brought on by “totally different folks within the band [having] a unique concept of how they need the band to maneuver ahead”.
System Of A Down, 2020 (Image: Clemente Ruiz / Press)
The guitarist added that he was wasn’t “anticipating to do any extra with SOAD straight away or instantly after this”, although he did say that the constructive fan response to the 2 songs was “vital to me”.
“That’s what it’s all about – inspiring folks and future generations to proceed the artwork, the spirit and the evolution of rock and roll,” he continued.
“We’ve added two new songs to the System catalogue which can be on the extent with every part else that we’ve put out and our followers have accepted it that means, which suggests lots to me.”
Malakian stated that “if extra occurs afterward, then we’ll speak about that, however for now I’ll proceed doing what I’m doing and everybody else will simply proceed what they’re doing”.
“It’s all cool although, I’m actually happy with the response we received.”
SOAD’s two new songs raised over $600,000 (£454,000) for the Armenia Fund, though the band revealed that they had received death threats for his or her vocal help of Artsakh and Armenia.