The band returned this 12 months with their first new music in 15 years, ‘Protect The Land’ and ‘Genocidal Humanoidz’. The songs had been launched as a strategy to increase consciousness and funds for the battle between Artsakh and Azerbaijan.
Although the band have brazenly shared their struggles to write down new music, Tankian informed Rolling Stone in a brand new interview that he’d like to include his work as a classical composer and film scorer together with his job within the band.
“Talking of classical and System, in the future — and I’ve informed Daron [Malakian, guitarist] this — we should always actually do this,” Tankian stated of merging the 2 worlds. “We must always organize a classical model of some System songs and play them with a pleasant correct orchestra, like Metallica did, and like different artists have.
Serj Tankian of System of a Down. CREDIT: Carlos Tischler/Getty Pictures
“I believe it might be uniquely totally different for System. Doing one thing loopy like ‘Chop Suey’ with an orchestra could be unbelievable… however quick. Actually quick tempo. I’m speaking a couple of badass orchestra going [sings ‘Chop Suey’ intro quickly]. No matter we have to do. That might be insane.”
Talking of his relationship together with his bandmates, Tankian added: “The vital factor to me is that we’re all shut pals. All of us respect one another. All of us love one another. Our youngsters hang around with one another.
“We’re household. We’ll disagree over stuff and we’ll agree on stuff. No matter we disagree over, we received’t do; no matter we agree over, we’ll do. And it’s that straightforward, and it’s that lovely.”
Earlier this 12 months, drummer John Dolmayan stated System were “very unlikely to make new music,” and has shared opposing political beliefs to his bandmates, and shared common help for Donald Trump within the run-up to the 2020 US Presidential election.
Guitarist Daron Malakian additionally stated that in-fighting is preventing the band making a new album, admitting it’s a “disgrace” that the band are unable to place apart their variations to report new music.
In different information, Serj Tankian is set to be the subject of a new documentary called Truth To Power. Launched by Oscilloscope Laboratories, the documentary will reportedly give attention to the best way Tankian constructed consciousness across the Armenian revolution of 2018 with music, in addition to inspecting his lengthy historical past of activism.