System Of A Down guitarist Daron Malakian has mentioned it’s a “disgrace” that the band are unable to place apart their variations to make a brand new file.
All 4 members lately got here collectively to file two new tracks protesting shell assaults within the Republic of Artsakh, ‘Protect The Land’ and ‘Genocidal Humanoidz’.
The band have struggled to keep up any important time in one another’s firm, nonetheless, primarily resulting from perceived artistic and industrial disputes between Malakian and Serj Tankian – although the guitarist has beforehand claimed that “it’s sort of three of us that don’t essentially see eye to eye with the place [Tankian] would wanna take the band”.
Talking to Matt Everitt on BBC Radio 6 Music earlier this week (November 12), Malakian was requested about the potential for a brand new System Of A Down file. “It’s not that straightforward, I suppose. I want it was,” he mentioned. “It ought to be; it ought to be. However it will get slightly bit extra difficult than that. I don’t wanna get into, like, ‘Effectively, it’s this individual and that individual.’
Daron Malakian performing with Scars On Broadway in 2019. Credit score: Miikka Skaffari/Getty Photographs
“We did [these new songs] for a noble motive, and we did this for the correct causes. We didn’t make any cash off this. It was completely for the noble motive of our nation wants us.”
Talking on ‘Defend The Land’ and ‘Genocidal Humanoidz’, he added: “We did do these two songs [which were written previously] in a very snug, easy [way]. Everybody obtained alongside. It was cool.
“I personally do stroll away and say, it’s a disgrace that sure issues can’t come collectively to make [a new record] occur.”
The band’s dynamic is moreover difficult by drummer John Dolmayan’s strongly pro-Republican views, seemingly at odds with a lot of the band’s lyrical output through the years.
On Monday (November 9), Dolmayan was still disputing Joe Biden’s success in the recent US Presidential election, and earlier this 12 months mentioned System were “very unlikely to make new music”.