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System of a Down have written new music, “very good chance” they’ll hit the studio

Bassist Shavo Odadjian offers another exciting update

System of a Down
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    A System of a Down comeback could be coming sooner than later.

    Bassist Shavo Odadjian has revealed the band has written new songs together, and that “there’s a very good chance” they will return to the studio to record what could finally be the long-awaited follow-up to 2005’s Mezmerize/Hypnotize double album. “I don’t have a date,” he said. “We’re keeping it to ourselves. We’re getting back to the bullshit of being together.”

    Odadjian’s comments echo a recent update from Serj Tankian. In January, the frontman noted that he’d already written material for a potential SOAD release. “I have a few that could apply, but I’m not sure until the time comes where I can actually play them for the guys and see if it’s something that vibes off them,” he said.

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    The earliest the band could lay down new music? Immediately after their upcoming “Wake Up the Souls” tour, which kicks off next month. “We are going to play this tour, come back and we’re going to see where we are,” Tankian explained. “If we have songs that work for System, if I have them and Daron [Malakian, guitar] has them. The openness is there to work together, but we haven’t made any particular plans that we can announce.”

    Below, check out the band’s upcoming itinerary, which includes the aforementioned “Wake Up the Souls” tour and festival dates at Rock in Rio and Amnesia Rockfest.

    System of a Down 2015 Tour Dates:
    04/06 — Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
    04/10 — London, UK @ Wembley Arena
    04/13 — Cologne, DE @ Lanxess Arena
    04/14 — Lyon, FR @ La Halle Tony Garnier
    04/16 — Brussels, BE @ Forest National
    04/17 — Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome
    04/20 — Moscow, RU @ Olympisky
    04/23 — Yerevan, AM @ Republic Square
    06/18 — Montebello, QC @ Amnesia Rockfest
    09/18-27 — Rio De Janeiro, BR @ Rock in Rio
    10/03 — Bogota, CO @ Parque Deportivo

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