System of a Down's Bassist Says a New Album Is "Not Happening" Right Now

It would be their first release as a group in over a decade
System of a Down's Bassist Says a New Album Is "Not Happening" Right Now
Late last year, System of a Down drummer John Dolmayan revealed that the band were at work on a number of new "album-worthy" songs. Though many were eager to jump at the idea of a new album, another band member has said that isn't in the immediate plan.

As Metal Injection points out, bassist Shavo Odadjian hosted a live question and answer session on Instagram this past weekend. Naturally, many who tuned in had questions about the group potentially releasing their first LP in over a decade.

Of that possibility, Odadjian said, "I know, I'm waiting for a new album too. It's not happening, I don't know. I don't know when it's gonna be. Not right now."

You can find his answer in the player below.

Last November, Dolmayan told Kerrang that the band had come away with 15 tracks that are "album-worthy" after a six-month writing period. The arrival of a new album would mark System of a Down's first release as a group since Hypnotize and Mesmerize arrived in 2005.