Recently in an interview Rolling Stone, Serj Tankian explained that he is communicating with his band System Of A Down about picking up where they left off and starting to make music again.
Though the band has toured together frequently since they ended a four year break in 2010, they have not been back in the studio creating music since before then. Serj has been busy making his own music- specifically focusing on a soundtrack for the film 1915 an informative dramatic film about the Armenian Genocide. The subject has been very close to his heart as he is considered one of the leaders in Armenian awareness. He also has quite a love for soundtracks, telling rolling stone that they are mostly all he listens to while he works out or drives anywhere.
“We’re communicating and trying to see if we can bring our material together. There’s definitely a lot of communication going on, a lot of back and forth. I can’t make a statement in terms of whether we’re going to have a record or not, because we haven’t gone into the studio and done it. But there’s definitely communication going on, songs being played to each other and all that stuff, so it’s good. We’ll see what happens.” Tankian told Rolling Stone.”I think it would be great to create something brand new in a new direction. It would be very exciting, but everyone’s got to be on board, on the same page, and it’s got to be done in a way so that everyone is happy. If we can do that, we’ll do it.”
Tankian recently admitted that he had written several new rock songs and is in the process of deciding what to do with them said Blabbermouth. He told The Pulse Of Radio that he always liked to create the songs from start to finish on his own, before presenting them to the band.
“Even with SYSTEM, I always wrote the songs by myself in my own studio,” he said. “I would write the songs, and have the vocals, have the whole arrangement done, then I’d take it to the band. But I’d still work the song from its inception to full form by myself. This is something I’d been doing for a very long time.”