Serj Tankian is all for putting out previously unreleased System of a Down material

Posted by on December 10, 2019


System Of A Down known more for their ability to play live than launch new music, was recently called out in a petition by fans. Created by George Roca, a change.org petition calls for frontman Serj Tankian and the rest of SOAD to release previously unreleased songs recorded for their 2005 albums Mezmerize and Hypnotize, as well as any others.

When asked about the petition recently, Serj responded:

“For the unreleased Soad songs ? Yes. I’m all for it. Convince everyone else”

This hints that while Hypnotize was their last release 14 years ago in 2005, the creative impasse often spoken about surrounding SOAD has hit its patience limit with fans worldwide. With more than 2,300 signatures since its creation over a month ago,

In what seemed like a peak behind the curtain, the band’s inner dispute spilled out online in early 2018 when guitarist Daron Malakian stated the band didn’t abandon the idea of making new material, but “certain members hadn’t been able to make it work for themselves,” implying that there was a holdout.

Serj Tankian took offense and issued a public statement shortly after the interview through his facebook laying out all the turmoil that fans would never have been privy to.

Despite the bands creative differences and inability to create new music for the masses, the band continues to sporadically book dates and tour with the following shows confirmed:

06/03 Amsterdam, NET @ Ziggo Dome
06/05 Nurburg, GER @ Rock am Ring
06/07 Nuremberg, GER @ Rock im Park
06/08 Berlin, GER @ Waldbuhne
06/10 Nickelsdorf, AUT @ Nova Rock Festival
06/12 Milan, ITA @ I-Days Festival
06/14 Donington, UK @ Download Festival
06/16 Prague, CZE @ O2 Arena
06/17 Budapest, HUN @ Laszlo Papp Sports Arena
06/19 Zurich, SWI @ Hallenstadion
06/21 Clisson, FRA @ Hellfest
06/23 Stockholm, SWE @ Ericsson Globe
06/25-27 Seinäjoki, FIN @ Provinssirock Festival
06/30 Krakow, POL @ Tauron Arena
07/01-04 Viveiro, SPA @ Resurrection Fest
07/02-03 Lisbon, POR @ VOA Heavy Rock Festival


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Dear @shavoodadjian, @johndolmayan_, and @daronmalakian We ask of you to please release the unreleased music of System of a Down. It’s probably the closest thing to new music we will get. @serjtankian is all for the music to be released. Now it is up to us as a community to convince you guys. The petition has over 1,650 signatures. Please come together and agree upon the release of the System of a Down unreleased songs from Mezmerize and Hypnotize as well as songs like Honey and Temper. Thank you for reading. You can help too by clicking the link in my bio and signing the petition! #SOAD #SerjTankian #ShavoOdadjian #JohnDolmayan #DaronMalakian #SOADTour2020 #UnreleasedSOADMusic #NewSOAD #Petition #Change #Toxicity #StealThisAlbum #Mezmerize #Hypnotize #SystemOfADown

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