Sometimes we have to face the possibility that there may never be another System of a Down album. While members have explained the band’s hiatus over the years including addressing how a follow-up to 2005’s Mezmerize/Hypnotize may never happen, there has been some hope as we’ve seen at least one alleged studio appearance. Regardless of the wait, members have obviously moved on as Daron Malakian has unleashed a visualizer for the song “Angry Guru.” The track is taken from Malakian’s project Daron Malakian and Scars On Broadway’s latest effort, Dictator, which was released last year.
Watch the clip below:
“Well, I’m the main writer for System Of A Down, so when there’s talk about maybe making an album, a lot of that kind of comes down on my shoulders to produce that album. And so the ‘Dictator‘ album along with a lot of other material that I have — I mean my writing works for System Of A Down or Scars On Broadway. They both kind of have my style of writing there.
So, I kind of waited to see what was happening with System Of A Down, to see if we were going to do an album, we may need some of these songs. So, I just kind of held onto them. So yeah, I thought certain songs on ‘Dictator‘ might’ve worked with System Of A Down, and we actually rehearsed the opening track (“Lives“) live with System Of A Down once or twice, thinking of releasing that as a System song, but we just never did.”