Bassist Shavo Odadjian was asked by Metal Hammer magazine on what the status of System of a Down is since the band reconnected last year, he replied “The four of us together yield something that is really special, energetically to me.
“As dynamic as we are on that stage, we are equally dynamic offstage, too. This makes things complicated at times, but we always rekindle, and you all know the product that comes as a result of that. “It’s been great, unpredictable, and par for the System of a Down course.”
The musician also talked about the group’s upcoming June 9 performance at this year’s Download Festival, saying: “Of course there are bells and whistles – we just call it a System of a Down show. It’s nothing I can talk about beforehand, because when I walk onstage, things just happen.
“Yes, we will have a set setlist, and yes, I have been working on production, but once we start playing, we have two hours to deliver a fantastic show to our amazing fans.”
Back in November 2016, Shavo told Kerrang that System of a Down has been working on new music for 6 months at that point, reporting 15 “album-worthy” songs were ready.