During the recent interview with Blabbermouth, System Of A Down drummer John Dolmayan has revealed why he started to play for his own solo band. While talking about that, he also answered the big curiosity about the new studio album of System Of A Down.

In the conversation, John has stated that System Of A Down wasn’t making music at the time so he wanted to make his own album, ‘These Grey Men.’ 

With this statement, we can understand that the new album from System Of A Down will be released much later than we think.

This album also featuring one of the most unique talents in the community, like Matthew Shadows from Avenged Sevenfold, Serj Tankian from System Of A Down, and more.

Here is what John Dolmayan said:

“Oftentimes, I’d hear something and ask myself how I would play or arrange it. I actually started to make a list of about 30 songs I might cover someday. I just got inspiration from desert driving and listening to music.

 System Of A Down wasn’t making music at the time, but I needed an outlet for my artistic energy. So, I whittled down the list and reached out to some artists I wanted to work with.”

John about the Serj Tankian:

“Since Serj is the singer of SYSTEM, I know where his vocals are going to go before he does.

I play drums to the melody. I was able to cater to what he had in mind. He did a phenomenal job on both songs. He has the same quirky element to his vocals that David Bowie did, so it was a perfect mix. He really stepped up on ‘Road To Nowhere’ too.”

Click here to read the full conversation. You can check out the new song named ‘Street Spirit‘ below.