System Of A Down’s talented vocalist Serj Tankian was recently interviewed by Armenian YouTuber Sona Oganesyan and talked about the current status of the band.
While all System of A Down community seems concerned about the current quietness of the band, Serj opened his mouth about not releasing a new album for almost 15 years. As you might remember, SOAD released their latest album named ‘Hypnotize’ back in 2005.
According to the Serj, the band members’ are not defining their observations of music in the same way. However, Serj also claimed that he has no problems with neither SOAD drummer John Dolmayan nor the guitarist Daron Malakian.
Here is what he said:
“I think we all see eye to eye and we respect each other as friends and bandmembers. Our only problem is seeing eye to eye, artistically. And that’s not a bad thing; that’s what artists are.
Your dad’s an amazing painter. If he was to have to paint with someone else, who may be one of his best friends, but if they were doing a piece together – and even if your dad respected that guy’s work and if they were doing it together – but your dad really wasn’t into the piece, and they just couldn’t agree on it, that’s OK.
They can still remain friends and just not agree on the piece. So that’s really what happened with us, ultimately. There were woes of the past, which were aired – and I’m glad they were aired because it needed to get out, not in public, but amongst us – and they were, and that happened.
“So that’s fine. The truth is all out there. You can go read it. I don’t need to regurgitate it. But the important thing is that we’ve gone beyond that.”
“My drummer and brother in law, John Dolmayan, whom I love and respect irrespective of our extremely polarized political commentary and differences has always been my stalwart ally in efforts for recognition of the Armenian genocide within SOAD.
My friendship to Daron [Malakian, guitar] and the rest of the guys has always meant more than System of a Down to me. Not everyone will say that to you, but I’ve always said that because that, to me, is more important.
Because that’s where it started. The music was a by-product of our friendship; our friendship wasn’t a by-product of our music. Everyone has a different way of looking at stuff; we’re four quite different personalities and irrespective of being friends and all being Armenian, we’re quite different from each other – all of us.”
You can check out the whole interview below.
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