System of a Down vocalist Serj Tankian spoke in recent interview with Expert Magazine and said he wants to work on instrumental music.

Here’s the statement:

Screw vocals. I’m tired of it. During a conversation with a friend yesterday I came up with an idea: before we started making music, I was mainly known as a poet and vocalist.

I wrote poetry every day. It was what I did constantly, what made me release two poetry books. In fact, I came to music from words. I wrote so many lyrics that it stopped to be interesting. Not because there is nothing I want to talk or sing about.


Sure there are topics I don’t want to write lyrics to but at least I can pull out some new emotions out of it. Poetry is always something that opens yourself up and supports self-determination.

I just did it for too long. Now I am more interested in writing instrumental pieces of music.”

System Of A Down fans are expecting a new studio album with great anticipation. It seems that SOAD will not release a new album for a while.

Click here to entire interview.