Daron Malakian discussed the possibility of new System of a Down music in a new Guitar World interview.
“I never say never, but at the same time, I’m not expecting to do any more with System of a Down right away or immediately after [these two songs]. It really does seem like our fans like these new songs. That’s important to me.
“We’ve added two new songs to the System catalog that are on the level with everything else that we’ve put out and our fans have accepted it that way, which means a lot to me. That’s kinda where we’re gonna leave it for now. If more happens later on, then we’ll talk about that, but for now I will continue doing what I’m doing and everyone else will just continue what they’re doing. It’s all cool though, I’m really pleased with the response we got.”
Serj Tankian said today in a Heavy interview about a new album, “The subject has not been raised. We have not talked about it since we put out the two songs. After not having written music together for — I don’t know — 15 [or] 16 years, we put put those songs within weeks, which is pretty incredible.
It wasn’t about our artistic journey, it wasn’t about our collaboration, whether we get along on this subject or not, whether we love this arrangement of a song — it was more about, ‘We need ammunition. We need a musical weapon. And here it is. And let’s make this happen. And let’s put it out.’ And I’m really proud of System of a Down for being able to accomplish that.”