Yes! We've got some promising news on System of a Down. According to bassist Shavo Odadjian, SOAD have already penned some new songs and "there's a very good chance" that the experimental metal quartet will head into the studio soon.

For a few years now, certain members of System of a Down have been leading the charge for a new album. "I’m not sure if I’m the member who wants it the most. It’s probably true about [me] being the most vocal about wanting it," drummer John Dolmayan told us in a 2014 interview. "We could have started already, but we chose not to for personal reasons that I’m not at liberty to discuss right now. It’s positive stuff, that’s all I can say at the moment. We could have very easily have been in the studio as you and I are speaking right now, but for something very positive, we couldn’t. Let’s just leave it at that. Let people surmise what that means."

Positive signs rolled into 2015, with vocalist Serj Tankian speaking about possible album plans. "There has been talk [of a new album], and we are going to play this tour, come back and we’re going to see where we are," Tankian says. "The openness is there to work together, but we haven’t made any particular plans that we can announce.”

In a new video posted by Madcap Music Review (see above), we've now got an update from Shavo, which the the most exciting piece of news yet. "There's a very good chance [that System will return to the studio]. I don't have a date. We've written some songs. We're keeping it to ourselves. We're getting back to the bulls--t of being together."

As for System of a Down's confirmed 2015 plans, the band has a number of dates scheduled throughout the world. For info on all those concerts, click here.

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