System of a Down and Deftones are teasing what looks to be a Monday (April 23) announcement of a joint North American tour. Hot on the heels of the news that they both will be playing Heavy MTL and Heavy T.O. festivals up in Canada this summer, it looks like more dates together are in the works, as the bands used their social media and online properties to drop obvious hints.
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March Metal Madness has been heating up all week long with some close match-ups and a ton of voting from metalheads worldwide. Yesterday we wrote about the Megadeth vs. Dio battle having an only 13 vote difference at one point, but today the most captivating duel is between System of a Down and Rage Against the Machine.
Mastodon singer-bassist Troy Sanders recently sat down with Hysteria Magazine during the band's residency on Australia's touring Soundwave Festival. During the interview, Sanders took the opportunity to dispel the rumors once and for all about a reported altercation between Mastodon and System of a Down, which put Mastodon singer-guitarist Brent Hinds in the hospital.
Ever since the official announcement that System of a Down had reunited in late 2010, fans of the band have been foaming at the mouth for a taste of new material. The possibility of a new System album has just become very real after drummer John Dolmayan claimed, "It's going to happen" during an interview at the 2011 Rock in Rio Festival.