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.
System of a Down
After System of a Down returned to the stage after a lengthy hiatus, rock and metal fans around the world rejoiced. Even Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff hasn't been able to contain her excitement.
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.
Soundwave Festival, Australia’s premiere traveling rock 'n’ roll circus, has announced tits 2012 lineup and dates, and what a lineup it is!
During System of a Down's hiatus, frontman Serj Tankian embarked on what was to be a very successful solo career. Although System of a Down re-formed last year and have even started to tour again, Tankian remains committed to his solo work and is in the process of creating his third full-length album. Tankian has also remained closely connected to his fans via his Facebook page, where he has been giving them the latest on his progress in the studio.