System of a Down
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.
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!