After the most bizarre election in modern American history, our country seems like it’s never been more divided. No matter how extreme our differences, we can all now rejoice with a piece of news sure to unite our nation — System of a Down are making a new album!

System recently teased potential new material with a couple of Instagram posts of the guys jamming together. The rehearsal space images could have simply pointed to some upcoming tour dates, but in a new interview with Kerrang, drummer John Dolmayan has confirmed a new record is on the way.

"Our playing ability is better than it ever has been and we’re trying new things,” Dolmayan says, “We’re not trying to make Toxicity Part II, just because it was by far our biggest album. This needs to be something for a new generation of SOAD fans, so everyone can see we’re not resting on our laurels.”

The drummer also shared SOAD has written a whopping 15 songs over the past six months! “I want everyone on board and feeling good about it, that’s what we’re trying to accomplish right now,” expresses Dolmayan.

System of a Down have booked a month-long string of European festival and arena dates for 2017. Click here for the full list of shows and get excited for System’s sixth studio album!

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