The metallers start on the follow up to their 2001 breakthrough 'Toxicity'...

System Of A Down have begun work on their next album.

The post-metal outfit of Serj Tankian, Daron Malakian, Shavo Odadjian and John Dolmayan are currently writing and rehearsing in Los Angeles, and plan to start recording in early 2004 with a view to releasing an album by the end of the year.

The last time the band were together writing new material was for sessions that became 2001’s breakthrough LP ‘Toxicity’. Last year they released the rarities compilation ‘Steal This Album’.