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System Of A Down bassist says band are working on new material

Band's last album 'Hypnotize' was released in 2005

System Of A Down bassist Shavo Odadjian says the band have already started work on their first new music in a decade.

The band’s last studio LP was ‘Hypnotize’ back in 2005.

Asked by John Golden of Madcap Music Review whether System of A Down would enter the studio to record new material, Odadjian responded: “We’ve already gone. We’ve written some songs. We’re keeping it to ourselves. We’re getting back to the bullshit of being together.”

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At the start of the year frontman Serj Tankian confirmed a new System Of A Down album could be in the works.

Speaking about the prospect of a new album, Tankian said: “There has been talk. We are going to play this tour, come back and we’re going to see where we are. If we have songs that work for System, if I have them and Daron [Malakian, guitarist] has them. The openness is there to work together, but we haven’t made any particular plans that we can announce.”

System Of A Down will tour Europe this year to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. In addition to playing their first ever gig in Armenia, with a free show in Yerevan’s Republic Square, they will also play shows in London, Cologne, Lyon, Brussels, Amsterdam and Moscow during April 2015. The date at London’s Wembley Arena will take place on April 10 and is the only UK date on the tour.

To check the availability of System Of A Down tickets and get all the latest listings, head to NME.COM/tickets.

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