System Of A Down Confirms First Album In 12 Years To Be Released In 2017
It’s been a long 12 years, but System of a Down fans can finally rest easy because the band has finally confirmed that they will be releasing a new album in 2017.
The news comes way of Kerrang! in which drummer John Dolmayan says that they are currently working with 15 new songs to put on their new record. “I want everyone on board and feeling good about it, that’s what we’re trying to accomplish right now. There’s a tremendous amount of pressure on us, though, because it’s been 11 years – at least 12 by the time it comes out. Our playing ability is better than it ever has been and we’re trying new things. 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 news fulfills some of the teasers the band has put out on social media, with footage of them practicing new material and adding live dates on their website:
Check This Out: This May Be The End For Ragnar On ‘Vikings’
System Of A Down will headline the July 9 show, Biffy Clyro on July 10, and Aerosmith on July 11. Other acts performing throughout the festival include Prophets of Rage, Five Finger Death Punch, AFI, Of Mice & Men, Fozzy, Rob Zombie, Sleeping With Sirens, Simple Plan, Every Time I Die, The Story So Far, Slayer, and Motionless In White.
Download Festival 2017 will be held between July 9 and 11 at Donnington Park. Tickets are available here.