By Amanda Wicks
If the photos System of a Down shared on Instagram last night (August 31) are any indication, big things could be just around the corner.
Drummer John Dolmayan posted a photo jamming with bassist Shavo Odadjian and guitarist Daron Malakian with the exciting caption, “1..2..3..4..#systemofadown #letdothis.” Not to be outdone, Odadjian also posted a photo of Dolmayan playing the drums, but he reversed his friend’s initial caption, writing instead, “126.96.36.199….. :).#systemofadown #letsdothis.”
System of a Down last released new music in 2005 when they dropped not one but two albums, Mezmerize in spring and Hypnotize in fall. As pictures tend to do, these latest sparked rumors that the band was working on something new: a tour? an album? Only time will tell. For now, they’ve certainly gotten their fans’ attention.
2016 has seen some big names in rock return to the forefront, like members of Rage Against the Machine teaming up with members of Public Enemy and Cypress Hill to form Prophets of Rage. Korn is also preparing to release a new album The Serenity of Suffering on October 21. If System of a Down is planning on releasing a new project, they’d be in good company this year.