System Of A Down Announce New Album For 2017?

Over ten years in the making and metal legends System of a Down have announced they will release a new album. In a recent interview with Kerrang! magazine the band confirmed the new album was imminent following recent tour announcements.

“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.”

Hopefully this will come as soon as 2017 according to the above, so watch this space!

First wave of bands for Download Festival announced!

The first wave of bands have been announced for 2017’s Download Festival! Amongst the running are headliners System Of A Down (Friday), Biffy Clyro (Saturday) and Aerosmith (Sunday). Amongst all this you have thrash icons Slayer, hardcore titans in Every Time I Die, heavy metal bashers Five Finger Death Punch and metalcore juggernauts Of Mice & Men amongst many others. Check out the full list below!

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System of Down Announce Tour Dates

After a few teasers, Rock goliaths System Of A Down have announced a smattering of upcoming tour dates for next summer. Of course this leads us to speculate about a new record, but in the meantime catch the band on any of the below dates in 2017.

June 7 – Nancy, FR @ Open Air Zenith
June 10 – Paris, FR @ Download Festival
June 12 – Prague, CZ @ O2 Arena
June 17 – Łódź, PL @ Impact Festival
June 20 – Nimes, FR @ Nimes Festival
June 23 – Madrid, ES @ Download Festival
July 2 – Arras, FR @ Main Square Festival