System of a Down by Anne Erickson

When, oh when, can System of a Down fans expect new music from the gents? If you ask bass player Shavo Odadjian, he’ll tell you that the band’s upcoming album, at least for now, is “not happening.”

Odadjian was asked about System of a Down’s upcoming, fifth studio album during a recent live Q&A on Instagram, which was posted by a fan on YouTube.

When asked about the new tunes, Odadjian said, I'm waiting for a new album, too. It's not happening, I don't know… I don't know when it's gonna be. Not right now." At least he didn’t say never, right?

It’s been more than a decade since System of a Down has released an album. Their last set, Hypnotize, dropped in 2005.

Odadjian is a loyal Gibson Thunderbird player. Check out the Thunderbird IV here

Photo credit: Anne Erickson