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System Of A Down To Return From Hiatus?

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Although no official confirmation has been given yet, reports are spreading like wildfire that social rockers System Of A Down will announce tomorrow (November 29th) that they will be returning next year for a series of tour dates and festival performances, including Britain's Download Festival and Sweden's, Metaltown Festival. The only confirmed date so far is a show at the Palais Omnisports in Paris on June 6 but when asked by fans if they would perform at Download, bassist Shavo Odajian responded with, "Stay Tuned." More information on this will be given as soon as it becomes available.

The band decided to go on hiatus in 2006 following their headlining slot at Ozzfest, during which time lead singer Serj Tankian has released two studio albums as well as a live, orchestral album. Guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan also kept busy by releasing an album with their project, Scars On Broadway. Bassist Shavo Odajian has kept himself occupied by directing music videos for the likes of Taproot and hardcore legends Bad Brains, as well as founding the networking website, urSESSION and a musical project with Wu Tang Clan founder RZA named Achozen.

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

While not a fan, I will say SOAD did bring a new sound to metal.

# Nov 28, 2010 @ 10:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. deathcrush #2 writes:

in case you did not know branded, soad got me into metal back in 1999-2000! Come on, you are telling me you don't like prison song or anything from toxicity like shimmy?

# Nov 28, 2010 @ 10:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. brandedcfh420 writes:

Didnt say I didnt like any of their music, just saying im not a fan overall. They have some good tunes, I just didnt get into them all that much.....

# Nov 28, 2010 @ 10:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. MetalMattUK writes:

Hell yeah loved System Of A Down hope they come back but i dont know why everybody keeps saying they split up the band just went for a break

# Nov 28, 2010 @ 11:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Billpower writes:

Hope System of A Down releases something new. The mezmerize/hypnotize albums weren't all that great though.

# Nov 28, 2010 @ 1:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. MetalMattUK writes:

Yes i agree Billpower they werent that great to be honest Toxcity will go down as there "classic" i think Serj should sing all the time rather than Daron thats what i think anyway

# Nov 28, 2010 @ 1:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Comment writes:

this made my day

# Nov 28, 2010 @ 2:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Cynic writes:

Hoping for another Scars on Broadway album tbh.

# Nov 28, 2010 @ 3:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. silvermountains writes:

They're so gonna be on Mayhem Fest this year, this article kind of says it. If they're gonna be back in 2011 there gonna do Mayhem its just that logical

# Nov 28, 2010 @ 3:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. MetalMattUK writes:

I first got into metal in 2009 this was one of my first bands that got me into the heavier stuff i listen today. Never been to a show to see them live hopefully I'll get that chance soon

# Nov 28, 2010 @ 3:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. MetalMattUK writes:

lol i meant i got into metal in 2001

# Nov 28, 2010 @ 3:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. n0thinghead writes:

couldn't agree more silvermoutains. that'll definitely happen if they announce some reunion deal. if they do some new sh**, rlly hope it's nothing like the last albums, as billpower said, and i second that metalmatt.

# Nov 28, 2010 @ 3:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. nunya writes:

nah, they gonna do uproar

# Nov 28, 2010 @ 6:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Canaduh writes:

Hmm Tool and SOAD at Mayhem fest would be pretty amazing.

# Nov 28, 2010 @ 6:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. metalmagga writes:

Strange coincidence, I had SOAD playing while I opened MU and saw this article. I never got to see them while they were together, so this is great (potential) news.

# Nov 28, 2010 @ 6:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. silvermountains writes:

@Canaduh: I wonder if SOAD and Tool would be the big headliners on Mayhem Fest 11' because they'd both bring it tons of money, and people would go. Personally, I'm not a fan of these two bands, but if they headlined, I'd leave before they went on to avoid the traffic back home. I'm hoping Mayhem brings all different genres of metal, instead of last years disappointing Nu-Metal, with Metalcore mix.

# Nov 28, 2010 @ 6:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. RTB writes:

Well korn directed me to metal so i can relate to some on soad stearing them as well...
Hoping this is a rumor..

# Nov 28, 2010 @ 7:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Brittney writes:

Wow, I just happened to Google about their hiatus the day before there is supposedly going to be news on it! :O

I hope it's true!!! SOAD KICKS ASS!!!!

# Nov 28, 2010 @ 8:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. codester writes:

Awesome news if they are, i saw them back in 04? maybe when they came to vancouver. was an awesome show

# Nov 29, 2010 @ 2:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Canaduh writes:

@ silvermountains : Agreed on the part they would bring a huge crowd into the festival, I'm not a big fan with Tool and SOAD as I used to be but it would be great to see those bands headline a festival such as Mayhem, I'd love to see more types of genres as well. Personally I would love to see Devildriver be apart of Mayhem ( One can only wish lol)

# Nov 29, 2010 @ 11:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. n0thinghead writes:

SOAD and TOOL to co-headline mayhem '11!!! let's start spreading the rumor!! lmao... but the question is, who will open up for who?? 0.o i would prefer system THEN tool, BUT i think we all know it'll most likely be the other way around =\

# Nov 29, 2010 @ 11:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. metal-man writes:

its a bout time thay come back .

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