The members of System Of A Down posted videos on Monday (October 17th) showing guitarist Daron Malakian, bassist Shavo Odadjian and drummer John Dolmayan jamming together in the band’s rehearsal space. As with a previous clip under similar circumstances, it appears that singer Serj Tankian is absent from the session.

System Of A Down recently announced a European tour for the summer of 2017, but it is unclear why three of the band members are rehearsing together now. Fans have already begun speculating on the chances of a new album or a North American tour earlier in 2017.

  • System Of A Down last played live in the spring of 2015 on the Wake Up The Souls Tour, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The tour included a free concert in Republic Square in Yerevan, Armenia on April 23, 2015, System’s first show ever in the band members’ ancestral country.
  • Although System has toured intermittently in the last five-plus years, the band has not made a new album in more than a decade.
  • Their last records, Mezmerize and Hypnotize, came out in 2005, with the band announcing a hiatus in May 2006.