World Entertainment News Network reports: SYSTEM OF A DOWN insist they are not splitting up — but admit the band has an uncertain musical future.
John Dolmayan, Daron Malakian, Serj Tankian and Shavo Odadjian announced their hiatus from the band earlier this year to work on separate projects.
And frontman Tankian believes the break was long overdue.
He says, "I've wanted to make my solo record for years, but I just haven't had the time. For the last 11 years we've all been wedded to this band, and now we want to take a break.
"I honestly don't know if SYSTEM OF A DOWN are over or no. Maybe in a few years we'll want to make another album. It's impossible to tell right now. It'll be later down the line that we'll be able to tell what might happen."
SYSTEM OF A DOWN is featured in a new documentary called "Screamers", about the history of genocide throughout the 20th century. The film premiered in Los Angeles on December 8 and will expand to other cities in January.
SYSTEM OF A DOWN's last two albums, "Mezmerize" and "Hypnotize", were released in May and November 2005 respectively. Both debuted on The Billboard 200 chart at No. 1 and have sold a combined total of three million copies in the U.S.
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