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We fought your wars with all our hearts
You sent us back in body parts
You took our wills with the truth you stole
We offer prayers for your long lost soul
The remainder is an unjustifiable egotistical power struggle at the expense of the American Dream...
System Of A Down To Release Two New Studio Albums In 2005. Fans waiting for new music from System of a Down are about to be doubly happy. Aside from 2002's odds-and-ends collection Steal This Album!
Songs Have New Political Relevancy, it's been a long time since we've heard a lick of music from the band, but all that will change in 2005, when the group plans to release two new studio albums. The albums ó titled Hypnotize and Mesmerize ó are scheduled to hit record stores six months apart, with Hypnotize bowing in late first quarter 2005 and Mesmerize due in late summer or early fall, according to System's spokesperson. Frontman Serj Tankian explained that the decision to release two albums of new music was born out of sheer necessity.
"We didn't chase this idea, it chased us," he said in a statement. "When we started recording, we were focused on making every song the best it could be. Doing a two-album set never entered into our thought process. But when we looked at all the songs we had and arbitrarily tried to choose 'the best' 14 for one album, we realized we had two albums' worth of really great songs."
The band is currently holed up in a Los Angeles recording studio finishing vocal tracks for both albums. Rick Rubin, who produced both the band's self-titled 1998 debut and 2001's Toxicity, is helming the sessions, with help from Tankian. And while there are no track lists currently available, Tankian gave fans an idea of what they can expect from the new tunes.
"There has been a great deal of upheaval [and] very troubling times for all of us over the past year or so, and that has brought forth a lot of emotional material," he explained. "There's a good amount of social commentary in the new songs, as well as songs where we deal with love, reminiscing, relationships, politics and funny experiences." -MTV.com