Unfortunately, fans of System of a Down may have to wait a little longer when it comes to hearing new music from the iconic act.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, frontman Serj Tankian spoke openly about the band’s current creative process and how they’re sailing with writing new music. Unfortunately, although the band are jelling together with jamming, it seems conflicting creative visions may be holding the iconic 4-piece back from releasing a new album.

“We’ve discussed it and we’ve played each other songs, but we still haven’t come eye to eye on how things should be done for us to be able to move forward with it. That’s where it’s been.”

He went on the curb fan’s anxieties surrounding whether the band aren’t getting along, detailing how strong

“When people don’t see a record, they assume the worst about your internal relationship. But the truth is we’re actually better friends—at least I’m better friends with everyone than I’ve ever been,” Tankian says.

He also highlighted the pressures of ‘putting together a record’

“We have a great time together touring. But sometimes putting together a record, and that creative output and how things should be done, is different in four people’s heads and it doesn’t always come together. Fortunate or unfortunate, however you want to call it, that’s the truth.”

System Of A Down’s last album, Hypnotize was released in 2005 and the band haven’t hit Australian shores since their stint on 2012’s Soundwave run.