System Of A Down fans who are hoping for the arrival of the band’s next album before the end of the decade may be waiting a little longer than they’d hoped.Earlier this week, the Armenian-American hard rock band’s guitarist, Daron Malakian, revealed that their first studio effort since 2005’s Hypnotize is still nowhere close to hitting the shelves. It’s worth noting that the band is still active and scheduled to perform at numerous events in 2019, including the inaugural Sonic Temple Music Festival and Chicago Open Air.Related: A New Guns N’ Roses Album Is In The Works, Band Members Confirm“I’m the main writer for System of a Down, so when there’s talk about maybe making an album, a lot of that kind of comes down on my shoulders to produce that album,” Malakain admitted in the interview, in which he also discusses new music via his other band, Scars on Broadway.He admits that some of the material included on Scars on Broadway’s 2018 album, Dictator, was initially penned for System of a Down. When nothing ended up happening with S.O.D., Malakain ended up using those songs for Scars’ album, even though System had spent time rehearsing the album’s opening track, “Lives”.Malakain continued in stating, “System of a Down doesn’t seem like we’re really coming together and making an album. So, I can’t sit on the songs forever … There was a time that I was waiting and rooting for it and hoping it happens, but … I’m kinda really happy with what I’m doing with Scars.”With no new album on the horizon for System of a Down, the band’s fans continue to undergo the same struggles experienced by Guns N’ Roses fans, who spent years waiting for the arrival of Chinese Democracy before it finally arrived in 2008. So they’ve got that going for them, which is nice.[H/T Consequence of Sound]
Fear Factory, located at the RomWeber Marketplace in Batesville, Indiana will provide 6 weekends of terror beginning Friday the 13th of September. The factory has been completely renovated and expanded to nearly 25,000 sq. ft.Visitors will encounter a whole new experience this year thanks in part to the generosity of over 20 Hill-Rom engineers, designers and volunteers who have completely made over every square foot of the factory.Once home to the Batesville Coffin Company, Fear Factory now helps build awareness of drug prevention through its exhibits. Proceeds benefit Cierra’s Club which is a non-profit entity managed by the Batesville Community Education Fund and is used to provide drug free entertainment for the youth. Grants from the Ripley County Local Coordinating Council, Ripley County Community Foundation and the City of Batesville have allowed organizers to triple the size of the factory and include various exhibits related to drug and alcohol prevention. One such exhibit is the haunted cemetery which features an eerie music and light show among the tombstones of those who have succumb to the effects of drugs. One unfortunate drunk driver who crashed into the crypt will forever be “employed” at Fear Factory.Cierra’s Club was founded after Cierra Adams died from a drug overdose on July 16, 2011; her 18th birthday. Their mission is to show the youth in the community how much fun can be had at drug free activities. Over 45 area youth and adults have volunteered to be characters in the haunted house which will run Sept 13th from 7 pm to 10 pm, Sunday, Sept 29 & Oct 13th at 1 pm to 3 pm for a lights on tour with other children activities for those who are afraid of what lurks in the dark, and Friday and Saturday Oct 4, 5, 18, 19, 25 & 26 from 7 pm to 10 pm. Special tours beginning at the stroke of Midnight on Friday Oct 4 & 18 will include the upper 2 floors of the factory.Admission is $5.00 per person and the Midnight tour is $10.00 per person. The entrance is on Depot Street. Oldenburg Academy’s OASIS group will provide concessions in the Fright Bite Café. Visit www.fearfactorybatesville.com for details or Facebook at fearfactory/Romweber.The attached video was done by Grant Greene a student at Batesville High School and a volunteer at Fear Factory. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B535zlTtBW5GLURISUNuWDhMMXM/edit?pli=1Press Release
Meanwhile, Blaisdell went 16’8 1/4″ to finish second in the long jump, with Julianna Hutt (16’3 1/2″) in fifth place as Blaisdell also going 37′ 1/2″ for second place in the triple jump.Putman paired with Allison Newton, Hannah Boyle and McKenna Slate for second place in the 4×400 relay in 4:08.55 behind Shenendehowa’s meet-record 4:06.33. Boyle also was sixth in the 300-meter dash in 43.23 seconds.Schulz, in 1:39.77, beat out Boyle (1:40.07) and Putman (1:41.03) for second place in the 600-meter run. Liverpool also was fifth in the 4×800 relay in 10:21.87 as Sydney Carlson was sixth in the 1,000-meter run.Meanwhile, in the boys CNY “Higher, Farther, Faster” meet, C-NS had 39 points for fourth place and Liverpool was 12th with 22 points.R.J. Davis nearly won the 1,000 for C-NS, his time of 2:37.77 just behind the 2:37.56 from Shaker’s Francisco Mendonca. Sam Nessel went 36.92 seconds in the 300 to finish third as the Northstars were third in the sprint medley relay in 3:58.15.Isaiah Wright rose to third place in the 55 hurdles in 8.10 seconds as Carlton Garnes (8.29) was fifth. Matt LeClair was eighth in the 1,600-meter run as Wright was seventh in the long jump and Garnes seventh in the triple jump.Liverpool had its best finish in the 3,200-meter run, where Jake McGowan, finishing in 9:51.75, trailed only the 9:50.06 from Baldwinsville’s Colin Delaney as C-NS’s Zach Bergman was sixth in the unseeded race.Bennett Robb clear 6 feet in the high jump for fourth place, with Jalen Graham fifth in the weight throw by going 50’11”. C-NS was sixth in the 4×400 as Liverpool also was sixth in the 4×800 and eighth in the 4×200 relay.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story All told, C-NS finished second in the girls team standings with 64 points, just ahead of Liverpool in third place with 59 points as Shenendehowa (103.5 points) claimed the top spot.The Warriors featured Amina Sinclair winning the high jump by clearing 5 feet 4 inches, with C-NS’s Lilly Capria sixth at 4’10” as Kali Hayes won the 55-meter hurdles in 8.81 seconds, just ahead of the 9.12 from the Northstars’ Brooke Blaisdell.Imahni Sinclair prevailed in the weight throw, heaving it 46’3″, more than five feet ahead of the field as she also got seventh place in the shot put, going 33’10 1/4″. Tags: C-NSindoor trackliverpool Though only a ninth-grader, Cicero-North Syracuse’s Kate Putman already occupies a large place in the girls indoor track and field program’s record books with school marks in 500 and 600-meter events.And Putman added to that legacy with a superb performance at 3,000 meters last Friday in the Central New York “Higher, Farther Faster” Invitational at Utica College’s Hutton Dome, nearly catching Liverpool superstar Jenna Schulz.With her time of nine minutes, 54.35 seconds, Putman shattered Maria LaMontagne’s nine-year-old school mark of 10:06.87 by more than 12 seconds, and was second overall, less than three seconds behind Schulz’s winning 9:51.78.