Rocker Serj Tankian has ruled out a full System Of A Down reunion, insisting the group remains on an indefinite hiatus - despite reports to the contrary.
Bass player Shavo Odadjian gave fans reasons for hope in a series of recent Internet notes, but Tankian insists the band is no nearer a comeback.
He tells Billboard.com, "We always have offers to play, from festivals and stuff, but we have not decided to do anything as of yet.
"We're in touch. We talk. We call it an indefinite hiatus, and that's how we still look at it. Nothing's really changed."
The group members went their separate ways in 2006 - Tankian and Odadjian went solo, while guitarist Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan formed Scars on Broadway.