Scars On Broadway, now known as Daron Malakian And Scars On Broadway, released their first new album in 10 years last years. That release had at least a little to do with the fact that System Of A Down won't release a new album, but that's an infinite can of worms not even worth opening right now.
Malakian will also not make fans wait another 10 years until his next release, and as far as we know isn't planning on spiraling down the drama hole anytime soon with his band.
Daron Malakian And Scars On Broadway recently posted a video from the studio teasing that new material is coming in 2019. The video is titled BTS Dictator, so maybe the material is already recorded for whatever he's doing next?
Or it'll be a b-sides release. Though none of this should imply that System Of A Down will remain dormant for the year – the band is already booked as a headliner for both Chicago Open Air and Sonic Temple.