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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's JOHN DOLMAYAN: 'SERJ TANKIAN Hasn't Really Wanted To Be In The Band For A Long Time'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan has once again opened up about the band's stalled attempts to record a follow-up to its "Mezmerize" and "Hypnotize" LPs, which came out in 2005. SYSTEM OF A DOWN has toured intermittently since ending its hiatus in 2011, but has only managed to record two songs...
January 3, 2023
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SERJ TANKIAN Reflects On Performing QUEEN's 'The Show Must Go On' With BRIAN MAY

On September 7, QUEEN guitarist Brian May teamed up with SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian, SONS OF APOLLO vocalist Jeff Scott Soto, Graham Gouldman and opera singer Montserrat Martí to perform the QUEEN classic "The Show Must Go On" with the Armenian National Orchestra at the sixth edition of...
November 23, 2022
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SERJ TANKIAN: SYSTEM OF A DOWN 'Will Be Making An Announcement About Something Next Year'

In a new interview with Kyle Meredith, Serj Tankian was asked if there are any plans for SYSTEM OF A DOWN activity in the coming months. He responded: "As of now, we haven't talked about anything. We will be making an announcement about something next year that I can't really tell you about. So ther...
October 24, 2022
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SERJ TANKIAN On Dealing With Online Criticism: 'Nobody Likes To Be Hated'

Armenian-American singer and activist Serj Tankian (SYSTEM OF A DOWN) recently sat down with Lara Tcholakian of CivilNet, the media project of the Civilitas Foundation, to talk about what it means to lead a meaningful and mindful life. He takes the viewer on a journey of how his sense of justice and...
October 20, 2022
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Perplex Cities

SERJ TANKIAN will be forever best known as the charming, quirky, circus ringmaster of SYSTEM OF A DOWN, but his creative output reaches well beyond. Whether his expression manifests itself through film score composition, poetry, multimedia art or a vast array of musical collaborations, Tankian is al...
October 17, 2022
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SERJ TANKIAN Shares Music Visualizer Video For 'I Spoke Up'

Serj Tankian, the prolific artist, activist, best known for SYSTEM OF A DOWN, will release a new five-song EP titled "Perplex Cities" on October 21 via Serjical Strike. "Perplex Cities" is Serj's second EP in the last couple of years, following his 2021 release of the hard-hitting "Elasticity" EP. T...
October 11, 2022
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SERJ TANKIAN: 'Shapeshift: A Dynamic Dive Into Diversity' Exhibition Opening To Be Held This Weekend

Serj Tankian is known around the world for his extraordinarily unique and dynamic musical creativity, especially as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the Grammy Award-winning band SYSTEM OF A DOWN. Like his bandmates, he has continually worn his Armenian identity as a badge of honor and has advocate...
October 6, 2022
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SERJ TANKIAN Shares Music Visualizer Video For 'The Race'

Serj Tankian, the prolific artist, activist, best known for SYSTEM OF A DOWN, will release a new five-song EP titled "Perplex Cities" on October 21 via Serjical Strike. "Perplex Cities" is Serj's second EP in the last couple of years, following his 2021 release of the hard-hitting "Elasticity" EP. T...
October 4, 2022
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SERJ TANKIAN Is Working On 'A Philosophical Memoir'

In a new interview with Revolver, SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian confirmed that he is working on a new memoir-style book. "It is a form of a memoir," he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "I was originally disinterested in writing a memoir. I was more interested in writing about the...
October 3, 2022
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SERJ TANKIAN Shares Music Visualizer Video For 'Pop Imperialism'

Serj Tankian, the prolific artist, activist, best known for SYSTEM OF A DOWN, will release a new five-song EP titled "Perplex Cities" on October 21 via Serjical Strike. "Perplex Cities" is Serj's second EP in the last couple of years, following his 2021 release of the hard-hitting "Elasticity" EP. T...
September 27, 2022
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SERJ TANKIAN Announces 'Perplex Cities' EP

Serj Tankian, the prolific artist, activist, best known for SYSTEM OF A DOWN, will release a new five-song EP titled "Perplex Cities" on October 21 via Serjical Strike. "Perplex Cities" is Serj's second EP in the last couple of years, following his 2021 release of the hard-hitting "Elasticity" EP. A...
September 19, 2022
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Watch: BRIAN MAY, SERJ TANKIAN And JEFF SCOTT SOTO Perform QUEEN's 'The Show Must Go On' At STARMUS Festival

Earlier today (Wednesday, September 7),QUEEN guitarist Brian May teamed up with SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian, SONS OF APOLLO vocalist Jeff Scott Soto, Graham Gouldman and opera singer Montserrat Martí to perform the QUEEN classic "The Show Must Go On" with the Armenian National Orchestra...
September 7, 2022
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Watch: SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SERJ TANKIAN And JOHN DOLMAYAN Perform 'Aerials' With Cover Band On Mexican Street

Serj Tankian and John Dolmayan of SYSTEM OF A DOWN played the band's song "Aerials" with the rock covers outfit MÉDIUM this past Friday, July 15 during John's 50th-birthday celebration in the streets of San José del Cabo, Mexico. Video of the performance can be seen below. Dolmayan is married to Dia...
July 17, 2022
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Drummer Admits He 'Lost A Ton' Of Social Media Followers With His Pro-TRUMP Posts

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan, who has publicly voiced his support for former U.S. president Donald Trump on a number of occasions, was asked in a recent interview with Sona Oganesyan if he ever feels the need to counter the negative way he is sometimes portrayed by the media if he just lea...
July 9, 2022
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JOHN DOLMAYAN On SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Inability To Make New Album: 'We're Squandering' Our Gift

SYSTEM OF A DOWN has toured intermittently since ending its hiatus in 2011, but has only managed to record two songs in the last 17 years, "Protect The Land" and "Genocidal Humanoidz". Released in November 2020, the tracks were motivated by the conflict between Artsakh and Azerbaijan, with all proce...
July 8, 2022