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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SERJ TANKIAN Added To 'Metal: Hellsinger' First-Person Shooter Game

Developer The Outsiders and publisher Funcom have announced the inclusion of yet another vocalist to the cast of their heavy metal first-person shooter (FPS) game "Metal: Hellsinger". SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Serj Tankian is lending his powerful voice to the slaughter of demonic hordes. David Goldfarb, cr...
May 19, 2022

TOM MORELLO To Receive 'Spirit Of John Brown Freedom Award'

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello will be among this year's recipients of the Spirit Of John Brown Freedom Award. The award will be presented May 14 at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site, located just outside the village of Lake Placid in New York state's Adirondack Mountains. Also...
May 10, 2022

SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SHAVO ODADJIAN Celebrates 'Armenian History Month' By Talking About His Path To Success (Video)

April is Armenian History Month in Los Angeles County, and all month long, KTLA is paying tribute to local Armenians who are making a positive impact in their community. Among them is SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian, who spoke to KTLA reporter Ellina Abovian about the band, his roots, his Ar...
April 22, 2022

Rockers React To Death Of FOO FIGHTERS Drummer TAYLOR HAWKINS

Paul Stanley (KISS),Ozzy Osbourne, Tom Morello and Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH) are among the musicians who have reacted on social media to the passing of FOO FIGHTERS drummer Taylor Hawkins. Hawkins died on Friday (March 25) at the age of 50. The band confirmed his passing in a statement. "The FO...
March 26, 2022

SYSTEM OF A DOWN's JOHN DOLMAYAN Says COVID-19 'Is And Has Always Been About Money'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan says that the COVID-19 pandemic "has always been about money." Earlier today (Sunday, February 27),the 48-year-old musician, who was previously critical of vaccine mandates, saying they were akin to "self-imposed tyranny and mental slavery," took to his Instag...
February 27, 2022

What Makes SYSTEM OF A DOWN So Musically Different From Its Peers? SHAVO ODADJIAN Weighs In

SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian was asked in a new interview with KROQ's Kevan Kenney what, in his opinion, made his band so musically different from some of its peers. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "There was a lot of things. The music, first of all, we just kind of did...
February 23, 2022

SERJ TANKIAN Tells JIMMY PAGE Man Who Signed LED ZEPPELIN Gave His Philanthropic Support To Denial Of Armenian Genocide

SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian has called out the members of LED ZEPPELIN for commemorating the 14th anniversary of their concert for a charity formed by Atlantic Records founder and CEO Ahmet Ertegun, a man Serj says gave his philanthropic support to Turkey's denial of the Armenian Genocide....
December 11, 2021

SERJ TANKIAN Is Open To Releasing More Solo Rock Material In The Future

In a new interview with Kyle Meredith, SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian was asked if he has any plans to record and release more solo rock music following the arrival of his "Elasticity" EP this past March. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "'Elasticity' was really fun to put...
December 6, 2021

KORN's BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH Says COVID-19 Is A 'Serious Issue,' But 'We Can't Let Our Country Crumble'

KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch spoke to the "Talk Toomey" podcast about what it has been like for him and his bandmates to tour the U.S. this past summer while the pandemic was still in full swing. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's crazy, because it's a serious thing. I know peo...
December 3, 2021

SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SERJ TANKIAN Brings New Exhibition Online

Serj Tankian, the Grammy Award-winning SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman, musician, activist and painter, has brought his latest art exhibition, "Not For Touching – The Intangible Composition", online with a unique mix of the virtual and terrestrial via a collection of animated NFTs and archival giclée prin...
November 22, 2021

SERJ TANKIAN Says Being Vaccinated Helped Minimize His 'Symptoms And Suffering' After Contracting COVID-19

SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian says that "being vaccinated helped minimize" his "symptoms and suffering" after he tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Last week, SYSTEM OF A DOWN was forced to postpone two shows in Los Angeles to next February after Serj w...
October 25, 2021

SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SERJ TANKIAN Tests Positive For COVID-19; Los Angeles Shows Postponed

SYSTEM OF A DOWN has been forced to postpone this coming weekend's Los Angeles concerts to next February after singer Serj Tankian tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The band shared the news of the postponement earlier today (Thursday, October 21) in a social...
October 21, 2021

Watch SYSTEM OF A DOWN Perform 'Protect The Land' And 'Genocidal Humanoidz' Live For First Time

SYSTEM OF A DOWN played the songs "Protect The Land" and "Genocidal Humanoidz" live for the very first time during its October 15 concert at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Front-row fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. "Protect The Land" and "Genocidal Humanoidz"...
October 16, 2021

Watch SERJ TANKIAN In TINA GUO's 'Moonhearts In Space' Music Video

Virtuoso cellist Tina Guo has unleashed her full-length album, "Dies Irae", via Sony Music Masterworks. Leading up to today's album drop, Tina has previously released tracks "Moonlight Sonata", "Toccata And Fugue" and "Adagio" by Albinoni. In celebration of "Dies Irae", Tina has also released the dr...
August 27, 2021

SERJ TANKIAN Shares New Songs 'Entitled' And 'Film Piano' From 'Cinematique' Release

SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian has shared two new songs called "Entitled" and "Film Piano" from his next release "Cinematique". Described as an assemblage of 25 cinematic compositions that roam through classical ("Illuminate") and modern ("Violent Violins") soundscapes, it is split up into two...
July 26, 2021