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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's TANKIAN Explains Passion For Taking A Stand

SYSTEM OF A DOWN vocalist Serj Tankian, a partner up with AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello in the political activist organization Axis Of Justice, recently explained his passion for taking a stand and fighting against injustice. "I've always had this thing with injustice," Tankian said. "Anytime, if...
January 16, 2003
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's TANKIAN Says Tour With AUDIOSLAVE Is 'A Possibility'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN vocalist Serj Tankian recently talked about the possibility of touring with AUDIOSLAVE in the not-too-distant future. AUDIOSLAVE feature in their ranks former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist and Tankian's Axis Of Justice partner Tom Morello. "There's always a possibility — always...
January 8, 2003
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AUDIOSLAVE Guitarist, SYSTEM OF A DOWN Singer Break Law To Feed Homeless

AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello and SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian handed out food to dozens of homeless people Friday in defiance of a new city ordinance that places severe restrictions on food distribution programs Morello and Tankian, who founded the activist organization Axis of Justice l...
January 3, 2003
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SCALPLOCK Battle Censorship, Announce Release Date

U.K. grind merchants SCALPLOCK will finally release their third album, "Spread The Germs Over The Human Worms", on Feb. 3. 2003. The new release date comes after no less then eight pressing plants refused to handle the album due to the political content of the lyrics and artwork. Since then, the ban...
December 23, 2002
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BILLY MILANO: 'Fuck Iraq, Let's Take The Oil!!'

Unlike SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Serj Tankian, former S.O.D. and current M.O.D. frontman Billy Milano appears to be in favor of the U.S. going to war with Iraq. The following is Milano's "open letter" to Tankian, written in response to the S.O.A.D. singer's growing criticism of President Bush's policies in...
December 13, 2002
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SERJ TANKIAN Not Down With War In Iraq

SYSTEM OF A DOWN vocalist Serj Tankian is not in favor of the U.S. going to war with Iraq. He told Launch there are plenty of countries that don't pose a realistic threat to the United States, which he equates with an empire. "When was the last time Iraq attacked America? OK? When was the ...
December 12, 2002
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BILLY MILANO: 'SERJ TANKIAN Is An Anti-American Piece Of Shit'

Former S.O.D. and current M.O.D. frontman Billy Milano has slammed SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian and AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello for their recent condemnation of President George Bush over his foreign policy and the possibility of the U.S. waging war on Iraq. "You know, I love it! Peop...
December 4, 2002
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Frontman Strikes Out At BUSH

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian has joined an increasingly vocal US rock community in condemning President George Bush, insisting his rise to power was a bloodless coup. Speaking exclusively to NME.com during a SYSTEM OF A DOWN in-store at an Glendale, California record shop last week, Tankia...
December 3, 2002
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN: No New Music Until 2004!

SYSTEM OF A DOWN will not release the follow-up to 2001's "Toxicity" until 2004 at the earliest, according to frontman Serj Tankian. "Daron's [Malakian, guitarist] been writing new music," he said. "We all work on stuff. But we've all been too busy with Ozzfest, 'Toxicity' and putting this record ['...
November 27, 2002
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Singer Urges Fans To Take Part In 'Ararat' Campaign

SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian is urging fans to take part in the Armenian National Committee of America's "Take a Friend to Ararat" campaign. "Ararat" is a feature film that examines the denial of Armenian genocide by the Turkish government. The movie opens Nov. 15 in New York and Los Angeles...
October 30, 2002
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN To Release Collection Of Outtakes

SYSTEM OF A DOWN have set Steal This Album as the title to their upcoming CD of Toxicity outtakes and other previously unreleased tracks that span the band's career, due later this year. "We had a bunch of songs in the vault left over from Toxicity as well as before and we've always wanted to ...
October 16, 2002
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Frontman Launches SERJICAL STRIKE RECORDS

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian is introducing his record label, Serjical Strike, via a showcase concert on October 8th at the Troubadour in Hollywood, California featuring performances by the singer's first three signings: BAD ACID TRIP, SLOW MOTION REIGN and KITTENS FOR CHRISTIAN. Plans are...
October 3, 2002
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LIFE IN A BURN CLINIC To Perform At SERJICAL STRIKE RECORDS Party

LIFE IN A BURN CLINIC have been asked to perform at the label release party for SYSTEM OF A DOWN lead vocalist Serj Tankian's Serjical Strike Records. LIABC is the only artist not signed to Serjical Strike that has been asked to perform. The event will take place on October 8th at the Troubadour in...
October 2, 2002
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Deny Intentional Leak, Vow To Scrap Most Of Unreleased Material

SYSTEM OF A DOWN have denied that the leaked versions of 15 previously-unreleased SOAD songs originally recorded during the Toxicity sessions came from a CDR passed around by frontman Serj Tankian and have indicated that the tracks are unfinished and are missing various parts, in addition to having...
May 10, 2002
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN: Unreleased Album Makes Rounds On Web

According to www.clonemetal.dk, an unmastered and unreleased album by SYSTEM OF A DOWN, containing material recorded during the Toxicity sessions, but not included on the final CD, is floating around on the net in MP3 form. Apparently SOAD frontman Serj Tankian had given out a few burned CDRs to sev...
May 8, 2002