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System of a Down performed HUUUUUGE Armenian first time show

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 10:37 AM (PST)

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“We can’t afford to be neutral on a moving train,” sings Serj Tankian in SOAD‘s epic and still truly relevant  “Deer Dance”. The goosebump worthy sized crowd show System are still picking up the slack for way too many apathetic bands interested in singing about bullshit. The world is burning. 11134237_10203051187915151_117549323_n

System of a Down performed live today at Republic Square to commemorate the centennial of the Armenian Genocide. It was their first ever show in Armenia, where they are properly seen as serious social crusaders for a better world. They even covered The Rolling Stones “Start Me Up” in Armenian and completely flipped it into “psycho groupie cocaine craaazy” mode.

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11178548_10203051188115156_2136766576_nA “Who Now Remembers The Armenians?” quote from Hitler played in an animated film about the wrong of hiding the cycles of Genocide in Cambodia, Darfur and “too many other killing fields across the globe. In Africa, Asia, The Middle East…the world stands back and watches. ” A huge roar went up from the invigorated crowd for the Wake Up The Souls finale , live streamed on Rolling Stone HERE. It was like one of those epic concerts they used to have in the late 80’s/early 90’s, like AC/DC playing Russia or something. But this was more important.

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“A whole race genocide/never taken away all of our pride,” sang Serj and the crowd, one moving mass of awareness, firmly stood through downpouring rain for the right to be SEEN. If you’ve ever had ancestors or relatives in War or have any empathy, it was a moving pro peace event that should inspire to great heights. I doubt many have ever heard so many people sing along to a modern hard rock band.

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System Of A Down deliver much needed killer KROQ set

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 6:02 AM (PST)

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System! Like RATM, it’s been aggravating that System Of A Down have been less active during such times of unrest (not that commenting on the state of world affairs rests on the shoulders of these bands interminably). But if you have that many fans and the ear of people, please keep using it. Shavo worked w/ my homies Bad Brains and Serj’s solo albums keep getting better (“Cornucopia” has some of his best lyrics in any song, so dope), but there’s nothing like the full System barrage. It’s profoundly great still that this was the number one band the week of 9/11 (how #metalgate of me).

Anyway, the boys hit the stage at KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas over the weekend and there is great pro video you can catch. The curses were edited out by some asshole, but otherwise it is pure SOAD hypomania. Check out the full set BELOW (and let’s hope they come to their senses and make another fuckin’ album already). From a very relevant “Deer Dance” (best of the set, IMO) to a thrashing version of “B.Y.O.B.” to classic “Toxicity”, this stuff is still relevant and they nailed it at this show.

Click HERE to watch!

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Heavy metallers David Draiman (Disturbed) and Geno Lenardo (formerly of Filter) have teamed up for a new project called Device. Their debut album will have guest stars such as Geezer Butler, Serj Tankian, Tom Morello and more. The full length is expected to drop on April 9th from Warner Bros. Records and will have more of an industrial metal feel.

The touring line-up of Device will be rounded out by Will Hunt (drums – Evanescence) and Virus (lead guitar – Dope).

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Serj Tankian to release new solo album

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 1:06 PM (PST)

System of a Down front man Serj Tankian is working on the finishing touches of his third solo album. The album is titled Harakiri and is due out sometime this summer. The new album was produced and engineered by Tankian himself. An official album announcement from Tankian is expected to come very soon.

Tankian had this to say about the album: “The year 2011 started with a fire. Some kids in Piha, NZ were setting off fireworks that landed on my neighbor’s property and lit the whole hill on fire. I knew it was going to be a hell of a year and it certainly was,” says Tankian. “Within 5 days of that, reports came out about birds and fish dying in massive numbers globally. The omen was not lost on me.  Varied creatures on earth were committing massive hara-kiri (the Japanese term signifying ritualistic suicide.) Do they know something we don’t about the coming times or the sustainability of the environment? That is the day I started writing this record.”

To read the rest of Serj Tankian’s comments on the album click here.

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Korn planning new Family Values tour?

Posted by Metal Dude on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 6:56 PM (PST)

It’s been about more than four years since Korn‘s last Family Values tour took place, but now it seems that they are planning a new annual tour sometime in the future. A Facebook page is petitioning for Korn, System of a Down, Rage Against the Machine, Faith No More and Suicidal Tendencies to join forces for what is called “Family Values Tour – The Old School Version”. Legendary rappers Public Enemy have also been tapped as a special guest.

While there has been no confirmation or any more details regarding the new Family Values Tour, the owner of the Facebook page writes, “Korn hasn’t had a Family Values tour since 2007. We’re working on putting together an “old school” version, with Korn, System of a Down, Rage Against the Machine, Faith No More and Suicidal Tendencies on the bill and a special guest appearance by Public Enemy. They’re doing this because they all made American rap rock and funk rock popular and helped paved the ’90s. We’re doing this for the fans who want to see what can be the best tour ever.”

Korn just announced plans to release a new album, The Path of Totality, on December 6th on Roadrunner Records.

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System of a Down confirm headline slot at Rock at Rio

Posted by jessepac on Monday, May 9, 2011 at 9:39 AM (PST)

After announcing a string of comeback dates in the United States, LA’s System of a Down is making the biggest splash in South America where they will be headlining Rock in Rio alongside Guns n’ Roses.

The band left a short and sweet message for their fans concerning the booking:

“South America, we look forward to seeing all of you soon!”

Rock in Rio is one of the largest music festivals in the world and has housed some of the greatest heavy metal acts of all time, including a Iron Maiden concert considered to be one of their best. This year features a diverse line up, with Metallica and SOAD being joined by non-metal acts such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Shakira, Coldplay, and even Sir Elton John.

Those that live south of the equator (or love to travel) can visit the website here and buy your tickets.

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New Song: Amon Amarth Record Cover of SOAD’s “Aerials”

Posted by JDKleinhans on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 9:27 AM (PST)

Sweden’s epic melodic death metal Vikings are pillaging your head once again. Amon Amarth has recorded a cover version of the System of a Down song “Aerials”. The cover will be available for download with copies of their eighth full-length studio album, “Surtur Rising”, that are ordered through FYE stores in the United States. It can also be purchased separately via Amazon.com. If you wanna check it out before you download, then look no further – check it out below.

“Surtur Rising” is set to release March 29th through Metal Blade Records and Amon Amarth will be touring the United States this April on their “An Evening With Amon Amarth” Tour. Metal Riot recently got a chance to sit down with founding member Ted Lundström and talk about the upcoming album and tour. See what he had to say here.

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System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian recently performed his latest single “Goodbye-Gate 21 (rock remix)” on NBC’s The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno. Click here to watch.

The single is off his latest digital-only EP “Imperfect Remixes,” released  March 1st on Reprise/ Serjical Strike Records.

System Of A Down will be playing a handful of North American headline shows before heading over to Europe this summer. This is the first time since August 2006 that they have played together and will be joined by New York Gypsy punks Gogol Bordello.

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System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian has been a busy guy while the band was on hiatus. He has released three solo CDs, “Elect the Dead” in 2007 and “Imperfect Harmonies” in 2010. Now comes in 2011, “Imperfect Remixes,” a four song EP of new interpretations of “Harmonies.” Rage Against The Machine‘s Tom Morello guest stars on “Goodbye-Gate 21 (rock remix)” and “Reconstructive Demonstrations.” “Imperfect Harmonies” was released March 1, 2011 on Reprise/ Serjical Strike Records.

As far as SOAD goes, the band is currently planing a North American tour in 2011.

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System of a Down Announce North American Headline Tour

Posted by JDKleinhans on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 7:18 AM (PST)

California’s eclectic metal heads System of a Down are pumped to announce a handful of North American headline shows before their trip to Europe this summer and will be joined by New York’s Gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello.

SOAD played their last show in August of 2006 and after working on various side projects and tending to families, they are ready to perform together once again.

For tour dates click here.

The band announced their European tour this past November saying: “We are excited to announce that System will be playing some dates together in 2011. We also want to thank you for your loyalty and support, not only to System Of A Down, but to all of our solo efforts as well. We have no master plan of sorts – we are playing these shows simply because we want to play together again as a band and for you, our amazing fans.”

No reports yet on a follow up to 2005′s “Hypnotize/Mezmerize” dual disc from Columbia Records.

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System of a Down announce European tour dates

Posted by NichTheHair on Monday, November 29, 2010 at 12:03 PM (PST)

It has been four years since System of a Down have played together. The band played their last show in August of 2006. After working on various side projects and tending to families, the band is ready to perform once again. No reports yet on a follow up to 2005’s “Hypnotize/Mezmerize” dual disc from Columbia Records. At this point, they are just happy to get along.

To read a word from the band and a tour schedule, click here.

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