Listen: Tom Morello, Tim Ilrath, Serj Tankian & Occupy Wall Street – ‘We Are The 99%’


Rage Against the Machine, Rise Against and System of a Down have all been, at some point, big names in politically-charged rock, and up until now, one could only guess as to what would happen if members of all three bands got together – either society would collapse or some kick-ass tunes would be created. [...]

Live Review: System of a Down at The Verizon Center, D.C.


As lights flash to the opening, discordant riff of “Prison Song,” the first track of the band’s 2001’s album Toxicity, the shadows of the Armenian-American fourpiece that is System of a Down can be seen, obscured, through the giant curtain that covers the stage. As the introduction continues in its irregular rhythm, tantalizing the crowd with [...]

Listen: Serj Tankian – “Cornucopia”


In preparation for his third album coming this July, Armenian singer/songwriter/arch-wizard Serj Tankian has made a track available for download through his website. The song, “Cornucopia”,  is strangely upbeat and punk rocky, but with Tankian’s usual odd, unnerving timings and shifting vocals. This is expressed in the lyrics, which…well, I shall say only this: “Kiss an ugly turtle [...]

Video: Serj Tankian – ‘Figure It Out’

Serj Tankian - Figure It Out

While Armenian-American metal guru Serj Tankian has always been quick to spit in the face big business and corrupt government, his 2010 album Imperfect Harmonies followed a distinctly less hard rock / metal approach than what fans of the System of a Down frontman have become accustomed to, offering a more prog, symphonic-based sound. The new video for [...]

System Of A Down Confirm North American Tour Dates


System Of A Down announces North American dates after announcing a European Festival tour slated for this Summer.

System Of A Down Announce 2011 Tour Dates


After a four year hiatus, System Of A Down have officially announced that they have reformed to play live dates in 2011, including Britain’s Download festival. According to NME.com, they will play the event, which takes place in Donington, on June 11. Avenged Sevenfold are also confirmed for the festival, which runs from June 10-12.

System Of A Down Reforming For Download?


System Of A Down are widely expected to announce that they are reforming on Monday (November 29). The rockers are tipped to confirm a full reunion tour along with several European festival appearances, including a possible slot at the UK’s Download festival. Their only confirmed date so far is for next year, when the band [...]