System of a Down singer and sonic chameleon Serj Tankian has announced 2013 release dates for two of his experimental projects. Along with Tankian's orchestral 'Orca' project and 'Jazz-iz-Christ' project seeing June 25 and July 23 releases, respectively, Tankian has announced new tour dates with his traveling symphony.
System of a Down singer and solo artist Serj Tankian has collaborated with rapper Tech N9ne on the hip-hop artist's fourteenth studio album, 'Something Else.' The track listing hasn't been fully revealed for 'Something Else' quite yet, but it has been revealed that Tankian will appear on the upcoming album's opening track.
There's been a lot of anticipation for Device, the new project from Disturbed's David Draiman, over the past year. But now the biggest update yet comes with Draiman confirming an all-star lineup of guest musicians for the album, as well as details on the disc's first single and a tentative release date.
Serj Tankian is quickly becoming one of modern rock's most prolific musicians. Along with fronting both System of a Down and his solo project, Tankian recently created his 'Orca' symphony and released an album of classical music. Now, Tankian steps into the realm of video games for the second time in his career, composing the score for the upcoming Industrial Toys video game 'Morning Star.'
Here's an interesting match for the President of Metal. On the left in the image above but on the right in the political spectrum, we've got Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine, who is one of music's most vocal conservatives. But in the realm of metal, he's the frontman responsible for 13 Megadeth albums. He also played in a little band called Metallica during the band's early stages.
Those who've followed Serj Tankian since System of a Down first went on hiatus have seen the singer follow a variety of muses, including a growing love of orchestral music. Tankian is now ready to take his biggest step yet in the orchestral direction by recording his first-ever full symphony record, and he's launched a Kickstarter campaign to make his musical dream come true.
Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, System of a Down singer Serj Tankian and Rise Against frontman Tim McIlrath have joined forces to create an unofficial anthem for the Occupy Wall Street movement. Morello recently performed a free show to mark the one-year anniversary of Occupy and to help "re-energize" the political faction.