During the 21st Century, both of these acts redefined the landscape of metal while achieving monumental success. Tapping into styles and concepts never quite tackled before, these bands capture the listener's imagination like few others. Which one of these discs will move on to the second round of our March Metal Madness tournament to determine the best metal album of the 21st century?
With gleaming eyes, this kid throws up the horns before settling in to give his drum kit a serious beating. He's covering one of the modern era's most crucial and inspiring bands, System of a Down, and their hit 'Toxicity!'
System of a Down are the undisputed kings of weirdness. Not only that, but System of a Down are one of the most bizarre bands to achieve massive mainstream success. Even when you have no idea what Serj Tankian or Daron Malakian are singing about, the masses sing along with unwavering passion and intensity.
When cranking some System of a Down, this parent decided that 'B.Y.O.B' stands for Bring Your Own Baby as 'Chop Suey!' poured out of the speakers. This toddler is given a guitar to hold and pretend to be in the band, but dancing takes priority!
Serj Tankian is a man of many talents and his latest artistic pursuit is a new interactive art exhibit titled 'Disarming Time.' In addition, the System of a Down singer has launched a new IOS/Android App titled 'Eye for Sound.'
System of a Down is the latest band to receive the 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star' treatment. Twelve of the Armenian-American experimental metal band's biggest tracks have been transformed into children's lullabies.
System of a Down singer Serj Tankian has often taken the role as a political activist in addition to his many musical endeavors, so it probably comes as no surprise to fans that he recently weighed in on the current crisis in Syria and President Obama's plan to take military action.
Every band has their own unique story of when they started out, it just so happens that Taproot’s story includes one very angry Fred Durst and a very helpful System of a Down. While the band was celebrating 13 years of their first major label debut ‘Gift’ with a gig in New York City, we got to speak with frontman Stephen Richards, who recollected the earlier days of Taproot.
On July 29 at California's iconic Hollywood Bowl, System of a Down played what would be their only North American tour date of 2013. At the conclusion of System's massive set, drummer John Dolmayan promised the L.A. crowd that a new album will be released before the band returned to the Bowl. However, frontman Serj Tankian chose to set the record straight during an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Reddit.
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