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System of a Down Singer Serj Tankian Speaks Out About Crisis in Syria

Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

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.

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Taproot Vocalist Looks Back on Sending Demos to Fred Durst and Opening for System of a Down

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

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.

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Serj Tankian: System of a Down Aren’t Working on a New Album, But I’m Not Opposed to Making One

Serj Tankian
Robert Sebree, Getty Images

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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System of a Down’s John Dolmayan to L.A. Crowd: When We Come Back, We’ll Have a New Album!

System of a Down
Facebook: System of a Down

System of a Down played their one-and-only North American show scheduled for this year on July 29 at California's Hollywood Bowl. The Los Angeles crowd went nuts for the band, but after System closed with 'Sugar,' drummer John Dolmayan brought the cheers to a new decibel level by promising a new album when they play L.A. again.

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No. 22: System of a Down, ‘System of a Down’ – Best Debut Metal Albums

Chuck Schuldiner / Ozzy Osbourne / James Hetfield

In the modern era of metal, few bands have pulled off mainstream success and pure weirdness simultaneously. System of a Down released their self-titled debut in 1998 to widespread critical acclaim.

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Serj Tankian on a New System of a Down Album: ‘It’s Not Something I Can Do Right Now’

Serj Tankian
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

A few weeks ago, bassist Shavo Odadjian spoke out candidly on his Facebook page about his System of a Down bandmate Serj Tankian. His sentiments seemed to take aim at Tankian’s multiple solo projects and his belief that they hold back the band. In a new interview, Tankian discusses his thoughts on the current status of System of a Down and where things are headed in the future.

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System of a Down Bassist Shavo Odadjian Calls Out Singer Serj Tankian

Shavo Odadjian + Serj Tankian
Marsaili McGrath, Getty Images

In a series of Facebook posts that went up today (May 20), System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian opened a huge can of worms in a very public way. According to a number of posts on Odadjian's official fan page -- on which the bassist does post regularly -- he accuses System vocalist Serj Tankian of holding the band back.

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Favorite System of a Down Song – Readers Poll

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Facebook: System of a Down

It was 1994 when a group of musicians bonded over their shared love of hard rock and metal and by 1997 the band known as System of a Down were signing on the dotted line with acclaimed producer Rick Rubin and his American Records imprint via Columbia. The band proved to be one of the most original and eclectic acts the metal world has ever seen, delivering an abundance of memorable tunes along the way. While the music world waits for a new album from the band, this Readers Poll asks you to pick your favorite System of a Down song.

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System of a Down’s John Dolmayan: ‘We Are Going to Make a New Album at a Certain Point’

John Dolmayan
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

It's been a long, long time since System of a Down have released an album … about seven-and-a-half years to be exact. Now that the band has been playing live shows again over the past couple of years, fans have been drooling for some new material, and according to drummer John Dolmayan, System of a Down "are going to make a new album at a certain point."

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Black Sabbath vs. System of a Down – March Metal Madness 2013, Round 2

Black Sabbath vs. System of a Down
Vertigo / American

In our first head-to-head matchup in Round 2 of the Headbanger Region of March Metal Madness 2013, we've got an interesting pairing in this year's battle of metal's all-time greatest albums. Who will win this battle? The choice is all up to the fans!

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