System of a Down
Next up in Round 1 of the Headbanger Region, eclectic metal masters System of a Down battle it out with death metal pioneers Cannibal Corpse to decide which act will move on to Round 2 of March Metal Madness 2013 and come one step closer to being named the greatest metal album of all time.
System of a Down fans have been patient in recent years, with the group spending a lot of time on hiatus pursuing other musical avenues. Though the band has reunited for a series of shows over the past two years, there has been no talk about future albums or dates … until now. System have revealed their first two performances of 2013, set to take place in August.
Guitarist Daron Malakian (System of a Down, Scars on Broadway) sat down for an interview with KROQ recently, with the conversation turning towards politics and religion. After a slight dejection from Malakian, the guitarist found himself diving into the topic, sharing his views on President Obama's first term, how organized religion can destroy the personal experience, global terrorism + much more.
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.
System of a Down drummer John Dolmayan absolutely owns this song; crafting one of the most memorable percussive lines of the 2000s. Not to take anything away from singer Serj Tankian or guitarist Daron Malakian, who both carry the meat of 'Toxicity,' showcasing stunning performances of their own.
System of a Down drummer John Dolmayan has worked with various artists since the band's hiatus in 2006. Along with contributing to the solo career of System frontman Serj Tankian, Dolmayan has been the drummer for the Daron Malakian side project Scars on Broadway. However, in a recent interview, Dolmayan revealed that he is no longer a member of Scars on Broadway, despite the band currently working on a new album.
When it comes to the best System of a Down songs, it's not easy to narrow down the list to just 10 tunes. Since emerging onto the scene in the late '90s, System of a Down have been one of the most innovative hard-rock bands on the planet. Their mix of powerful riffs, socio-political commentary and downr