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Serj Tankian Shares Unreleased System Of A Down Track, “A.F. Day”


System Of A Down‘s Serj Tankian may have just performed a stellar 27-song-long set at Sick New World, but he’s not slowing down anytime soon. Today, the artist released a thrilling new solo track, “A.F. Day,” via Gibson Records. “This is a song I wrote in the early days of System Of A Down that I never released,” Tankian says. “The majority of the instrumentation and vocals are recordings from that time. Dystopian in mood, the song is a reflection of the angst and anti-authoritarian attitude I had to conformity.” The new brutally honest track is just a taste of… Read more »

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Eartheater Releases A Chill Cover Of System Of A Down’s “Chop Suey!”


Queens-based artist Eartheater contains multitudes. Her experimental electronic and folk-pop sensibilities shine across her five albums, and now her unique sound has taken on the iconic and heavy track “Chop Suey!” by System Of A Down.  Eartheater, aka Alexandra Drewchin, exchanged the progressive metal band’s signature harsh sonics and thrashy instrumentals for ethereal, whimsical choruses with subdued guitar strums and a euphoria-inducing conclusion. Listen to the exceptional and unconventional cover below.  The cover and its accompanying black and white visualizer were released ahead of her new album Powders, which will arrive on all streaming platforms on September 20. Ahead of… Read more »

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Abdul's 'SNL' Self-Parody Upstaged By System Of A Down's F-Bomb


The big surprise on “Saturday Night Live” was supposed to be Paula Abdul’s cameo mocking the Corey Clark scandal. But System of a Down managed to upstage the embattled “American Idol” judge. During a performance of their new single “B.Y.O.B.,” both singer Serj Tankian and guitarist Daron Malakian were seen – in close-up – mouthing the song’s profane refrain, “Where the f– are you?” with the expletive bleeped out by the show’s censors. But near the end of the song, Malakian screamed “F– yeah!” and the profanity made it by the censor. At least one fan rejoiced in the slip,… Read more »

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System Of A Down Guitarist Has 25 Songs Written For New Album


System Of A Down guitarist Daron Malakian has been busy starting a new label, EatUrMusic, and helping out Amen and Bad Acid Trip in the studio, but he’s also found time to work on songs for his band’s next album. Malakian says he has 25 tunes written for the next effort, and he notes that the band hasn’t even heard the new material he’s creating for the follow-up to the multi-platinum Toxicity. “The band hasn’t even heard them. They’re in the stage that I’m calling just my writing stage,? Malakian said. ?That’s how I write. I juggle like 25 things… Read more »

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System of a Down: 'Steal This Album'


The rock band System Of A Down, which draws inspiration from diverse influences such as heavy metal and Armenian folk music, released “Steal This Album” on Tuesday in response to Internet users downloading the band’s songs before they’re ready. But how do they protect their music in the future? Singer Serj Tankian said it’s a difficult task. “We are just a little more critical as to who we get involved with,” Tankian told the Associated Press. “There’s so many ways of taking music. I heard certain sessions of another band were downloaded while it was being transferred on ISDN lines.… Read more »

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System Of A Down To Release Limited-Edition 'Steal This Album'


System Of A Down’s Steal This Album will be offered with the most bare bones of packaging. The November 26 release will have “Steal This Album” scrawled across the face of the CD and that’s it. However, there will be a limited-edition run of CDs that will come with some artwork. Guitarist Daron Malakian, vocalist Serj Tankian, bassist Shavo Odadjian, and drummer John Dolmayan each created separate artwork. Each member will have 50,000 copies pressed of their version of Steal This Album. All four will be housed in a clear jewel case with no booklet. Tankian’s artwork is a “series… Read more »

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