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System Of A Down
System Of A Down

Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genre(s) Alternative Metal
Progressive Rock
Hard Rock
Years active 1994—2006
Label(s) Columbia Records
Sony Music
American Recordings
Associated acts Serj Tankian
Axis of Justice
Scars on Broadway
George Clinton and His Gangsters of Love
The Apex Theory
Website Website
Serj Tankian
Daron Malakian
John Dolmayan
Shavo Odadjian
Former members
Ontronik "Andy" Khachaturian

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System Of A Down Overview


System of a Down, also known by the acronym SOAD and often shortened to System, is an Armenian-American rock band from Southern California, formed in 1994. It consists of Serj Tankian (lead vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Daron Malakian (vocals, guitar), Shavo Odadjian (bass, background vocals) and John Dolmayan (drums). All four members are of Armenian descent, and are widely known for their outspoken views expressed in many of their songs confronting the Armenian Genocide of 1915 by the Ottoman Empire as well as the ongoing War on Terror.

Hypnotize (2005) Mezmerize (2005) Steal This Album! (2002) Toxicity (2001) System Of A Down (1998)

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System Of A Down Announce 2011 European Tour

November 29, 2010
System Of A Down are set to reform for a European Tour, due to take place next year. The tour includes a headline spot at next year’s Download Festival, as well as dates in Italy, Germany and France.  Read more 

System Of A Down Confirmed To Play Download Festival 2011

November 29, 2010
System Of A Down are set to headline next year’s Download festival, it’s been announced. The group will reform to top the bill at the event, which runs from June 10-13 at Donington Park.  Read more 

System Of A Down 'To Play Download Festival 2011'

November 25, 2010
System Of A Down have fuelled speculation they are set to headline next year's Download festival. The group, who have been on hiatus since 2006, only have one confirmed date next summer in Paris.  Read more 

System Of A Down Unlikely To Ever Reunite

July 4, 2008
System of a Down guitarist Daron Malakian has told Gigwise that it is unlikely his old band will reunite any time soon. Malakian, alongside System drummer John Dolmayan, are set to make their return to the music scene with new band Scars On Broadway, following the success of frontman Serj Tankian’s solo project.  Read more 

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