System of a Down

System of a Down



System of a Down, sometimes shortened to System and abbreviated as SOAD, is an Armenian-American heavy metal band from Glendale, California, formed in 1994. The band currently consists of Serj Tankian (lead vocals, keyboards), Daron Malakian (vocals, guitar), Shavo Odadjian (bass, backing vocals) and John Dolmayan (drums).[1]

The band achieved commercial success with the release of five studio albums, three of which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. System of a Down has been nominated for four Grammy Awards, and their song "B.Y.O.B." won the Best Hard Rock Performance of 2006. The group went on hiatus in August 2006 and came together again in November 2010, embarking on a tour for the following three years. System of a Down has sold over 40 million records worldwide, and two of their singles, "Aerials" and "Hypnotize", reached number one on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart.



Toxicity is the second studio album by the Armenian-American heavy metal band System of a Down, released on September 4, 2001 by Columbia Records.
Chop Suey!
"Chop Suey!" is the first single from Armenian-American alternative metal band System of a Down's second album Toxicity.
Mezmerize is the fourth studio album by the band System of a Down.
Steal This Album!
Steal This Album! is the third studio album by Armenian American rock band System of a Down, released on November 26, 2002, on American Recordings. The album was produced by Rick Rubin and Daron Malakian, and reached #15 in the Billboard Top 200.

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Monster Energy Aftershock Festival Announces 2018 Lineup Featuring System of a Down, Alice in Chains and Deftones
  –  April 10, 2018
Headliners System of a Down and Alice in Chains play on Sunday ... The performances continue with Black Veil Brides, Everlast, Dance Gavin Dance and The Fever 333. The rock music festival will wrap up with Dorothy, Plague Vendor, Amigo the Devil, All ...
System Of A Down Among Headliners For Sacramento’s Aftershock Festival
  –  April 9, 2018
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Northern California fans of nu metal and heavy music in general are in for a treat come October. System of a Down has announced they will be one of the headliners at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento this year, CBS13 reported ...
SYSTEM OF A DOWN Announces First U.S. Shows In Three Years
  –  April 9, 2018
Tankian has toured with SYSTEM OF A DOWN over the past few years but the band has not released new music in more than a decade. Dolmayan recently said that it was "very disheartening" that the band hasn't made a new album in nearly 12 years.
System of a Down Announce Huge Comeback Plans Featuring Alice In Chains
  –  April 9, 2018
System of a Down have announced five new North American tour dates ... I’ve got shit to do. I’m working on music. [Laughs]”
Aftershock Festival reveals 2018 lineup: System of a Down and Deftones to headline
  –  April 9, 2018
Aftershock Music Festival has revealed its 2018 lineup. The seventh annual hard rock festival goes down October 13th-14th at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California. Among the highlights is System of a Down in what is the band’s first confirmed US ...
This Is What SYSTEM OF A DOWN Is Teasing Today
  –  April 6, 2018
Will this be System of A Down's only show? And will System of a Down have any new music to play? We have. We've discussed it and we've played each other songs, but we still haven't come eye to eye on how things should be done for us to be able to move ...


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