“Truth To Power” Film to Debut at Cannes Virtual Market, Stars System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian

Truth To Power, the documentary about the social justice movement started by System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian will make its world premiere at Cannes Virtual Market this week. The film is Executive Produced by Oscar® Nominee Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost Trilogy, Somekind of Monster, Metallica Through The Never) and Live Nation Productions, the film offers exclusive access to the man behind the music, award-winning director/writer/producer Garin Hovannisian (“I Am Not Alone”) captures both intimate and historic public moments, including Serj’s role in inspiring the massive peaceful protests of 2018’s Velvet Revolution in his native Armenia which successfully ousted an oligarchic regime. Watch the trailer below! The film features an original soundtrack composed by Serj. Continue reading

Serj Tankian of System of A Down Readies New EP of SOAD Leftovers

System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian spoke to Grammy.com about “Elasticity”, his upcoming solo EP of what he has previously described as “rock songs.” He said of the material he originally intended for the abandoned new SOAD album : “These were primarily songs that I wanted to do with SYSTEM. When we weren’t able to see eye to eye I just went ahead and finished them. They have more synth flavors than most SYSTEM songs do, more arpeggiated stuff like that, but they still have the heavy groove and also a lot of beautiful ballady stuff that is more like ‘Elect The Dead’ and some of my earlier solo stuff. It’s a really good EP.” It’s due later in 2020. Due later this year, “Elasticity”‘s title is a play on SOADs massive 2001 album “Toxicity”. Continue reading

Prog Group O.R.K. Shares New Single And Video ft. Serj Tankian of System of A Down

New Kscope signees O.R.K., made up of world-class progressive music masters have shared the first new music from their new album, Ramagehead, due on 22nd of February. As a testament to their greatness, the new single and video for ‘Black Blooms’ features vocals from System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian. Check it out! Continue reading

Shredder Steve Dadaian Released New Music Video, New Album Due In 2019

Guitar master Steve Dadaian is releasing his new full-length album in early 2019 dubbed Follow The Light. The album releases on February 1st and promises more shred guitar, symphonic style arrangements, and wild melodies. The album also features appearances from Bjorn Strid of Soilwork, intro theme by Serj Tankian of System of a Down! Pre-Orders are live now via Bandcamp, and other retailers next month. Watch the first video for the title track right now. Continue reading

Daron Malakian & Scars on Broadway – Dictator

 

I owe Daron Malakian an apology. I was going to make every effort to try and disaggregate Scars on Broadway from System Of A Down, but Malakian is such a huge, distinctive personality and performer with a powerful influence and a unique (and that’s not a word that is used lightly on these hallowed pages) way of presenting his musical ideas that it’s impossible to do so. Added to this, we now know from statements emanating from both Malakian and Serj Tankian that some of the tracks on the second Scars… album, Dictator (independent release) had been mooted for a potential SOAD reunion album, but with that possibility, seemingly increasingly distant, Malakian, who recorded all the instruments as well as the songwriting and performing the vocals, has taken the step of releasing the album after sitting on the tracks for six years. Continue reading

System Of A Down Confirms A New Album Is Not In The Works

As previously reported by Ghost Cult, System Of A Down/Scars on Broadway guitarist and singer Daron Malakian has confirmed to Kerrang! magazine that SOAD has been stalled in its attempts to record a follow-up to its Mezmerize and Hypnotize double albums, released in 2005. The band had been in the studio the last few years and recorded some demos for new songs, but apparently, Serj Tankian has been the lone holdout. Continue reading

System Of A Down Teases A Return

Modern metal legends System of a Down missed their self-imposed mandate to release new music in 2017. At the time, Serj Tankian gave an interview with reasons why the band hasn’t advanced work on their highly anticipated new album, which would be their sixth if it ever happens. Their last new music was the double albums Mezmerize & Hypnotize (both Columbia Records) in 2005. The band just posted a cryptic message to their Instagram hinting at a return of some kind. Check it out! Continue reading