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SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan has revealed via Twitter that he has “started working” on a covers album. He added: “[It] should be good practice for the eventual SYSTEM OF A DOWN album sometime in the future.”

At the conclusion of SYSTEM OF A DOWN‘s July 29 concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California, Dolmayan announced that the band would release a new studio album prior to the group’s next appearance in Los Angeles.

The following day, SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian, shot down reports that the band is making plans to make a new studio album, telling fans in a Reddit Ask Me Anything session: “We really appreciate [the fact that the fans want a new studio album from us], but we have to make a record when we think it’s time, not anyone else,” Serj said.

“No, that is not true [that we have made plans to begin work on a new album],” he added. “A quick scan of press online will show that we have not yet agreed on a timetable for another record due to its time commitments.”

Tankian also addressed the series of statements that were posted in May on SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian‘s Facebook page in which Shavo directly blamed Serj for the band’s continued lack of new music, saying that the vocalist was holding the group back.

Shavo‘s comments have been redacted by the author,” Serj said. “The truth is above in my first answer.”

He continued: “I am not opposed to making a SYSTEM record at all. It just has to be the right time for us all in the band.”

Tankian recently released two albums through his Serjical Strike Records. “Orca”, Tankian‘s first true symphony, arrived on June 25, while July 23 saw the release of a collaborative jazz-inspired disc called “Jazz-iz Christ”.

SYSTEM OF A DOWN toured Europe throughout the month of August.

Tankian launched a series of solo orchestral tour dates on September 19 in Kiev, Ukraine.

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian has commented on President Barack Obama‘s plan to punish Syria for an alleged chemical weapons attack.

The U.S. leader announced that he would seek approval from Congress for action against
Bashar Assad‘s government in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons that killed nearly 1,500 people in a Damascus suburb last week.

Writing on his Facebook page on August 29, Serj said: “I’m really concerned about the ‘evidence’ against the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons as an excuse for intervention.

“Remember the ‘slam dunk’ evidence against Iraq?

“Why would Assad use chemical weapons when he has the lead and in his own neighborhood? Doesn’t make any sense to me.

“Would it be a far notion to assume that Al Qaeda or Al Nusra Front would do this to get the West involved?

“This time let the people of the world see the evidence and let the UN General Assembly make the decision of involvement, not a few nations of the Security Council.

“Just some thoughts.”

Two days later, Serj followed up his original post with this message: “I really want to thank everyone who has commented on the previous post about the Syrian situation. I’ve read a lot of your comments and have found them illuminating.

“Ultimately, along with the use of chemical weapons and their horrific severity, the civil war in Syria has cost 100,000 lives with millions more displaced.

“If we really want to help, instead of conducting limited air strikes, which will not change the balance of power in Syria, we should propose an international, multilateral, UN peace-keeping force to end the civil war there and create an immediate cease fire that can lead to negotiations between the gov’t and the rebels. I think the Russians and Chinese will oblige and join the effort, especially given the alternative of air strikes.

“Once the civil war has ended, it will be easier to deduce the guilty parties on both sides who have broken international laws and conventions and bring them to justice, preferably through the ICC or World Court to help strengthen those institutions to deal with crimes against humanity instead of weakening them, as the U.S. has in the past.”

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Serj Tankian, current solo artist and formerly from System of a Down, has been known for his lyrics involving politics and warfare. Serj has now chimed in on the current situation with Syria – in which the United States is considering missile strikes against the country’s government for suspected use of chemical weapons against rebels seeking to overthrow the current regime

The post Serj Tankian Comments On Possibility Of American Airstrikes In Syria appeared first on Daily Heavy Metal News.

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Watch the latest video from Serj’s strange side-project here. Is this what System of a Down has been queuing behind?

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SOAD are back! Um, again!

So Reading 2013 was an absolute blinder, then. Here’s a video of System Of A Down being fucking brilliant on Friday night. Hey man, look at me rocking out

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German TV channel ZDF Kultur spoke with SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan earlier tonight (Saturday, August 17) prior to the band’s performance at the Rock ‘N’ Heim festival in Hockenheim, Germany. You can now watch the chat below.

At the conclusion of SYSTEM OF A DOWN‘s July 29 concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California, Dolmayan announced that the band would release a new studio album prior to the group’s next appearance in Los Angeles.

The following day, SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian, shot down reports that the band is making plans to make a new studio album, telling fans in a Reddit Ask Me Anything session: “We really appreciate [the fact that the fans want a new studio album from us], but we have to make a record when we think it’s time, not anyone else,” Serj said.

“No, that is not true [that we have made plans to begin work on a new album],” he added. “A quick scan of press online will show that we have not yet agreed on a timetable for another record due to its time commitments.”

Tankian also addressed the series of statements that were posted in May on SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian‘s Facebook page in which Shavo directly blamed Serj for the band’s continued lack of new music, saying that the vocalist was holding the group back.

Shavo‘s comments have been redacted by the author,” Serj said. “The truth is above in my first answer.”

He continued: “I am not opposed to making a SYSTEM record at all. It just has to be the right time for us all in the band.”

Tankian has just released two albums through his Serjical Strike Records. “Orca”, Tankian‘s first true symphony, arrived on June 25, while July 23 saw the release of a collaborative jazz-inspired disc called “Jazz-iz Christ”.

SYSTEM OF A DOWN will tour Europe throughout the month of August. After that, Tankian will launch a series of solo orchestral tour dates on September 19 in Kiev, Ukraine.



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We have a pair of VIP weekend camping tickets to give away for this year’s immense-looking Reading Festival – and a pair of standard weekend camping tickets for a runner up. Pretty badass, right?

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Reading and Leeds 2013 takes place Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th August and features the likes of Green Day, System Of A Down, Nine Inch Nails, Skindred, While She Sleeps, Bury Tomorrow and many more. For more info, head to the official Reading and Leeds websites.

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Fan-filmed video footage of SYSTEM OF A DOWN’s concert entire July 29 concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California can be seen below.

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There's been so much talk about a new System of a Down record that's becoming difficult to know exactly what's going on. Fortunately, we've got Serj here to set us straight! Serj has made it pretty known that he's in no rush to make a new System record, and only went further to say the …

The post Serj Tankian Once Again Downplays A New SYSTEM OF A DOWN Record appeared first on Metal Injection.

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Trent’s Back, BayBay!

So Reading and Leeds have basically put together their best lineup in ages, and we’ve got a pair of weekend tickets with camping (Thursday-Monday) for Leeds to give away!

Fancy seeing Nine Inch Nails, Deftones, Bring Me The Horizon, Skindred, While She Sleeps, Bury Tomorrow, Crossfaith and many, many more?

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Reading and Leeds 2013 takes place Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th August and features the likes of Green Day, System Of A Down, Nine Inch Nails, Skindred, While She Sleeps, Bury Tomorrow and many more. Get your tickets now from the official Reading and Leeds websites.

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