Tag Archives: System of a Down

Metal Power Rankings: …And cassette tapes for all

Posted by on April 24, 2015

This is a bit of a hard reset after last week’s all-Metalfest edition of the Metal Power Rankings (spoiler alert: you missed out if you weren’t there). And what a hard reset it is when this week’s top band released a cassette. What is this, the ’80s? We live in a crazy world where a […]

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System of a Down streaming their show in Armenia today

Posted by on April 23, 2015

System of a Down will be streaming their first-ever concert in Armenia this afternoon, hosted by Rolling Stone. The show, part of the band’s Wake Up the Souls tour, is significant because it marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, and all four band members are of  Armenian descent. Drummer John Dolmayan told Billboard earlier this month about the importance […]

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Shavo Odadjian directed Mortal Kombat X launch trailer premieres

Posted by on April 6, 2015

Last week, the official TV spot for the next installation of the Mortal Kombat series premiered – showcasing the directing skills of System of a Down bassist, Shavo Odadjian. Today, we finally got to take a look at the actual launch trailer for Mortal Kombat X which was also directed by Odadjian. The trailer features […]

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John Dolmayan says new System of a Down music may be written after tour

Posted by on April 3, 2015

Contrary to previous reports, new System of a Down music may take a bit longer than previously stated. Last month, we reported that System of a Down were working on new music when bassist Shavo Odadjian told Madcap Music Review exactly that – saying that he and the band had already written some songs and […]

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Metal Power Rankings: Slayer Pizza Party!

Posted by on March 30, 2015

Welcome to Metal Power Rankings: Our weekly rankings take a number of factors into account: newsworthiness, record sales, internet buzz, word of mouth and overall importance in the genre. Ultimately, it’s subjective, but if a band generates enough buzz, they’ll wind up on the list. This week, a few surprise album appearances are revealed, some […]

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Shavo Odadjian highlights directing skills for new Mortal Kombat game

Posted by on March 30, 2015

Mortal Kombat X continues to get more metal. First the petition to put Oderus Urungus in the game broke earlier in the year. Now, System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian released a commercial for the new installment of the series he directed himself! Check out his ad below as well as a sneak peak […]

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System of a Down have written new songs

Posted by on March 25, 2015

It’s been ten years since System of a Down have written a new album, which is almost approaching Tool territory. But according to an interview with bassist Shavo Odadjian, the band have some new songs written, and there’s a “very good chance” they’ll be hitting the studio before too long. Madcap Music Review caught up […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 10: Heaviest SNL Musical Guests

Posted by on February 15, 2015

Since launching in 1975, Saturday Night Live has become a mainstay for comedy. And while the live TV sketch show is renowned for its timely and sometimes politically incorrect satire, it’s also been revered for its musical performances from rising stars and music legends. Granted, SNL’s music guest often lean towards more mainstream acts, but […]

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System of a Down, Slayer, Deftones playing Amnesia Rockfest

Posted by on February 11, 2015

Aside from the Slipknot/Lamb of God tour and a few other ones, there are still a lot of questions as to what bands we’ll be seeing on the road this Summer. The Mayhem Fest still hasn’t said anything about who’s playing, and while we’ll get to see AC/DC, Rob Zombie, and others, there haven’t been […]

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Serj Tankian, Tom Morello go off the rails on Ozzy cover

Posted by on January 21, 2015

When you think of Randy Rhoads, Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist for his first two solo albums, System of a Down singer Serj Tankian isn’t necessarily the first name to come to mind. However, he got together with Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello to record a cover of “Crazy Train” for the forthcoming compilation Immortal Randy […]

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