Tag Archives: System of a Down

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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Metal Insider Top 5: double albums released separately

Posted by on January 19, 2015

Next Tuesday (27), Periphery are going to release their most ambitious album yet, but that’s because they’re releasing two albums. Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega is an ambitious project, a concept album split into two separately available albums. And while Periphery are the first band to do something like that this year, they’re not the first band to ever […]

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Wayne Static memorial show to feature Snot, special guests

Posted by on January 19, 2015

It threw a lot of people for a loop last year when Wayne Static was found dead at the age of 48. It was determined that drugs were not the cause of his death, although his official cause of death has yet to released. However, tomorrow night (20), many of his contemporaries will assemble for […]

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Serj Tankian says there has been talk about new System of a Down music

Posted by on January 8, 2015

While System of a Down got everyone pretty excited last year by playing KROQ’s ‘Almost Acoustic Christmas’ show, then announcing a world tour to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. And while the band reconvening for shows is cause for excitement, they did that a few years ago, and it’s been ten years […]

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System of a Down electrify Los Angeles at KROQ show

Posted by on December 14, 2014

System of a Down chose to take their time to play their first live show of 2014. Yesterday’s performance at the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas was a one-hour set spanning their career. The last time the band played was back in August of 2013 in Italy, so the performance at the Forum in Inglewood, CA […]

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System of a Down announce arena tour

Posted by on November 24, 2014

System of a Down drummer John Dolmayan might not have been making much sense on Twitter, but it looks like he was actually counting down towards something. April 24, 2015 will mark the 100 year anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. GIven that the band’s heritage is Armenian and they’ve spoken about it at length in […]

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Metal Power Rankings: Machine Head wears the crown again

Posted by on November 21, 2014

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. Machine Head, with their top 20 debut for Bloodstone & Diamonds, sit atop […]

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It’s official, System of a Down drummer John Dolmayan is trolling us all

Posted by on November 21, 2014

This week started off with some vague announcements on the System of a Down and Lamb of God front. While Lamb of God’s led to a new website, and System of a Down announced a few new shows, drummer John Dolmayan has been releasing some provocative teasers via his Twitter account. “Yes, it’s true,” the […]

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Today in things happening – Lamb of God, System of a Down offer non-updates

Posted by on November 18, 2014

Do you follow bands on social media? Of course you do – we do too. And two of the bigger heavy bands of the last 15 years are doing things. Or at least teasing that they might be doing things. Lamb of God and System of a Down offered a few updates via social media […]

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