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SYSTEM OF A DOWN To Spend Next Two Years On The Road

SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist Daron Malakian recently spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about the group's upcoming albums — "Mesmerize", due this spring, and "Hypnotize", due this fall — and their plans to spend the next couple of years on the road. Malakian told Rolling Stone that two of his favorite songs from the upcoming ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN To Release Two New Albums In 2005

MTV.com is reporting that SYSTEM OF A DOWN will release two new albums in 2005. "Hypnotize" and "Mesmerize" are scheduled to hit record stores six months apart, with "Hypnotize" dropping late in the first quarter of 2005 and "Mesmerize" due in late summer or early fall. Frontman Serj Tankian explained that the decision to release ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Guitarist Says Musicians Are Relflecting Others' Feelings For BUSH

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that many musicians have felt the need to involve themselves in this year's presidential election campaign, and they're overwhelmingly in support of Democratic candidate John Kerry. Some people have criticized the active role of entertainers in the campaign, but AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello — who cofounded the Axis Of Justice ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Guitarist Applauds VOTE FOR CHANGE Artists

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello isn't part of the Vote For Change tour, but he's supporting the effort. Morello has been a political activist since before his days with RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, and he cofounded the Axis Of Justice political organization with SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Serj Tankian. Morello ...

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New SYSTEM OF A DOWN Album To Be Engineered By JONNY POLONSKY

MTV.com reports: "Ten years after Rick Rubin signed Jonny Polonsky to his American Recordings label, the producer has enlisted the singer/songwriter to engineer the upcoming SYSTEM OF A DOWN album, which Rubin is producing. Polonsky, who performed with SYSTEM's Serj Tankian and others at a recent Axis of Justice benefit, is also releasing 'The Power ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN To Release New Album In December

MTV.com reports: SYSTEM OF A DOWN are still eyeing a December release for their fourth album. "We're in the thick of it still, doing a lot of overdubs," singer Serj Tankian said. "It's going great. I'm happy with all the songs, the diversity of it." Tankian is also working on mixing a song he and ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN: New Album Due In The Fall

SYSTEM OF A DOWN are tentatively scheduled to release their new album in the fall, according to a teaser posted on the group's official web site. The as-yet-untitled set will be the follow-up to 2001's "Toxicity", which bowed at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 3.3 million copies in the ...

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AXIS OF JUSTICE: Photos From Hollywood Concert Posted Online

TOOL/A PERFECT CIRCLE frontman Maynard James Keenan, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS bassist Flea, SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian, and AUDIOSLAVE's Tom Morello and Brad Wilk were among the artists that performed at The Axis of Justice concert on July 17 at the Avalon in Los Angeles. The nonprofit organization, founded by Tankian and ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Prepare To Begin Recording New CD

SYSTEM OF A DOWN are preparing to enter the studio to begin recording their next album, tentatively due later this year through American/Columbia Records. The as-yet-untitled set will be the follow-up to 2001's "Toxicity", which bowed at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 3.3 million copies in the United States, according to ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Announce Benefit Show

SYSTEM OF A DOWN will headline "Souls, 2004", a very special benefit concert to be held in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 24 at the Greek Theatre. Proceeds from "Souls, 2004" will benefit organizations that work to eradicate the atrocities of all genocides across the globe, including the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA), an ...

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BRUJERIA Confirm Two More Shows

BRUJERIA, the extreme metal project led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares (a.k.a. El Asesino), have announced two more shows later this month. The group, whose current lineup is completed by vocalist El Brujo, NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury (a.k.a. Hongo), and drummer Nick Barker (a.k.a. Hong Jr., DIMMU BORGIR, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH), will ...

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BRUJERIA: Support Acts For California Gig Announced

The support acts have been announced for BRUJERIA's first-ever show ever on the West Coast on October 26 at The Ventura Theater in Ventura, California. Opening for BRUJERIA at the gig will be BAD ACID TRIP (who have a CD coming out through SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian's Serjical Strike label in 2004), ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Singer To Remix CHARLIE PARKER Track

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian is among the artists who are giving a new twist to the music of legendary jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker for "Bird Up: The Charlie Parker Remix Project", due October 21st on Savoy Records. Producer Matthew Backer masterminded the 12-track album, which will include additional remixes by Dan the ...

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AXIS OF JUSTICE Looking For A Few Good Men And Women

Axis of Justice, the non-profit political organization formed by Tom Morello of AUDIOSLAVE and Serj Tankian of SYSTEM OF A DOWN, is looking for a few volunteers to help them take Axis Of Justice to the next level. Volunteers would help run the Axis office (includes research, dealing with different non profit organizations and with ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Keeps Quiet When It Comes To Politics

Unlike many of his musician counterparts who have chosen to publicly speak out against the Bush administration's foreign policy, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich — who usually has no problem yapping away on a variety of subjects — draws the line when it comes to offering his political views. When asked by New York radio station ...

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