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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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SYSTEM OF DOWN's MALAKIAN: 'I Have Family In Iraq'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist Daron Malakian says that the potential war with Iraq is an "extremely personal issue" for him. "I have family [in Iraq]," Daron Malakian said in a statement. "I visited Iraq when I was a teenager, and I can tell you first-hand that the people who I met there are really ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Singer, AUDIOSLAVE Guitarist Launch Radio Show

SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Serj Tankian and AUDIOSLAVE's Tom Morello, who joined forces to form the socio-political organization Axis Of Justice, have launched their radio show, which they hope to broadcast nationally. Tankian, who co-hosts the show with Morello, spoke about it in a recent interview. "We are actually going to launch our first radio ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN: New Video Directed By MICHAEL MOORE

SYSTEM OF A DOWN have finished filming a video for the track "Boom!" with director Michael Moore ("Bowling for Columbine", "Roger & Me"). "Boom!" comes off the band's gold-certified collection of outtakes and other previously unreleased tracks, "Steal This Album!" "Michael Moore seemed like the only real choice for directing," SYSTEM OF A DOWN ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Singer Explains How SERART Side-Project Came About

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian, who is keeping himself busy with Serjical Strike Records during the band's downtime, recently revealed how side-project with Armenian multi-instrumentalist Arto Tuncboyaciyan called SERART came about. "I saw him perform at the Armenian Music Awards in Los Angeles a couple of years ago," Tankian said of the pairing. ...

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SERART Track Listing Unveiled

SERART, a freewheeling jazz/world music/spoken-word collaboration between SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian and Armenian multi-instrumentalist Arto Tuncboyaciyan, will issue their self-titled debut via Tankian's Serjical Strike Records on April 22. The complete track listing for "Serart" is as follows: 01. Intro 02. Cinema 03. Devil's Wedding 04. Walking X-periment 05. Black Melon 06. ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's TANKIAN Explains Passion For Taking A Stand

SYSTEM OF A DOWN vocalist Serj Tankian, a partner up with AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello in the political activist organization Axis Of Justice, recently explained his passion for taking a stand and fighting against injustice. "I've always had this thing with injustice," Tankian said. "Anytime, if I'm walking on a street and I see a ...

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