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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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SCALPLOCK Battle Censorship, Announce Release Date

U.K. grind merchants SCALPLOCK will finally release their third album, "Spread The Germs Over The Human Worms", on Feb. 3. 2003. The new release date comes after no less then eight pressing plants refused to handle the album due to the political content of the lyrics and artwork. Since then, the band's label, Cacophonous Records, ...

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BILLY MILANO: 'Fuck Iraq, Let's Take The Oil!!'

Unlike SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Serj Tankian, former S.O.D. and current M.O.D. frontman Billy Milano appears to be in favor of the U.S. going to war with Iraq. The following is Milano's "open letter" to Tankian, written in response to the S.O.A.D. singer's growing criticism of President Bush's policies in the Middle East: "Hey Serj, ...

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BILLY MILANO: 'SERJ TANKIAN Is An Anti-American Piece Of Shit'

Former S.O.D. and current M.O.D. frontman Billy Milano has slammed SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian and AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello for their recent condemnation of President George Bush over his foreign policy and the possibility of the U.S. waging war on Iraq. "You know, I love it! People know more about politics then ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Frontman Strikes Out At BUSH

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian has joined an increasingly vocal US rock community in condemning President George Bush, insisting his rise to power was a bloodless coup. Speaking exclusively to NME.com during a SYSTEM OF A DOWN in-store at an Glendale, California record shop last week, Tankian said Bush's controversial victory in the ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN: No New Music Until 2004!

SYSTEM OF A DOWN will not release the follow-up to 2001's "Toxicity" until 2004 at the earliest, according to frontman Serj Tankian. "Daron's [Malakian, guitarist] been writing new music," he said. "We all work on stuff. But we've all been too busy with Ozzfest, 'Toxicity' and putting this record ['Steal This Album!'] out to really ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN To Release Collection Of Outtakes

SYSTEM OF A DOWN have set Steal This Album as the title to their upcoming CD of Toxicity outtakes and other previously unreleased tracks that span the band's career, due later this year. "We had a bunch of songs in the vault left over from Toxicity as well as before and we've always wanted to ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Frontman Launches SERJICAL STRIKE RECORDS

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian is introducing his record label, Serjical Strike, via a showcase concert on October 8th at the Troubadour in Hollywood, California featuring performances by the singer's first three signings: BAD ACID TRIP, SLOW MOTION REIGN and KITTENS FOR CHRISTIAN. Plans are underway to release an album by each group ...

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Toxicity - SYSTEM OF A DOWN

The hardest thing for a band to do is follow up a successful debut album. Your whole career builds to that first release, you sometimes spend years honing those songs, and then after the initial success (if you're lucky, of course), you're expected to repeat the whole thing, usually in a fraction of the ...

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Iommi - TONY IOMMI

When your name is Tony Iommi, virtually every metal musician will practically bend over backwards to collaborate with you in any way that they can, so it only follows that the list of guest stars appearing on this CD is a rather impressive one. Featuring ten songs and contributions from the likes of PANTERA's Phillip ...

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Archive News Nov 29, 2001

Despite having just joined the ranks of Canada's ANNIHILATOR, former NEVERMORE axeman Curran Murphy has no intention of leaving his longtime outfit AGGRESSION CORE, which is currently in the process of recording its sophomore CD, according to a statement sent by the guitarist to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The upcoming CD, entitled Victim Or Enemy ...

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Archive News Sep 14, 2001 - update 2

FEAR FACTORY's Raymond Herrera speaks out: “What has happened here in the U.S. is a real tragedy to say the least, I have been lucky enough not to have any friends that I know of yet, that were in the flights that were taken over or in the World Trade Center buildings at the ...

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Archive News Sep 05, 2001

SLIPKNOT's Iowa has sold a total of 254,000 copies in its first week of release in the US, entering next week's Billboard Top 200 Pop Album chart at #3, behind AALIYAH's self-titled effort and MARY J. BLIGE's No More Drama CD. Although this is clearly a hugely impressive chart showing, it is a disappointment ...

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Archive News Sep 04, 2001

A riot was started following a presumed cancellation of a SYSTEM OF A DOWN scheduled free show in Los Angeles, California on Monday, September 3rd, with fans reportedly rushing barricades, looting and destroying all of the band's equipment and attacking security guards. Set up as a “thank you” to their hometown fans, the gig— ...

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Archive News Apr 05, 2001 - update 1

Sweden's IN FLAMES has cancelled their previously announced US tour with CLUTCH. No reason was given for the cancellation.


North Carolina's BROWN, the new group founded by former C.O.C. drummer Reed Mullin (who plays guitar and sings lead in the new band) and producer John Custer (i.e. C.O.C., DAG, CRY OF LOVE), are taking ...

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Archive News Apr 03, 2001

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted made his first 'official' public appearance since leaving the group on Sunday, April 1st when he took the stage at Ashkenaz in Berkeley, California with the MOSS BROTHERS, 12-year-old Reuben and 15-year-old Evan, to perform a number of songs from the MOSS BROTHERS debut CD and the upcoming follow-up effort, ...

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