Previous
Help

System Of A Down

System Of A Down (1994-2006, 2010-present): a Nu-Metal band from Glendale, California, USA.

F

ormed by ex-patriot Armenian former members of the band Soil Serj Tankian (vocals; a Jello Biafra look-alike except with an afro hairdo), Daron Malakian (guitar), Shavo Odadjian (bass) and John Dolmayan (drums; who had replaced Andy Khachaturian in 1997), their 1998 Rick Rubin produced album System Of A Down showed them to be a politically motivated punkrock, heavy metal & hardcore act (a style often referred to as "Nu-Metal") in the style of Faith No More and Coal Chamber. The subsequent tour with Slayer left many Slayer fans to exclaim "Who?", but the effort nonetheless gave System of A Down needed exposure.

The band would continue with 2001's Toxicity surpassing expectations by a debuted at No. 1 on the American and Canadian charts. It was the band's big break! They quickly followed it up with Steal This Album! (2002), Mezmerize (2005) and Hypnotize (2005). Hypnotize was a double CD effort that, like Mezmerize gave the band another 1 on the charts and allowing every album they produced to go certified platinum.

See All... ⏬

System of a Down's song Lonely Day was nominated for Best Hard Rock Performance in the 49th Grammy Awards in 2007, but lost to Woman by Wolfmother. That same year the band called a hiatus so they could engage on other projects.

May 2006 saw the UK publication of a biography of the band entitled System of a Down: Right Here in Hollywood by author Ben Myers.

During the band's hiatus, Malakian formed Scars on Broadway and joined by Dolmayan. After that band's debut self-titled album the project became dormant and Dolmayan left.

In 2010, that hiatus ended when the band announced their reunification.

See Less... ⏫

Button: View Discography


System Of A Down Artist Picture

System Of A Down

 


Purchase via eBayPurchase via eBay


Artist Dashboard:


Nation USA
City Glendale, California
Promotional Address Unknown
Genre Nu-Metal
Reformations 2
Web Unknown
Active Years 1994-2006, 2010-
E-Mail Unknown
Last Modified 2020-07-05
RRCA File Code UC000261
Diskery ID 714


Artists Linked With This Article:

Coal Chamber Faith No More Slayer


Button: Go Backward 1 Biography
Button: Go Forward 1 Biography
Button: Random Artist
Button: Return to Search Page
Button: Help with this page


Notice: Diskery is available for large screens too!
Love Diskery on your mobile? You'll love us on your big screen device too!

20year Celebration Logo

20year Celebration Logo


System Of A Down Artist Picture

System Of A Down

 


Purchase via eBayPurchase via eBay
 Search/Home
 Discography
 Find Audio/Video

 Get Help
 Legal Notices
 Special Projects



Love Diskery on your mobile? You'll love us on your big screen device too!


Love Diskery on your big screen? Try us on your mobile device too.