System Of A Down have been a politically charged band over the years, but John Dolmayan and Serj Tankian have had drastically different views in recent times. Now, during an interview with Forbes, Tankian admitted that the political divide between the two has been “frustrating.”
Tankian said the following about Dolmayan:
“He’s Armenian. He’s my brother-in-law and my drummer. Is it frustrating being politically opposite to your own drummer and brother-in-law? fuck yeah. Of course it’s frustrating. But that’s having to do with American politics. When it comes to Armenian issues we’re on the same exact page. We know what injustice is happening, we work together. We’re doing different auction activities and working together on many fronts. The Armenian nation is united, whether you voted for Republican, Democrat or neither.
But, I was a Bernie supporter, I still am. I feel like he still would’ve been the best choice going forward. But I’m okay with Biden. I’m happy that they’ve made that statement. The elections are coming up and normally I’m very vocal, but this war and the daily death toll has really taken up my full spectrum of focus.”