System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian Appears On Newly Released “Game Of Thrones” Season 8 Soundtrack

“Game Of Thrones” officially came to an end last night (May 19) and the season eight soundtrack is now available for purchase. Among the songs featured on the release is a studio version of “The Rains Of Castamere,” which includes vocals from System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian. You can stream that below. If you missed it, you can also find footage of the singer performing the track live during the 2017 “Game Of Thrones Live Concert Experience” in Los Angeles HERE.

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Serj Tankian Joins Tom Morello Onstage For Cover Of Audioslave’s “Like A Stone” At Sonic Temple

During his May 17 set at the Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival in Columbus, OH, Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, etc.) was joined onstage by System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian. You can see footage of them performing Audioslave’s “Like A Stone” in honor of the late Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, etc.) at the 4:28 mark in the below video:

System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian Teams Up With Members Of Dethklok On New Cover Of Blue Öyster Cult’s “Godzilla”

System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian and Dethklok‘s Brendon Small, Bryan Beller, and Gene Hoglan (also of Testament) have joined forces for a new cover of Blue Öyster Cult‘s “Godzilla.“ The track was recorded for the new movie “Godzilla: King Of Monsters,” which will hit theaters on May 31. The soundtrack will be released earlier on May 24. Tankian commented:

“Surprise!! So my friend composer Bear McCreary calls last year and says “I have a crazy idea-would you sing on the cover of Blue Öyster Cult’s Godzilla for the film “Godzilla-King of the Monsters?” Fuck yeah!!!!!! The track features a full orchestra, Japanese Taiko drums, a male chanting choir and the thrashing rock sounds of Dethklok (Brendon Small, Gene Hoglan, and Bryan Beller) from Metalocalypse…”

[via Rolling Stone]

New Documentary On Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) In The Works

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) has revealed that he is working on a new documentary focusing on activism and his career. He posted the following about that:

[via The PRP]

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) Is “Mixing Some Rock Songs for A Future Release”

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) has confirmed that he is currently “mixing some rock songs for a future release.” He didn’t specify what the tracks are for, but he previously said that he was planning on releasing a new EP of songs that he originally intended to use for System Of A Down’s failed album, so it may be related to that effort.

Serj Tankian To Repurpose Songs He Originally Wrote For System Of A Down

Considering System Of A Down still can’t agree on what direction to take their new album in, Serj Tankian will now be using the tracks he wrote for the effort for a new solo EP or film soundtrack. He said the following about that in a recent newsletter:

“I have five rock songs that I wanted I do with SOAD but it doesn’t look like that’s gonna work out, so I am finishing those up to release them as a solo EP or possibly as a soundtrack for my film cause they are interrelated.”

Aside from this, Tankian has a number of other projects he’s working on. They include a recently finished score for the film “Spitak,” which focuses on a man looking for his family after the Armenian earthquake in the 1980s, his Fuktronic project with Mindless Self Indulgence‘s Little Jimmy Urine, and more. This news comes after Daron Malakian previously said he held off on releasing Scars On Broadway’s new album “Dictator“ (out July 20) for years, because he wanted to use some of the material for a possible new System Of A Down album.