Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) Premieres “Your Mom” Lyric Video

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) has premiered a lyric video for his song “Your Mom.” This track is from his latest EP “Elasticity.“ Director David Bradford commented:

“As I listened to the beginning of the song, with the more mellow acoustic guitar, I envisioned a brave bird flying over a countryside, unaware of the danger waiting in the ashen, war-torn lands ahead. This didn’t stop the bird from gliding into danger and took the form of ‘Your Mom’. As the fighters continue their campaign of destroying the Earth with their bombs and chaos, the mom summons the strength from her connection to Mother Earth and becomes the personification of justice against the fighters. She kicks their asses and returns to the form of a bird, perched on the carcasses of the destroyers and restores the Earth’s balance.”

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) Premieres “Electric Yerevan” Video

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) has premiered a new video for his new song “Electric Yerevan.” This track is from his new EP “Elasticity,“ which will be released tomorrow (March 19). Tankian commented:

“The song was inspired by the successful Electric Yerevan protests in Armenia in the summer of 2015 where people protested against proposed hikes in utility prices. My writing from that time is inscribed word for word in the song.”

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) Teases “Electric Yerevan” Video

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) has shared a teaser for his new song/video “Electric Yerevan.” The full clip will be released on March 18 at 9:00pm PDT. The track is from Tankian’s new EP “Elasticity,“ which will be released on March 19.

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) Has Another EP And Two Cinematic/Instrumental Albums In The Works

System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian recently revealed that he is planning to release his new EP “Elasticity” on March 19 and now it looks like he already has more new material in the works. Among his plans, are another new EP, two albums of cinematic/instrumental music, and more.

Tankian told Kerrang! the following:

“All I can tell you is that I have some material ready from last year because lockdown was a musician’s studio dream, in a way. You can get in and work because you don’t need to travel or anything else. I was able to create and finish a lot of music as well.”

“I was able to finish this EP, I’ve created another EP of a different genre of rock, more electronic and mellow and beautiful. That type of music. I’ve got two records of cinematic music, instrumental music of stuff that I’ve had that I created for the sake of it, and a 24-minute modern piano concerto that I’ll be releasing this year.”

He also added

“I know I’m scheduled to do some film scores, and they’re accompanying genres and flavors that I enjoy, because each film is different, each director wants a different thing. I’ll end up with a record — a soundtrack — of music that I’ve never done before that I could completely create: that’s an artist’s wet dream, right? Whatever comes to me from the universe in terms of the type of music, I have no idea…”

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) To Release New EP “Elasticity” In March, Premieres Video For Title Track

System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian has announced that his new EP “Elasticity” will be released on March 19. The effort will feature five songs including the title track, “Your Mom,” “How Many Times?,” “Rumi,” and “Electric Yerevan.” An official video for “Elasticity” can be found below. Tankian commented:

“When I conceived possibly doing another record with the guys from System of a Down a few years back, I started working on a set of songs that I arranged in rock format for that purpose. As we weren’t able to see eye to eye on the vision going forward with an SOAD album, I decided to release these songs under my moniker.”

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) Teases “Elasticity” Video

System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian will be releasing an official video for the title track of his upcoming EP “Elasticity” on February 4 at 9:00pm PDT / 12:00am EDT. The clip was directed by Vlad Kaptur and a teaser for it can be found below. As previously reported, the new EP will feature songs that Tankian originally wrote for System Of A Down.

Watch New Trailer For Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) Documentary “Truth To Power”

A new trailer has been released for the upcoming Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) documentary “Truth To Power.” That film is set to be released on February 19.

Here’s a description of the documentary:

“Millions fill stadiums across the world for the sound of Serj Tankian, the Grammy-winning lead singer of System Of A Down. With exclusive interviews, adventures, and original footage personally filmed by Serj, TRUTH TO POWER allows audiences backstage access to an international rock star whose faith in music not only revolutionized heavy metal, but also world events. Throughout his life, the musician has pursued social justice, harnessing the power of his songs and celebrity for real political change. Serj’s voice is equally likely to take on American corporate greed as lambast the corrupt regime of his homeland. His decades-long campaign for formal U.S. recognition of the Armenian Genocide was finally approved by Congress last year. Governments hate him. People love him.

Set to the propulsions of an original soundtrack composed by Serj, his critically acclaimed solo work, as well as the iconic music of System Of A Down, TRUTH TO POWER is also an artist portrait with a revealing look at the musician as he writes music—from inception to recording—and pursues ambitions outside of the band. It includes memories from legendary producer Rick Rubin on System Of A Down’s early years and its unlikely breakthrough, the bandmates’ candid insights about the splinters and highpoints for the group, and stories from Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello on his bond with Serj as social justice advocates and their “Axis of Justice” nonprofit.

Film features new music from the upcoming Serj Tankian EP “Elasticity” coming soon on Alchemy Recordings.

A film by Garin Hovannisian
Executive Produced by Joe Berlinger

Available in Virtual Cinemas worldwide starting February 19th, 2021.”

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) And Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) Stream Cover Of Gang Of Four’s “Natural’s Not In It“

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) and Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) have released their cover of Gang Of Four’s “Natural’s Not In It.“ This track is from the new Andy Gill tribute album, “The Problem of Leisure: A Celebration Of Andy Gill And Gang Of Four,” which will be released on May 14.

Morello told Spin the following:

“Andy Gill was one of a handful of artists in history who changed the way guitars are played. His band Gang of Four were just incendiary and completely groundbreaking with Andy’s confrontational, unnerving and sublime playing at the forefront. His jagged plague-disco raptor-attack industrial-funk deconstructed guitar anti-hero sonics and fierce poetic radical intellect were hugely influential to me.”

Tankian added:

“It was a real pleasure to work on this track with Tom and honor the legacy of Andy and Gang of Four at the same time.”

Gill’s widow Catherine Mayer also commented:

“Andy loved what Tom and Serj did with this song, the fierceness of their attack and the jet-engine scream of feedback. This was a track Andy always enjoyed performing. He said their version brilliantly captured all the explosive, danceable energy ‘Natural’s Not In It’ can create in live performance.”

System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian Planning To Release New EP “Elasticity” In February

Serj Tankian previously revealed that he was planning to release a new EP featuring songs he originally wrote for System Of A Down and now he has revealed that he his planning to release the effort in February. The EP, which is titled “Elasticity,” was originally set to be released this fall, but the frontman delayed it to focus on raising awareness about the Nagorno-Karabakh war by releasing two new songs with System Of A Down.

Tankian told Rolling Stone the following:

“‘Elasticity’, the songs on that EP were written many years back. When I wrote them, the original concept, for me, was, ‘What rock songs can come out of me right now that I can possibly work with System on?’ So the intention was, actually, to sit down, and I’ve played them for the [other] guys [in System], and we even kind of messed around with some of ’em, and whatnot. And, obviously, we were unable to see eye-to-eye on continuing the future recordings of System, except for, obviously, these two songs for the cause that we’ve done, and that was before — obviously, a couple of years before. So these songs, I decided to finish them myself and release them. And they are really interesting and beautiful songs — going from really heavy type of System-esque type of music to really beautiful, ballady — including pianos and string arrangements and stuff like that. So, it’s quite diverse for just five songs. And thematically, it’s quite diverse as well — a song about terrorism; a song about protests in Armenia years ago; a song about my son Rumi, kind of also cut with the poet Rumi, in a way — it’s an homage to the poet Rumi and his namesake, basically, in a way. And a few other pieces. So it’s kind of all around the place, as everything I do is.”

He also added:

“[The EP] was supposed to come out in October, but when the war started, and when we decided to put out two songs with System, that took priority for me. And I just called the record company that we’re working with and just said, ‘We need to push this. Can we make this work?’ And they were very cool about it.”

[via Blabbermouth]

New Documentary On System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian “Truth To Power” To Be Release In February

According to Rolling Stone, a new documentary on System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian is set to be released on February 19 via Oscilloscope Laboratories. The film, which is titled “Truth To Power,” will “examine the role the singer played in the 2018 Armenian Revolution and his history of activism.” The documentary was directed by Garin Hovannisian and it will feature interviews and footage from Tankian himself, as well as interviews with his System Of A Down bandmates, producer Rick Rubin, Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, etc.), and more. It will also include a score by Tankian as well.