System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian has denounced the recent U.S. airstrike that took out Iran’s top general Qassem Soleimani. Donald Trump personally ordered the attack and Nancy Pelosi has since released a statement saying that it was done “without the consultation of Congress.” Iran’s leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has also warned that a “harsh retaliation is waiting.” Tankian tweeted the following about the situation:
A month before his impeachment trial in the Senate and on an election year Trump makes a call to assassinate a leader of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. A move Clinton made, bombing Iraq before his Senate impeachment. We’re saying NO TO ANOTHER WAR! https://t.co/KvLqZADAw2
Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) has teamed up with HEX to create his own branded backpack. Only 300 bags are available and they can be purchased HERE.
Here’s a description of the backpack:
The HEX x Serj Tankian Backpack was developed in collaboration with the iconic artist, composer, and frontman of System Of A Down to meet the demands of Serj’s travel needs. The bag is finished in premium steel grey brushed nylon and features a lining printed with Serj’s artwork titled “Space Clock”. There is also a “Space Clock” pin, a hidden earbud pocket, as well as plush lined laptop pocket, separate tablet pocket, and various internal pockets specifically sized for hard drives and other tools of the trade. More of Serj’s artwork can be seen in the tonal stripes located on the bag’s front pocket and straps. Serj has even composed original music that can be accessed only by scanning the bag’s label with the Arloopa app. This provides a one-of-a-kind multimedia experience allowing you to hear the soundtrack of the bag. Wow!
“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.
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 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…”