System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian Premieres New Song “Rumi Loves His Cars”

System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian has premiered a new song titled “Rumi Loves His Cars.” This track is from his new EP “Perplex Cities,“ which will be released on October 21.

System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian Premieres New Song “I Spoke Up”

System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian has premiered a new song titled “I Spoke Up.” This track is from his new EP “Perplex Cities,“ which will be released on October 21. In other news, Tankian has also announced that he will be debuting a new operatic suite, titled “Invocations,” at The Soraya at the California State University in Los Angeles, CA on April 29. The frontman commented:

“‘Invocations‘ is an operatic suite that can best be described as music that calls on spirits to co-inspire and wander. The music for ‘Invocations‘ was written over a long period of time, over many years, composing for film and being inspired by the orchestral ensemble and choir. I find these pieces from all of the compositions I’ve ever done, they invoke a spirituality in us. They invoke this connection in us, that music is meant to do.”

System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian To Open “Shapeshift: A Dynamic Dive Into Diversity” Art Exhibit This Weekend

System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian has announced that he will be opening his new art exhibit, “Shapeshift: A Dynamic Dive Into Diversity,” this weekend. Fans will be able to check that out at Stephanie’s Art Gallery in La Cañada Flintridge, CA on October 9 through November 1.

More details were shared in a press release:

“Serj’s journey into the world of fine art began with his Disarming Time Musical Paintings in 2013. He creates a uniquely audible and visual experience with each of his artworks. Each piece is accompanied by a musical score that has been composed by Serj that is as integral to his artistic expression as the paint on the canvas.

The embedded music is currently unlocked and accessed via Arloopa, a free mobile application for iOS and Android devices that allows those looking at his artwork to listen to each painting’s corresponding musical score. Tankian’s vision to utilize smartphone technology as the conduit to unlock the intertwined relationship of music and art was the first of its kind.”

Tankian himself added:

“My music always has been nonconformist and challenging – and revolting at times. I paint the same way. I don’t look at what people do, I don’t paint within the parameters. I do what my intuition tells me to do. When I’m painting, I am free as an artist. My hands go where they’re supposed to go, I don’t know what I’m doing. But I never knew what I was doing as a musician either, I just created and was confident in the fact that it is coming from a good place. I’m still in the phase where I’m surprised by the output. I am lost in this exploratory, beautiful, colorful world and I am grateful.”

System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian Is Working On “A Philosophical Memoir”

During a recent interview with Revolver, Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) revealed that he is working on a new book. He said the following about that:

“It is a form of a memoir. I was originally disinterested in writing a memoir. I was more interested in writing about the intersection of justice and spirituality, which has been in my head for many years. And when I had an agent approach me, it was kind of, like, they were interested in a memoir, I was interested in this story, and we agreed to make it a hybrid. So it’s, if you will, a philosophical memoir. So it’s gonna be a little different from your typical memoir in that sense.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) Shares Visualizer For New Song “Pop Imperialism”

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) has shared a visualizer for his new song “Pop Imperialism.” You can check that out below. The track, which was previously available as part of an augmented reality experience on the Arloopa app, is from the singer’s new EP “Perplex Cities,” which will be released on October 21.

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) To Release New EP “Perplex Cities” In October

System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian will be releasing a new EP, titled “Perplex Cities,” on October 21. Fans can pre-save the effort HERE.

“Perplex Cities” Track Listing:

01. “Pop Imperialism”
02. “The Race”
03. “I Spoke Up”
04. “Rumi Loves His Cars”
05. “Forgive Me Father”

Tankian commented:

“This whole collection of songs within ‘Perplex Cities‘ is a completely different sound than what I’ve done before. More electronic, subtle and deeper in terms of its layers of presentation musically. ‘Perplex Cities‘ gives off an aura that is unique and unlike my previous releases.”

The effort’s first single, “Pop Imperialism,” is available as part of an augmented reality experience on the Arloopa app. Tankian said the following about that:

“I’m always trying to create new and interesting ways to connect with people via my music. We made some amazing videos for the last EP ‘Elasticity‘, so I wanted to try something different for ‘Perplex Cities‘. I love the idea of appearing in the room with someone listening to my music. It’s intimate, fun, and different.”

Watch System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian Perform “Empty Walls” With The Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra

During an appearance at the Starmus Festival in Yerevan, Armenia, System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian joined the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra for a live performance of his song “Empty Walls.” You can see footage of that below:

[via The PRP]

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) Premieres “Amber” Music Video

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) has shared a new song titled “Amber.” This track features Sevak Armroyan and an official video for it can be found below:

Tankian commented:

“‘Amber‘ was written in 2017 after I visited Armenia along with my friends Atom & Arsinee Egoyan and Eric Nazarian as members of the coalition ‘Justice For Armenia’ to serve as election monitors for the Parliamentary elections. I was so distraught by the slick theft of the elections before ever reaching the ballot box that I wrote this song as a response.

The lyrics however seem to be more poignant today when Armenians are divided politically and socially following the devastating attack on Nagorno-Karabagh and Armenia by Azerbaijan and Turkey in 2020 and the continuous fallout over negotiations with those two dictatorial regimes. ‘Amber’s’ message is that of unity and harmony. Those are the only truly powerful weapons of the Armenian nation.”

He continued:

“Sevak’s voice has a unique strength harking back to our people’s native lands. I loved listening to his songs like ‘Yarkhushta’ so when we met I was excited to work on something with him.”

Armroyan also added:

“NaturalIy, I have listened to Serj Tankian‘s music since childhood and always with a sense of pride. After getting acquainted with him, I realized that in addition to being an iconic musician he’s also a very proud Armenian. I am happy about our collaboration and thankful to Serj that we’re singing ‘Amber‘ together. It’s a great honor for me.”

New Song With Vocals From System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian Featured In Latest Trailer For “Metal: Hellsinger” Video Game

A new trailer has been shared for the upcoming video game “Metal: Hellsinger.” The clip includes a new song, titled “No Tomorrow,” which features System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian. As previously reported, the rhythm shooter will also feature contributions from Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe, Trivium‘s Matt Heafy, Arch Enemy‘s Alissa White-Gluz, Dark Tranquillity‘s Mikael Stanne, Soilwork‘s Björn “Speed” Strid, Jinjer‘s Tatiana Shmailyuk, and Black Crown Initiate’s James Dorton. The game was developed by The Outsiders and it will be released in 2022 on various platforms.