System Of A Down Team Up With Puck Hcky For New Merch Collection

System Of A Down have teamed up with hockey-themed brand Puck Hcky for a new merch collection. You can see what they have to offer HERE. Matt Marini, CEO of Puck Hcky, commented:

“System Of A Down has been a unique band from the second they dropped their debut record, and everyone has realized this since that moment. With the way they structure the songs, the ultra-heavy riffs and the incredible layered vocals, you instantly can tell a System song. This has remained consistent with every release right up to the couple new songs they recently released. We here at Puck Hcky have been thrilled to be working with them… PLUS Daron [Malakian] is a HUGE hockey fan and played a big part in the creation of the designs! It has been a dream come true to work together, and there is more to come soon!”

System Of A Down’s John Dolmayan Announces “Torpedo Con 2021” Mega-Collectors Convention

System Of A Down drummer and Torpedo Comics owner John Dolmayan has announced that this year’s “Torpedo Con” will be held at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, CA on July 23-25. The mega-collectors convention will feature 100 vendors with comic books, graded video games, original art, and toys, as well as appearances by various artists including Donny Cates, Jim Lee, Frank Miller, and more. Dolmayan commented:

“We wanted to both help the industry stabilize after the COVID-19 shutdowns, and have a huge celebration for the things we love most: comic books and great storytelling. We crafted a space that will ring true for every collector, and brought in some amazing talent to give fans a chance to meet legends of our industry.”

System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian On The Possibility Of “Protect The Land” And “Genocidal Humanoidz” Leading To Further New Music: “It Does Give Me Hope That One Day We Might Be Able To Get It Together And Do Something Again”

During a recent interview with Consequence Of Sound, System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian discussed the band’s latest singles “Protect The Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz.” The frontman says that the tracks gave him “hope that one day [the band] might be able to get it together and do something again.”

Tankian said the following:

“Honestly, I’m extremely proud of us getting together for our people and the cause, at a time where Azerbaijan and Turkey not only attacked Armenians in Artsakh with military equipment, but they also attacked the Armenian nation with disinformation around the world, using caviar diplomacy over the years. Azerbaijan bought off a lot of politicians and they tried to create false parody in journalism and in the media — and it succeeded for a little while. So, I’m proud to say that our songs coming out, especially the video for ‘Protect The Land’, really kind of bit into that all in one day — just kind of boom, let the world know that these are people living on their own indigenous land, they’re being attacked, they’re trying to protect their families, and they’re dying because you got the second largest NATO ally Turkey basically attacking them along with Azerbaijan — both dictatorships attacking a democratic, progressive, first Christian nation society.”

He also added:

“So, I’m really proud of the work that we’ve done with System Of A Down, and it does give me hope that one day we might be able to get it together and do something again together. I think we were able to do it because we were able to put aside our philosophies and our creative differences even, and just go, ‘Who’s got a song that’ll work?,’ because at this point it’s just a weapon for truth and not about us. And it worked.”

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System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian On John Dolmayan: “I Love And Respect John Very Much, But I Don’t Love And Respect His American Political Views”

System Of A Down have been a politically charged band over the years, but John Dolmayan and Serj Tankian have continued to have drastically different views in recent times. Now, during a new interview with Consequence Of Sound, Tankian further discussed the political divide between them, saying that he does “love and respect John,” but he doesn’t “love and respect his American political views.”

Tankian said the following about Dolmayan:

“We’re very good friends, we’re family, and he’s my drummer in my band, so of course we’ve talked about many, many different things, including political views. When you don’t agree with someone after a while about a certain topic … look, it doesn’t mean that we don’t agree about other stuff.

We agree a lot about Armenian stuff, for example, a lot about family stuff, a lot of other things, a lot of personal stuff. But when it comes to American politics, we happen to be on the polar opposite ends of it, and we’re both very passionate and vehement about our views, which is fine.”

“I love and respect John very much, but I don’t love and respect his American political views. And that’s fine. And I can live with that and he can live with that because we respect and care for each other. And it’s really just that. Have we talked about it? Yeah. But do we talk about it often? No, because there comes a point where when you don’t see eye to eye on something, you just rather talk about something else.”

System Of A Down, Korn, Faith No More, Etc. Postpone Los Angeles Shows To October

System Of A Down, Korn, Faith No More, Helmet and Russian Circles have postponed their Los Angeles stadium shows once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The concerts are now scheduled take place at the Banc Of California Stadium on October 22-23. System Of A Down commented:

“Our shows at the Band Of California Stadium in May have now been rescheduled to October 22 and 23. Your ticket will be honored accordingly. If you cannot make the new date or prefer a refund, you should have received an email with your refund options. If you did not receive an email, please contact your point of purchase. For more information please visit: livenation.com/refund. Hopefully this will be the last time the dates are moved because we’re very excited to see you all ASAP.”

System Of A Down’s John Dolmayan Apparently Supports Fired “The Mandalorian” Actress Gina Carano

System Of A Down’s John Dolmayan, who has continuously made headlines for his right-wing political ramblings, is at it again. The drummer has taken to Instagram to defend actress and former MMA fighter Gina Carano, who was fired from “The Mandalorian” after she stupidly tried to compare conservatives in America to Jewish people during the Holocaust.

Carano initially said the following:

“Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors … even by children. Because history is edited, most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views.

Lucasfilm then responded by firing her:

“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”

Despite Carano’s ludicrous statement, Dolmayan apparently felt the need to defend her. He said the following:

“It takes a lot of guts to put your career on the line for your convictions. History will honor people like @ginajcarano and condemn the cowards who instituted woke justice against her.”

Carano’s anti-Semitic post came after a series of posts in which she shared anti-masker rhetoric, unfounded claims about voter fraud, and transphobic views. Dolmayan’s defense of her came after he railed against cancel culture, voiced support for Donald Trump, denied the existence of systemic racism, and claimed that Black Lives Matter and Antifa supporters are “Marxist enemies of the United States.”

[via MetalSucks]

System Of A Down Premiere “Genocidal Humanoidz” Music Video

System Of A Down have premiered a new video for their song “Genocidal Humanoidz.” The clip debuted earlier today (January 30) following a virtual fundraising event that the band organized to raise money for Artsakh and Armenian soldiers, who have been injured during the Nagorno-Karabakh war.

System Of A Down’s John Dolmayan Talks Cancel Culture, Makes More Controversial Comments About Black Lives Matter

System Of A Down’s John Dolmayan has continued to make headlines in recent times due to his right-wing political ramblings, which ranged from supporting Donald Trump to denying the existence of systemic racism and claiming that Black Lives Matter and Antifa supporters are “Marxist enemies of the United States.” Now, during an appearance on “Cancelled with Rob Rosen and Desma Simon,” the drummer discussed his views on cancel culture, while also sharing more controversial views on Black Lives Matter.

Dolmayan said the following about cancel culture [transcribed by The PRP]:

“I’ve been a victim of it. I assure you, there’s… Let’s just say that [my comic book series] ‘Ascencia‘ could easily be made into a TV show or movie and I had an agency working on that with me. And that agency how to take a step back.

So, I’ve already been a victim of this, and it’s no different and no better than what happened in the 50s with McCarthyism. I don’t believe in communism. I don’t believe in socialism—I believe in social programs. But I also wouldn’t condemn somebody, I wouldn’t put somebody in jail for their beliefs. It could be wrong, and still teach something to somebody, right?

Like the communist ideal doesn’t work. It’s been proven more times than I care to count that it cannot work, but you can still learn something from it. You know there are positives and we can take those positives incorporated into our capitalist system here. So that they can benefit everybody.

I think that the, again, the pendulum will swing hard the other way too. It’s not gonna be like this forever heads will prevail. But you have to understand, the way people are treated today, is going to be forgotten. Right, like all these people on social media. That’s forever.

And the mindset could get more conservative and then people could be looking at your social media, 15 years from now, when you’re applying for a job somewhere and cancel you back. It could happen. So you got to be careful. You know, you got to be careful what you wish for.

Now, the agency I’m working with, they’re really good people, and they have a bigger… they have a big company to think about. I probably shouldn’t be talking about this, but I always do this to myself. At the end of the day, we may end up working together, and if we don’t we don’t. But I understand where they’re coming from. They have to protect their interests, right?

But this is the problem, you got Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook—every mainstream news organization, all thinking and working in one direction. That’s very bad. Corporations should not be dictating ideology. That’s not what they’re for. but they’re probably a little too powerful at this point. You can’t even get a web server.

Look what they did to Parler. I got on Parler, there’s no network. They don’t have a network, because they have a different ideology. To me, that’s fascist. Isn’t that the definition of fascism? To eradicate any thought outside of your own.

It’s like these young people, they’re going through this indoctrination. They don’t even know history. Like history is being eradicated.”

He also commented on people calling him racist for his controversial views on systemic racism and Black Lives Matter:

“Well I ignore anybody that calls me a racist, which is what I should do. There should be there should be no apology, there should be no trying to prove anything to them. You prove I’m a racist. I don’t have to prove anything to you. That’s my philosophy on that.

As far as Black Lives Matter is concerned, I don’t like the Black Lives Matter organization. Many of their founders are flat out communists. And I don’t think the Black Lives Matter movement—or organization, not the movement—because I think a lot of people think differently than what the actual movement is about. I don’t think they give two shits about black lives.

I think they’re a democratic fundraising tool of a communist agenda. And if they really cared about black lives they would care about black on black violence in our inner cities. …No person should be killed by police officers, unless there’s reasonable threat to either a police officer or someone else’s life. You have to have all that stuff in courts. That’s why we have courts.

So I am 100% a supporter of keeping our police in check, and also making sure that they are protecting the citizens that they are sworn to protect, and they are following due process of law. No matter what your crime, it has to go through the process. Otherwise the system doesn’t work. I’m all for that.

But I am not for an organization that does almost nothing to help black people in inner cities, and especially people that are victims of black on black violence, they never talk about, and they never do anything about it. And you have a lot of support that went to the Black Lives Matter movement. And then I and then I saw a list of where the money went, like the contributions. And it all went to democrat election campaigns.

Is it democratic organization? Or is it a movement to end racism or bring a better life to black people in inner cities or black people in general? It should really be—because when you initially think about it—it almost should have been called Black Lives Matter Too. Because if you’re saying that we’re we’re at we’re rallying against the fact that black lives don’t matter to people. Right? If that’s what you’re saying. Then you have to include every human being into that, but you also have to point out that maybe black lives don’t matter as much to you as they should. Right. So that’s something that you can get behind a little bit more, but to say Black Lives Matter, that’s like segregation to me.

You’re segregating black people instead of saying, we’re all in this together. You’re saying no, black people are here, and you’re here and you’re a racist. That’s gonna turn off a lot of people.”

He also added the following when asked if he regrets speaking his mind:

“No. And the reason why is I’ve gotten messages from a lot of people that said they were contemplating suicide because they felt alone in the world. But because I was vocal, and I had the, what do you call it, stupidity or bravery, to voice my opinions whether people agree with them or not, that they felt like they weren’t alone anymore. And that helped them.

So, I may never get my comic book made into a TV show or movie. I may have millions of fans disown me, but those people are alive. So, you just have to make personal choices in life and you have to decide whether whether it’s more important for you to have more money and things, or if it’s important for you to live by a certain code.

And at the end of the day I like to think that I’m a good person and that I would help anybody equally, and that’s the truth. And if you look at the history of my life, that’s exactly what I’ve done.”

Dolmayan then continued when asked if he has a “don’t give a fuck attitude” about what he shares online:

“It’s not that I don’t give a fuck. And let me clarify something, if the if the Antifa movement and the Black Lives Matter movement were non-violent. And they weren’t setting up autonomous zones, and all that stuff. Not only would they have my support. They would have my absolute financial support, blessing… I think that there are positives in those movements that you can support. My issue with them, just like my issue with what happened in Washington, D.C. a couple of weeks back, is If you’re going to if you’re going to resort to violence, people are going to get killed. You’re gonna hurt or maim cops and you’re going to destroy small businesses, how can I support you?

I will fight to the death for a communist’s right to say what they want to say here in the United States. And I couldn’t be more opposed to the ideology. But I would say this, anybody that is thinking about being vocal, be weary. We are in a society that is hypersensitive right now. And cancel culture is a real thing. And it can really hurt you. Part of the reason why I have been vocal about it, we’ve already discussed, you know, is because somebody has to be, you know, and the first person through the gates is always gonna take the most hits.

But there are other people, other other outspoken people as well. Elon Musk is very outspoken. He’s much smarter than I am so he says he says it more eloquently, but he says a lot of the same things. And, you know, that guy’s gonna be a trillionaire… For anybody out there. You got to make your personal decisions. Do it, do it in an intelligent manner, work from a point of love and understanding and compassion, and the chips are gonna fall where they may.”

System Of A Down To Debut “Genocidal Humanoidz” Video During Livestreamed Fundraising Event

System Of A Down have announced a virtual fundraising event for Artsakh and Armenian soldiers, who have been injured during the Nagorno-Karabakh war. The event will stream live on January 30 at 9:00am PDT / 12:00 pm EDT via YouTube and it will also feature the premiere of the band’s new music video for “Genocidal Humanoidz.”

The group commented:

“The freedom fighting soldiers of Artsakh and Armenia have suffered war crimes at the hands of Azerbaijan, later abetted by Turkey. Even after the ceasefire signed on November 10, 2020, those heroes wounded in the recent conflict remain in dire need of prosthetics, advanced treatment, and medical care. We are hosting a fundraising livestream event in order to raise money to rehabilitate and outfit the nearly 1,000 soldiers who have lost arms and legs with life-changing prosthetic limbs. The funding will also benefit the introduction of groundbreaking laser therapy for the treatment of white phosphorous chemical burns and the reduction of scarring and agonizing pain. All proceeds from the livestream will be donated to this cause.

We welcome you, along with our list of special guests, to join us this Saturday, January 30, at 9AM Pacific / 12PM Eastern to support our efforts – exclusively on our YouTube channel. The official video premiere for “Genocidal Humanoidz” will immediately follow the live event. Subscribe to our channel now at to stay updated. We look forward to seeing you this weekend.”

This news comes after System Of A Down previously raised over $600,000 for the Armenia Fund with their latest singles “Genocidal Humanoidz” and “Protect The Land.”