Korn To Replace Faith No More On System Of A Down’s Fall West Coast Dates

Korn have been added to the rest of System Of A Down’s West Coast shows with Russian Circles. The band will be replacing Faith No More, who recently cancelled all of their fall concerts due to Mike Patton’s battle with mental health struggles. Here’s the dates:

10/15 Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
10/16 Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
10/18 Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
10/22 Los Angeles, CA – Banc Of CA Stadium (with Helmet)
10/23 Los Angeles, CA – Banc Of CA Stadium (with Helmet)

System Of A Down, Faith No More, & Russian Circles Announce West Coast Dates

System Of A Down, Faith No More, and Russian Circles have announced a few more shows together. Here’s their updated schedule:

10/15 Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
10/16 Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
10/18 Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
10/22 Los Angeles, CA – Banc of California Stadium (feat. Korn and Helmet)
10/23 Los Angeles, CA – Banc of California Stadium (feat. Korn and Helmet)

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.