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.

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]

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…”

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.”