System Of A Down’s First Two Albums Score New Multi-Platinum Certifications In The U.S.

System Of A Down’s first two albums have scored some new multi-platinum certifications from the RIAA. The band’s self-titled debut album has since gone 2x platinum, while “Toxicity” has since gone 6x platinum.

Watch System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian & John Dolmayan Perform “Aerials” With A Street Band In Mexico

System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian and drummer John Dolmayan recently joined a street band called Médium for a special performance of “Aerials.” You can see footage of that below. The performance took place while the bandmates/brothers-in-law were celebrating Dolmayan‘s 50th birthday in San José del Cabo, Mexico.

System Of A Down’s Shavo Odadjian Working On “Really Heavy” Solo Project

During a recent interview with Music Connection, System Of A Down’s Shavo Odadjian offered an update on his current plans. The bassist said the following:

“SYSTEM’s taking a little break, until next year, so I’ve been working on the NORTH KINGSLEY record. It’s almost done. That’s my side project. We’ve got six songs done. You can check it out on Spotify. It’s a new project, so it’s continuously growing and evolving. And as I evolve, I drop what we just did and we move to the next style. It’s fun. It’s freedom of music. It’s really cool. And I also have some music I’m doing as a side project — just me alone solo. It’s called THE SHAVO PROJECT and it’s really heavy. That’s all I can say right now.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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.

Watch Machine Gun Kelly Cover System Of A Down’s “Aerials” On “The Howard Stern Show”

During a recent appearance on “The Howard Stern Show,” Machine Gun Kelly performed a cover of System Of A Down’s “Aerials.“ You can find some footage of that below:

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) To Release New Live Album “Live At Leeds” In April

Serj Tankian & The F.C.C. will be releasing a new live album, titled “Live At Leeds,” on April 8. The System Of A Down frontman tweeted the following about that:

Watch Anthrax’s Scott Ian Cover System Of A Down’s “Bounce” With His Son

Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian has shared footage of himself performing a cover of System Of A Down’s “Bounce” with his 10-year-old son Revel Young Ian on drums. You can check that out below:

System Of A Down, Korn, & Russian Circles Announce Two More Shows Together

System Of A Down, Korn, and Russian Circles have booked two more shows together. Here’s their updated schedule:

01/31 Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
02/01 San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
02/04 Los Angeles, CA – Banc Of California Stadium (with Helmet)
02/05 Los Angeles, CA – Banc Of California Stadium (with Helmet)

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) To Release New Live Album “Live In Edmonton”

Serj Tankian & The F.C.C. will be releasing a new live album, titled “Live In Edmonton,” on November 29. The System Of A Down frontman had the following to say about that:

“Check it out! Excited to announce the first of 2 live performance albums drops this coming Monday! Serj Tankian & The F.C.C. “Live In Edmonton” will be released on all major streaming platforms on 11/29 via Spotify Apple Music Deezer TIDAL and more. This set features the previously unreleased “Sounds Of War” along with a cover of “Holiday In Cambodia”. Check out this link to pre-save on Spotify.”

System Of A Down’s John Dolmayan Complains About Los Angeles’ Vaccine Mandate: “Self-Imposed Tyranny And Mental Slavery Is Rampant”

System Of A Down’s John Dolmayan, who has continuously made headlines for his right-wing political ramblings, is at it again. The drummer recently took to Instagram to complain about the vaccine mandate in Los Angeles, CA:

“Why does history repeat itself in the most tragic ways? People forget to capitalize on the lessons of the past and ignore the signs of a disastrous future. Today I went to a restaurant in Los Angeles that had a security guard that demanded paperwork for entry and watched as dozens of patrons capitulated and showed their “papers”. Things really don’t change do they? As long as you have a strong propaganda machine in place and find a way to take away basic rights even temporarily most people will do anything they are asked to gain back a sense of normalcy. The funny thing is three miles East in Glendale life is far more free and normal. Self imposed tyranny and mental slavery is rampant and infesting far too many places world wide. Hopefully this madness will pass.”