System of a Down

System of a Down

Armenian-American metal band
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System of a Down

System of a Down (also known abbreviated as SoaD or just simply as System) is an Armenian-American heavy metal band formed in Glendale, California, in 1994. It currently consists of members Serj Tankian (lead vocals, keyboards), Daron Malakian (guitar, vocals), Shavo Odadjian (bass, backing vocals), and John Dolmayan (drums), who replaced original drummer Andy Khachaturian in 1997.

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Origin
Glendale, California, United States_|_Glendale, California, U.S.
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Genre
Alternative metal · hard rock · progressive metal · nu metal · Heavy metal
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Years active
  • 1994–2006, 2010–present
  • 1994–2006
  • 2010–present
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Label
Sony Music · American · Columbia
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Associated acts
  • Achozen
  • Axis of Justice
  • George Clinton and His Gangsters of Love
  • Scars on Broadway
  • Serj Tankian and The F.C.C.
  • The Apex Theory
  • The F.C.C.
  • Apex Theory
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  • System of a Down went on hiatus in 2006, but have been back together since November 2010 when it was announced that they would tour in the summer of 2011.
  • To date, SOAD has released five albums. Those albums are called "System of a Down" (1998), "Toxicity" (2001), "Steal This Album!" (2002), "Mezmerize" and "Hypnotize" (both 2005).
  • Grammy Award winning band, bowed at no. 1 on Billboard's Top 200 chart for their hugely innovative, platinum selling record "Toxicity" in 2001; System of a Down released not 1 but 2 records in 2005, "Mesmerize" and "Hypnotize", and, remarkably, both records became number 1
  • 2 members of System of a Down were born in Lebanon and all are of Armenian heritage
  • Bowed at no. 1 on Billboard's Top 200 chart for their hugely innovative, platinum selling record "Toxicity"

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