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First listen: Serj Tankian

System of a Down leader Serj Tankian has confirmed that “at this present time, [System of a Down is] not working on new music.”

Tankian has explained to KROQ that ”We’ve mentioned it, but we haven’t made plans to do so. Everyone’s doing their own thing… I don’t think there is a reason for it; I don’t think anything is forever…We are enjoying each other’s company touring and one day we’ll make another record. I just don’t know when or how.”

However to satisfy the market’s insatiable demand for new music from outspoken operatic Lebanese-born Armenian-American political activists, Tankian will be releasing four records of his own this year. The first of these is his new rock record, Harakiri.

“Rock is easy,” Tankian told KROQ. “It comes to me naturally and pretty quickly. This [Harakiri] is probably the fastest record that I’ve ever written in my life. The others, some of them, especially the orchestral and classical stuff, take a lot more kind of breadth and a lot more work.”

Listen to Figure It Out, the first single from Harakiri:

Harakiri tracklist

Cornucopia
Figure It Out
Ching Chime
Butterfly
Harakiri
Occupied Tears
Deafening Silence
Forget Me Knot
Reality TV
Uneducated Democracy
Weave On

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berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 2nd May, 2012

Serj also provides a strong front runner for worst album cover of the year.

Oflick

Oflick said on the 2nd May, 2012

Sounds better than Imperfect Harmonies.

Kelz5359

Kelz5359 said on the 3rd May, 2012

I'm not afraid to admit that I love SOAD, but Serj's voice just does not have the same effect outside of that band.... wow.

Also, FOUR albums in one year? What is that all about?

grattan

grattan said on the 7th May, 2012

Those other three albums?

A classical symphony called Orca
An electronic project inspired by British gangster films called Fucktronic (with Jimmy Urine from Mindless Self Indulgence)
A jazz record called Jazziz Christ


Can't wait to not listen to these.

01seb

01seb said on the 8th May, 2012

And a possible SOAD film?

I shot everything I did last year in terms of these HD cameras mounted to my head from 'POV of artists' kind of stuff. So we're also kind of trying to figure out if we want to do a TV thing with that or a film."

MikeyMatroshka

MikeyMatroshka said on the 9th May, 2012

if soad make a new album in the future mostly full of daron lyrics/vocals, i think i'll just give it a miss. leave that shit for scars, dude.

Oflick

Oflick said on the 9th May, 2012

Those other three albums?

A classical symphony called Orca
An electronic project inspired by British gangster films called Fucktronic (with Jimmy Urine from Mindless Self Indulgence)
A jazz record called Jazziz Christ


Can't wait to not listen to these.

Next to Fucktronic and Jazziz Christ, Orca is a really dull name.

grattan

grattan said on the 29th Jun, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZRhMxUAo4o