System of a Down

Serj Tankian Explores the Connection Between Music and Activism in New Doc

System of a Down's Serj Tankian has been known for bringing together the power of music and activism. And he will be able to really…
Emily Tan / June 25, 2020

System of a Down’s Serj Tankian on ‘Polarized’ Political Differences With Bandmate John Dolmayan

Over the past month, System of a Down bandmates Serj Tankian and John Dolmayan appeared to be at a total disagreement as to...well just about…
Daniel Kohn / June 23, 2020

Serj Tankian Responds to Guests Rocking Out to System of a Down at a Nigerian Wedding

The world may be in shambles right now, but as Tom Morello expressed after watching footage from a recent Nigerian wedding, "There's hope!!"
Katrina Nattress / June 20, 2020

Serj Tankian Rips System of a Down Fans Who Love Trump: ‘You’re a Hypocrite’

It's been an interesting few weeks for System of a Down fans. Drummer John Dolmayan and singer Serj Tankian have taken complete opposite stances on…
Daniel Kohn / June 16, 2020

John Dolmayan of System of a Down Calls Democrats ‘True Fascists,’ ‘True Bigots’

System of a Down's drummer John Dolmayan is back on Instagram with another politically charged post, as he wished the president a "happy birthday" on…
Brenton Blanchet / June 15, 2020

John Dolmayan of System of a Down Calls Defunding Police ‘Stupidity’

Following a 13 minute Instagram video last week where he explained how his socio-political views differed from those of his bandmate Serj Tankian, System of a Down…
Brenton Blanchet / June 8, 2020

John Dolmayan Says ‘It Shouldn’t Be a Shock’ He and Serj Tankian Have Different Political Views

Anyone who listens to System of a Down's music knows the lyrics are political, so it might come as a surprise that the band members…
Katrina Nattress / June 7, 2020

System of a Down’s John Dolmayan Praises Trump, Serj Tankian Calls for President to Resign

System of a Down singer Serj Tankian and drummer John Dolmayan have both been very vocal about the current state of the U.S. But while…
Emily Tan / June 4, 2020

Q&A: Serj Tankian Talks His New Electronic Project and How ‘Normal’ Is ‘Extinction’

Serj Tankian, 52, is across the world during the pandemic, currently residing in New Zealand. But he is very conscious of all going on in…
Steve Baltin / May 14, 2020

Korn, System of a Down, Faith No More, and Helmet Finally Reveal What They Were Teasing

Two days after Korn, System of a Down, Faith No More, and Helmet all teased the same cryptic image on social media, the bands are…
Anna Chan / February 3, 2020

What Are Korn, System of a Down, Faith No More, and Helmet All Teasing?

Stop with all the cryptic posts and just make the announcement! Metallica first posted a mysterious countdown clock on their website in October, which turned…
Anna Chan / January 31, 2020

The 40 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time

This article originally appeared in the September 2002 issue of SPIN. From Black Sabbath to Korn, here is the definitive list of records…
SPIN Staff / October 30, 2019

Watch Tom Morello and Serj Tankian Pay Tribute to Chris Cornell on Second Anniversary of His Death

This weekend marks the second anniversary of Chris Cornell's death and to commemorate the occasion, the songwriter's Audioslave bandmate Tom Morello paid tribute to Cornell at the Sonic Temple…
Rob Arcand / May 19, 2019

System of a Down Share Brutally Honest Explanation for Lack of New Music

System Of A Down are still together — they reconvened in 2010 after a four-year hiatus, and they have a few tour dates coming up…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / July 14, 2018

Tina Fey Covers Cyndi Lauper and System of a Down in SNL Talent Show Sketch: Watch

Tina Fey was the host of last night's SNL season finale, with Nicki Minaj as the musical guest. Even if if Nicki took center stage…
Rob Arcand / May 20, 2018
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