System Of A Down

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System of a Down, sometimes shortened to System and abbreviated as SOAD, is an Armenian-American heavy metal band from Glendale, California, formed in 1994. The band currently consists of Serj Tankian (lead vocals, keyboards), Daron Malakian (vocals, guitar), Shavo Odadjian (bass, backing vocals) and John Dolmayan (drums).

The band achieved commercial success with the release of five studio albums, three of which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. System of a Down has been nominated for four Grammy Awards, and their song "B.Y.O.B." won the Best Hard Rock Performance of 2006. The group went on hiatus in August 2006 and came together again in November 2010, embarking on a tour for the following three years. System of a Down has sold over 40 million records worldwide, and two of their singles, "Aerials" and "Hypnotize", reached number one on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart.
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Albums

System Of A Down - System Of A Down album art System Of A Down System Of A Down Universal Music US 1997 Sell This Version
System Of A Down - System Of A Down album art System Of A Down System Of A Down (Album) American Recordings South Africa 1998 Sell This Version
System Of A Down - Toxicity album art System Of A Down Toxicity (Album, EP) American Recordings Indonesia 2001 Sell This Version
System Of A Down - Steal This Album! album art System Of A Down Steal This Album! (Album) American Recordings, Columbia US 2002 Sell This Version
System Of A Down - Mezmerize album art System Of A Down Mezmerize (Album) American Recordings, Columbia Japan 2005 Sell This Version
System Of A Down - Hypnotize album art System Of A Down Hypnotize (Album) American Recordings, Columbia South Africa 2005 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

System Of A Down - Sugar album art System Of A Down Sugar (Single, EP) American Recordings, Columbia US 1999 Sell This Version
CSK 46327 System Of A Down - Spiders album art System Of A Down Spiders(CD, Single, Promo) American Recordings CSK 46327 US 1999 Sell This Version
System Of A Down - Chop Suey! album art System Of A Down Chop Suey! (Maxi, Single) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia US 2001 Sell This Version
System Of A Down - Prison Song & X album art System Of A Down Prison Song & X (Single) American Recordings Australia 2001 Sell This Version
501534 2, SAMPCM 10805 System Of A Down - More Toxicity album art System Of A Down More Toxicity(CD, EP, Ltd) American Recordings, Columbia 501534 2, SAMPCM 10805 France 2001 Sell This Version
CSK 32690 System Of A Down - Johnny album art System Of A Down Johnny(CD, Single, Promo) American Recordings CSK 32690 US 2001 Sell This Version
System Of A Down - Aerials album art System Of A Down Aerials (Single, Maxi) Columbia, American Recordings UK 2002 Sell This Version
System Of A Down - Toxicity album art System Of A Down Toxicity (Single, Maxi) Columbia US 2001 Sell This Version
System Of A Down - Innervision album art System Of A Down Innervision (Single) American Recordings, Columbia US 2002 Sell This Version
System Of A Down - Boom! album art System Of A Down Boom! (Single) Columbia Australia 2002 Sell This Version
System Of A Down - Hypnotize album art System Of A Down Hypnotize (Single, Maxi) American Recordings, Columbia, Sony BMG Music Entertainment Switzerland 2005 Sell This Version
System Of A Down - Question! album art System Of A Down Question! (Single, Maxi) Columbia, American Recordings, Sony BMG Music Entertainment UK 2005 Sell This Version
System Of A Down - B.Y.O.B. album art System Of A Down B.Y.O.B. (Maxi, Single) Columbia US 2005 Sell This Version
SDCI 80263 System Of A Down - Violent Pornography album art System Of A Down Violent Pornography(CD, Single, Promo) Sony Music Japan International Inc. SDCI 80263 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
none System Of A Down - Cigaro album art System Of A Down Cigaro(CDr, Single, Promo) Not On Label none 2005 Sell This Version
8-2876-75927-2 System Of A Down - Hypnotize Value Added album art System Of A Down Hypnotize Value Added(CD, Single, Enh, Ltd, Promo) American Recordings, Columbia, Columbia Music Video 8-2876-75927-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
System Of A Down - Lonely Day album art System Of A Down Lonely Day (Maxi, Single, EP) American Recordings, Columbia, Sony BMG Music Entertainment Europe 2006 Sell This Version
System Of A Down - Vicinity Of Obscenity / Lonely Day EP album art System Of A Down Vicinity Of Obscenity / Lonely Day EP (EP, Single) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, American Recordings, LLC, Loud Records, LLC UK 2006 Sell This Version
System Of A Down - Kill Rock 'N Roll album art System Of A Down Kill Rock 'N Roll (Single) American Recordings, Columbia US 2006 Sell This Version

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chaeschuechli

chaeschuechli

September 14, 2018
The band reissues all of their albums in October 2018 on vinyl. Cheers!
TabloidWeasel

TabloidWeasel

October 25, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
I'm not a fan of nu metal. I think the mix of metal and hip-hop styles is very awkward and they should stay as their own genres. However, System of a Down are one of the very few bands within the genre in which, to me, seemed to get it right. They sound the most metallic of all the nu metal bands while having the rap-influenced vocals (Serj Tankian can be impressive on many songs) but they also show influences of progressive and thrash metal, along with the native sounds of their country of ancestry, Armenia. Many of their songs focus on thought-provoking subjects like political corruption ("P. L. U. C. K." and "Holy Mountains" spread awareness of the Armenian Genocide while "B. Y. O. B." attacks the Iraq War) and flaws of science ("Science"). Sometimes, they can be humorous and talk about whatever the hell the want ("Bounce", "Chic 'N' Stu", "This Cocaine Makes Me Feel Like I'm on This Song"). If you avoided this band because of their association with nu metal, I say give them a chance anyway because of how different they are from other bands in the genre. This isn't another Limp Bizkit or KoЯn. This is System of a Down.
rose1978

rose1978

January 4, 2016
A friend who lives in L.A. & has visited Greece for vacation in 1997 summer & told me: "Man, there is a band now in L.A. area who is incredible. Forget about the old thrash or nu-metal, System Of A Dawn their name & is a very killer band! Watch out for their music!" Finally after 5-6 years their music had reached in Greece....Always late Greece....

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