THE EMPTY WALLS OF THE UNTHINKING MAJORITY HIDE MONEY FOR THE ILLUSIVE AFTERLIFE AND DO NOT FEED US INSTEAD, THEREBY SAVING US FROM THE CONCLUSIVE ENVIROMENTAL THEORY THAT THE SKY IS OVER. THE BABY IS RUN OVER BY THE CARELESS HONKING ANTELOPE WHO, QUOTING FROM THE BOOK OF LIE LIE LIE, CRIES PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION. THE GROUND RUMBLES AND OUT FILES BEETHOVEN`S C*** SCREAMING ELECT THE DEAD!
-Collaboration and appearances
1999: Limp Bizkit featuring Serj Tankian - "Don't Go Off Wondering" (Demo) - Demo for Significant Other
1999: Fear Factory featuring Serj Tankian - "Cars" (Live)
2000: Incubus featuring Serj Tankian - Live Improvisation
2000/2006: (hd) p.e. featuring Serj Tankian and Morgan Lander - "Feel Good" - Broke and The Best of (hd) Planet Earth
2000: Serj Tankian, Daron Malakian, Kirk Hammett, Jason Newsted and Lars Ulrich - "Mastertarium" (Live)
2000: Tony Iommi featuring Serj Tankian - "Patterns" - Iommi
2000: Snot featuring Serj Tankian - "Starlit Eyes" - Strait Up
2001: Dog Fashion Disco featuring Serj Tankian - "Mushroom Cult" - Anarchists of Good Taste
2003: Serj Tankian - "Bird of Paradise" - Bird Up!: The Charlie Parker Remix Project
2003: Kittens for Christian featuring Serj Tankian - "Had a Plan" - Privilege of Your Company
2005: Buckethead featuring Serj Tankian - "We Are One" - Enter the Chicken and Masters of Horror Soundtrack
2005: Buckethead featuring Azam Ali and Serj Tankian - "Coma" - Enter the Chicken
2005: Buckethead featuring Shana Halligan and Serj Tankian - "Waiting Hare" - Enter the Chicken
2006: Buckethead featuring Shana Halligan and Serj Tankain - "Waiting Hare" (Live)
2006: Deftones featuring Serj Tankian - "Mein" - Saturday Night Wrist
2007: Tool featuring Serj Tankian - "Sober" (Live Improvisational Version) - Big Day Out 2007 (Auckland only)
2007: Les Rita Mitsouko featuring Serj Tankian - "Terminal Beauty" - Varity
2007: Fair to Midland featuring Serj Tankian - "Walls of Jericho" (Live Improvisational Version) - Coachella 2007
2007: Serj Tankian - "Bug Theme" - Bug Soundtrack
2007: Serj Tankian and Petra Jolly - "Innermission" - Bug Soundtrack
2007: Foo Fighters featuring Serj Tankian - "Holiday in Cambodia" (Live) - 2007 MTV Video Music Awards
2007: Serj Tankian - "The Essenece of Tequila" - Stranglehold
2007: Serj Tankian - "Chicakong" - Stranglehold.
2007: Wyclef Jean featuring Serj Tankian and Sizzla - "Riot (Trouble Again)" - Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant
2008: Praxis featuring Serj Tankian - TBA - Profanation (Preparation for a Coming Darkness)
1 Empty Walls
2 The Unthinking Majority
4 Feed Us
5 Saving Us
6 Sky Is Over
8 Honking Antelope
9 Lie Lie Lie
10 Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition
11 Beethovens C***
12 Elect The Dead
Confirmed guest musicians:
- Ani Maldjian - vocals
- Antonio Pontarelli - strings
- Bryan "Brain" Mantia - drums
- Dan Monti - guitars
- Ler Lalonde - guitar
- John Dolmayan - drums
Serj was born in Lebanon, spent his early years there before his parents and his younger brother 'Sevag' moved to Los Angeles. In there, he joined "Rose & Alex Pilibosl" Armenian School, eventually started studies in marketing. Later Serj got a software company 'Ultimate Solutions".
in the beginning of 90s Serj met Daron and started the new born band, called it 'Soil'. later renamed it to 'System of a Down'. Serj has a Husky and he loves New Zealand. he wanted to own large property as a studio to build over there but his intend was rejected in 2005, since New Zealand authorities saw there's no national use.
Beside System.. Serj has his own record label, Serjical Strike, in an effort to release music otherwise ignored by the mainstream. The first act on this new label was a side-project called "Serart" featuring Serj himself and famed world-musician Arto Tuncboyaciyan. His first poetry book 'Cool Gardens' was published by MTV Books and features artwork by fellow Angeleno, Sako Shahinian.
An outspoken musician, Tankian has spoken out against violence and injustice abroad. On September 13, 2001, shortly after the attacks of September 11, 2001, Serj penned an essay, which he posted on the official System of a Down website, titled "Understanding Oil". Promptly removed by Sony, the essay was seen by many, still shaken by the attack, as justification for the terrorists' actions, though this wasn't what Tankian was trying to put across.
More recently, Tankian has partnered with Tom Morello of Audioslave (formerly guitarist of Rage Against The Machine) to create Axis of Justice, an activist organization aimed at motivating youth interest in politics. On January 3, 2003, Serj and Tom led a protest march in Santa Monica, California handing out bagged lunches to the homeless in violation of a city ordinance that requires charitable organizations, while handing out food in public, to follow restaurant code. Serj is also a vegetarian. He is also currently working on efforts to make Turkey recognize the Armenian Genocide of 1915.
Serj appeared on, and produced the 2005 release by Buckethead & Friends, "Enter the Chicken." under his music label and working on a solo album (unknown release info).
In recent interview, Serj said his new upcoming Solo Album is planned to be released by next late summer or early fall if everything worked as planned, the new album will be titled "ELECT THE DEAD". Serj said he has plans to tour extensively and the album will probably released under his label.