Bring your own booze? I’ll bring red wine.
Released: May 17, 2005
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 briefly disbanded in August 2006 and reunited in November 2010, embarking on a tour for the following three years. System of a Down has sold over 40 million records worldwide.
Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and Lars Ulrich are both hardcore System Of A Down fans. In Rolling Stone’s ‘Best Albums and Songs of the 2000s’, Ulrich named “Toxicity” the second-best album of the decade and “Toxicity” and “B.Y.O.B.” on the best songs list. Hammett named System’s “Mesmerize” the second-best album of the decade and “Violent Pornography” the 16th-best song. At a November 2003 concert promoting “Steal This Album!”, Hammett even joined SOAD onstage to play “Aerials,” Toxicity’s poignant centerpiece
Recorded in my studio in Los Angeles
Released on Jul 21, 2013