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Serj Tankian

System of a Down founder Serj Tankian was born on August 21, 1967, in Beirut, Lebanon. He and his family immigrated to Los Angeles in 1975. Hestudied marketing at California State University and started his own software company before beginning his music career with the formation ofSystem of a Down in 1995. In 1998, System of a Down signed on to Rick Rubin's American imprint, and over the following seven years released fivewell-received albums, the second of which, Toxicity, thrust them into the forefront of the metal community, garnered a Grammy nomination, and soldmillions of copies. Tan ...read more

System of a Down founder Serj Tankian was born on August 21, 1967, in Beirut, Lebanon. He and his family immigrated to Los Angeles in 1975. Hestudied marketing at California State University and started his own software company before beginning his music career with the formation ofSystem of a Down in 1995. In 1998, System of a Down signed on to Rick Rubin's American imprint, and over the following seven years released fivewell-received albums, the second of which, Toxicity, thrust them into the forefront of the metal community, garnered a Grammy nomination, and soldmillions of copies. Tankian utilized his success to influence the political world he often commented on lyrically by co-founding a nonprofit organizationcalled Axis of Justice with Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello. He remained active with System of a Down throughout themid. 2000s and also released a book of poetry, titled Cool Gardens, before SOAD chose, in May 2006, to go on hiatus of an undetermined length.Tankian made use of this sabbatical to record his first solo album, Elect the Dead, which was released in fall 2007. Three years later, Tankian teamedup with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra to release Elect the Dead Symphony, featuring songs from his solo debut backed by a live orchestra.Tankian's second solo album, Imperfect Harmonies, continued in the orchestral footsteps of his symphonically re-imagined debut. His third album, themore rock-oriented Harakiri, arrived in 2012. « hide

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LPs
Jazz-Iz-Christ
07/23/2013

3.2
23 Votes
Orca
11/28/2012

3.2
37 Votes
Harakiri
07/10/2012

3.2
189 Votes
Imperfect Harmonies
2010

3
257 Votes
Elect the Dead
2007

3.3
822 Votes
EPs
Imperfect Remixes
2011

3.5
11 Votes
Lie Lie Live
2008

2.7
30 Votes
Live Albums
Elect The Dead Symphony
2010

3.7
73 Votes

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