System of a Down, an Armenian Metal Band

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System of a Down
System of a Down (System) is an Armenian metal band that formed in the early 90's. When System first formed they became incredibly popular among teenagers. System is also widely known for their controversial and political songs. The current members of System are Serj Tankian, Daron Malakian, Shavo Odadjian, John Dolmayan. System first formed under the name of soil. When Soil broke up Serj, Daron, and Shavo decided to form a new band and they called it System of a down. The name came from a poem that Daron wrote called “Victims of the Down” which was changed to System of a Down to try and appeal to a wider audience (System of a Down). During their time together System released five albums. Throughout those albums System has maintained a constant, strong political message of government corruption and pro-democracy. System's second album, Toxicity reached #1 on the charts. System also had their song B.Y.O.B. Nominated for best hard rock performance in 2006 and it won. In 2006 System announced at a concert that it would be the last time that they play together for a long time. This was extremely disappointing to many of their extremely loyal fans. System eventually calmed the fans saying that they would be back, they just didn't know when (System of a Down). The point of the hiatus was to work on their own side projects and see what they could make of them. John and Daron formed Scars on Broadway and achieved some success assisted by many System fans still wanting to hear their favorite musicians play. Serj went on to chase a solo career in a band where he played all the instruments. When performing live he was to be accompanied by an orchestra, the name of his band was Elect The Dead. Serj went on to have great success in his solo career, unlike his fellow band mates in Scars, his first album was received extremely well and he even gained a large amount of fans. In Elect The dead Serj is much more soft than he was when he was with System. However,...
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