Tankian recently filmed a video for the disc's apparent first single, "Rumi". Several stills from the shoot can be seen below. But as we could not really see eye to eye on how to go forward with that, I decided to finish them off myself and release them as an EP. Tankian later told Grammy. It's a really good EP," he said. In , guitarist Daron Malakian publicly accused Tankian of not wanting to record, with Tankian responding that creative and financial issues with Malakian led to the stalemate. In a message on Facebook , Tankian wrote that Malakian wanted to control SYSTEM 's creative process, take more of the publishing money and be the only band member to speak to the press.
20. Question! (Mezmerize, 2005)
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The band currently consists of founding members Serj Tankian lead vocals, keyboards , Daron Malakian vocals, guitar and Shavo Odadjian bass, backing vocals as well as John Dolmayan drums , who replaced original drummer Andy Khachaturian in The band achieved commercial success with the release of five studio albums, three of which debuted at number one on the US Billboard System of a Down has been nominated for four Grammy Awards and their song " B. The band went on hiatus in and reunited in ; since then, they have performed live occasionally despite having not released any new material since the Mezmerize and Hypnotize albums in System of a Down has sold over 40 million records worldwide, while two of their singles " Aerials " and " Hypnotize " reached number one on Billboard ' s Alternative Songs chart. Serj Tankian and Daron Malakian attended Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School as children, although due to their eight-year age difference they did not meet until while working on separate projects at the same recording studio. Helium on bass and Domingo "Dingo" Laranio on drums. The band hired Shavo Odadjian another Rose and Alex Pilibos alumnus as manager, although he eventually joined Soil as rhythm guitarist. In , after only one live show at the Roxy and one jam session recording, Hakopyan and Laranio left the band.
19. P.L.U.C.K. (System Of A Down, 1998)
Frontman Serj Tankian and guitarist Daron Malakian have opened up a dialogue with fans explaining System of a Down's long absence. Malakian, in an interview with Kerrang! So I feel like the whole experience of becoming the lead singer in a hugely successful band was different for him than my experience was for me. Tankian replied Thursday night with an exhaustive explanation of his feelings on the matter on Facebook. For numerous reasons. He was in a different place artistically when the band reconvened in , and since the hiatus, he has put out records in a variety of genres, from rock to classical music, and found a new career as a film composer. He agreed to do a tour with the band and eventually the subject of a new record would come up.