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System of a Down is an Armenian-American alternative heavy metal band from Glendale, California, formed in 1994. They have released five studio albums and has sold over 40 million records worldwide. System of a Down's music style is highly unorthodox, where they use a wide range of instruments, and their lyrics are often political.

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Songs often talk about political corruption and injustices in society

Trivia (16)

The members of the Grammy Award winning American band are of Armenian heritage and their songs often have political lyrics like the P.L.U.C.K. about the 1915 Armenian Genocide and the Prison Song which criticizes the prison systems; former song is featured in Ararat (2002) by Canadian-Armenian Atom Egoyan, who admired the genius Soviet-Armenian Sergei Parajanov whose political imprisonment is condemned in Mikhail Vartanov's Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992)
Are active in political demonstrations.
Their song "Soil" is talking about a friend of Serj's from a previous band called Soil, who ended up committing suicide.
Their name comes from their idea/belief that if we don't act to change things for the better we will become less feeling and more cruel and animal like until the world is thrown into total chaos.
Bowed at no. 1 on Billboard's Top 200 chart for their hugely innovative, platinum selling record "Toxicity"
2 members of System of a Down were born in Lebanon and all are of Armenian heritage
Grammy Award winning band, bowed at no. 1 on Billboard's Top 200 chart for their hugely innovative, platinum selling record "Toxicity" in 2001; System of a Down released not 1 but 2 records in 2005, "Mesmerize" and "Hypnotize", and, remarkably, both records became number 1
To date, SOAD has released five albums. Those albums are called "System of a Down" (1998), "Toxicity" (2001), "Steal This Album!" (2002), "Mezmerize" and "Hypnotize" (both 2005).
System of a Down went on hiatus in 2006, but have been back together since November 2010 when it was announced that they would tour in the summer of 2011.
4th album "Mezmerize" released on May 17th. [May 2005]
Shooting a video for "Question", the upcoming second single of Mezmerize. [2005]
Wrapping up a video shoot for the 1st single "BYOB" from the new album "Mezmerize". [March 2005]
Announced they will be on hiatus after touring in Ozzfest this summer, but won't break up. [May 2006]
Working on their fourth album. [January 2004]
Writing the follow-up to "Mezmerize"/"Hypnotize" and will be going back to the studio before the end of 2006 or sometime in 2007. [March 2006]

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