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System of a Down is a heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California, USA consisting of Serj Tankian (vocals, keyboards), John Dolmayan (drums), Daron Malakian(guitar, vocals) and Shavo Odadjian (bass). All four members are of Armenian ancestry, and some of their songs are about Armenian history and politics.Their diverse instrumentals range from baritone electric guitars, electric mandolins, sitars, 12-string classical guitars to many other East Asian instruments. Their main influence is noticeably the heavy metal veterans, but they have many other musical influences such as jazz, fusion, Armenian folk music, classic rock, blues and industrial metal.
Their big break came from their second effort, Toxicity, which debuted at #1 on the American and Canadian charts, eventually going multi-platnium. The album also has the dubious distinction of being the #1 album in America on the week of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Their first big hit was the controversial 'Chop Suey!', released in the late summer of 2001. System of a Down received constant airplay in the United States throughout late 2001 and 2002 with their hits, Chop Suey!,Toxicity, Aerials, off their second album, Toxicity, and Innervision off their third album, Steal This Album!.
In 2004, the band recorded two brand new albums for release in 2005, Mesmerize and Hypnotize. The band achieved commercial success with the release of five studio albums; from which three debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. System of a Down has been nominated for four Grammy Awards, and won the award in 2006 for Best Hard Rock Performance for the song "B.Y.O.B.". The group went on hiatus in August 2006, but reunited in November 2010, embarking on a worldwide tour in 2011. On August 11 and 12, 2012, System will play the heavy metal music festivals in Montreal and Toronto.
On April 23, 2012, it was announced on the band's website that they would do a summer tour of the eastern United States and Canada with special guests,Deftones. Get your tickets to see them and rock out here at Prominent Ticket Service!