Posts tagged System of a Down
[News] Biffy Clyro, System of a Down, Foals and Fall Out Boy Announced for Reading and Leeds Festival

Well isn't this a turn up for the books. Following them scoring their first ever number one album this past weekend with, Opposites, Biffy Clyro have just been announced as the second headliner this year at Reading and Leeds festival set to take part over the bank holiday weekend in August. Eminem has previously been announced to be headlining with Deftones, Boy Better Know, Alt-J and Subfocus also already being announced.

Along with the headliner slot beign announced, System of a Down, Foals, Bring Me The Horizon have been added to the slot. Last time SOAD played Leeds festival, the crowd went so nuts the barrier at the front collapsed. The bar is set pretty high, and I'll expect it to be just as crazy in the pits this time around some 8 years after their last set at the festival. Following the news of Fall Out Boy's return yesterday they too have been added to the weekend. Hundreds of more bands are yet to be added to the weekend including one more headliner of the main stage. We'll update you once they're announced.

For more info and to purchase tickets head over to the Reading/Leeds official site.

[News] Deftones & System Of A Down Announce Summer Tour

After dropping some hints on Twitter over the past weekend, news has been announced of yet an unbelievably awesome tour in the US. It will consist of Deftones and System Of A Down hitting up 9 dates in the US and Canada. Last year Deftones took Dillinger Escape Plan on tour with them and now this? The UK needs some love too, you know. System take the top slot on the bill with Chino and co listed as "Special Guests". It's sure to be one hell of a show (or 9!). Peep the dates below and get excited if you're stateside.

Deftones are looking to release a follow up to the impeccable Diamond Eyes later this year.

System of a Down / Deftones 2012 Tour Dates:

Aug. 02 – Philadelphia, PA – Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 04 – Holmdel Township, NJ – PNC Center
Aug. 05 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon At Jones Beach
Aug. 07 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
Aug. 09 – Boston, MA – Comcast Center
Aug. 11 – Montreal, QC – Heavy MTL
Aug. 12 – Toronto, ON – Heavy T.O.
Aug. 14 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Amphitheater
Aug. 15 – Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena

[SKOA Presents] Achozen (RZA x Shavo Odadjian of System of a Down)

It's been awhile since I've done a SKOA Presents post and I know this group isn't necessary new but they are fucking awesome and I am happy to share my thoughts on them with old fans and new people that may not have heard of them.

For those that don't know, Achozen is the sweet love child side project of Wu-Tang Clan leader RZA and System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian who hooked up in 2005 but didn't reveal the project until 2006 around the time when SOAD went on hiatus. RZA also brought in Wu Killarmy member Kinetic 9 and Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Reverend William Burke to be apart of the project. 

Achozen debuted their first track, "Deuces" online via Shavo's UrSession label's website back in April 2008 and announced that the group was working on completing and releasing their upcoming LP tenatively titled The Album. The Album (if it ever sees the light of day) is set to feature George Clinton, Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, GZA, Wu-Tang affiliate Killah Priest, Sick Jacken of Psycho Realm and Leggezin Fin. A majority of the material of the album was featured on the Vin Diesel film Babylon A.D.

The album is currently awaiting distribution and a confirmed label deal, it was rumored that the album was going to be released independently through Shavo's label but we're not holding our breath especially since SOAD reunited earlier this year. But, good news! You can check out 4 tracks (some demos) in the player below. RZA recently posted the demo to "Soul Trigger" for #WuWednesday on his SoundCloud page a couple of weeks back, so we may end up hearing more material sooner than later. Enjoy!

[SKOA Presents] Achozen (RZA x Shavo Odadjian of System of a Down) by Some Kind of Awesome

[Watch] System Of A Down - Live @ Rock AM Ring 2011

Oh yes. It's been a long time coming, but last year when news broke of System of a Down getting back together to perform live the internet nearly exploded. This weekend they started their domination of the summer festivals and hit up Rock AM ring at the world famous Nürburgring race track. You know the one no doubt if you've ever played Gran Turismo or a bunch of other racing games on numerous platforms. During their set SOAD rocked through and extensive set covering their vast back catalogue.

Thanks to The Audio Perv you can enjoy the set from the comfort of your own home and not a park in Germany. Unless that's where you happen to live, then apologies! To whet your appetite they played the likes of "B.Y.O.B.", "Chop Suey!" and "Lost In Hollywood". For the full set check out after the jump or if you like the surprise just hit play above. WAKE UP!

Setlist Rock AM Ring

Prison Song
Soldier Side – Intro
Deer Dance
Chop Suey!
Lonely Day
Kill Rock ‘n Roll
Lost inHollywood

[Watch] Live Stream of Rock AM Ring 2011 Feat. KoRn, Coldplay & System of a Down

Check out the live stream for Germany's Rock AM Ring festival which features live performances from KoRn, Coldplay, System of a Down and more. We have only listed the bands that we highly recommend you watch on the schedule below but if you are curious about the full livestream schedule, then head over to the Rock Am Ring website for the full list.


01.50pm PST - COLDPLAY
03.25pm PST - KORN

[Listen] Shirley Manson - "The Hunger" (Written and Produced By Serj Tankian)

Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson teamed up with Serj Tankian of System Of A Down to do vocals for, "The Hunger". The single was released as a charity effort for Amnesty International and it was both written and produced by Tankian. 

Word on the street is that Manson has gotten together with her old band. According to a post she made on her Facebook, 

"Back in the studio as of yesterday with the boys.....

We are getting up a nice head of steam as we really start to hone in and select tracks for the final collection.........

Dare I suggest we will have something finished by the summer?!?!?!?!"

Pretty exciting stuff for us Garbage fans! 

If you enjoy "The Hunger", please make sure you go to iTunes and buy it.

C'mon, it's charity. 

[Download and Listen] Serj Tankian - "The Charade" x "Disowned Inc" x "Left Of Center"

It's a rock morning here at SKoA, so without further hesitation here are 3 new tracks from System of a Down's (who we all hope return real soon) Frontman Serj Tankian's follow up solo album Imperfect Harmonies, which is in stores on September 7th. You can grab the 2 downloads for "The Charade" and "Disowned Inc", then take a listen to his current single, "Left Of Center." If you dig "Left Of Center", you can always pick up that baby on iTunes. Enjoy!

Serj Tankian - The Charade by Some Kind of Awesome

Serj Tankian - Disowned Inc by Some Kind of Awesome

Serj Tankian - Left Of Center by Some Kind of Awesome