System of a Down

System of a Down

  • System of a Down - WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 31: Office of Personnel Management Director Elaine Kaplan testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee about government security clearances and background checks in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill October 31, 2013 in Washington, DC. The committee heard testimony from witnesses about how the government conducts background checks and how lone gunman Aaron Alexis, who had security clearance, fatally shot 12 people and injured three others in a mass shooting at the headquarters of the Naval Sea Systems Command
  • System of a Down - WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 31: Office of Federal Procurement Policy Adminstrator Joseph Jordan testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee about government security clearances and background checks in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill October 31, 2013 in Washington, DC. The committee heard testimony from witnesses about how the government conducts background checks and how lone gunman Aaron Alexis, who had security clearance, fatally shot 12 people and injured three others in a mass shooting at the headquarters of the Naval Sea Systems Command
  • System of a Down - WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 31: National Counterintelligence Executive Special Security Directorate Assistant Director Brian Prioletti testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee about government security clearances and background checks in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill October 31, 2013 in Washington, DC. The committee heard testimony from witnesses about how the government conducts background checks and how lone gunman Aaron Alexis, who had security clearance, fatally shot 12 people and injured three others in a mass shooting at the headquarters of the Naval Sea Systems Command
  • System of a Down - WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 31: Department of Defense for Intelligence's Directorate of Security Policy & Oversight Personnel, Industrial and Physical Security Policy Assistant Director Stephen Lewis testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee about government security clearances and background checks in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill October 31, 2013 in Washington, DC. The committee heard testimony from witnesses about how the government conducts background checks and how lone gunman Aaron Alexis, who had security clearance, fatally shot 12 people and injured three others in a mass shooting at the headquarters of the Naval Sea Systems Command
  • System of a Down - WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 31: U.S. Government Accountability Office Defense Capabilities and Management Director Brenda Farrell testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee about government security clearances and background checks in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill October 31, 2013 in Washington, DC. The committee heard testimony from witnesses about how the government conducts background checks and how lone gunman Aaron Alexis, who had security clearance, fatally shot 12 people and injured three others in a mass shooting at the headquarters of the Naval Sea Systems Command
  • System of a Down - US singer Serj Tankian performs with his band 'System Of a Down' during the last day of the Rock in Rio music festival, at the 'City of Rock' in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, on October 2, 2011.
  • System of a Down - US singer Serj Tankian performs with his band 'System Of a Down' during the last day of the Rock in Rio music festival, at the 'City of Rock' in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, on October 2, 2011.
  • System of a Down - US singer Serj Tankian performs with his band 'System Of a Down' during the last day of the Rock in Rio music festival, at the 'City of Rock' in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, on October 2, 2011.
  • System of a Down - US singer Serj Tankian performs with his band 'System Of a Down' during the last day of the Rock in Rio music festival, at the 'City of Rock' in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, on October 2, 2011.
  • System of a Down - US singer Serj Tankian performs with his band 'System Of a Down' during the last day of the Rock in Rio music festival, at the 'City of Rock' in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, on October 2, 2011.
  • System of a Down - NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 22:  (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Singer Serj Tankian of System of a Down performs during MTV 2's $2 Bill concert at Webster Hall November 22, 2005 in New York City.
  • System of a Down - INDIO, CA - APRIL 29:  Musician Serj Tankian from the band "System of a Down" poses backstage during day 3 of the Coachella Music Festival held at the Empire Polo Field on April 29, 2007 in Indio, California.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Serj Tankian
  • System of a Down - Former Black Sabbath member and hard rock musician Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon pose for reporters during a press conference in Los Angeles 06 February 2007. Osbourne announced that Ozzfest 2007, the 25-day music festival that tours the country, will be free. The music festival created in 1996 as a virtual breeding ground for rising Heavy Metal bands has launched careers of platinum-selling artists like Linkin Park, System of a Down and Incubus
  • System of a Down - Former Black Sabbath member and hard rock musician Ozzy Osbourne sprays the word "free" on a banner during a press conference in Los Angeles 06 February 2007. Osbourne announced that Ozzfest 2007, the 25-day music festival that tours the country, will be free. The music festival created in 1996 as a virtual breeding ground for rising hard rock bands has launched careers of platinum-selling artists like Linkin Park, System of a Down and Incubus
  • System of a Down - Former Black Sabbath member and hard rock musician Ozzy Osbourne speaks at a press conference in Los Angeles 06 February 2007. Osbourne announced that Ozzfest 2007, the 25-day music festival that tours the country, will be free. The music festival created in 1996 as a virtual breeding ground for rising Heavy Metal bands has launched careers of platinum-selling artists like Linkin Park, System of a Down and Incubus
  • System of a Down - Former Black Sabbath member and hard rock musician Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon pose for reporters during a press conference in Los Angeles 06 February 2007. Osbourne announced that Ozzfest 2007, the 25-day music festival that tours the country, will be free. The music festival created in 1996 as a virtual breeding ground for rising Heavy Metal bands has launched careers of platinum-selling artists like Linkin Park, System of a Down and Incubus
  • System of a Down - Former Black Sabbath member and hard rock musician Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon pose for reporters during a press conference in Los Angeles 06 February 2007. Osbourne announced that Ozzfest 2007, the 25-day music festival that tours the country, will be free. The music festival created in 1996 as a virtual breeding ground for rising Heavy Metal bands has launched careers of platinum-selling artists like Linkin Park, System of a Down and Incubus
  • System of a Down - Former Black Sabbath member and hard rock musician Ozzy Osbourne speaks at a press conference in Los Angeles 06 February 2007. Osbourne announced that Ozzfest 2007, the 25-day music festival that tours the country, will be free. The music festival created in 1996 as a virtual breeding ground for rising Heavy Metal bands has launched careers of platinum-selling artists like Linkin Park, System of a Down and Incubus
  • System of a Down - SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 02:  Musician Serj Tankian of System of a Down speaks during the "Screamers" press conference at the American Film Market held in the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel on November 2, 2006 in Santa Monica, California.  (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for AFM) *** Local Caption *** Serj Tankian
  • System of a Down - SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 02:  Musician Serj Tankian from System of a Down (L) and director Carla Garapedian speak during the "Screamers" press conference at the American Film Market held in the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel on November 2, 2006 in Santa Monica, California.  (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for AFM) *** Local Caption *** Serj Tankian;Carla Garapedian
Like many late-'90s metal bands, System of a Down struck a balance between '80s underground thrash metal and metallic early-'90s alternative rockers like Jane's Addiction. Their dark, neo-gothic alternative metal earned a cult following in the wake of the popularity of such likeminded bands as Korn and the Deftones. Vocalist Serj Tankian, guitarist Daron Malakian, bassist Shavo Odadjian, and ...more


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