SOAD Frontman Serj Tankian Releasing Two New Albums

Serj Tankian

And from the sounds of them, I’ll hate both.

Yes, System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian continues to be prolific. Just not at making System of a Down record, which is what the people want.

Trust me, I took an informal poll at the bus station last night and people want new System.
But no. Instead, Serj likes to spend his time “experimenting.”

Fuck it. Maybe dude’s just not got it in him anymore, and a System of a Down record would be a colossal embarrassment. That’s all I can figure.

Why else would you be issuing symphonic albums, like Orca.
“Recorded in Linz, Austria in October of 2012, Orca was composed and demoed in Tankian‘s home studio and fully realized after a successful Kickstarter campaign that helped fund a recording and debut performance at the regal Brucknerhaus with the ‘Das Karussell Ensemble.’” a press release says.

“With conductor Werner Steinmetz at the helm, the four acts of Orca mix influences from early 20th century composers with modern film compositional dynamics showing influences ranging from Ennio Morricone to Philip Glass. Listeners are met with a mingling of sounds and intertwining pieces that are both serene and bombastic at the same time, offering a fresh interpretation to the classical art.”

That drops in June. A month later, Serj will release something called Jazz-Iz Christ.

“Jazz-iz Christ is Serj‘s brainchild, but truly is a collaborative effort between many musicians that Tankian curated to be part of the group and self-titled album. Among others, there are considerable contributions from renowned pianist Tigran Hamasyan, flautist Valeri Tolstov, and trumpet player Tom Duprey. Additional performances from Stewart Copeland and actor/musician Davis Alpay and Vincent Pedulla make for a very unique collaboration.

“The 15 tracks that comprise Jazz-iz Christ, a mostly instrumental effort except for 4 tracks, are an amalgam of progressive jazz, electronic, ethnic and even rock elements, displaying a unique presentation of the genre itself.”

Not interested. Call me when you’re ready to start singing about dead angels.

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