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Serj Tankian Dishes on Scoring His First Film '1915,' Upcoming Presidential Race & Fatherhood

From Billboard By Steve Baltin On stage with System of a Down, Serj Tankian is the frontman for one of the most blistering and frenetic aural assaults in all of rock, leading a frenzied mix of speeds that sends thousands into mosh pit mayhem. Offstage, however, he could not be further from the fury of that music, delivering his words with a thoughtfulness that makes him seem more like a professor than the lead singer of a multi-platinum hard rock band. System of a Down 2015 Tour: Serj Tankian Explains the Message Behind the Shows  For those who have had the opportunity to meet Tankian, it is not surprising at all he would wind his way into classical music and symphonies, as he did with...

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New Zealand's TV3 Interviews Serj About Armenian Genocide Centennial

By Tony Wright Most music fans associate Serj Tankian with his Grammy-award winning rock band, System of a Down. But he has many passions – including raising awareness of the Armenian genocide. Watch The Full Interview HERE Watch The News Story HERE This year marked the centenary of the mass-killings, and New Zealand soldiers not only witnessed the genocide, but now film footage has emerged of them doing so. Now there are renewed calls for our Government to formally recognise what happened 100 years ago. It was the first great crime against humanity in the 20th century. Up to 1.5 million Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks were systematically killed within the old Ottoman Empire because of their Christian beliefs. In 1918,...

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Serj Tankian’s ‘Wake Up The Souls’ Tour Guitar Auctioned For $27,000

From Asbarez YEREVAN (Public Radio of Armenia)—The guitar played by The System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian during the “Wake Up The Souls” 2015 tour has been auctioned off for $27,000. “Amazing News!! The one of a kind custom Wake Up The Souls guitar I played on the tour, signed by all band members got auctioned off for $27,000 in support of the non-profit Orran children’s charity,” Tankian said in a Facebook post. Tankian played the guitar in Los Angeles, Yerevan, Moscow and other cities all through the historic “Wake Up The Souls” tour aimed at raising awareness about the Armenian Genocide.

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Director Taps Serj Tankian To Score 'The Last Inhabitant'

YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 9, ARMENPRESS. Jivan Avetisyan’s new film “The Last Inhabitant” is about the only inhabitant that remained in an Armenian village after deportation. According to the director, the film to be released in 2016 is about love and self-sacrifice originating from love. The screenplay was written by Tsovinar Khachatryan and Masis Baghdasaryan. The film is produced by Masis Baghdasaryan, Gevorg Gevorgyan and Kestutis Drazdauskas. Armenian-American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and lead vocalist of the rock band System of a Down Serj Tankian will write the music for the film. The film director is sure that the music will be in harmony with the events and the message of the film. The film is about people who have fallen from...

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