Although Serj Tankian’s professional career blossomed in the world of hard rock, the Grammy-Award winning artist best known for being the frontman of System Of A Down has ventured down many other musical paths with both critical and commercial success.
Throughout the years, Tankian's musical works have found themselves on screen for well over twenty film and TV productions. Some highlights include the Ridley Scott film Body of Lies starring Leonardo Di Caprio and Russell Crowe, William Friedkin's acclaimed film Bug starring Ashley Judd and Michael Shannon, blockbuster Michael Dougherty film Godzilla: King Of The Monstersand Terry George’s film The Promise starring Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac.
His most recent cinematic works include music for upcoming Netflix Original series Crime Scene – The Texas Killing Fields created by Oscar nominated director Joe Berlinger as well as composing for the second season of Zac Efron's Down To Earth series. Before the year is up, another prominent Netflix docuseries will be announced that Serj was brought on to compose. Tankian also composed the full musical score for award winning documentary I Am Not Alone directed by Garin Hovannisian and Live Nation Productions film Truth To Power, which chronicles Serj's own journey through the crossroads of music and activism.
In 2017, he composed music for Emmy nominated Intent To Destroy, a gripping film directed by award winning documentarian Joe Berlinger. That same year he created an intense score for the epic Russian action film Furious - The Legend of Kolovrat, followed by his 2018 musical score for award winning film Spitak, directed by Alexander Kott. Additionally, Tankian composed the full musical score for independent films 1915 and The Last Inhabitant, an original composition for Ilya Naishuller's Hardcore Henry and video game musical scores for Midnight Star and its sequel, Renegade, which were created by one of the chief architects of the famed Halo game franchise.
For a full list of Tankian's credits, Click Here