Studio album by System of a Down
Released May 17, 2005
Recorded California
Genre Alternative metal
Length 36:15
Label American/Columbia
Producer Rick Rubin
System of a Down chronology
Steal this Album

Mezmerize is the fourth album by System of a Down and the first half of the Mezmerize/Hypnotize double album. It was released on May 17, 2005, six months before Hypnotize.

Boom! a hit!Edit

This album exploded in popularity. This Album started many singles including B.Y.O.B and Question!, these singles brought in many new customers eager to buy this album and also the double album Hypanatize. Mezmerize was the album at which Darron shined as a guitarist and as a singer. Most of the songs played and sung by Darron where based on his experiances in Hollywood, Calirfornia. The album sold 2.5 million copies.

Track listingEdit

# Song Title Time
1 Soldier Side (Intro) 1:03
2 B.Y.O.B. 4:15
3 Revenga 3:48
4 Cigaro 2:11
5 Radio/Video 4:09
6 This Cocaine Makes Me Feel Like I'm on This Song 2:08
7 Violent Pornography 3:31
8 Question! 3:20
9 Sad Statue 3:25
10 Old School Hollywood 2:56
11 Lost in Hollywood 5:20


System of a Down:

  • Daron Malakian – vocals, guitar
  • Serj Tankian – vocals, keyboard
  • Shavo Odadjian – bass
  • John Dolmayan – drums
  • Produced by Rick Rubin and Daron Malakian
  • Mixed by Andy Wallace
  • Engineered by David Schiffman
  • Editing by Jason Lader and Dana Neilsen
  • Assistant engineer: Phillip Broussard
  • All artwork by Vartan Malakian
  • Design: System of a Down and Brandy Flower
  • String arrangement: Serj Tankian and Mark Mann
  • Worldwide representation: Velvet Hammer Music and Management Group
  • Mix protools engineer: John O'Mahony
  • Mix assistant engineers: Steve Sisco (Soundtrack) & Joe Peluso (Enterprise)
  • Recording location: The Mansion in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, CA and Akademie Mathematique of Philosophical Sound *Research, Los Angeles, CA
  • Mixed at Soundtrack Studios, New York, NY And Enterprise Studios, Los Angeles, CA
  • Mastered by Vlado Meller at Sony Music Studios, New York, NY
System of a Down
Serj TankianDaron MalakianShavo OdadjianJohn Dolmayan
Andy Khachaturian
System of a Down Discography
Albums: System of a Down - Toxicity (album) - Steal This Album! - Mezmerize - Hypnotize
EPs: Sugar - Limited Edition Tour CD - Lonely Day
Singles:Sugar“ • “Spiders“ • “Johnny“ • “Chop Suey“ • “Toxicity“ • “Aerials“ • “Innervision“ • “B.Y.O.B“ • “Question!“ • “Violent Pornography“ • “Hypnotize“ • “Lonely Day“ • “Kill Rock 'n Roll

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