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Serj Tankian was born on August 21, 1967, in Beirut, Lebanon. He and his family emigrated to Los Angeles in 1975.

BiographyEdit

He earned a degree in Marketing and Business from California State University, Northridge and started his own software company before beginning his music career. In 1993, he founded his first rock band, Soil (not to be confused with SOiL) with Daron Malakian, Domingo Laranio, Dave Hakopyan, and later, Shavo Odadjian. Two years later, in 1995, after one supposed jam session recording and one live show, Dave and Domingo left. Shavo (who went on to become the bass player) brought in drummer Andy Khachaturian. The four of them then named themselves System of a Down.

During System of a Down's days, he was the vocalist in other bands for certain songs such as Mushroom Cult by Dog Fashion Disco and lent his vocals to the song Mein by Deftones. He produced "Enter the Chicken" by Buckethead, and provided vocals to the Buckethead songs We Are One, Coma, and Waiting Here.

He originally began System of a Down to voice his views on politics, but felt that the band was not getting the message across. However, contrary to popular belief he stated in a recent interview that he did not leave the band and they have not split up, but decided to embark upon a solo career to open upon his own personal views.

The F.C.C.Edit

The F.C.C. (standing for, The Flying Cunts of Chaos) is Serj's backing band when he plays live.

Members
  • Serj Tankian - Lead vocalist, Musical keyboard, synthesizers, piano, rhythm guitar
  • Dan Monti - lead guitar, Backing vocalist
  • Larry "Ler" LaLonde - rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Mario Pagliarulo - Bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Troy Zeigler - drums, backing vocals
  • Erwin Khachikian — piano, keyboards, synthesizers, backing vocals

DiscographyEdit

System of a DownEdit

SerartEdit

Axis of JusticeEdit

SoloEdit

Albums
EPs
DVDs
  • TBA: untitled live DVD

SinglesEdit

Year Title Chart positions Album
US
[1]
US
Mod

[1]
US
Main

[1]
UK UK
Rock
CAN
2007 "The Unthinking Majority" 1 - - - - - - Elect the Dead
"Empty Walls" 97 3 4 78 1 75
"Lie Lie Lie" 2 - - - - - -
2008 "Sky Is Over" - 22 23 - - -
  • 1 Only released as a digital download single
  • 2 Still active on charts.

As featured performerEdit

Year Title Chart positions Album
US US
Mod
US
Main
UK UK
Rock
CAN
2000 "Starlit Eyes" (Snot feat. Serj Tankian) - - - - - - Strait Up
2005 "We Are One" (Buckethead feat. Serj Tankian) - - - - - - Enter the Chicken
2007 "Mein" (Deftones feat. Serj Tankian) - - 40 - - - Saturday Night Wrist


External linksEdit

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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