System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian released his new studio album ‘Harakiri’ on Tuesday (July 10), his third solo album to date. In conjunction with the album’s release, Serj premiered the video for the title track ‘Harakiri’.
“‘Harakiri’, an infectious celebration of our collective unconscious suicide” explains Serj on the meaning behind his new album. “The message here is as important as the music as seen on the video for the title track – hear it, see it, post it, share it, love it, hate it, own it. We raped the earth yet don’t know why it strikes. Children outcry grandfather sky.”
Serj will be teaming up with System of a Down soon for a handful of dates in August. The 44-year-old is also confirmed to be part of Slipknot’s Knotfest August 16th and 17th.
Serj Tankian is set to release his third studio album ‘Harakiri’ on July 10th via Reprise / Serjical Strike. In an interview with Billboard, the System of a Down singer described ‘Harakiri’ as “the most up-tempo punk rock oriented record that I’ve written probably since the System days.” Check out the track listing and behind the scenes footage from the album photo shoot via YouTube below.
‘Harakiri’ Track Listing:
2. “Figure It Out”
3. “Ching Chime”
6. “Occupied Tears”
7. “Deafening Silence”
8. “Forget Me Knot”
9. “Reality TV”
10. “Uneducated Democracy”
11. “Weave On”
Serj Tankian is out with the music video to his new single ‘Figure It Out’, off the System of a Down frontman’s third studio album ‘Harakiri’, out July 10th on Reprise / Serjical Strike. ‘Harakiri’, a Japanese word meaning ritualistic suicide, is the follow up to 2010’s ‘Imperfect Harmonies’. “It’s a comical political song talking about abusive capitalism and the differences created in economic stature and the reaction to it,” Tankian said about the video. “CEOs have gotten away with murder, until now…”
Watch the Ara Soudjian directed video via YouTube below.
Serj Tankian is out with teaser videos for his new rock musical ‘Prometheus Bound’, currently in a five week run at American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Watch them via YouTube below.
Serj Tankian is out with the music video to his new single ‘Reconstructive Demonstrations’, off the System of a Down singer’s second studio album ‘Imperfect Harmonies’, in stores now on Reprise Records. Watch the Roger Kupelian directed video via YouTube below.
Serj Tankian is out with the music video to his new single ‘Left Of Center’, the first release from the System of a Down frontman’s second album ‘Imperfect Harmonies’, available September 21st via Reprise/Serjical Strike. Watch the Tawd Dorenfeld directed video via YouTube below.
Serj Tankian of System of a Down performed ‘Elect The Dead’ and ‘Sky Is Over’ at SXSW for the “Body Of War” show earlier this year, speaking out about the war in Iraq and the environment before each song. Watch the performances, just posted at Tankian’s YouTube channel, below.
MySpace Artist On Artist features an exclusive interview between actor/writer/director Tim Robbins and System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian. The auspicious, activist pair find common ground in their desire to raise questions and promote political progression through their acclaimed work. Watch the interview below.
Rock acts on television this week include:
Counting Crows, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Monday and ‘The View’ on Tuesday.
‘American Idol’ castoff and Steeleto singer Amanda Overmyer, who visits ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’, ‘Fox & Friends’, and ‘The Sauce’ on Monday.
Bell X1, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Tuesday.
The Raveonettes, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Tuesday.
Panic! At The Disco, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Tuesday.
Black Tide, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Thursday.
Serj Tankian of System of a Down, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Friday.
System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian is teaming up with Fuse television for their Elect The Design T-Serj Contest. Check out a very brief clip of Serj discussing the clip below.