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System of a Down's Serj Tankian Talks About Changes To Expect On New Album

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In the middle of recording the new double album, 'Hypnotize/Mesmerize', and preparing to tour Australia later this month, System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian spoke with Australia's Beat magazine about their concert format and the sound on the new album. "Everything changes based on all sorts of experiences," Tankian said. "How (SOAD have changed) is something you may have to sort out. We have all been through some troubled times over the last year and I think a lot of that emotion is coming through in our new songs. We have learned a lot of each other's strengths and weaknesses and that helps us as a group, both live and when we are recording. I'm not sure it changes the formation process, but enhances it, based on everyone?s known forte's."

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1. hooperman writes:

I hope SOAD has changed 4 the better, their old work was excellent i wouldn't want it to change from that but if it is better good 4 them and 4 us. SOAD is Fu**ing awsome

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2. Amber writes:

system of a down rocks! love your new cd, ROCK ON!!!

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3. LOK HIMMM writes:

f*** YOU, SERJ.

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4. LOK HIMMM writes:

f*** YOU, SERJ.

# Feb 2, 2005 @ 4:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. me writes:

why you not like soad, LOK,

# Feb 2, 2005 @ 4:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. LOK HIMMM writes:

i guess i may have been misinterpreted, soad, as a band, i don't dislike. they have had a lot of good music. serj, as an individual, i will hate until the day i die. if you have read the other soad threads i have posted on, on a political issue, you will understand why. HIMMM!!!!

# Feb 2, 2005 @ 4:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. cleanslate writes:

why do you hate serj? he has nothin against the citizens of america, he just hates the government, which i agree is pretty bad.

# Feb 3, 2005 @ 10:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. cleanslate writes:

LOK, knock it off with the HIMMM!!!! at the end, it's really annoying.

# Feb 3, 2005 @ 10:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. DerailTheTrain writes:

yeah i dont even understand the stupid himm!!! thing, its not funny, unless he's praising the band by the same name(i doubt) then to me at least it makes zero sense...care to explain lok...the mysetery isnt going to bother me, but i am curious

# Feb 3, 2005 @ 11:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. RememberMetal? writes:

soad are a great talent, but people get so bothered by their political stand point....

isnt it possible to admire an actor even though he's a staunch conservative/liberal.....take johnny depp..the mans more or less a headcase but he's a great actor and a massive liberal...people arent concerned with his politics, but they like his acting....

you could say something similar for arnold (im too drunk to attempt the last name) but he's a moderate republican and he got voted into power by a VERY libereal state...people still like (most) of his movies...

the ramones...hell they had a die hard democrat (joey) and a thru and thru republican (johnny) and people still love them...

the beatles....tool/a perfect circle....zakk wylde, ted nugent....theres a mixed bag of nuts right there....liberal and conservatives both but their fans JUST LIKE THE MUSIC....

# Feb 4, 2005 @ 6:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. LOK HIMMM writes:

when you write a letter, do you leave it unsighned? HIIIIIIIIIIIMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!

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12. LOK HIMMM writes:

oops, i meant unsigned. HHHHIIIIIIIIIIIIMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!! (fu*kers).

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13. Madk writes:

Yepp...there music gets shiitier more and more each year.

# Feb 4, 2005 @ 2:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. cleanslate writes:

at least just put himmm or lok or lok himmm or something in non-capital letters and dont put exclamation mards at the end.

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15. XOXOalpinestarsXOXO writes:

HHHHIIIIIIIMMMMM! Is getting so f***ing old! Now stop it! By that way, this really isnt a letter, so I dont no wat ur talking about.

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16. jesus writes:

keep f***in rocking

# Feb 9, 2005 @ 1:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. arcels writes:

soad f***ing rocks ive loved em sens they were on connan cant wait for the new album. lok knock it the f*** off or ill shove that him up ur a$$ sideways

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18. matchstick77 writes:

soad kicks ass!!! rock till dooms day boys!!!
LOK is a stupid a$$ wipe.

# Feb 16, 2005 @ 8:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. The Answer writes:

SOAD are f***ing unbelievable. I'd put them in my Top 10 bands of the last 25 years. What they bring to the table is unprescented, the true saviors of metal!

I just hope to God they don't change their sound too much, or go from tactful anarchists to whiny Democrats. I've heard Cigaro, and it's pretty good, but they've had much better. Let's hope this tops Toxicity, as hard as that may be.

And how about a Second Steal This Album!? I've tracked 33 unreleased STUDIO tracks, and a score of other only-live or non-LP songs. And most of what I've downloaded are pretty good. Anyone interested in the list? Go to: http://www.isound.com/forums/system_of_a_down/forum/85/

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20. mwitherow writes:

SOAD are pretty great,they care about politics and k=know that there is alot of sh** out there that needs to be changed now. but wtf is with the "HIMM"" f***s sake.if its for the band HIM,you are a f***ing retard. HIM f***ing suck,the only reason most of their "fans" exist is because of bams little mtv whores and so called"skaters" who think its metal.

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21. brokenwings13 writes:

I heard that these were their last two album and then they're calling it quits. CAN ANYONE PLEASE VERIFY THIS? I'd be so happy if you did.

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22. xanatos writes:

That would suck balls. Hope they keep up the good stuff. Some of the most musical people on this planet. gotta love it.

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