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System Of A Down To Perform On Saturday Night Live On May 7th

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System Of A Down have been confirmed as the musical guest on May 07th's episode of "Saturday Night Live". The band will perform their tracks "B.Y.O.B." and "Chop Suey". Johnny Knoxville will be hosting the program. In related news, System Of A Down have announced the following two US dates:

April 25th San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
April 30th Austin, TX - Austin Music Hall

The bands new album "Mezmerize" will see a May 17th release date through American/Columbia.

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1. broekn face writes:

fukin wicked

# Apr 19, 2005 @ 6:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. otis writes:

i hope this does't turn out like the RATM performance on SNL

# Apr 19, 2005 @ 11:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Ruby Huxtable writes:

NIGHTS LIKE THESE AT PUREVOLUME.COM

# Apr 19, 2005 @ 12:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. PorcupineOpeth99 writes:

hehe, johny Knoxville is a damn trainwreck....that in itself would make snl worth catching that night, but soad too, hell, double the f***in' fun.

# Apr 19, 2005 @ 2:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Brit_rocker writes:

i'm so annoyed i can't watch that cause i live in UK. i'm gonna miss the song. however their album mesmerise is out on 29th of april so we can listen to it for 15 more days than u. haha. p.s bo ho i can't watch the show

# Apr 19, 2005 @ 3:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. RememberMetal? writes:

heh, well u might be able to find it online britrocker. Their live shows are always great, especially when Malakian is peeling out from one place to another and still playing riff for riff perfect.

# Apr 20, 2005 @ 3:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. hail the new dawn writes:

SOAD are scum. leftist commie trash. nothing more.

# Apr 20, 2005 @ 8:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Gezis writes:

hail ur just a troll so shut it.

# Apr 20, 2005 @ 4:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. soadrules writes:

i f***in cant wait for system to come to new york.. its gonna be too great

# Apr 20, 2005 @ 9:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. randomality writes:

hail the new dawn, check what you're saying. seriously, as a registered republican (more libertarian at times), i have to say that although you don't like them because of their different ideological views, i think that name calling shold be reserved.
"I might disagree with you, but i'll fight to the death for your right to say it."

# Apr 21, 2005 @ 2:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. RememberMetal? writes:

and they make alot more money than you hail...they're also above par musicians, with lots of adoring fans and to their absolute delight people like you who get so bent out of shape by them....Like randomality, i dont agree with everything they say but it's their right to scream their views in our faces, but we can opt to listen or hit the off button....grow up.

# Apr 21, 2005 @ 2:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. soulfly writes:

2 soadrules
hey, man, where in ny do you live? city? i'm in brooklyn, and i f***in' can't wait for them as well!
and can anybody clarify: "Metro" - is this from a new album or from old ones.

# Apr 21, 2005 @ 12:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Brit_rocker writes:

does anyone know the web-site where i can hear their new song. p.s since the albums coming out in the UK on 29 APRIL i can listen to the song before anyone in america. i guess there are few perks of livin in merry old england.

# Apr 21, 2005 @ 3:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. soulfly writes:

2 Brit_rocker
www.systemofadown.com - SOAD official web site. After opening in IExplorer it plays their new song B.Y.O.B. - AWESOME!!!

# Apr 22, 2005 @ 11:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Bold As Love writes:

soulfly - Metro is a song off the 2000 Dracula soundtrack, its not on one of their 3 albums or anything.

# Apr 24, 2005 @ 12:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. soulfly writes:

Bold As Love - thanx. Anyway, this song rules! Especially: "...f*** you, for loving me..." :)

# Apr 25, 2005 @ 12:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. PorcupineOpeth99 writes:

"Metro" sucked...

Terrible song, a rare thing for system, they almost never miss....."Marmalade" from the Strangeland soundtrack is probably their best non-album song....comes from the first album era and it should have been on their debut....the guitar solo itself is worth checking out the song, the lyrics are brilliant.

If you can find it there is also a rare track called "Johnny" thats funny and heavy and a demo called "Temper" that might be one of their heaviest songs ever.

check em out

# Apr 25, 2005 @ 12:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. johnisgod writes:

hail:
if there was such thing as a soad kid i'm one and know plenty others that would rip you apart for even thinking unkind of thiem. to everyone else.does anyone know surgs nationality and when is our american release date?

# Apr 25, 2005 @ 12:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. johnisgod writes:

i've heard johnny and it was cool but johnny got his a$$ kicked by MR.JACK bro

# Apr 25, 2005 @ 12:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. PorcupineOpeth99 writes:

indeed, "mr. jack" is great. "i love where serji and daron are screaming "put your hands up get out of the car" together and then "f*** YOU PIG!!!!!" classic in its directness and simplicity....
one of the best tracks off "Steal!"....."Pictures" was great too for such a short song...."steal!" was better than "Toxicity" overall in my opinion....nothing beats the debut though....i have high hopes for Mezmerise" though.

# Apr 25, 2005 @ 1:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Brit_rocker writes:

cheers for the web site link soulfly. and PorcupineOpeth99 how can u say that steal this album was the best when toxicty had so many great songs. Ariels was the best. and i can't wasit for the new album. i don't know if i've told u twice but mesmerise is coming out on THIS friday. woooo

# Apr 25, 2005 @ 12:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. johnisgod writes:

TOXICITY: a great ablum indeed however all tracks where greatly over played to the point of annoyance.
debut was strong and featured thier two best [sugar,p.l.u.c.k] but it to shares the same fate. sta was strong quick and deadly. knowing system they'll top it. but MR.JACK will always be the king

# Apr 27, 2005 @ 3:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. ME writes:

System of a Down f***ing rock. Metro is possiably my favorite unreleased song tho Marmalade is amazing.

To Johnisgod:
Serj's* nationality is Armenian and the CD will be out on May 17th.

# Apr 29, 2005 @ 2:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. ME writes:

Steal This Album is not a studio release. The songs on it are songs that did not make the cut of Toxicity, so for those of you that say the CDs get better one after the other, you would be wrong.

Also, if anyone wants to, go find some of the following unreleased songs which i think you will find amazing:

Blue
Dam (their first Demo song.)
Feel Good (off of (hed)P.E. - Toxic Trax CD., collaboration of serj and (hed)P.E.)
Patterns (Tommi Iommi featureing Serj Tankian)
Shame on a Nigga (rock tribute to hip hop, serj/Wu Tang)
Snowbind (Sabbath Cover)
Starlit Eyes (off of Strait Up, a tribute to the dead singer of Snot)

# Apr 29, 2005 @ 2:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Brit Rocker writes:

if u think toxicity suk then ur jus a noob

# Apr 29, 2005 @ 1:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. cRaZyKiD writes:

that is goin to be the f***in sh** i wont be missin it
B.Y.O.B is a good song
when does the new cd come out
(ill feel really stupid if its alredy out)

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27. soulfly writes:

hey peops, is there any fan-club of SOAD in NY?

# Apr 30, 2005 @ 10:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. idontknow writes:

first i heard that johny knoaville was on snl i thought that was pretty f***n awsome but then i hesrd thst soad was on snl well, that just made my whole weekend

# May 6, 2005 @ 12:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. patita_soad writes:

this song is great (b.y.o.b)!!!! i love Daron malakian... he is very fun!!! F**K YEAHHH OJAjoaojaOJAjoAJAo .... why do they always send de poor? lalall..

# May 8, 2005 @ 5:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. MezMeriZe05 writes:

All the system of a down cd's rock.. some our better than others but i think it's sort of a circle cause i like chop seuy more than sugar and aerials more than mr.jack, but i think innervisions is one of the best songs to listen to (specially loud).. idk if anyone cares but due date for cd is May 17th and i cant wait for the other cd to come out this year!

# May 8, 2005 @ 8:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. becka writes:

luv the band. snl sux they shud've stopped running when they ran out of jokes or when the fat blonde guy died.

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32. KoRnFaN94 writes:

god dammit...y snl they suck...y couldnt they go to mad tv...wayyyyyy better

# May 8, 2005 @ 3:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. SYSTEM OWNS. writes:

WHOEVER MENTIONED THAT THEY'RE LEFTIST COMMIE TRASH CAN EAT sh**. NO, SORRY- THEY'RE NOT COMMUNISTS- AND AS FOR THOSE WHO LOOK DOWN ON LEFTISTS, YOU CAN EAT MORE SH!T- RIGHTIES CAN GO TO THE SOUTH AND THEN SUCK BUSH'S d***. GO JOIN THE KKK OR GO FIGHT IN IRAQ.

# May 8, 2005 @ 9:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. This is a long, thought-out post. writes:

I think system has done some real sick music, and they have an awesome energy. But BYOB bothers me because they are talking politics as if we would listen to them for political advice. I don't hate left-wing members, and I'm not a redneck. I'm a very pensive person. And it's disappointing to see system selling the same contradictory beliefs all other musicians plug to appeal to the younger demographics, following the lead made by bands like Green Day, who up until the war believed in anarchy and pursued an anti-establishment lifestyle. Songs like this attack people's beliefs, but I have been told time and time again that liberal minds wish to protect people's beliefs from such assault. And if left-wingists preach acceptance, then why won't they accept my non-acceptance lifestyle? My beliefs come from absolute truths I've found in life. And if there are no absolutes, how can you be absolutely sure there aren't any? You could take that argument unrelentlessly for hours, and you'll never get a good answer. I'm sorry I've gotten on this soap box, and I'm almost positive that someone will rip me apart for this, something I've given an enormous amount of thought and consideration to, because it's conservative. I'm not saying I hate liberals or even going to act like all liberals think the same or act the same. And I'm not saying system had no right to put this song out. If you believe something's right, then why wouldn't you want others to believe it. I'm just disappointed to find something I disagree with them on so greatly because I have always enjoyed their music. And this won't make me stop, but I just wish conservative artists had an equal amount of publicized respect and less denigration for what they think.

# May 10, 2005 @ 2:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. MezMeriZe05 writes:

hey this aint really a thought about post but system of a down aint like green day.... i mean dam if u didnt figure that u dont get rock music lol. but system of a down has a point of view on war, i mean im not gonna go all politikal but we all hav opinions and SOAD paints recent events in red and thats wat they are.. if u disagree with them then well go fly a kite if u do then rock on.. peace all ^.*

# May 10, 2005 @ 6:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. MezMeriZe05 writes:

oh and btw 1 more week til SOAD comes out w00t! cant wait til i can listen to cigaro and all the other new ones heh

# May 10, 2005 @ 6:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. to Mezmerize05 writes:

Well, I still like System, and I dispise Green Day. So, don't think I put them in the same league as far as musical ability goes. And I know rock music; I've been writing it for over 10 years. I've listened to everything from Living Sacrifice to Foo Fighters. I just don't like System's blatantly pop-culture philosophy on foreign affairs. They've probably been told something and believed it without question, or they think any new ideas are better than old ones (probably with nothing more than a rebelious attitude). Both of which are not good ways to build a firm stance. I like their music a lot, but I hope not everyone is going to believe what they say just because they're good musicians.

# May 10, 2005 @ 10:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. brokenwings13 writes:

Green Day and Soad, like many others have added political tones to their music, mostly due to the recent elections, the war, and other political happenings.

I write some music, but does that mean I'm going to write a song about Tom Delay screwing up the districts in Texas? Nope, it doesn't mean a thing.

The trouble with these artists is that they think people listen to them about their political, religious, and social beliefs.

Am I going to listen to Bruce Springsteen and think he's a great American because of his anti-war stance? Hell no.

Am I going to listen to Bob Dylan because I feel like protesting? Hell no.

Am I going to listen to Melissa Etheridge because she's a lesbian? Hell no.

Am I going to listen to Slayer because I'm a Satanist? Hell no.

I think that's enough examples. But my point is thatwhatever happened to listening and making music for the sake of making and listening to music? Sure, include all your beliefs, lectures and other sh**, but what do you think your fans think of it?

For the record, I listen to alot of those artists. I don't really listen to Springsteen, that's because I don't like the way it sounds.

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39. gokomelis@mynet.com writes:

asdf

# May 11, 2005 @ 9:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. bazatu writes:

"metro " is a cover song from berlin and it isn't on any album.

# May 13, 2005 @ 10:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. A writes:

Your all stupid f**kers, stop dissing systems music and discussing their politics, they are creating some of the best music in metal today and have no flaws within thier music. GET A LIFE ALL OF U. As for the politics system are proving a valid point, apparantly everyone here licks george bush's ass. If u dnt like system den go and f**k off.

# May 14, 2005 @ 9:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. bradispissed writes:

there is absolutely nothing wrong with instituting their political beliefs into the music.


at least their lyrics have a god damn meaning as opposed to f***ing people with a knife or bling bling.


you don't have to agree but by saying they shouldnt incorporate politics is artistic censorship.


half the reason you a$$holes get so uptight is because they threaten your political beliefs.


f***ing ridiculous. i dont even like this band but i find myself defending their credibility.


p.s. half the reason dylan is so revered is from his left wing activist lyrics. without him we would probably still be doing the f***ing la bamba.

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43. system awesome writes:

F*** yeah dude this sh** is aweomse rock on system of a down Hell yeah

# May 15, 2005 @ 8:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. BLACKDOG writes:

Political protest has alway's been a big part of modern music.Especially during the 60's and 70's.Some of the greates song's ever written were protest song's.Anybody that does not know that should pick up the time life music collection.

# May 15, 2005 @ 10:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. brokenwings13 writes:

I wasn't saying there was anything wrong with it. I listen to Dylan all the f**king time.

# May 16, 2005 @ 2:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. DEADMETAL writes:

f*** the lyrics what happened to the hardcore riffs?

# May 16, 2005 @ 4:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. my-0name-here writes:

i dont know what the f*** happened to the riffs?

# May 16, 2005 @ 9:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. brokenwings13 writes:

I don't know. You could say the same about Metallica, so it's probably a pointless arguement to make now. Some kid is going to get up in this thread and yell at you saying "SOAD is heavy." At which point, I or Brad would make the comment "But not as heavy as your mom."

# May 16, 2005 @ 1:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. bradisppissed writes:

*totally high fives the sh** out of your hand*


f***in' A

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