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System of a Down Guitarist Looks Towards Electronic Music

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Launch Radio Networks reports: Will SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist Daron Malakian's next stop be electronic music? Malakian told Launch that the other writing he's been doing lately includes electronic material, though he said he hopes it will be as fresh to that genre as SYSTEM OF A DOWN's music is to rock. "I'm probably gonna do some electronic music," he said. "That's really where I'm going right now with some stuff. I don't know — I'm still kind of, like, developing it, I'm still kinda...It won't be typical, I guess (chuckles). It's not gonna be your, like, you know, normal techno beat. It'll be somewhat experimental."

Malakian would not predict when he might release any of his electronic music for public consumption.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. titanoftaylor writes:

I think SOAD is going down hill anyway, with the release of hypnotize. I honestly dont care what direction they go in from here, after mezmerize's song question and the release of hypnotize I lost all faith in the band and any of there members so if Daron Malakian wants to go in a new direction so be it any direction is better than the one SOAD and its members are going down now.

# Dec 6, 2005 @ 3:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Mike writes:

System of a down F**king rock you stupid twat n if you was a real fan then yiou would support there music no matter wat it turns out like! system of a down fan for life!!!

# Dec 6, 2005 @ 7:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. WeDo666 writes:

i think that system of a down are falling apart there music had changed they r not the same what the hell is going on with them " mezmerize" " hypnotize " this is not METAL its not even music

# Dec 6, 2005 @ 8:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. kornknot writes:

system of a down is through.....YUCK..........dont really care

# Dec 6, 2005 @ 8:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Nippz writes:

...System of a Down does continue to release great music, in my opionion. But, it's true, Hypnotize could mark the very end of their carreer, like Master of Puppets for Mettalica, or The Rise of Brutality for Hatebreed...

and f*** techno... if it ain't the prodigy, it ain't music

# Dec 6, 2005 @ 9:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. War Ensemble writes:

no this is a nother great band going down a path to mediocre and theres song on mezmerize thats what an hole album could sound like if their get to carried away with this!!!

# Dec 6, 2005 @ 9:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. War Ensemble writes:

old school hollywood is a good song dont get me wrong but a whole album like that.

# Dec 6, 2005 @ 9:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Evilcl0ne writes:

Yup, they've changed quite a bit since the debut, but I still think they are writing creative and interesting tunes in todays quite bland music scene. Some good imaginative musical ideas are evident on both new albums although I still think Mesmerize is a bit hit 'n' miss. And good luck to him, electronic music certainly isn't my thing but he could breathe new life into the genre.

# Dec 6, 2005 @ 11:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. darklord writes:

it doesn't matter if their music is falling apart or if it just plain sucks now....both albums sold way to well for SOAD to be through. They're gonna be around for awhile more.

# Dec 6, 2005 @ 11:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. JT writes:

God forbid any band try to expand and grow...and challenge their listeners...that is just a terrible thing. And by the way...in who's world did "Master of Puppets" mark the end of Metallica's career? You should pick up a copy of "...And Justice For All." And how can "The Rise of Brutality" mark the end of Hatebreed...it's their most recent release...it's hard to have a retrospective analysis of a band based on their most recent release.

# Dec 6, 2005 @ 12:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. RememberMetal? writes:

I was impressed with Hypnotize actually.

It's not Soad's best record obviously ( that honor is pretty much split between Steal! and the debut) but it's a big improvement from Mesmerize, clearly they saved their best songs for the second half of the set.

Hatebreed's Rise of Brutality is exactly the same as every other Hatebreed album. By the numbers heavy-modern-hardcore. That band will never change, thats their thing.

Black album and Load were the end of Metallica. Not Master of Puppets.

I personally would rather have a more metal SOAD but I like the fact that it's weird and unpredictable. I would hope for a more heavy cd next time they're in the studio, but I tend to at least like most of what they release.....

# Dec 6, 2005 @ 3:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. zMETALlica writes:

well put remembermetal, but i really didn't like hypnotize at all. just didn't work for me structurally. too much repatition and rather than variation on previous ideas they threw new ideas at you.

overall i'm tired of 'mainstream' music. if a mainstream band is really really good, i'll find out about it another way.

for anyone here i suggest you check out nevermore or into eternity. two bands that incorperate many styles of music. both are very talented, especially vocally.

# Dec 6, 2005 @ 3:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. whome? writes:

yea, after hypnotize, their going down hill. The album is alright, but nothing too worthy to preach about.......

# Dec 7, 2005 @ 9:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. iammetal writes:

hes right

# Dec 7, 2005 @ 10:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. azuremouse writes:

"Experimental techno....but not your typical techno beat?"---sounds like Industrial is next to me.

# Dec 7, 2005 @ 10:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. confusiondotnet writes:

I'm for all genres of music. (except most rap and all country) I think Daron experimenting in techno would be very interesting to hear. I mean, I know his voice and look fit the System standards, but maybe him doing this will create some whole new genre. I think System will still be going strong. I haven't read anything on them considering retirement, but you never know. If they do, I can surely say that the world will be minus one of the greatest bands that have ever owned the rock industry.

# Dec 11, 2005 @ 12:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. psythe writes:

i love all of soad's releases for the mere fact that the music is not easily predictable. mesmerize was, to me, not bad. however, hypnotize was, frankly, not good. definitely the worst system album to date. i sincerely hope they go somewhere new and fresh (as is their want) without continuing along the lines of hypnotize.

FOR ALL THOSE WHO LOVE SYSTEM for the unpredictability of the music: check out a band called sikth. that's S - I - K - T - H. sikth. theyr just insane. that's all that can be said. and it fvcking rocks.

# Dec 11, 2005 @ 2:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. psythe writes:

oh, and i have high hopes that Malakian can also bring something new and fresh to the electronica genre - it needs it desperately.

# Dec 11, 2005 @ 2:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. melissa writes:

System of a Down rocks no matter what! the sound is great and they always have a good message to go across.(dont be jealous!!)

# Dec 19, 2005 @ 12:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Crazy Chic writes:

F*** all you guyz...SOAD is still standing strong!!! i love them! you guyz arent true fans so shut thef*** up!!

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