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System Of A Down To Reunite For Coachella Festival?

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian has been added to the lineup of this year's Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival, scheduled for April 25-27 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California. With SCARS ON BROADWAY, the new band featuring SYSTEM guitarist Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan, previously announced for the festival, it's likely that speculation will start about whether the musicians will get together for a surprise SYSTEM reunion. The band has been on hiatus since the fall of 2006, with Tankian releasing his first solo album, "Elect the Dead", last fall. The SCARS ON BROADWAY debut is due out this summer.

Malakian recently told MTV.com that SYSTEM's hiatus may be permanent, saying, "If anyone's holding their breath for a SYSTEM record, they're going to turn blue and pass out. It's a long ways away, if it ever even happens."

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1. broken face writes:

Any one whos read a interview with any of the members of S.O.A.D will realise they wont go as system.

# Mar 14, 2008 @ 12:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. xXxBODOM OF MY HEARTxXx writes:

SYSTEM are probably the rudest group you can ever interview...so whoever is interviewing them in the future GOOD f***ing LUCK!!! however i must say they are not the worst band to see live....

# Mar 14, 2008 @ 4:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. CliffBurtonLivesOn writes:

Nah. f*** System of a Down. They were a terrible band since releasing stuff after Toxicity.

# Mar 15, 2008 @ 12:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Jimbob writes:

Steal the Album was awesome as well, especially since it was all leftovers from Toxicity. Mesmerize/Hypnotize were just awful though. A real let down

# Mar 15, 2008 @ 1:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. CliffBurtonLivesOn writes:

The reason why I said they were a terrible band is that I've never been a huge fan of any of their later stuff, especially the Mezmerize and Hypnotize albums.

# Mar 15, 2008 @ 1:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. CliffBurtonLivesOn writes:

Their first album (or should I say "The Hand Album") and Toxicity were great releases, Steal This Album! was a fine album. I'm not sure about Mezmerize and Hypnotize. I've only lost interest in System of a Down since sometime after Toxicity came out. This also explains why I'm calling them a terrible band.

# Mar 15, 2008 @ 1:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Cynic writes:

Hmmm - am I the only one who liked Mezmerize/Hypnotise? I think they're great albums. Maybe I just went into them differently, I've never really thought of System as a metal band so wasn't particularly needing the heaviness they had on Toxicity.

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# Mar 15, 2008 @ 1:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. bananakid writes:

Im keepin my fingers crossed for a reunion... Who knows? It just might happen...

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# Mar 15, 2008 @ 3:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. darenloster writes:

I still don't understand why Americans would 'love' this band ? Must i remind everyone that they were interviewed in Toronto shortly after the 911 tragedy and when they were asked about their opinion towards the 'terrorist act' They were VERY carefull on how they voiced their views but this being a Canadian interview some of their 'true feelings' did slip from their mouths and let me tell you - System of a Down were in approval of this terrorist act !!! It's funny with these 'anti american' bands such as SoaD and RAGE - how they can criticize and shoot down America and yet hypocritically make their 'fame and fortune' there !!! Hey, I'm a canadian and this pisses me off - how do you Americans feel about this ???

# Mar 15, 2008 @ 9:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. JonPaulJones writes:

No, Cynic, you're not the only one who liked Mezmerize/Hypnotize. They were definitely great albums.

# Mar 15, 2008 @ 11:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Big Mike writes:

Talk about lame, CliffBurtonLivesOn, you're f***in' retarded. System of a Down have never been a terrible band, they just kick f***in' ass!

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# Mar 15, 2008 @ 11:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Guttersniper writes:

i hope daron malakians scars on broadway fails, the reason mesmerize/hypnotize sucked so bad is because of him singing so much more. there first 3 albums were good

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# Mar 15, 2008 @ 2:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Fuck A Name writes:

I think the only way to truly enjoy SOAD is to, as Cynic said, view them as not necessarily Metal. Influenced, yes, but an original rock band is more where I would place them.

As for their politics? I say, "who gives a f***?" I can download all of their music for free from Limewire, so I'm not worried about contributing to their hypocrisy, and I still get my musical societal commentary. So I win. Now the very "system" they criticize, they now indulge in, so America wins too, by exposing their falsehoods.
SOAD and RATM: 0
America and f*** A Name: 3 (don't ask, the math was tricky)

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# Mar 15, 2008 @ 4:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. RememberMetal? writes:

I liked the debut and Steal this album. Toxicity was decent too.

What killed much of the double album for me was Malakians lead vocals.

His backing vocals were fine, even good. Some of the harmonies between him and Serj were downright awesome....

But his lead vocal sand lyrics were so out of step with tone of previous albums....Simplistic even childish at times....."The most lonliest day of my life", "My c*** is much bigger than yours".

What?!?

My attitude toward soad is pretty meh at this juncture.

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# Mar 15, 2008 @ 5:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Cynic writes:

Haha, yeah - lyrics have never been a big pulling point for me though.

I actually quite like Malakian's vocals, if I had to pick one song from either album it'd be "Lost In Hollywood". I think I just like the more weird vocals, same with Red Hot Chili Peppers - I'd be happy if John Frusciante sung all the tracks. I'll definately check out Scars On Broadway when they hit.

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# Mar 15, 2008 @ 8:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. kallah writes:

Quite frankly, I find half of the songs in Toxicity to be sh*t. Same thing goes for Steal this album!. Mesmerize and Hypnotize were pretty darn good, but also got their low points. Hypnotize and Lonely day( or whatever its called) are possibly the worst songs they've ever made...

# Mar 16, 2008 @ 12:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. fermango writes:

How interesting that people view them as stink. well the more you judge and hear them the more you make them more popular. I've heard their music since theyve started and personally I like it, I think as a band they will out perform more than as individuals. I cant wait to see scars on broadway to make my own decisions. Serj ive seen up close and I like his music but would rather hear the heavy side of it all.

# Mar 26, 2008 @ 8:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. fuckers writes:

SOAD is an awsome band and mez and hypnotize were great albums. So all the people that hate, u know what just go f*** yourselfs.

# Mar 27, 2008 @ 2:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. rusty strings writes:

toxicity n steal this album r good ones... soad isnt bad... i'm with em to f*** the authority...

# Mar 27, 2008 @ 2:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. kingmanny writes:

you guys all gotta be kidding. SOAD rules, and Serj is a genius. God bless America.

# Mar 31, 2008 @ 3:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. XWigglesX writes:

What a load of sh**e. This band sucked. And always will.

# Mar 31, 2008 @ 4:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Public Execution writes:

I always enjoyed these guys, and I would love to see them do another tour. However, I doubt that will happen untill someone gets low on money.

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# Mar 31, 2008 @ 2:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Red_Chord writes:

Oh f*** no ! I like them since they are on hiatus...they sound great that way !!!

# Mar 31, 2008 @ 5:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Txmetalhead writes:

Just let Serj sing the songs....Daron always messed them up...he just needs to stay quiet and play his guitar. I really did NOT like the last two albums because of Daron.

# Mar 31, 2008 @ 5:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Txmetalhead writes:

The first album and Toxicity were kick a$$. Pretty heavy too. I liked that. Hypnotize and the Mesmerize are pretty bad. Let Serj sing the songs....I say it again.

# Mar 31, 2008 @ 5:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. metal4ever writes:

Soad is the sh** I don't care what anyone has to say about them yea daron f***ed a lot of the songs up on mez & hip but u have to give them credit they r still good albums toxicity is the best one out they got really heavy with the guitars people like u who hate on them that's why there not together everyone knows there's not a lot of good rock bands left so I say stop hatin and start f***in rockin b****es

# Apr 9, 2008 @ 5:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Txmetalhead writes:

Who give a sh1t if they get back together. I could care less. This band fell apart releasing their last 2 sh1t albums.

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