System of a Down

Bayram & Giyas

Vandalism, yes, punk rock? Definitely, but 12 years in prison? Only in a corrupt failed state like Azerbaijan. I've worked with Amnesty International for many years and their letter writing campaigns have had an incredible success rate freeing prisoners of conscience around the world. Please participate at the link below. Thanks, Serj. #Write4Rights Bayram Mammadov and Giyas Ibrahimov dared to criticize the state in the most public way they could. They painted a defiant message on the statue of Azerbaijan’s former president – on the eve of his…

We are looking forward to headlining the Bravalla Festival in Sweden this summer. Tickets are on sale Dec 5th. Photo credit: Greg Watermann

We are looking forward to our return to Italy for the Firenze Rocks Festival in June. Tickets and info here:

We’re excited to be performing at Pinkpop in Holland on June 5th. Info and tickets at

We are performing at Rock Werchter, July 2017. Click here for tickets and info.

We will be returning to Donington Park next June to headline Download UK 2017. Click here for more info:

Justice Within Armenia

Friends (In Armenia and Worldwide) - Myself and a group of artist friends have drafted a statement of support for the people of Armenia and their call to action for positive civic changes and reforms. Please have a look at the below campaign link on and sign on if you agree. Over 3,000 signatures so far… - Peace, Serj #justicewithinarmenia We, as Armenians, residing in Armenia and throughout the diaspora, are collectively committed to immediate change and justice in Armenia. In the wake of yearly protests and recent upheavals during the spring and summer of 2016 that resulted in gross violations of human and civic rights, We say ...

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Band Members

John Dolmayan – Drums
Daron Malakian – Guitar, Vocals
Shavo Odadjian – Bass
Serj Tankian - Vocals, Keys


Current Location

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