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System of a Down

Also known as

SOAD, System of a Down

Musical genres

Nu metal, Alternative metal, Experimental rock, Avant garde metal, Progressive metal, Hard rock, Heavy metal, Rock music, Experimental music, Progressive rock

System of a Down is a rock band from Southern California. The band was formed in 1994. It consists of Serj Tankian (lead vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Daron Malakian (guitar, vocals), Shavo Odadjian (bass, background vocals) and John Dolmayan (drums).
The band achieved commercial success with the release of five studio albums; from which three debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. System of a Down has been nominated for four Grammy Awards, and won the award in 2006 for Best Hard Rock Performance for the song "B.Y.O.B.". Beginning August 13, 2006, the group went on hiatus, but announced a reunion on November 29, 2010 with several shows planned at European music festivals throughout 2011. This tour has continued through the west coast of North America as well as South America, with dates announced during the summer.
Serj Tankian, Daron Malakian, and Shavo Odadjian all attended Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School while children, although because of their eight-year age difference they did not meet until 1992 while working on separate projects at the same recording studio. They formed a band named Soil with Tankian on vocals and keyboards, Malakian on vocals and guitar,

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