Serj Tankian

Last updated on 2017-09-27T15:05+0300.

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Serj Tankian said : “The song was inspired by the successful Electric Yerevan protests in Armenia in the summer of 2015 where people protested against proposed hikes in utility prices,” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, March 19, 2021 4:53:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “When I conceived possibly doing another record with the guys from System of a Down a few years back, I started working on a set of songs that I arranged in rock format for that purpose,” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, March 19, 2021 4:53:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian explained : “As we weren’t able to see eye to eye on the vision going forward with an SOAD album, I decided to release these songs under my moniker,” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, February 5, 2021 6:09:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : "In the tragic aftermath of the most egregious violence to affect the area since 1994, soldiers for the Defense Army of Artsakh and Armenia (many of them volunteers) suffered war crimes at the hands of the invaders- Azerbaijan abetted by Turkey and their Syrian mercenaries," "Even after the ceasefire signed on November 10, 2020, those heroes wounded in the recent conflict remain in dire need of prosthetics, advanced treatment, and medical care. We are hosting a fundraising livestream event in order to raise money to rehabilitate and outfit hundreds of soldiers who have lost arms and legs with life-changing prosthetic limbs" External link

panarmenian-en Wednesday, January 27, 2021 2:06:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian wrote : "We welcome you, along with our list of special guests, to join us this Saturday, January 30, at 9AM Pacific / 12PM Eastern (9PM Friday on Armenian time) to support our efforts exclusively on our System Of A Down YouTube channel. The official video premiere for “Genocidal Humanoidz” will immediately follow the live event," External link

panarmenian-en Wednesday, January 27, 2021 2:06:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : "Based on what their soldiers did during the war, the mercenaries, et cetera, the beheadings, the, um, skinnings, the brutalization of the POW's even, even dead bodies. It's really, uh, it really shows what type of enemy, uh, that has been fighting the Armenian forces. It's really disgusting," External link

fox35orlando Saturday, December 5, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian said : "The way that our people feel fighting Azerbaijan and Turkey it's an existential threat, we know that they're not going to just stop. If we're unable to defend ourselves and the world needs to know that, that this is not just a war, we can't afford to lose," External link

newshub Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian wrote : “If you love this song or play along to it and love Trump, you’re a hypocrite. Just a simple fact,” External link

cknw Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian wrote : “If you love this song or play along to it and love Trump, you’re a hypocrite. Just a simple fact,” External link

globalnews Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian wrote : "Run Donny run into your bunker. You may be the first US President to do so out of fear of your own citizens," External link

tert Saturday, June 6, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian wrote : "Run Donny run into your bunker. You may be the first US President to do so out of fear of your own citizens," External link

foxnews Friday, June 5, 2020 8:43:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian concluded : "You make antifa a terrorist organization but not the KKK? The lessons of the 2018 peaceful successful revolution in Armenia can be applied in the US and elsewhere in the world," External link

foxnews Friday, June 5, 2020 8:43:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian wrote : "During these challenging times of pandemic and lockdown, we wanted to give the people of Armenia a present of hope that they themselves can share with the world. The goal was to write a song that represented a victorious celebration of the Armenian spirit, covering the past, present, and future of our nation," External link

panarmenian-en Saturday, April 25, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian wrote : “During these challenging times of pandemic & lockdown, we wanted to give the people of Armenia a present of hope. 100% of revenues from this song will be donated to My Step Foundation in Armenia. An amazing charity that's spearheading initiatives in Armenia focusing on health, education, culture, social welfare, environment + the current crisis surrounding COVID-19,” External link

news-am Saturday, April 25, 2020 9:49:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian told : “There are dances around the word genocide, because Turkey does not want nations to use that word,” External link

news-am Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian told : “There are dances around the word genocide, because Turkey does not want nations to use that word,” External link

tert Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:31:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian told : “It's important for people to be aware about the genocide - the first genocide of the 2nd century,” External link

news-am Thursday, March 12, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : "It's important for people to be aware about the Genocide - the first genocide of the 2nd century," External link

panarmenian-en Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:54:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian says : "The United States just recognized it, most - or a lot of countries - have recognized it, including France, Italy, the European Union, the Vatican, [and] Russia," External link

panarmenian-en Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:54:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian says : "There are dances around the word genocide because Turkey does not want nations to use that word," External link

panarmenian-en Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:54:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian told : "It's important for people to be aware about the genocide - the first genocide of the 2nd century," External link

newshub Thursday, March 12, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian says : "The United States just recognised it, most - or a lot of countries - have recognised it, including France, Italy, the European Union, the Vatican, [and] Russia," External link

newshub Thursday, March 12, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian says : "There are dances around the word genocide because Turkey does not want nations to use that word," External link

newshub Thursday, March 12, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian said : "The mind-blowing experience of Armenia's velvet revolution is coming to U.S. theaters on April 10" External link

armenpress Thursday, March 5, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian added : “Feel free to join the challenge and challenge others to do the same,” “We can do more with larger numbers of people donating less than a small group donating more” External link

news-am Friday, November 29, 2019 12:01:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “I hereby accept the challenge by PM of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan to donate $23/mo to the All Armenia Fund (https://www.himnadram.org/en/donate) and in turn challenge @esrailian @vaheberberian and @angelasarafyan to meet this challenge. Feel free to join the challenge and challenge others to do the same. We can do more with larger numbers of people donating less than a small group donating more.#allarmeniafundchallenge” External link

armenpress Friday, November 29, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “Feel free to join the challenge and challenge others to do the same. We can do more with larger numbers of people donating less than a small group donating,” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, November 29, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian said : "Thank you to the House of Representatives in the US for properly characterizing US history and the Armenian genocide in the memory of my grandparents and all their relatives who perished," External link

panarmenian-en Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said ( about Genocide Resolution ) : “Thank you to the House of Representatives in the US for properly characterizing US history and the Armenian genocide in the memory of my grandparents and all their relatives who perished. Genocide should never be used for political expediency or to sell a despot more helicopters. This will make more difficult for Turkey to further play the US State Dept on this issue though I’m sure they will try. It is important that there are economic sanctions tied to Turkeys illegal incursion into Syria as well. Senate resolution is next” External link

armenpress Wednesday, October 30, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian wrote : “Thank you to the House of Representatives in the US for properly characterizing US history and the Armenian genocide in the memory of my grandparents and all their relatives who perished. Genocide should never be used for political expediency or to sell a despot more helicopters. This will make more difficult for Turkey to further play the US State Dept on this issue though I’m sure they will try. It is important that there are economic sanctions tied to Turkeys illegal incursion into Syria as well. Senate resolution is next,” External link

news-am Wednesday, October 30, 2019 8:53:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “We are currently on tour in Europe. We plan to come to Armenia in June next year,” External link

a1plus Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:00:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian noted : “I don't like it when people politicize the issue for example of people that have never been interested in the environmental issues in Armenia are now saying the mine shouldn't open that pisses me off because they never gave a shit. Why do they care now?” “What's going on right now in Armenia, as you know better than I do is that they are looking at every possible factor from environmental damage prospects to also legal prospects, because of the liability of business arbitration etc” External link

news-am Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “For example, if it rains right now, are you ready for it? I mean, there's no such thing as ‘in case.’ I think that people have to really understand what's going on” External link

news-am Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “System Of A Down is coming to Yerevan next year in June,” External link

panorama-am-en Wednesday, October 9, 2019 5:06:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian noted : “We’re currently on tour in Europe. We plan to come to Armenia in June next year,” External link

news-am Wednesday, October 9, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “We are currently on tour in Europe. We plan to come to Armenia in June next year,” External link

armenpress Wednesday, October 9, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian told : “I hope Armenia will be able to materialize what is taking place in the WCIT. Various discussions are taking place, various people meet with each other. I know many Armenian companies that get benefits from this tech conferences” External link

armenpress Wednesday, October 9, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “They are not really embodying the knowledge” External link

armenpress Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : ''We started the sales of Gavat tea in the USA last year. It's my desire to present the tea of my grandmother to the world. Our tea is part of our Armenian culture and we try to present our culture to foreigners in a wise way'' External link

armenpress Tuesday, October 8, 2019 9:35:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : ''I am proud to be in Armenia i this historical period when numerous positive changes take place. The Armenians I know throughout the world wish to return to Armenia and become part of the new Armenia, stay in the new Armenia'' External link

armenpress Tuesday, October 8, 2019 9:35:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : ''For years we were thinking what to do to make Armenia attractive not only for Armenians, but also for others. We were thinking how to connect world-spread Armenians. And after thinking and discussing for a long period we came to the conclusion that we will use our shared interests to create small communities'' External link

armenpress Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian wrote : “It is a complex case with multiple victims besides the deceased. It’s a prime example of how years of violence against women and children with no justice and prosecution can cause a violent revengeful attack. The courts need to show leniency on these girls given the systemic failure,” External link

news-am Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:12:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : "A very tragic case in the Russian courts is further unveiling the failure of that system towards victims of domestic abuse and pitting left against right within the country. It is a complex case with multiple victims besides the deceased," "It’s a prime example of how years of violence against women and children with no justice and prosecution can cause a violent revengeful attack. The courts need to show leniency on these girls given the systemic failure" External link

panarmenian-en Saturday, June 22, 2019 2:39:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : "A very tragic case in the Russian courts is further unveiling the failure of that system towards victims of domestic abuse and pitting left against right within the country. It is a complex case with multiple victims besides the deceased," "It’s a prime example of how years of violence against women and children with no justice and prosecution can cause a violent revengeful attack. The courts need to show leniency on these girls given the systemic failure" External link

panarmenian-en Saturday, June 22, 2019 2:39:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian wrote : “A very tragic case in the Russian courts is further unveiling the failure of that system towards victims of domestic abuse and pitting left against right within the country. It is a complex case with multiple victims besides the deceased. It’s a prime example of how years of violence against women and children with no justice and prosecution can cause a violent revengeful attack. The courts need to show leniency on these girls given the systemic failure,” External link

news-am Saturday, June 22, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “Successive US administrations along with the UK have allowed this maniac appeasement in return for supposed geopolitical advantage while Erdogan plays Putin, Trump and everyone else against each other,” External link

news-am Sunday, March 24, 2019 5:15:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian says : "A lot of New Zealand soldiers during WW1 helped victims of the genocide, helped refugees, it's in our archives in New Zealand," External link

panarmenian-en Saturday, February 23, 2019 10:34:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian wrote : “So proud that one of the most respected political magazines in the world, which I am a huge reader of, The Economist ranked Armenia as Country of the year for 2018, due to its peaceful Velvet Revolution and recent Parliamentary results,” External link

news-am Saturday, December 22, 2018 9:20:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “If you go to Armenia now and go to Spitak, the city where the epicenter of the earthquake in ’88 was, you’ll see it’s such a unique city because each block, each street has completely different architecture, because one is built by the U.S., one by the Swedes, one by the Italians and another by the Germans. It is such a beautiful scene in that way. It’s really, really very emotional seeing that because it shows you what collective, progressive beautiful things humanity can do” External link

armenpress Friday, December 21, 2018 7:59:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said ( about Armen Ashotyan ) : “It annoys me to read quotes from relics like Armen Ashotyan, from the RPA, complaining about not having enough time to ready themselves for the election after plundering the country for 20 years,” External link

panarmenian-en Sunday, December 9, 2018 4:04:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : "There is ample proof that Monsanto's sprays have poisoned our environment contributing drastically to dying off of bees," External link

panarmenian-en Friday, November 3, 2017 10:25:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian said : "To be blacklisted by a country led by a despotic oil magnate is a badge of honor," External link

panarmenian-en Monday, October 30, 2017 11:18:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian said : "Sad to leave you this morning Armenia but happy I got to spend some time with you again this year," External link

panarmenian-en Saturday, October 21, 2017 5:56:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : "When do I get to sing on some female vocal jam you've got lined up for me :)))" External link

panarmenian-en Wednesday, October 11, 2017 3:08:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “Garo Paylan is a true hero because it’s quite easy to speak the truth in a society with no repercussions but very dangerous in one that has many repercussions. I had the unique honor of meeting him last year. We are with you Garo,” External link

armradio Tuesday, January 17, 2017 6:59:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “The Diaspora-Armenians do have sufficient understanding on the events in Armenia” External link

armenpress Monday, December 5, 2016 7:35:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “Friends (In Armenia and Worldwide) – Today marks the 25th anniversary of Armenian independence. We should take the opportunity to celebrate some of the successes of this small but beautiful nation while also tackling the troubling issues at hand,” External link

asbarez Saturday, September 24, 2016 1:38:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “Independence means little when a large segment of the public are discontent. That is why myself and a group of 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 campaign link on change.org and sign on if you agree,” External link

asbarez Saturday, September 24, 2016 1:38:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian said : "We should take the opportunity to celebrate some of the successes of this small but beautiful nation while also tackling the troubling issues at hand," External link

irishsun Wednesday, September 21, 2016 4:32:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “Friends (In Armenia and Worldwide) – Today marks the 25th anniversary of Armenian independence. We should take the opportunity to celebrate some of the successes of this small but beautiful nation while also tackling the troubling issues at hand,” External link

armradio Wednesday, September 21, 2016 3:22:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “Independence means little when a large segment of the public are discontent. That is why myself and a group of 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 campaign link on and sign on if you agree,” External link

armradio Wednesday, September 21, 2016 3:22:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “We should take the opportunity to celebrate some of the successes of this small but beautiful nation while also tackling the troubling issues at hand,” External link

panarmenian-en Wednesday, September 21, 2016 2:28:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian added : "In the U.S. we need to see a culture of change from violent unilateral action to serving justice starting with police incriminations of those responsible for heinous crimes. In Turkey we need to assert the voices for progressive change against the dogmatic perversions of Erdogan's regime and in Armenia we need to figure out a way out of the post-Soviet corrupt hierarchy that has ruled/ruined the country since its independence. Culture, empathy, and equality driven by the majority will always win especially in a climate of economic egalitarianism. Another dark day in history can be subverted by intellect, temperance and justice," External link

irishsun Wednesday, July 20, 2016 2:16:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian commented : “Culture, empathy, and equality driven by the majority will always win especially in a climate of economic egalitarianism. Another dark day in history can be subverted by intellect, temperance and justice,” External link

news-am Wednesday, July 20, 2016 1:50:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian added : “In the U.S. we need to see a culture of change from violent unilateral action to serving justice starting with police incriminations of those responsible for heinous crimes. In Turkey we need to assert the voices for progressive change against the dogmatic perversions of Erdogan's regime and in Armenia we need to figure out a way out of the post-Soviet corrupt hierarchy that has ruled/ruined the country since its independence. Culture, empathy, and equality driven by the majority will always win especially in a climate of economic egalitarianism. Another dark day in history can be subverted by intellect, temperance and justice,” External link

panarmenian-en Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:50:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian says : "I would like to personally thank all 11 German MPs of Turkish origin for bravely voting their conscience recognizing the Armenian Genocide in Germany's Parliament. As a world community we should never allow truth tellers to be harassed by thugs associated with tyrants," External link

ArmInfoPolitics-en Monday, June 13, 2016 4:33:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “These people have lived on those lands for thousands of years,” “They have great struggle but also great beauty written on their foreheads. The whimsical appropriation of land by an empire (Stalin) placed them under Azerbaijan. They have since gained their independence and have lived a prosperous existence for the last 20 or so years. I do not believe in wars and ultimately borders but I deeply believe in self-determination and life without oppression. Therefore it is time for the world to recognize them as the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh)” External link

armradio Tuesday, May 24, 2016 11:43:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “Music transcends all boundaries in the name of truth,” External link

armradio Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:54:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “The idea was to take what we had done with the previous concert series, ‘Souls,’ and to project that into a tour for the centennial in 2015,” External link

armenpress Friday, February 6, 2015 5:54:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “This is all matched by an online campaign with a heat map of data about the countries that have recognized the Genocide and link to Twitter accounts where people can join the effortcan join with us around the world,” External link

armenpress Friday, February 6, 2015 5:54:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “You’re well aware that as of a few weeks ago there was a resolution going through the Turkish parliament to recognize all past crimes from a female Kurdish member of parliament. Even though the AKP [Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party] controls the parliament and it will probably not pass, but that [the introduction of the resolution] is a good sign. I think we’ve come to expect little from the Turkish government, but I can say it’s up to us as well. There is an organization called ‘Project 2015’ that is encouraging people to go to Istanbul for 2015. I think that’s very interesting to go back to where it all started,” External link

armenpress Friday, February 6, 2015 5:54:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian explained : “But we want to be a small part of the continuing recognition [movement] and necessity for justice having to do with the first Genocide of the 20th century while trying to make it clear that this is an ongoing disease that has not stopped,” External link

armenpress Friday, February 6, 2015 5:54:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “I think ‘1915’ is a really interesting, unique drama that deals with a unique topic that hasn’t been dealt with in films. For me the film deals with the Diasporan effect of traumaof loss. There’s no film that’s dealt with that. Maybe it’s personal, but the message of lossthe pain of loss is very universal. ‘1915’ does that in a very artistic way,” External link

armenpress Friday, February 6, 2015 5:54:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “It goes from dark to hopeful at the end,” External link

armenpress Friday, February 6, 2015 5:54:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “I can understand what people expect or want, but at the same time when it comes to the arts It’s not like the Armenian people woke up one day and said ‘we expect a band like System of a Down’ that are playing progressive metal music. That’s not what the expectations were of us,” “When it comes to expectations, let’s put that aside for a moment. The important thing is to make an effective film. A film that on its own is a great film, irrespective of the topic, and other people’s expectations,” External link

armenpress Friday, February 6, 2015 5:54:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “When your child is on your chest falling asleep and completely melting into your being, there is nothing in the worldincluding musicthat matters. That’s how it’s changed my life,” External link

armenpress Friday, February 6, 2015 5:54:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian explained : “We want to be a small part of the continuing recognition and necessity for justice having to do with the first Genocide of the 20th century while trying to make it clear that this is an ongoing disease that has not stopped,” External link

oratert-en Friday, February 6, 2015 1:49:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “The idea was to take what we had done with the previous concert series, ‘Souls,’ and to project that into a tour for the centennial in 2015,” External link

panorama-am-en Friday, February 6, 2015 12:41:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “This is all matched by an online campaign with a heat map of data about the countries that have recognized the Genocide and link to Twitter accounts where people can join the effortcan join with us around the world,” External link

panorama-am-en Friday, February 6, 2015 12:41:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “You’re well aware that as of a few weeks ago there was a resolution going through the Turkish parliament to recognize all past crimes from a female Kurdish member of parliament. Even though the AKP [Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party] controls the parliament and it will probably not pass, but that [the introduction of the resolution] is a good sign. I think we’ve come to expect little from the Turkish government, but I can say it’s up to us as well. There is an organization called ‘Project 2015’ that is encouraging people to go to Istanbul for 2015. I think that’s very interesting to go back to where it all started,” External link

panorama-am-en Friday, February 6, 2015 12:41:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “The idea was to take what we had done with the previous concert series, ‘Souls,’ and to project that into a tour for the centennial in 2015,” External link

armradio Friday, February 6, 2015 9:22:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “This is all matched by an online campaign with a heat map of data about the countries that have recognized the Genocide and link to Twitter accounts where people can join the effort—can join with us around the world,” External link

armradio Friday, February 6, 2015 9:22:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “You’re well aware that as of a few weeks ago there was a resolution going through the Turkish parliament to recognize all past crimes from a female Kurdish member of parliament. Even though the AKP [Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party] controls the parliament and it will probably not pass, but that [the introduction of the resolution] is a good sign. I think we’ve come to expect little from the Turkish government, but I can say it’s up to us as well. There is an organization called ‘Project 2015’ that is encouraging people to go to Istanbul for 2015. I think that’s very interesting to go back to where it all started,” External link

armradio Friday, February 6, 2015 9:22:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian explained : “But we want to be a small part of the continuing recognition [movement] and necessity for justice having to do with the first Genocide of the 20th century while trying to make it clear that this is an ongoing disease that has not stopped,” External link

armradio Friday, February 6, 2015 9:22:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “I think ‘1915’ is a really interesting, unique drama that deals with a unique topic that hasn’t been dealt with in films. For me the film deals with the Diasporan effect of trauma—of loss. There’s no film that’s dealt with that. Maybe it’s personal, but the message of loss—the pain of loss– is very universal. ‘1915’ does that in a very artistic way,” External link

armradio Friday, February 6, 2015 9:22:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “It goes from dark to hopeful at the end,” External link

armradio Friday, February 6, 2015 9:22:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “I can understand what people expect or want, but at the same time when it comes to the arts… It’s not like the Armenian people woke up one day and said ‘we expect a band like System of a Down’ that are playing progressive metal music. That’s not what the expectations were of us,” “When it comes to expectations, let’s put that aside for a moment. The important thing is to make an effective film. A film that on its own is a great film, irrespective of the topic, and other people’s expectations,” External link

armradio Friday, February 6, 2015 9:22:00 AM EAT



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activist4.92%EN06/30/201730/06/2017
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Last updated on 2017-09-27T15:05+0300.

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Serj Tankian said : “The song was inspired by the successful Electric Yerevan protests in Armenia in the summer of 2015 where people protested against proposed hikes in utility prices,” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, March 19, 2021 4:53:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “When I conceived possibly doing another record with the guys from System of a Down a few years back, I started working on a set of songs that I arranged in rock format for that purpose,” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, March 19, 2021 4:53:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian explained : “As we weren’t able to see eye to eye on the vision going forward with an SOAD album, I decided to release these songs under my moniker,” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, February 5, 2021 6:09:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : "In the tragic aftermath of the most egregious violence to affect the area since 1994, soldiers for the Defense Army of Artsakh and Armenia (many of them volunteers) suffered war crimes at the hands of the invaders- Azerbaijan abetted by Turkey and their Syrian mercenaries," "Even after the ceasefire signed on November 10, 2020, those heroes wounded in the recent conflict remain in dire need of prosthetics, advanced treatment, and medical care. We are hosting a fundraising livestream event in order to raise money to rehabilitate and outfit hundreds of soldiers who have lost arms and legs with life-changing prosthetic limbs" External link

panarmenian-en Wednesday, January 27, 2021 2:06:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian wrote : "We welcome you, along with our list of special guests, to join us this Saturday, January 30, at 9AM Pacific / 12PM Eastern (9PM Friday on Armenian time) to support our efforts exclusively on our System Of A Down YouTube channel. The official video premiere for “Genocidal Humanoidz” will immediately follow the live event," External link

panarmenian-en Wednesday, January 27, 2021 2:06:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : "Based on what their soldiers did during the war, the mercenaries, et cetera, the beheadings, the, um, skinnings, the brutalization of the POW's even, even dead bodies. It's really, uh, it really shows what type of enemy, uh, that has been fighting the Armenian forces. It's really disgusting," External link

fox35orlando Saturday, December 5, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian said : "The way that our people feel fighting Azerbaijan and Turkey it's an existential threat, we know that they're not going to just stop. If we're unable to defend ourselves and the world needs to know that, that this is not just a war, we can't afford to lose," External link

newshub Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian wrote : “If you love this song or play along to it and love Trump, you’re a hypocrite. Just a simple fact,” External link

cknw Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian wrote : “If you love this song or play along to it and love Trump, you’re a hypocrite. Just a simple fact,” External link

globalnews Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian wrote : "Run Donny run into your bunker. You may be the first US President to do so out of fear of your own citizens," External link

tert Saturday, June 6, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian wrote : "Run Donny run into your bunker. You may be the first US President to do so out of fear of your own citizens," External link

foxnews Friday, June 5, 2020 8:43:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian concluded : "You make antifa a terrorist organization but not the KKK? The lessons of the 2018 peaceful successful revolution in Armenia can be applied in the US and elsewhere in the world," External link

foxnews Friday, June 5, 2020 8:43:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian wrote : "During these challenging times of pandemic and lockdown, we wanted to give the people of Armenia a present of hope that they themselves can share with the world. The goal was to write a song that represented a victorious celebration of the Armenian spirit, covering the past, present, and future of our nation," External link

panarmenian-en Saturday, April 25, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian wrote : “During these challenging times of pandemic & lockdown, we wanted to give the people of Armenia a present of hope. 100% of revenues from this song will be donated to My Step Foundation in Armenia. An amazing charity that's spearheading initiatives in Armenia focusing on health, education, culture, social welfare, environment + the current crisis surrounding COVID-19,” External link

news-am Saturday, April 25, 2020 9:49:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian told : “There are dances around the word genocide, because Turkey does not want nations to use that word,” External link

news-am Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian told : “There are dances around the word genocide, because Turkey does not want nations to use that word,” External link

tert Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:31:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian told : “It's important for people to be aware about the genocide - the first genocide of the 2nd century,” External link

news-am Thursday, March 12, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : "It's important for people to be aware about the Genocide - the first genocide of the 2nd century," External link

panarmenian-en Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:54:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian says : "The United States just recognized it, most - or a lot of countries - have recognized it, including France, Italy, the European Union, the Vatican, [and] Russia," External link

panarmenian-en Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:54:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian says : "There are dances around the word genocide because Turkey does not want nations to use that word," External link

panarmenian-en Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:54:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian told : "It's important for people to be aware about the genocide - the first genocide of the 2nd century," External link

newshub Thursday, March 12, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian says : "The United States just recognised it, most - or a lot of countries - have recognised it, including France, Italy, the European Union, the Vatican, [and] Russia," External link

newshub Thursday, March 12, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian says : "There are dances around the word genocide because Turkey does not want nations to use that word," External link

newshub Thursday, March 12, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian said : "The mind-blowing experience of Armenia's velvet revolution is coming to U.S. theaters on April 10" External link

armenpress Thursday, March 5, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian added : “Feel free to join the challenge and challenge others to do the same,” “We can do more with larger numbers of people donating less than a small group donating more” External link

news-am Friday, November 29, 2019 12:01:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “I hereby accept the challenge by PM of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan to donate $23/mo to the All Armenia Fund (https://www.himnadram.org/en/donate) and in turn challenge @esrailian @vaheberberian and @angelasarafyan to meet this challenge. Feel free to join the challenge and challenge others to do the same. We can do more with larger numbers of people donating less than a small group donating more.#allarmeniafundchallenge” External link

armenpress Friday, November 29, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “Feel free to join the challenge and challenge others to do the same. We can do more with larger numbers of people donating less than a small group donating,” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, November 29, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian said : "Thank you to the House of Representatives in the US for properly characterizing US history and the Armenian genocide in the memory of my grandparents and all their relatives who perished," External link

panarmenian-en Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said ( about Genocide Resolution ) : “Thank you to the House of Representatives in the US for properly characterizing US history and the Armenian genocide in the memory of my grandparents and all their relatives who perished. Genocide should never be used for political expediency or to sell a despot more helicopters. This will make more difficult for Turkey to further play the US State Dept on this issue though I’m sure they will try. It is important that there are economic sanctions tied to Turkeys illegal incursion into Syria as well. Senate resolution is next” External link

armenpress Wednesday, October 30, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian wrote : “Thank you to the House of Representatives in the US for properly characterizing US history and the Armenian genocide in the memory of my grandparents and all their relatives who perished. Genocide should never be used for political expediency or to sell a despot more helicopters. This will make more difficult for Turkey to further play the US State Dept on this issue though I’m sure they will try. It is important that there are economic sanctions tied to Turkeys illegal incursion into Syria as well. Senate resolution is next,” External link

news-am Wednesday, October 30, 2019 8:53:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “We are currently on tour in Europe. We plan to come to Armenia in June next year,” External link

a1plus Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:00:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian noted : “I don't like it when people politicize the issue for example of people that have never been interested in the environmental issues in Armenia are now saying the mine shouldn't open that pisses me off because they never gave a shit. Why do they care now?” “What's going on right now in Armenia, as you know better than I do is that they are looking at every possible factor from environmental damage prospects to also legal prospects, because of the liability of business arbitration etc” External link

news-am Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “For example, if it rains right now, are you ready for it? I mean, there's no such thing as ‘in case.’ I think that people have to really understand what's going on” External link

news-am Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “System Of A Down is coming to Yerevan next year in June,” External link

panorama-am-en Wednesday, October 9, 2019 5:06:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian noted : “We’re currently on tour in Europe. We plan to come to Armenia in June next year,” External link

news-am Wednesday, October 9, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “We are currently on tour in Europe. We plan to come to Armenia in June next year,” External link

armenpress Wednesday, October 9, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian told : “I hope Armenia will be able to materialize what is taking place in the WCIT. Various discussions are taking place, various people meet with each other. I know many Armenian companies that get benefits from this tech conferences” External link

armenpress Wednesday, October 9, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “They are not really embodying the knowledge” External link

armenpress Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : ''We started the sales of Gavat tea in the USA last year. It's my desire to present the tea of my grandmother to the world. Our tea is part of our Armenian culture and we try to present our culture to foreigners in a wise way'' External link

armenpress Tuesday, October 8, 2019 9:35:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : ''I am proud to be in Armenia i this historical period when numerous positive changes take place. The Armenians I know throughout the world wish to return to Armenia and become part of the new Armenia, stay in the new Armenia'' External link

armenpress Tuesday, October 8, 2019 9:35:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : ''For years we were thinking what to do to make Armenia attractive not only for Armenians, but also for others. We were thinking how to connect world-spread Armenians. And after thinking and discussing for a long period we came to the conclusion that we will use our shared interests to create small communities'' External link

armenpress Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian wrote : “It is a complex case with multiple victims besides the deceased. It’s a prime example of how years of violence against women and children with no justice and prosecution can cause a violent revengeful attack. The courts need to show leniency on these girls given the systemic failure,” External link

news-am Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:12:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : "A very tragic case in the Russian courts is further unveiling the failure of that system towards victims of domestic abuse and pitting left against right within the country. It is a complex case with multiple victims besides the deceased," "It’s a prime example of how years of violence against women and children with no justice and prosecution can cause a violent revengeful attack. The courts need to show leniency on these girls given the systemic failure" External link

panarmenian-en Saturday, June 22, 2019 2:39:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : "A very tragic case in the Russian courts is further unveiling the failure of that system towards victims of domestic abuse and pitting left against right within the country. It is a complex case with multiple victims besides the deceased," "It’s a prime example of how years of violence against women and children with no justice and prosecution can cause a violent revengeful attack. The courts need to show leniency on these girls given the systemic failure" External link

panarmenian-en Saturday, June 22, 2019 2:39:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian wrote : “A very tragic case in the Russian courts is further unveiling the failure of that system towards victims of domestic abuse and pitting left against right within the country. It is a complex case with multiple victims besides the deceased. It’s a prime example of how years of violence against women and children with no justice and prosecution can cause a violent revengeful attack. The courts need to show leniency on these girls given the systemic failure,” External link

news-am Saturday, June 22, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “Successive US administrations along with the UK have allowed this maniac appeasement in return for supposed geopolitical advantage while Erdogan plays Putin, Trump and everyone else against each other,” External link

news-am Sunday, March 24, 2019 5:15:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian says : "A lot of New Zealand soldiers during WW1 helped victims of the genocide, helped refugees, it's in our archives in New Zealand," External link

panarmenian-en Saturday, February 23, 2019 10:34:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian wrote : “So proud that one of the most respected political magazines in the world, which I am a huge reader of, The Economist ranked Armenia as Country of the year for 2018, due to its peaceful Velvet Revolution and recent Parliamentary results,” External link

news-am Saturday, December 22, 2018 9:20:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “If you go to Armenia now and go to Spitak, the city where the epicenter of the earthquake in ’88 was, you’ll see it’s such a unique city because each block, each street has completely different architecture, because one is built by the U.S., one by the Swedes, one by the Italians and another by the Germans. It is such a beautiful scene in that way. It’s really, really very emotional seeing that because it shows you what collective, progressive beautiful things humanity can do” External link

armenpress Friday, December 21, 2018 7:59:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said ( about Armen Ashotyan ) : “It annoys me to read quotes from relics like Armen Ashotyan, from the RPA, complaining about not having enough time to ready themselves for the election after plundering the country for 20 years,” External link

panarmenian-en Sunday, December 9, 2018 4:04:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : "There is ample proof that Monsanto's sprays have poisoned our environment contributing drastically to dying off of bees," External link

panarmenian-en Friday, November 3, 2017 10:25:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian said : "To be blacklisted by a country led by a despotic oil magnate is a badge of honor," External link

panarmenian-en Monday, October 30, 2017 11:18:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian said : "Sad to leave you this morning Armenia but happy I got to spend some time with you again this year," External link

panarmenian-en Saturday, October 21, 2017 5:56:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : "When do I get to sing on some female vocal jam you've got lined up for me :)))" External link

panarmenian-en Wednesday, October 11, 2017 3:08:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “Garo Paylan is a true hero because it’s quite easy to speak the truth in a society with no repercussions but very dangerous in one that has many repercussions. I had the unique honor of meeting him last year. We are with you Garo,” External link

armradio Tuesday, January 17, 2017 6:59:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “The Diaspora-Armenians do have sufficient understanding on the events in Armenia” External link

armenpress Monday, December 5, 2016 7:35:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “Friends (In Armenia and Worldwide) – Today marks the 25th anniversary of Armenian independence. We should take the opportunity to celebrate some of the successes of this small but beautiful nation while also tackling the troubling issues at hand,” External link

asbarez Saturday, September 24, 2016 1:38:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “Independence means little when a large segment of the public are discontent. That is why myself and a group of 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 campaign link on change.org and sign on if you agree,” External link

asbarez Saturday, September 24, 2016 1:38:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian said : "We should take the opportunity to celebrate some of the successes of this small but beautiful nation while also tackling the troubling issues at hand," External link

irishsun Wednesday, September 21, 2016 4:32:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “Friends (In Armenia and Worldwide) – Today marks the 25th anniversary of Armenian independence. We should take the opportunity to celebrate some of the successes of this small but beautiful nation while also tackling the troubling issues at hand,” External link

armradio Wednesday, September 21, 2016 3:22:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “Independence means little when a large segment of the public are discontent. That is why myself and a group of 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 campaign link on and sign on if you agree,” External link

armradio Wednesday, September 21, 2016 3:22:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “We should take the opportunity to celebrate some of the successes of this small but beautiful nation while also tackling the troubling issues at hand,” External link

panarmenian-en Wednesday, September 21, 2016 2:28:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian added : "In the U.S. we need to see a culture of change from violent unilateral action to serving justice starting with police incriminations of those responsible for heinous crimes. In Turkey we need to assert the voices for progressive change against the dogmatic perversions of Erdogan's regime and in Armenia we need to figure out a way out of the post-Soviet corrupt hierarchy that has ruled/ruined the country since its independence. Culture, empathy, and equality driven by the majority will always win especially in a climate of economic egalitarianism. Another dark day in history can be subverted by intellect, temperance and justice," External link

irishsun Wednesday, July 20, 2016 2:16:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian commented : “Culture, empathy, and equality driven by the majority will always win especially in a climate of economic egalitarianism. Another dark day in history can be subverted by intellect, temperance and justice,” External link

news-am Wednesday, July 20, 2016 1:50:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian added : “In the U.S. we need to see a culture of change from violent unilateral action to serving justice starting with police incriminations of those responsible for heinous crimes. In Turkey we need to assert the voices for progressive change against the dogmatic perversions of Erdogan's regime and in Armenia we need to figure out a way out of the post-Soviet corrupt hierarchy that has ruled/ruined the country since its independence. Culture, empathy, and equality driven by the majority will always win especially in a climate of economic egalitarianism. Another dark day in history can be subverted by intellect, temperance and justice,” External link

panarmenian-en Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:50:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian says : "I would like to personally thank all 11 German MPs of Turkish origin for bravely voting their conscience recognizing the Armenian Genocide in Germany's Parliament. As a world community we should never allow truth tellers to be harassed by thugs associated with tyrants," External link

ArmInfoPolitics-en Monday, June 13, 2016 4:33:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “These people have lived on those lands for thousands of years,” “They have great struggle but also great beauty written on their foreheads. The whimsical appropriation of land by an empire (Stalin) placed them under Azerbaijan. They have since gained their independence and have lived a prosperous existence for the last 20 or so years. I do not believe in wars and ultimately borders but I deeply believe in self-determination and life without oppression. Therefore it is time for the world to recognize them as the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh)” External link

armradio Tuesday, May 24, 2016 11:43:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “Music transcends all boundaries in the name of truth,” External link

armradio Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:54:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “The idea was to take what we had done with the previous concert series, ‘Souls,’ and to project that into a tour for the centennial in 2015,” External link

armenpress Friday, February 6, 2015 5:54:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “This is all matched by an online campaign with a heat map of data about the countries that have recognized the Genocide and link to Twitter accounts where people can join the effortcan join with us around the world,” External link

armenpress Friday, February 6, 2015 5:54:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “You’re well aware that as of a few weeks ago there was a resolution going through the Turkish parliament to recognize all past crimes from a female Kurdish member of parliament. Even though the AKP [Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party] controls the parliament and it will probably not pass, but that [the introduction of the resolution] is a good sign. I think we’ve come to expect little from the Turkish government, but I can say it’s up to us as well. There is an organization called ‘Project 2015’ that is encouraging people to go to Istanbul for 2015. I think that’s very interesting to go back to where it all started,” External link

armenpress Friday, February 6, 2015 5:54:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian explained : “But we want to be a small part of the continuing recognition [movement] and necessity for justice having to do with the first Genocide of the 20th century while trying to make it clear that this is an ongoing disease that has not stopped,” External link

armenpress Friday, February 6, 2015 5:54:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “I think ‘1915’ is a really interesting, unique drama that deals with a unique topic that hasn’t been dealt with in films. For me the film deals with the Diasporan effect of traumaof loss. There’s no film that’s dealt with that. Maybe it’s personal, but the message of lossthe pain of loss is very universal. ‘1915’ does that in a very artistic way,” External link

armenpress Friday, February 6, 2015 5:54:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “It goes from dark to hopeful at the end,” External link

armenpress Friday, February 6, 2015 5:54:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “I can understand what people expect or want, but at the same time when it comes to the arts It’s not like the Armenian people woke up one day and said ‘we expect a band like System of a Down’ that are playing progressive metal music. That’s not what the expectations were of us,” “When it comes to expectations, let’s put that aside for a moment. The important thing is to make an effective film. A film that on its own is a great film, irrespective of the topic, and other people’s expectations,” External link

armenpress Friday, February 6, 2015 5:54:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “When your child is on your chest falling asleep and completely melting into your being, there is nothing in the worldincluding musicthat matters. That’s how it’s changed my life,” External link

armenpress Friday, February 6, 2015 5:54:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian explained : “We want to be a small part of the continuing recognition and necessity for justice having to do with the first Genocide of the 20th century while trying to make it clear that this is an ongoing disease that has not stopped,” External link

oratert-en Friday, February 6, 2015 1:49:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “The idea was to take what we had done with the previous concert series, ‘Souls,’ and to project that into a tour for the centennial in 2015,” External link

panorama-am-en Friday, February 6, 2015 12:41:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “This is all matched by an online campaign with a heat map of data about the countries that have recognized the Genocide and link to Twitter accounts where people can join the effortcan join with us around the world,” External link

panorama-am-en Friday, February 6, 2015 12:41:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “You’re well aware that as of a few weeks ago there was a resolution going through the Turkish parliament to recognize all past crimes from a female Kurdish member of parliament. Even though the AKP [Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party] controls the parliament and it will probably not pass, but that [the introduction of the resolution] is a good sign. I think we’ve come to expect little from the Turkish government, but I can say it’s up to us as well. There is an organization called ‘Project 2015’ that is encouraging people to go to Istanbul for 2015. I think that’s very interesting to go back to where it all started,” External link

panorama-am-en Friday, February 6, 2015 12:41:00 PM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “The idea was to take what we had done with the previous concert series, ‘Souls,’ and to project that into a tour for the centennial in 2015,” External link

armradio Friday, February 6, 2015 9:22:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “This is all matched by an online campaign with a heat map of data about the countries that have recognized the Genocide and link to Twitter accounts where people can join the effort—can join with us around the world,” External link

armradio Friday, February 6, 2015 9:22:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “You’re well aware that as of a few weeks ago there was a resolution going through the Turkish parliament to recognize all past crimes from a female Kurdish member of parliament. Even though the AKP [Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party] controls the parliament and it will probably not pass, but that [the introduction of the resolution] is a good sign. I think we’ve come to expect little from the Turkish government, but I can say it’s up to us as well. There is an organization called ‘Project 2015’ that is encouraging people to go to Istanbul for 2015. I think that’s very interesting to go back to where it all started,” External link

armradio Friday, February 6, 2015 9:22:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian explained : “But we want to be a small part of the continuing recognition [movement] and necessity for justice having to do with the first Genocide of the 20th century while trying to make it clear that this is an ongoing disease that has not stopped,” External link

armradio Friday, February 6, 2015 9:22:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “I think ‘1915’ is a really interesting, unique drama that deals with a unique topic that hasn’t been dealt with in films. For me the film deals with the Diasporan effect of trauma—of loss. There’s no film that’s dealt with that. Maybe it’s personal, but the message of loss—the pain of loss– is very universal. ‘1915’ does that in a very artistic way,” External link

armradio Friday, February 6, 2015 9:22:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “It goes from dark to hopeful at the end,” External link

armradio Friday, February 6, 2015 9:22:00 AM EAT

Serj Tankian said : “I can understand what people expect or want, but at the same time when it comes to the arts… It’s not like the Armenian people woke up one day and said ‘we expect a band like System of a Down’ that are playing progressive metal music. That’s not what the expectations were of us,” “When it comes to expectations, let’s put that aside for a moment. The important thing is to make an effective film. A film that on its own is a great film, irrespective of the topic, and other people’s expectations,” External link

armradio Friday, February 6, 2015 9:22:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
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artist8.20%EN09/27/201727/09/2017
singer31.15%EN09/22/201722/09/2017
composer6.56%EN09/21/201721/09/2017
activist4.92%EN06/30/201730/06/2017
chanteur4.92%FR06/19/201719/06/2017
musicien américain1.64%FR03/02/201702/03/2017
rockeur1.64%FR02/23/201723/02/2017
militant4.92%FR12/02/201602/12/2016
acteur1.64%FR12/02/201602/12/2016
actor1.64%EN11/30/201630/11/2016
famous musician4.92%EN09/23/201623/09/2016
songwriter6.56%EN09/10/201610/09/2016
membre1.64%FR06/02/201602/06/2016
Names Lang Count
Serj TankianEN75.76%
Serj TankianFR23.48%
Serj TankianPT0.76%


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