System of a Down
System of a Down is an Armenian-American heavy metal band. The band was formed in Glendale, California, in 1994. It has released five studio albums, three of which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200. System has sold over 40 million records worldwide. Their song ‘B.Y.O.B.’ won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2006.
About System of a Down in brief
System of a Down is an Armenian-American heavy metal band. The band was formed in Glendale, California, in 1994. It has released five studio albums, three of which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200. System has sold over 40 million records worldwide. Their song \”B. Y. O. B. \” won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2006. The group went on hiatus in 2006 and reunited in 2010, and they have continued to perform live occasionally since then. In 2010, the band issued two new charity songs to benefit victims and support Armenian defenders in the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war. In June 1997, the group won the Best Signed Rock City Band Award from the Rock City Awards. They toured extensively, opening for Slayer and Metallica before making their way to the second stage of Ozzfest. After the release of their album, they toured with Fear Factory and Snoubus before headlining OzzFest. After headlining the headlining stage of Snoubfest, they went on to release the album, Toxicity, in June 1998. They enjoyed moderate success as their first singles became radio favorites and were frequently aired on the music videos for both Sugar and Spiders. In 2005, they released Mezmerize and Hypnotize, their first studio album since Toxicity in 2005. In April 2008, System released their debut album, System of a a Down, which was released on AmericanColumbia Records.
In May 2008, the album was re-released with the bonus track, ‘Sugar’. The album was followed by the single ‘Aerials’, which reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart. It was released in November 2008. In March 2009, the song ‘B.Y.O.B.’ was released as a single. The song is a tribute to the Armenian Genocide, and was written by Daron Malakian, who was a member of the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA). The song was recorded by Shavo Odadjian and Dave Hakopyan, who also played in a band called Snowblind during their teens. In November 2009, System recorded their second studio album, titled ‘Toxic,’ with the help of engineer Sylvia Massy. In January 2010, they recorded a third studio album called ‘Spiders’ featuring the songs ‘Hypnotize’ and ‘Mezmerized’ The band has released two more studio albums since then, including ‘Mystic’ in 2012. In December 2012, System issued a fourth album, which is called “The Blackout”. In February 2013, the record was released, “Mystic,” which is the first of two studio albums to be released since ‘The Blackouts’ (the other was ‘Hye Enk’). In March 2013, System announced a tour of the U.S. and Europe.