Serj Tankian - Biography


Serj Tankian is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer, songwriter, poet, activist, and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known as the lead vocalist, keyboardist and rhythm guitarist of the alternative metal band System of a Down, as well as, along with Tom Morello, the co-founder of Axis of Justice, a nonprofit organization. He made five albums with System of a Down and released a new solo album, Elect the Dead, on October 23, 2007.

Serj has finished working on his first solo album Elect The Dead, which was released worldwide on October 23, 2007. Serj also supported the Foo Fighters in their 2007 Germany and UK Tour to promote their new album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace in November.

Serj Tankian (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano), Dan Monti (lead guitar, backing vocals), Larry LaLonde (rhythm guitar), Mario Pagliarulo (bass, backing vocals), Troy Zeigler (drums) and Erwin Khachikian (piano) are the members of the live band, which will be known as "The FCC". The name of the band actually stands for the "Flying Cunts of Chaos", which is originally what Tankian wanted to call the album, he tells Kerrang! rock magazine in an interview. Tankian has also stated that he will not be playing any System of a Down material on tour. In support of Elect the Dead, Tankian is playing a number of promotional dates. The tour began October 12th at Chicago's Vic Theatre.