System of a Down Trivia

  • System of a Down
    • Famous as : Alternative metal band
    • Birth Name : Soil
    • Birth Date : 1995
    • Birth Place : Glendale, California, USA
    • Spouse : -
    • Claim to Fame : Album "System of a Down" (1998)


  • For the first time included an instrumental music entitled "Hezze" in the second part of their dual album, "Hypnotize," set to be released November 15, 2005.
  • Not only playing music, some members of the band also took another role: Shavo has handled the band's stage production while also being an editor on "B.Y.O.B." and directing some of their music videos; Daron became the co-producer on "Mezmerize."
  • Has experienced several times online leaking that happened to "Steal This Album!" (2002), which on the internet was called "Toxicity 2," and "Mesmerize" (2005).
  • The title of "Steal This Album!" (2002) is a reference to Abbie Hoffman's "Steal This Book."
  • "Chop Suey!" is made based on a poem by Father Armeni about the Armenian Genocide and has been turned into a parody sung by their fan named Tenacious D.
  • "Chop Suey!" originally had been named "Suicide," but later was changed although the words "We're rolling Suicide" can still be heard in the final cut's opening seconds.
  • Their song, "Soil," tells bitterly about Serj's friend from his previous band, Soil, who committed suicide.
  • "Mezmerize" (2005) also became #1 on the music charts of Germany, Canada, Austria, France, Sweden, Japan, Switzerland, Colombia, Greece, Brazil, and New Zealand.
  • Was named Best Agitators by Esquire Magazine in its Esky Music Awards in 2005.
  • "Mezmerize/Hypnotize" was recorded at Rubin's Laurel Canyon studio between June and November of 2004.
  • Their track called "Cigaro" was leaked intentionally on the internet in January 2005.
  • Became one of the headliners of Ozzfest tour in 2002 after previously performed on the second stage during 1998 and 1999.
  • Their song entitled "Streamline" was used as a soundtrack of "The Scorpion King" (2002).
  • "Steal This Album!" (2002) has five different designs of which one version resembles a CD Recordable labeled with felt-tip marker.
  • One of their songs from "System of a Down" (1998) entitled "P.L.U.C.K." stands for "Politically Lying, Unholy, Cowardly Killers" which talks about the 1915 Armenian Genocide and was featured in Atom Egoyan's film of "Ararat" (2002).
  • The song "DDevil" is an amalgamation of four poems written by Serj.
  • Their producer, Rick Rubin, personally played a bit of piano while adding a few samples and to the mix in "System of a Down." (1998).