Serj Tankian is an Armenian-American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, poet, and political activist. He is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, keyboardist, and occasional rhythm guitarist of the heavy metal band System of a Down, which was formed in 1994. Tankian has released five albums with System of a Down and five solo albums, as well as collaborating with musicians such as rapper Tech N9ne and folk singer Arto Tunçboyacıyan. He also released Elect the Dead Symphony, a live orchestral version of Elect the Dead featuring the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. He is the founder of the record label Serjical Strike Records, and is currently represented by Velvet Hammer Music and Management Group. Tankian is widely regarded as one of the greatest vocalists in heavy metal history, with praise given to his unusual delivery and his wide vocal range. He is currently ranked at No. 26 on the Hit Parader list of "Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists".
|Born:||August 21, 1967, Beirut, Lebanon|
|Origin:||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Genres:||Alternative metal, nu metal, heavy metal, hard rock, progressive rock, alternative rock|
|Occupation(s):||Musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, poet, political activist|
|Instruments:||Vocals, guitar, bass, piano, keyboards, synthesizer, violin, harmonica, sampler, drums|
|Labels:||Serjical Strike, Reprise, American, Columbia, Axis of Justice, Woah Dad!|
|Associated acts:||System of a Down, Axis of Justice, The F.C.C, Tom Morello, Serart, Scars on Broadway, Deftones, Tool, Device, Tech N9ne|
|Twitter:||Serj Tankian's Twitter profile|
|Facebook:||Serj Tankian's Facebook profile|
|IMDb:||Serj Tankian's IMDb|
|Spotify:||Serj Tankian's Spotify|
About Serj Tankian
Armenian-American heavy metal singer and activist who sang lead vocals in the band System of a Down and who has pursued a solo career.
He moved to America from Lebanon at the age of seven and developed an interest in music and songwriting early on in his life.
He has released the solo albums Elect the Dead, Imperfect Harmonies, and Harakiri.
He married Angela Madatyan in 2012. He has a son named Rumi Tankian Madatyan.
He defeated Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails for the 2006 Best Hard Rock Performance Grammy Award.
Information related to Serj Tankian
- Serj Tankian Category
- Armenian rock musicians
- Multiple citizenship
- System of a Down members
- Ethnic Armenian musicians
- Melodica players
- Heavy metal singers
- Anti-corporate activists
- Nu metal singers
- Singers with a four-octave vocal range
- American anti-fascists
- Lebanese Armenians
- American rock pianists
- American anti–Iraq War activists
- American baritones
- American anti-war activists
- American multi-instrumentalists