I have been a huge System Of A Down fan ever since 6th grade. They still remain one of my top 10 bands of all time. So when all the members took a hiatus in 2006, I was eager to hear from their various projects, but especially frontman Serj Tankian. He has one of the most beautiful and unique voices in hard rock/metal/whatever-you-want-to-call-it, and he is also one of the most humble men in the industry today. I loved both Elect The Dead and Imperfect Harmonies, and now his new album Harakiri will be released July 10th, 2012. This news kind of snuck up on me, as did the first single, which can be heard below. But I like what I hear; very up-beat, sort of new wave of hard rock stuff, very similar to System-era music.
The album’s theme is mass animal suicide, which is a very off-kilter subject to discuss, since nobody has ever written about this concept much at all. Anyways, Harakiri will be out July 10th on Reprise/Serjical Strike Records. Hear the first single ‘Figure It Out‘ and his latest single ‘Cornucopia‘ below!