10 things we learned from System Of A Down’s Reddit AMA

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Political metal superstars System Of A Down embarked on a lengthy Reddit AMA earlier this week, tackling fan questions from the super-serious to the super-not-so-serious. We know Reddit can be a pretty difficult place to navigate sometimes, so we thought we’d whittle it down to the 10 most important nuggets of information we gleaned.

  1. Drummer John Dolmayan claims the band’s impressive facial hair has helped their career by hiding their ugliness.
  2. Frontman Serj Tankian says the band may eventually release their demo tape.
  3. Tankian says the best way to improve your vocal performance if you’re a singer is to keep singing. Simple!
  4. Dolmayan’s favorite System song to drum along to is “Revenga.”
  5. While System has faced their fair share of criticism and backlash throughout the years, Dolmayan says it has never stopped the band from “going forward with what we believe is correct.”
  6. Just in case anyone thinks there are still some hurt feelings in the System camp, all the members were in attendance at Tankian’s wedding recently.
  7. Dick Cheney was the inspiration for “Cigaro.”
  8. The instrumental rarity “Hezze” may still get an official release someday, according to Tankian.
  9. Serj Tankian likes veggie pizza. (Oh well, more meat for us!)
  10. Tankian’s dream collaborator? Spaghetti western soundtrack composer Ennio Morricone.