Thursday April 05, 2007 @ 06:00 PM
By: ChartAttack.com Staff
System Of A Down are on hiatus, but fans can expect to hear Serj Tankian's voice soon.
System's lead singer hopes to release a solo album — probably under his own name — titled Elect The Dead in the summer or fall.
"It's a rock record that I've written, performed and produced," Tankian said in a fan Q&A on System Of A Down's MySpace page. "And yes, I will be touring extensively for it."
It's not known if the album will be released through Tankian's own Serjical Strike Records label.
Tankian contributed the song "Terminal Beauty" to Rita Mitsouko's Variety album, which will arrive in stores this month. He'll also appear on the soundtrack to the upcoming film Bug, starring Ashley Judd. Chris Cornell and Scott Weiland also contributed to the album.
System Of A Down released their last studio album, Mesmerize, in 2005. They spent most of last summer on the Ozzfest tour and then started their "very long break." The group were nominated for a Grammy Award this year in the best hard rock performance category for "Lonely Day."
The band also contributed songs to the Screamers documentary that premiered last November. The film revolves around Tankian's grandfather, Stepan Haytayan, and deals with the history of modern-day genocide dating back to Armenia in 1915.
*Serj Tankian (photo by Joe Fuda)