Serj Tankian Wants To Chuck A Metallica, Do An Orchestral Project With System Of A Down

Now that System Of A Down are back firing on all cylinders, it seems frontman Serj Tankian has some big plans for the band.

After SOAD surprise-dropped two brand new songs on us last month — their first new music in 15 years, mind you — it seems Tankian is now mulling over the possibility of reimagining some old classics with a symphony orchestra.

Chatting with Rolling Stone, the singer shared that he’d like to incorporate his work as both a classical composer and movie scorer with his job in SOAD

“Speaking of classical and System, one day — and I’ve told Daron [Malakian, guitarist] this — we should really do that,” Tankian said of the plan.

“We should arrange a classical version of some System songs and play them with a nice proper orchestra, like Metallica did, and like other artists have.”

He continued: “I think it would be uniquely different for System. Doing something crazy like ‘Chop Suey’ with an orchestra would be incredible… but fast. Really fast tempo. I’m talking about a badass orchestra going [sings ‘Chop Suey’ intro quickly]. Whatever we need to do. That would be insane.”

Alright Serj. Our ears are ready.

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