Serj Tankian - Elect the Dead
'Elect the Dead' is the debut solo album by System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian. He played most of the instruments himself but did get help from System of a Down drummer John Dolmayan and former Primus/current Guns N' Roses drummer Bryan 'Brain' Mantia, along with Dan Monti on guitar and bass, opera singer Ani Maldjian and some string players, Antonio Pontarelli among them.
The album was leaked on October 18, 2007. The official tour for Elect the Dead commenced on October 12 with a show at Chicago's Vic theater. The first singles off the album were 'The Unthinking Majority' and 'Empty Walls.'
The song 'Saving Us' was released on his MySpace. The video for 'Feed Us' was released on the Swedish and UK MTV. Serj appeared on MTV's 'You Rock The Deuce' to promote 'Elect The Dead.' He participated in a number of skits featuring himself playing the roles of producer, director, and other various duties.
'Elect The Dead' showcases his inimitable vocals and incisive lyrics. Multi-faceted and multi-layered, 'Elect The Dead' is both thought provoking and from the heart.
Release Date : 22 Oct 2007