Serj recently spent some time with Ryan Downey for Alternative Press – They chatted about a lot – Check out the link below for the in-depth article and premiere of a video for a song from the soundtrack for ‘1915’, a film that Serj composed the music for.
Guitarist Tom Morello and System of a Down singer Serj Tankian have joined forces to pay tribute to late Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads, who helped usher classicism into heavy metal before his accidental death in 1982, with a reverent cover of “Crazy Train.” The track will appear on an upcoming compilation, Immortal Randy Rhoads: The Ultimate Tribute, and the recording also features bassist Rudy Sarzo – who played with Rhoads in Ozzy’s band and Quiet Riot – and onetime Black Sabbath drummer Vinny Appice.
“Grammy Award winning musician Serj Tankian is composing a hauntingly beautiful original score for 1915 The Movie. Internationally celebrated as the frontman for System of a Down, and for his symphonies Elect the Dead and Orca, Tankian will be making his feature film debut as the composer of 1915,” reads a post on the movie’s official Facebook page.
“1915 is an incredible feature film full of rich trauma, profundity, suspense, and some magic all while remaining picturesque and modern — a rarity in today’s films. I am relishing in creating the musical world for it,” Serj Tankian says.
A mind-bending psychological thriller set against one of the most terrifying events of modern history, 1915 The Movie follows one man’s controversial mission to bring the ghosts of a forgotten genocide back to life.