SYSTEM OF A DOWN are touring this fall (with Deftones as support) and understandably, plenty of people are curious about when the semi-newly reactivated political/genre-bending juggernaut will release new music. Take a look at the schedule of SERJ TANKIAN, though. The well-spoken, energetic and good-natured frontman has no less than four new albums on the docket this year: his third rock-oriented solo album, Harakiri, due July 10 (pre-order it here); a jazz record called Jazz-Iz-Christ; the Fuktronic project with Jimmy Urine from Mindless Self Indulgence; and a symphony, Orca. How could he possibly make new music with System this year? Tankian was kind enough to spend some time with AltPress.com over Skype, where he spoke candidly about the innumerable hats he wears as an artist, the changing music business (he predicted holograms!) and more.
Interview by: Ryan J. Downey