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(taken from SOAD-FR.com)
Interview with System of a Down’s original drummer, OnTronik “Andy” Khachaturian.
First of all can you introduce yourself and make some kind of a quick biography?
My name is OnTronik “Andy” Khachaturian. I’ve been playing music since the age of seven. My first instrument was an accordion, then the piano. I picked up a pair of drumsticks when I was twelve. I started DJ-ing when I was fifteen. I joined Daron, Shavo and Serj around 1994 as the drummer for the band. I spent three years helping to shape the energy and sound of the band eventually leading to the band getting signed in 1997…
Do you have any anecdote or funny things about you and the band?
We smoked a lot of weed at that time, so everything was funny.
Do you still have a good contact with SOAD members? I’ve seen some pictures of a show at the Troubadour in which you were singing with the band replacing Serj, how does it happen?
When we see each other everything is fine. We’re totally consumed with our bands/projects and we have all moved on. That part of it is respected both ways.