Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet and political activist Serj Tankian is featured in Amoeba Music‘s “What’s In My Bag?” segment in which he talks about some of the records he is into. Watch the clip below.
Tankian‘s new solo album, “Harakiri”, sold nearly 12,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 29 on The Billboard 200 chart.
“Harakiri” was released on July 10 via Reprise Records/Serjical Strike.
“Harakiri”, a Japanese word meaning ritual suicide, is the follow-up to 2010’s critically acclaimed “Imperfect Harmonies”, and the third solo release from the SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman. As with 2007’s “Elect The Dead” and “Imperfect Harmonies”, Serj produced “Harakiri” himself at his home studio in Los Angeles. The album also features performances by Serj‘s touring band, THE F.C.C. — Dan Monti on guitar, Mario Pagliarulo on bass, and Troy Zeigler on drums. Dan Monti also co-mixed and co-engineered the album with Serj. The CD was mastered by Vlado Meller (METALLICA, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, KANYE WEST, BEASTIE BOYS).