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Daron Malakian
Տարոն Մալաքյան
Born July 18, 1975 (1975-07-18) (age 32)
Origin Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Flag of the United States
Genre(s) Alternative metal
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instrument(s) Vocals
Guitar
Years active 1990 – present
Label(s) American, Columbia, EatUrMusic
Associated
acts
System of a Down
Scars on Broadway
Website http://www.systemofadown.com/ http://www.scarsonbroadway.com/

Daron Vartan Malakian (Armenian: Տարոն Վարդանի Մալաքյան) (born 18 July 1975) lead guitarist in the Armenian-American band System of a Down. Malakian has written most of the band's music, and, more recently, has taken on a large share of the vocal work for the band as well. Like the rest of the Hollywood-based band, he is of Armenian ancestry, but is the only member to actually have been born inside the U.S. (Los Angeles). He placed 30th in Guitar World's List of "The 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists Of All Time."[1] is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alternative metal is an form of music that gained popularity in the early 1990s alongside grunge. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... For the bands self-titled album, see System of a Down (album). ... Scars on Broadway is a band that features Daron Malakian, who is best known as the guitarist for System of a Down. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... For the bands self-titled album, see System of a Down (album). ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...

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Early life

Daron was born on July 18, 1975 in Hollywood, California, U.S. as an only child to an Iraqi-Armenian father Vartan Malakian and an Iranian-Armenian mother Zepur Malakian. At a very early age, Daron got into heavy metal music; his distant cousin played him a KISS record when he was four years old and he was hooked. Daron started listening to Van Halen, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motörhead and Ozzy Osbourne among others. He always wanted to play the drums, but his parents got him a guitar instead because "You can't turn the drums off." By the time he was a teenager, he got into heavier metal bands such as Slayer, Venom, Metallica, Pantera, Sepultura and Cannibal Corpse. At around 17 he started getting into The Beatles as one of his biggest influences on him as a songwriter. Daron went to Rose & Alex Pilibos Armenian school in Little Armenia, Hollywood, which bandmates Serj Tankian and Shavo Odadjian also attended. Daron is still a big Slayer fan, as is band member Shavo Odadjian who sometimes wears Slayer t-shirts to shows. In his childhood, he also became a fan of the LA Kings Hockey Team. is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Armenians comprise a small ethnic minority in Iraq, with most living in the capital city of Baghdad. ... Vartan Malakian Vartan Malakian (born February 14, 1947) is an Armenian-American artist born in Iraq who now lives in Los Angeles. ... Armenian Iranians (Armenian: Ô»Ö€Õ¡Õ¶Õ¡Õ°Õ¡Õµ translit. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in 1972 (see 1972 in music). ... This article is about the band Van Halen. ... This article is about the band. ... For other uses, see Judas priest (curse). ... This article is about the band. ... Ozzy redirects here. ... For other uses, see Slayer (disambiguation). ... Venom are a heavy metal band, formed in late 1979 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... For other uses, see Pantera (disambiguation). ... Sepultura is a Brazilian thrash metal band, formed in 1984. ... Cannibal Corpse is an American death metal band founded in 1988. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Serj Tankian (Armenian: ) (born August 21, 1967 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer, songwriter, poet, activist, and multi-instrumentalist. ... Shavo Odadjian (Armenian: ) (born April 22, 1974, Yerevan, Armenian SSR as Shavarsh Odadjian) is the bassist for the Armenian American-based alternative metal band System of a Down and a member of the group Achozen. ... For other uses, see Slayer (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Slayer (disambiguation). ... The Los Angeles Kings are a National Hockey League team based in Los Angeles, California, USA. Founded: 1967 Arena: Staples Center Uniform colors: Purple, black, and silver Logo design: A silver crown outlined in purple Stanley Cups won: Franchise history The Pacific Coast Hockey League had many teams in the... Hockey is any of a family of sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a ball, or a hard, round disc called a puck, into the opponents net or goal, using a hockey stick. ...


System of a Down

Main article: System of a Down

Daron met Serj Tankian in 1993, while they both shared the same rehearsal studio in different bands. Serj was playing keyboard for a band, and Daron was singing lead vocals for another band. They formed a jam band called Soil and met Shavo Odadjian. The band later broke up and Tankian and Malakian formed a new band "System of a Down", based on a poem that Daron wrote. The poem's title was "Victims of a Down", but Shavo Odadjian thought that the word System appealed to a much broader audience than "Victims", and they wanted their albums to be stored near the band Slayer's. Shavo Odadjian also joined as their bassist. They then recruited Andy Khachaturian for the drums, who was later replaced by their current drummer, John Dolmayan, due to a hand injury. For the bands self-titled album, see System of a Down (album). ... Serj Tankian (Armenian: ) (born August 21, 1967 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer, songwriter, poet, activist, and multi-instrumentalist. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... Shavo Odadjian (Armenian: ) (born April 22, 1974, Yerevan, Armenian SSR as Shavarsh Odadjian) is the bassist for the Armenian American-based alternative metal band System of a Down and a member of the group Achozen. ... Shavo Odadjian (Armenian: ) (born April 22, 1974, Yerevan, Armenian SSR as Shavarsh Odadjian) is the bassist for the Armenian American-based alternative metal band System of a Down and a member of the group Achozen. ... For other uses, see Slayer (disambiguation). ... Andy Khachaturian is the former drummer for System of a Down, singer for The Apex Theory until November 2002, and current lead singer of VoKEE. Categories: Musician stubs ... John Dolmayan (Armenian: ) (born July 15, 1973 in Lebanon) is a musician, best known as the drummer for the Armenian-American alternative metal band System of a Down. ...


Malakian co-produced System of a Down's albums with Rick Rubin, as well as The Ambulance and Bad Acid Trip (a band on fellow member Serj Tankian's Serjical Strike Records). He recently started his own label, EatUrMusic, on which Amen is the first signed band. Malakian is also involved in a project called Scars on Broadway, with Amen vocalist Casey Chaos and Zach Hill from Hella and Team Sleep. In 2003 Daron Malakian played with a variety of celebrities in the Celebrity Baseball Game in Hollywood. He wrote a song about the experience, "Old School Hollywood", which appears on System of a Down's album, Mezmerize. Frederick Jay (Rick) Rubin (born March 10, 1963 in Lido Beach, New York) is an American record producer and is currently the co-head of Columbia Records. ... The Ambulance is a 1990 thriller film written and directed by Larry Cohen. ... Bad Acid Trip is a metal band that is currently signed with System of a Down lead singer Serj Tankians record company, Serjical Strike. ... Serjical Strike Records is the record label owned by Serji Tankian of the metal band system of a down. ... Amen (sometimes all-capitalised to AMEN) is a cross-genre hard rock band formed in 1994, continuing on today. ... Scars on Broadway is a band that features Daron Malakian, who is best known as the guitarist for System of a Down. ... Amen (sometimes all-capitalised to AMEN) is a cross-genre hard rock band formed in 1994, continuing on today. ... Casey Chaos Amen is a cross-genre band mainly taking influence from heavy metal music and 80s punk music. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Hella is a musical duo from Sacramento, California. ... Team Sleep is an experimental rock group led by singer/guitarist Chino Moreno, better known for fronting the Sacramento-based band Deftones. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Old School Hollywood is a song by System of a Down about Daron Malakians experience at a celebrity baseball game. ... Digipak cover Digipak cover of Mezmerize. ...


Personal life

Malakian now lives in Glendale, California in a home by himself; he also has families in Iran and Iraq since his parents were born in those countries but immigrated to America. He has visited both countries. He enjoys collecting candles, Persian rugs, Hookas, instruments, and skulls. Daron has been voted 30th best guitarist of the year by Metal Edge Magazine. Daron has stated in an interview that he doesn't follow anybody: "A lot of bands followed Korn. We're not one of those bands but I have respect for Korn for being original. I just think it’s a shame that so many people felt they had to go and mimic that. Everyone tells us we have our own sound. I think that we have enough trust in our fans from touring for enough years to know that they're expecting something different from us, which is cool because it leaves the door open for us to go anywhere we want." Nickname: Location of Glendale within Los Angeles County and the State of California. ... For other uses, see Candle (disambiguation). ... A traditional craftsman mending a rug in Isfahan. ... Man holding a narghile (hookah) A hookah is a traditional Middle Eastern or Asian device for smoking. ... For other uses of Skull, see Skull (disambiguation). ... This article is about the band. ...


EatUrMusic

EatUrMusic[1] is the imprint of Malakian through Sony. It was set up late 2003 and is little active, partly due to the many other activities of Malakian. The other reason is that Malakian will only sign bands that he truly believes in. Sony Music Entertainment is a major global record label controlled by the Sony Corporation. ... See also: 2003 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2003 Record labels established in 2003 // January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands recover nearly 500 original Beatles studio tapes, recorded during the Let It...


"I honestly feel that if you're going to sign an artist," commented Malakian on the label's (now defunct) site http://eaturmusic.com, "the most important thing is that you've really got to be like one of those kids in their audience. [The Sony people] and I agreed that I will only sign and work with those artists that I'm a fan of."


The first band that got signed to the label, US punk/metal band Amen, have since moved on by mutual agreement. Amen singer Casey Chaos will release his music through his own label from now on. Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ... Casey Chaos Amen is a cross-genre band mainly taking influence from heavy metal music and 80s punk music. ...


The web page, along with its forum, is down, but recently a new forum has emerged in hopes to bring back the community of EatUrMusic.


It is also rumored that the debut album of Malakian's side project, Scars on Broadway will be released on this label. Scars on Broadway is a band that features Daron Malakian, who is best known as the guitarist for System of a Down. ...


Discography

System of a Down

For the bands self-titled album, see System of a Down (album). ... This is a comprehensive listing of official releases by System of a Down, a four-piece American rock band, formed in 1995 in Los Angeles, California. ... Limited Edition cover The limited editon cover of System of a Down. ... Toxicity is System of a Downs second album release. ... Steal This Album! is an album by System of a Down. ... Digipak cover Digipak cover of Mezmerize. ... Hypnotize is the fifth album by System of a Down and the second half of the Mezmerize/Hypnotize double album. ...

Scars on Broadway

  • 2003: Ghetto Blaster Rehearsals (Demo)
  • 2008: Untitled

Scars on Broadway is a band that features Daron Malakian, who is best known as the guitarist for System of a Down. ...

Awards

  • In 2006, System of a Down won their first Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance for B.Y.O.B.
  • In 2006, they won the "MTV Good Woodie Award" for their song "Question!"
  • In 2006, they were #14 on the VH1 Top 40 Metal Songs with "Toxicity"
  • In 2007, they were nominated for a Grammy Award in Best Hard Rock Performance for their song Lonely Day

Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... // Toxic and Intoxicated redirect here – toxic has other uses, which can be found at Toxicity (disambiguation); for the state of being intoxicated by alcohol see Drunkenness. ... Lonely Day is the Grammy nominated second single from the 2005 album Hypnotize by the band System of a Down. ...

Collaborations

Jonathan Houseman Davis (born January 18, 1971) is the vocalist for the multiplatinum Nu Metal[1] band, Korn. ... Kirk Lee Hammett (born on November 18, 1962) is the lead guitarist in the band Metallica. ... Jason Curtis Newsted (born March 4, 1963, Battle Creek, Michigan) is an American bass guitarist currently a member of Voivod and Rock Star Supernova, but is best known as a former member of the band Metallica from 1986-2001. ... Lars Ulrich (born December 26, 1963) is the drummer and co-founder of Metallica. ... Alternate Single Cover Music sample One Problems? See media help. ...

Quotes by Malakian

I have no interest in murder, and I have no interest in people dying. But I'm interested in people's minds, and sometimes [Charles] Manson puts thoughts together that I find really interesting. Have you ever seen his unedited videos? He starts making a lot of sense. I'm sure people are scared of that, but to me, it's scarier to watch George Bush try to make sense.
System of a Down are one of the most misunderstood bands around. I mean, Armenian rock? What the fuck is that? Political? I could name so many more of our songs that aren't about politics than ones that are. And for a long time, everyone thought Serj wrote all of our tunes. Until this album came out, people thought he wrote all the lyrics. So there are so many different misunderstandings of System of a Down that I don't even let it bother me anymore. I'm just kind of used to it. Our first bio said something like 'four guys based out of LA who are Armenian and political,' and, well, it wasn't really right at all. I mean, we are all Armenian, but we didn't plan that.
It's important not to take yourself too seriously, ... and I think sometimes people take us a lot more seriously than we take ourselves, especially when it comes to politics. Politics, for me, is a reflection of the world I live in. But love is just as important as politics to me. They both exist in the world, you know? And if you don't reflect the entire world around you, then you're leaving something out.

Notes

  1. ^ EatUrMusic website

External links

  • System of a Down Official Site
  • Daron Malakian Rocks
  • Scars on Broadway Myspace Page
  • SOADFans
  • SOADomized
  • SOAD-TEAM
  • SOADTalk.com Daron Malakian page

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The Daron Malakian Interview (4808 words)
Malakian moves to the groove of the music he has created like a madman possessed, prowling from one end of the stage to the other, occasionally climbing on top of amplifier stacks, scaling stage scaffolding or diving headfirst into the crowd.
Malakian makes it clear that his anger is not directed toward the people of Turkey, it is aimed squarely at the Turkish government, which to this day continues to deny the genocide ever took place.
Daron has known since the age of six that performing music was what he was going to do with his life.
Daron Malakian - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia (567 words)
Malakian has written most of the band's music when he was in eiether a drunken rage or after sniffing that strange smell coming from Shavo Odadjian's armpits.
Daron was born on July 18, 2010 in Your Basement, Uranus.
At a very early age, Daron got into putting on makeup and playing heavy metal music; his cousin played him a video of an transvestite putting on stockings when he was four years old and he was hooked.
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