FACTOID # 20: Statistically, Delaware bears more cost of the US Military than any other state.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
 
WHAT'S NEW
RELATED ARTICLES
People who viewed "Mezmerize" also viewed:
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Mezmerize
Mezmerize
Mezmerize cover
Studio album by System of a Down
Released Europe May 16, 2005
US May 17, 2005
Japan May 18, 2005
Recorded The Mansion
Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, California
Akademie Mathematique of Philosophical Sound Research
Los Angeles, California
Genre Alternative metal
Length 36:15
Label Columbia (UK)
American/Columbia (U.S.)
Sony Music Japan (Japan)
Producer Rick Rubin
Daron Malakian
Professional reviews
System of a Down chronology
Steal This Album!
(2002)
Mezmerize
(2005)
Hypnotize
(2005)
Alternative covers
Digipak cover of Mezmerize.
Cover of the Limited Edition Picture Disc of Mezmerize (Vinyl LP).
Cover of the German Limited Edition Picture Disc of Mezmerize (Vinyl LP).
Singles from Mezmerize
  1. "B.Y.O.B."
    Released: 2005
  2. "Question!"
    Released: 2005

Mezmerize is the fourth album by System of a Down and the first half of the Mezmerize/Hypnotize double album. It was released on May 17, 2005, six months before Hypnotize. Mesmerize can refer to the following things: Look up mesmerize in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Rainbow were a hard rock and heavy metal band formed by former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore in 1975. ... Down To Earth is the fourth LP released by Rainbow, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ... Image File history File links Mezmerize-LP.jpg‎ This image is of a cover of an audio recording, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the album or the artist(s) which produced the recording or cover artwork in question. ... A studio album is a collection of studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... System of a Down (commonly referred to as System or abbreviated as SOAD) are an American heavy metal band, formed in 1995 in Glendale, California. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Mansion is a mansion owned by famed music producer Rick Rubin in Los Angeles, built in 1918. ... Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, California is a canyon neighborhood, like Topanga Canyon, so its very oriented to the main canyon street, Laurel Canyon Boulevard. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alternative metal is an eclectic form of music that gained popularity in the early 1990s alongside grunge. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Sony Music Entertainment Japan is Sonys music arm in Japan. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Frederick Jay Rick Rubin (born March 10, 1963 in Lido Beach, New York) is a Jewish American record producer and is currently the co-head of Columbia Records. ... Daron Vartan Malakian (Armenian: ) (born 18 July 1975) lead guitarist in the Armenian-American band System of a Down. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 4. ... Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Image File history File links 5_stars. ... Pitchfork Media, usually known simply as Pitchfork, is a Chicago-based daily Internet publication devoted to music criticism and commentary, music news, and artist interviews. ... PopMatters is an international magazine of cultural criticism. ... Image File history File links Stars10090. ... This article is about the magazine. ... Image File history File links 3. ... This article is about the online music and film magazine. ... System of a Down (commonly referred to as System or abbreviated as SOAD) are an American heavy metal band, formed in 1995 in Glendale, California. ... This article is about the album by System of a Down. ... Singles from Hypnotize Released: October/November, 2005 Released: 2006 Released: 2006 Hypnotize is the fifth album by System of a Down and the second half of the Mezmerize/Hypnotize double album before their hiatus. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 600 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (800 × 800 pixel, file size: 25 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) System of a Downs German Mezmerize Limited Edition Picture Disc cover. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... This article is about the System of a Down song. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... System of a Down (commonly referred to as System or abbreviated as SOAD) are an American heavy metal band, formed in 1995 in Glendale, California. ... Singles from Hypnotize Released: October/November, 2005 Released: 2006 Released: 2006 Hypnotize is the fifth album by System of a Down and the second half of the Mezmerize/Hypnotize double album before their hiatus. ... A double album is an audio album of sufficient length that two units of the medium in which it is sold (especially records and compact discs) are necessary to contain the entirety of it. ... is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Singles from Hypnotize Released: October/November, 2005 Released: 2006 Released: 2006 Hypnotize is the fifth album by System of a Down and the second half of the Mezmerize/Hypnotize double album before their hiatus. ...

Contents

Album information

Despite the time difference between releases, the album actually takes its name from the lyrics in the song Hypnotize; Mezmerize and Hypnotize were recorded within the same time frame. The album features guitarist Daron Malakian sharing most of the vocal work with vocalist Serj Tankian, splitting the vocals at least halfway on most of the tracks. Hypnotize is the lead single for System of a Downs latest album of the same title, which was released on November 22, 2005 (see 2005 in music). ... Singles from Hypnotize Released: October/November, 2005 Released: 2006 Released: 2006 Hypnotize is the fifth album by System of a Down and the second half of the Mezmerize/Hypnotize double album before their hiatus. ... Daron Vartan Malakian (Armenian: ) (born 18 July 1975) lead guitarist in the Armenian-American band System of a Down. ... Serj Tankian (Armenian: ) (born August 21, 1967 in Beirut, Lebanon[1]) is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer, songwriter, poet, activist, and multi-instrumentalist. ...


The album debuted at number one in at least twelve countries[1], including the US Billboard 200, and has since been certified Platinum by the RIAA. It was also chosen as one of Amazon.com's Top 100 Editor's Picks of 2005. The album has sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide since its release. The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The description Gold Album is applied to recorded music albums that have sold a minimum number of copies (in the US, currently 500,000 sales). ... The RIAA Logo. ... Amazon. ...


Reception

Rolling Stone (No. 975, pp.67-70) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "[E]verything on Mezmerize hits and splits with viciously honed purpose." This article is about the magazine. ...


Spin (p.101) - "Moods are muddled even more artfully on Mezmerize." - Grade: B+ Spin is a music magazine that reports on all the music that rocks. Founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione, Jr. ...


Track listing

# Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Soldier Side - Intro"   D. Malakian D. Malakian 1:03
2. "B.Y.O.B."   D. Malakian, S. Tankian D. Malakian 4:15
3. "Revenga"   D. Malakian, S. Tankian D. Malakian 3:48
4. "Cigaro"   D. Malakian, S. Tankian D. Malakian 2:11
5. "Radio/Video"   D. Malakian D. Malakian 4:09
6. "This Cocaine Makes Me Feel Like I'm On This Song"   D. Malakian, S. Tankian D. Malakian 2:08
7. "Violent Pornography"   D. Malakian D. Malakian 3:31
8. "Question!"   S. Tankian S. Tankian, D. Malakian 3:20
9. "Sad Statue"   D. Malakian, S. Tankian D. Malakian 3:25
10. "Old School Hollywood"   D. Malakian D. Malakian 2:56
11. "Lost in Hollywood"   D. Malakia, S. Tankian D. Malakian 5:20

This article is about the System of a Down song. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Credits

  • Produced by Rick Rubin and Daron Malakian
  • Mixed by Andy Wallace
  • Engineered by David Schiffman
  • Editing by Jason Lader and Dana Neilsen
  • Assistant engineer: Phillip Broussard
  • All artwork by Vartan Malakian
  • Design: System of a Down and Brandy Flower
  • String arrangement: Serj Tankian and Mark Mann
  • Worldwide representation: Velvet Hammer Music and Management Group
  • Mix protools engineer: John O'Mahony
  • Mix assistant engineers: Steve Sisco (Soundtrack) & Joe Peluso (Enterprise)
  • Album production coordinator: Lindsay Chase/Braden Asher
  • Recording location: The Mansion in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, CA and Akademie Mathematique of Philosophical Sound Research, Los Angeles, CA
  • Mixed at Soundtrack Studios, New York, NY And Enterprise Studios, Los Angeles, CA
  • Mastered by Vlado Meller at Sony Music Studios, New York, NY

Daron Vartan Malakian (Armenian: ) (born 18 July 1975) lead guitarist in the Armenian-American band System of a Down. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... Serj Tankian (Armenian: ) (born August 21, 1967 in Beirut, Lebanon[1]) is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer, songwriter, poet, activist, and multi-instrumentalist. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... The layout of a typical musical keyboard A musical keyboard is the set of adjacent depressible levers on a musical instrument which cause the instrument to produce sounds. ... Shavo Odadjian (Armenian: ) (born April 22, 1974, Yerevan, Armenia 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. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... 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. ... A drum kit (or drum set or trap set) is a collection of drums, cymbals and sometimes other percussion instruments, such as a cowbell, wood block, chimes or tambourines, arranged for convenient playing by a single drummer. ... Frederick Jay Rick Rubin (born March 10, 1963 in Lido Beach, New York) is a Jewish American record producer and is currently the co-head of Columbia Records. ... Daron Vartan Malakian (Armenian: ) (born 18 July 1975) lead guitarist in the Armenian-American band System of a Down. ... Andy Wallace is a Grammy Award-winning music studio engineer with a long track record of successful productions, beginning with the early 1980s production of the Run-DMC/Aerosmith collaboration on Walk This Way. Following this breakout success, Wallace went on to work with Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Slayer, Sepultura, Nirvana... Vartan Malakian Vartan Malakian (born February 14, 1947) is an Armenian-American artist born in Iraq who now lives in Los Angeles. ... System of a Down (commonly referred to as System or abbreviated as SOAD) are an American heavy metal band, formed in 1995 in Glendale, California. ... Serj Tankian (Armenian: ) (born August 21, 1967 in Beirut, Lebanon[1]) is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer, songwriter, poet, activist, and multi-instrumentalist. ... John OMahony was one of the founders of the Irish Republican Brotherhood. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ...

Charts

Album

Billboard (North America) Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...

Year Chart Position
2005 The Billboard 200 1
2005 Flag of the United Kingdom UK Albums Chart 2
2005 Australian ARIA Albums Chart 1

Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... The UK Albums Chart is a chart of the sales positions of albums in the United Kingdom. ... The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) is a trade group representing the Australian recording industry. ...

Singles

Billboard Music Charts (North America) Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...

Year Single Chart Title Chart Position
2005 "B.Y.O.B." Modern Rock Tracks 4
Mainstream Rock Tracks
The Billboard Hot 100 27
"Question!" Modern Rock Tracks 9
Mainstream Rock Tracks 7

Certifications

Country Certification Sales/shipments
Canada 3x Platinum[2] 300,000

The Canadian Recording Industry Association is a non-profit trade organization that was founded in 1964 to represent the interests of Canadian companies that create, manufacture and market sound recordings. ...

References

  1. ^ System Of A Down Mezmerizes Music Fans Worldwide
  2. ^ Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA): Gold & Platinum - January 2005

External links

  • Mezmerize lyrics

References in other media

  • In the film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, a Mezmerize album billboard is visible outside the Virgin megastore as well as a Hypnotize poster inside where Borat is going to a Pamela Anderson signing.
Preceded by
Stand Up by Dave Matthews Band
Billboard 200 number-one album
June 4 - June 10, 2005
Succeeded by
Out of Exile by Audioslave
Preceded by
Il Divo by Il Divo
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
May 30 - June 5, 2005
Succeeded by
Monkey Business by Black Eyed Peas
Hypnotize is the fifth album by System of a Down and the second half of the Mezmerize/Hypnotize double album. ... Pamela Denise Anderson (born July 1, 1967) is a Canadian/American[1] actress, sex symbol, glamour model, producer, TV personality, and author. ... Stand Up is an album by Dave Matthews Band, released on May 10, 2005. ... Dave Matthews Band (also known by the acronym DMB) is a United States-based rock band, originally formed in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1991 by singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Matthews. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... These are the Billboard magazine number one albums of 2005, per the Billboard 200. ... is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Out of Exile is the second album by American rock band Audioslave, first released on May 23, 2005 internationally and a day later in the United States. ... For the bands self-titled album, see Audioslave (album). ... Il Divo is the debut album of the operatic vocal group, Il Divo, released in 2004. ... Il Divo, Italian for divine male performer, is an international operatic pop vocal group created by pop impresario Simon Cowell, and signed to the Sony BMG music label. ... The ARIA charts are the main Australian music sales charts, issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association. ... These are the Australian number-one albums of 2005, per the ARIA Charts. ... is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 156th day of the year (157th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Monkey Business is the fourth album by The Black Eyed Peas, released in various countries in late May to early June 2005 (see 2005 in music). ... This article is about the American hip hop group. ... System of a Down (commonly referred to as System or abbreviated as SOAD) are an American heavy metal band, formed in 1995 in Glendale, California. ... 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. ... Daron Vartan Malakian (Armenian: ) (born 18 July 1975) lead guitarist in the Armenian-American band System of a Down. ... Shavo Odadjian (Armenian: ) (born April 22, 1974, Yerevan, Armenia 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. ... Serj Tankian (Armenian: ) (born August 21, 1967 in Beirut, Lebanon[1]) is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer, songwriter, poet, activist, and multi-instrumentalist. ... Ontronik Andy Khachaturian (Armenian: ) is the former singer for The Apex Theory. ... Limited Edition cover The limited edition cover of System of a Down. ... Toxicity is System of a Downs second album release. ... This article is about the album by System of a Down. ... Singles from Hypnotize Released: October/November, 2005 Released: 2006 Released: 2006 Hypnotize is the fifth album by System of a Down and the second half of the Mezmerize/Hypnotize double album before their hiatus. ... Sugar is an EP released by System of a Down in 1998. ... The Limited Edition Tour CD is a 6-track promo CD released by System of a Down in 2000. ... Lonely Day is an EP by System of a Down. ... Sugar is a single by the Armenian-American alternative metal group System of a Down. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... UK Import CD 1 UK Import CD 1 single cover of Chop Suey!. UK Import CD 2 UK Import CD 2 single cover of Chop Suey!. European Import Cover of the European Import single of Chop Suey!. Chop Suey! is the first single from System of a Downs second... Toxicity is a single by System of a Down, released in 2002. ... Maxi-Single cover Maxi-Single cover of Aerials. Australian Import cover Cover of the Australian limited edition of Aerials. 7 Single cover Cover of the 7 single of Aerials. Aerials is a single by System of a Down, released in 2002 from the album Toxicity. ... Innervision is a song by the band System of a Down. ... This article is about the System of a Down song. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Hypnotize is the lead single for System of a Downs latest album of the same title, which was released on November 22, 2005 (see 2005 in music). ... // Lonely Day is the Grammy nominated second single from the 2005 album Hypnotize by the band System of a Down. ... Kill Rock & Roll is the 3rd song on System Of A Downs fifth album, the 2005 release Hypnotize The song starts off soft with Daron Malakian playing an Electric guitar, then quickly goes into a fast chourus. ... War? is a single from System of a Downs eponymous debut album. ... Sugar is a single by the Armenian-American alternative metal group System of a Down. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... UK Import CD 1 UK Import CD 1 single cover of Chop Suey!. UK Import CD 2 UK Import CD 2 single cover of Chop Suey!. European Import Cover of the European Import single of Chop Suey!. Chop Suey! is the first single from System of a Downs second... Toxicity is a single by System of a Down, released in 2002. ... Maxi-Single cover Maxi-Single cover of Aerials. Australian Import cover Cover of the Australian limited edition of Aerials. 7 Single cover Cover of the 7 single of Aerials. Aerials is a single by System of a Down, released in 2002 from the album Toxicity. ... Boom! is a heavy metal protest song from System of a Downs CD Steal This Album!. The song describes the uselessness of bombs and warfare, and compares how thousands can die from starvation and poverty when billions are spent creating bombs and weaponry. ... This article is about the System of a Down song. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Hypnotize is the lead single for System of a Downs latest album of the same title, which was released on November 22, 2005 (see 2005 in music). ... // Lonely Day is the Grammy nominated second single from the 2005 album Hypnotize by the band System of a Down. ... 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. ... Vitamin Records is a record label founded in 1999. ... Axis of Justice is a non-profit organization co-founded by Serj Tankian (of System of a Down) and Tom Morello (from the band Rage Against the Machine and the now defunct Audioslave). ... Singles from Elect the Dead Released: August 7, 2007 Released: September 10, 2007 Released: December 24, 2007 Released: February 2008 [2] Elect the Dead is the debut solo album by System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Vartan Malakian Vartan Malakian (born February 14, 1947) is an Armenian-American artist born in Iraq who now lives in Los Angeles. ... Screamers is a 2006 documentary by director Carla Garapedian. ... Scars on Broadway (also referred to as Scars or abbreviated as SOB) is a new project of System of a Down guitarist Daron Malakian. ... Achozen is a side project from System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian, Wu-Tang Clan member RZA, Killarmy member Kinetic 9 and Rev. ... Serart is a collaboration between folk artist Arto Tunçboyacıyan and Serj Tankian, lead singer of System of a Down. ... Buckethead (born Brian Carroll in 1969), is an American guitarist and composer. ... American Recordings is a Los Angeles-based record label headed by record producer Rick Rubin. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... Serjical Strike Records is the record label owned by Serji Tankian of the metal band system of a down. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...

  Results from FactBites:
 
System of a Down - Mezmerize CD Review (635 words)
What would have made Mezmerize a truly great album would have been if the band had taken more risks in terms of arrangements and the epic scope of the songs.
No song on Mezmerize has any more than about four parts (verse, chorus, bridge, solo) and most of them are in the three-minute range, so the lifespan of the disc in my player ended up being shorter than it should have by about 10 listens.
Mezmerize did just that for five or six spins, but was so catchy and hook-laden that I had the whole album figured out in a few days.
System of a Down: Mezmerize - A Hollywood Jesus Music Review (1126 words)
As far are their subversive-ness, the lyrical content on Mezmerize is a solid stream of anti-war, anti-corporate and anti-celebrity sentiment.
Clocking in at a mere 38 minutes, the reason given is that this release is one-half of a two CD set--with part 2, Hypnotize, expected in late fall 2005.
But despite this sense that Mezmerize gives of giving in to the inevitable and pointless destruction of everything, there is still something left.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m