Serj Tankian

A singer, poet, songwriter, activist, and composer, Serj Tankian is an Armenian immigrant born in Lebanon and re-rooted in Los Angeles. He is the lead singer and songwriter of the Grammy Award winning rock band System of a Down.  Tankian has released two critically acclaimed solo albums Imperfect Harmonies and Elect the Dead, both produced by Tankian himself at his home studio in Los Angeles. He also formed a record label, Serjical Strike Records (established in 2001) that has released albums by eight artists, including Fair To Midland, Buckethead and Death By Stereo. With a mission of spreading diversity and understanding through music, poetry and activism, Tankian, together with fellow musician Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave), co-founded the non-profit organization Axis Of Justice in 2002.  Axis strives to bring together musicians, fans of music and grassroots political organizations to fight for social justice. He has also acted as co-host of the Axis Of Justice Radio Network, which can be heard via Sirius Satellite Radio and KPFK in Los Angeles.