System of a Down’s Serj Tankian To Publish His Memoir


System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian will publish his debut memoir through Hachette Book Group next year on May 14, 2024.

According to Hachette, Down With the System: A Memoir (Of Sorts) “presents readers with a memoir that is far more than just a rock’n’roll fable. It’s an immigrant’s tale, it’s an activist’s awakening, and it’s a spiritual journey from darkness toward light.” 

"Braiding together Serj’s thought-provoking insight with heartfelt and poetic prose, Down With the System retraces Serj’s remarkable and unlikely journey, and explores what it’s taught him—about music, about art, about activism, and about himself," adds the publisher. "It’s an unforgettable ride that will leave you breathless—and an absolute delight for new fans and old ones alike."

Tankian announced the project on socials, posting, "Boom! - I wrote a new book. I had a blast working on this accidentally hatched philosophical memoir as it’s given me the unique opportunity to deep dive into my family history, my own motivations from a young age and lessons I didn’t know I had learned."

One thing that most likely isn't covered in the book is Tankian's opinion of TikTok musician Mac Glocky imagining System of a Down covering the B-52's' "Rock Lobster." 

More information about the book can be found here.