Serj Tankian ‎– Elect The Dead - 2007 Metal Hard Rock Art Rock Classical - Numbered Silver Marbled Vinyl 180 Gram 2LP

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Serj Tankian ‎– Elect The Dead


Music On Vinyl ‎– MOVLP2340, Serjical Strike Records ‎– MOVLP2340
Vinyl, LP
Vinyl, LP, Single Sided, Etched
All Media, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Silver Marbled, 180 Gram

180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Gatefold Sleeve and Included Insert
Numbered Copies on silver marbled colored vinyl. Exclusive to the USA - 1000 copies pressed.

Includes printed insert containing lyrics.

26 Jul 2019
Alternative Rock, Art Rock, Experimental





A1 Empty Walls 3:45
A2 The Unthinking Majority 3:49
A3 Money 3:57
A4 Feed Us 4:33


B1 Saving Us 4:42
B2 Sky Is Over 2:58
B3 Baby 3:32
B4 Honking Antelope 3:51


C1 Lie Lie Lie 3:35
C2 Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition 4:27
C3 Beethoven's C*** 3:15
C4 Elect The Dead 2:55




Companies, etc.


Phonographic Copyright (p) – Serj Tankian
Copyright (c) – Serj Tankian
Recorded At – Serjical Strike Studios
Recorded At – The Pass
Mixed At – Paramount Recording Studios
Mastered At – Sony Music Studios, New York City
Manufactured By – Music On Vinyl B.V.
Distributed By – Music On Vinyl B.V.
Licensed From – Whoa Dad!
Pressed By – Record Industry – 24890
Published By – Stunning Suppository Sounds





A&R – Craig Aaronson, George Tonikian
Artwork [Original Artwork Provided By] – Vahe Berberian
Bass [Additional] – Dan Monti (tracks: A2, B2 to B4, C1, C3)
Cello [Additional] – Cameron Stone (tracks: A1, A3, A4, B2, B4, C3, C4)
Design [Album Packaging Design] – George Tonikian, Keith Aazami
Drum Programming – Dan Monti (tracks: B2)
Drums – Brain (26) (tracks: A1, A3 to B1, B3 to C1, C3), John Dolmayan (tracks: A2, A4, B1)
Engineer – Dan Monti
Engineer [Assistant Drum Engineer] – Bo Joe
Engineer [Drum Engineer] – Krish Sharma
Guitar [Additional Solo Guitar] – Diran Noubar (tracks: B1)
Guitar [Additional] – Dan Monti (tracks: A1 to A4, B2, B4, C3)
Layout – George Tonikian
Liner Notes – Serj
Management – George Tonikian
Mastered By – Vlado Meller
Mixed By – Neal Avron
Mixed By [Mix Assistant] – Nicholas Fournier
Photography By – Greg Watermann
Producer, Engineer, Performer, Guitar, Bass, Piano, Vocals, Synthesizer, Drum Programming, Melodica, Bells, Written-By – Serj Tankian
Synthesizer [Additional] – Dan Monti (tracks: B2), Fabrice Favre (tracks: B2)
Technician [Drum Technician] – Sako Karaian
Violin [Additional] – Antonio Pontarelli (tracks: A1, A3, A4, B2, B4)
Vocals [Additional] – Ani Maldjian (tracks: B1, C1)




Barcode and Other Identifiers


Barcode (Scanned (Stickered)): 8719262008731
Barcode (Printed (Stickered)): 8 719262 008731
Barcode (Back cover): 8719262008724
Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): 24890 1A MOVLP 2340
Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): 24890 1B MOVLP 2340
Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, etched): 24890 1C MOVLP 2340
Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
Rights Society: BMI


" It was always on the cards that Armenian-American powerhouse Serj Tankian would one day make an album of his own.

His work as frontman for alt. metallers System Of A Down, as much as it made his name and helped shift over 16 million records, was never going be enough to satisfy his own creative energy and musical visions.

On Elect The Dead, his debut solo outing, Tankian plays virtually all the instruments (except drums and strings) and seeks to make his mark as an implacable, resolute critic of the U.S. capitalist system and a self-appointed waker of the unthinking dead.

His persuasive vocal style, as SOAD fans will know, is the perfect tool for such a job. Switching between acerbic screams and gentle croons, bellicose baritones and high-pitched falsettos, he sprays his embittered lyrics like gunfire across a set of songs that are as elastic and bombastic as a SOAD soundtrack, albeit with some fairly major differences.

The gut-punch opener "Empty Walls",” gets the album off to a recognizably heavy start, and sets the scene for Tankian to veer vertiginously between a dizzying array of emotions – anger and despair, sadness and hope – to a background of dense guitar blasts, heavy-duty drums, Queen-esque operatics and epic hardcore thrusts.

There's certainly versatility in the music. The jazz-infused rap-rock style of "Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition", the chugging, serrated rock of "Beethoven’s C**t", and the gothic-hardcore of "Money" are just some of the different spices that flavour Tankian's heady musical mish-mash.

Unfortunately the lyrics are not quite as moving. As sincerely motivated and impassioned as they are, songs like "Money" - a cynical look at how cash controls the world – are hardly telling us anything we don't already know, and statements like 'we are the cause of a world that’s gone wrong' and 'civilization is on trial' can become, well, tedious.

Though it diverges away from the SOAD sound in many places, fans of the band may will probably like Elect The Dead, if only for its slew of heavy duty moments and the compelling power of Tankian's voice'.( BBC) 

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Condition New
Format 2LP, 180 Gram
Label Music On Vinyl
Color Black