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System Of A Down's Serj Tankian teases new solo track Cyber Criminal

Serj Tankian
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System Of A Down's Serj Tankian has shared a teaser of new song Cyber Criminal, taken from his upcoming next solo project Cinematique, set to arrive August 6.

Cinematique will be divided into two parts, with Cyber Criminal appearing on the contemporary portion, titled Violent Violins. The project's classically-inspired part will be called Illuminate. Altogether the duo collection will feature 25 of the frontman's compositions. 

Cyber Criminal was shared on Tankian's social media in a short clip displaying a white violin covered in a splatter of blood, with the caption: "Track Cyber Criminal from Cinematique Series Violent Violins coming soon." 

Violent Violins follows Tankian's Cool Gardens Poetry Suite project, a collation of "intimate musical landscapes" and poetry, released earlier this month.

Speaking of the collection, the SOAD vocalist said "Cool Gardens Poetry Suite animates the book to where the words come off the page and dance into the auditory canals of listeners sweetened by intimate musical landscapes."

Earlier this year Tankian released the five-track LP, Elasticity, marking the frontman's first solo material since 2013's Orca.

Listen to the Cyber Criminal snippet below:

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Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music. '10 bands that rip off Black Sabbath but get away with it' is her favourite article she's written with Louder so far. When not writing, Liz enjoys various creative endeavours such as graphic design, as well as reading about rock’n’roll history, art and magic.