Serj Tankian’s New Album ‘Harakiri’ Expected Out in Summer

by | Apr 2, 2012

Serj Tankian has set Harakiri as the title of his third solo album, due in summer via Serjical Strike/Reprise Records.

Says Tankian, “The year 2011 started with a fire. Some kids in Piha, New Zealand were setting off fireworks that landed on my neighbor’s property and lit the whole hill on fire. I knew it was going to be a hell of a year and it certainly was. Within five days of that, reports came out about birds and fish dying in massive numbers globally. The omen was not lost on me. Varied creatures on earth were committing massive hara-kiri (the Japanese term signifying ritualistic suicide.) Do they know something we don’t about the coming times or the sustainability of the environment? That is the day I started writing this record.”

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