Working together with people of the same mindset as you is the best thing as you not only enjoy, but you also share the challenges together making things easier for each one of you. This is the same thing that members of the System of A Down (SOAD) discovered. Below is a simple history of System Of a Down and their net worth in 2018.
“System Of A Down” is normally abbreviated as (SOAD) and it was formed in 1994 in Glendate, California. The band currently consists of; Daro Malakian (vocals, guitar), Serj Tankian (lead vocals, keyboards), John Dolmayan (drums) and Shavo Odadjian (bass, backing vocals).
Daron Malakian and Serj Tankian both studied in Rose & Alex Pilibos Armenian School for elementary studies. The two however, had an age difference of 8 years which kept them totally away from each other until 1992 when they met as workmates in a studio. The two together with four others joined together and formed a band which they named Soil. However, two of the members Laranio and Hakopyan left the band after performing one jam session and live show in 1994. This is when the four remaining members decided to form a different band which is now known as SOUD.
The band “System Of a Down” took its name from a poem written by Malakian who is also a member in the band. The poem was titled “Victims of a Down”.
Career, Awards & Nominations
The first Live Show they did, they worked as “Soil”, in early 1995. In late 1995, they were able to release their first album which they titled “Untitled 1995 Demo Tape” which was however not released commercially. They were however, able to release another Demo Tape 2 in 1996 and their last publicly released demo tape was done in 1997.
The band’s first professional release titled Hye Enk (which means we’re Armenian in English), was done in 1997. This sold out the band and they started receiving invites to perform in different famous Hollywood clubs like; Viper Room, Whisky-A-Go-Go among others. After this, they were able to record many more albums which include; Spiders, Sugars, Nativity in Black, Snowblind, Toxicity, among others.
The band has been able to win a number of awards and nominations during their career and some of them include; 4 Grammy Awards (nominations), a number of MTV Awards (won), won Best Hard Rock Performance (2006) and they have also received a number of Kerrang nominations.
Net Worth & Earnings
System Of a Down is band that has survived many decades and still as powerful as it was when it was formed. Although it is not easy to tell the exact net worth of this band, but it has been estimated at more than $60 million with Serj being the richest among them all with a net worth of $20 million dollars.
Many bands have been formed and died down but the bond between the four main members of this band has kept it going and strong for more than twenty years now. System Of a Down band has remained one of the most re-known and respected bands of their time.