Program of a Straight down creator Serj Tankian was created on August 21, 1967, in Beirut, Lebanon. He and his family members immigrated to LA in 1975. He researched advertising at California Condition University and began his own software program company before you begin his music profession with the forming of Program of a Down in 1995. In 1998, Program of a Down authorized to Rick Rubin’s American imprint, and on the pursuing seven years released five well-received albums, the next which, Toxicity, thrust them in to the forefront from the metallic community, garnered a Grammy nomination, and offered an incredible number of copies. Tankian used his achievement to impact the political globe he frequently commented on lyrically by co-founding a non-profit organization known as Axis of Justice with Trend Against the device and Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello. He continued to be active with Program of a Down through the entire mid-2000s and in addition released a reserve of poetry, entitled Cool Backyards, before SOAD decided, in-may 2006, to be on hiatus of the undetermined duration. Tankian used this sabbatical to record his initial single record, Elect the Deceased, that was released in fall 2007. 3 years afterwards, Tankian teamed up using the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra release a Elect the Deceased Symphony, featuring music from his single debut backed by way of a live orchestra. Tankian’s second single record, Imperfect Harmonies, continuing within the orchestral footsteps of his symphonically re-imagined debut. His third record, the greater rock-oriented Harakiri, found its way to 2012.