System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian is planning to create an Armenian coffee brand. The artist revealed the plans in an interview with “Expert” Magazine.
Asked about the most important thing to him right now, Tankian said: “Today the most important thing to me is my family, my son. Spending time with him is more valuable to me than anything else in the world. I would nullify all of my music just for one of his smiles. He is my priority number one.”
“If we talk about creativity it’s exactly what I’m doing right now. I will continue to write music. And I got quite a few other ideas. Including to create an Armenian coffee brand, because it’s one of those things I really love. There are many activities that I would like to try. Let’s see where it will lead me,” the singer said.
In the interview Serj Tankian talked about orchestral music and social activities.
The first of Tankian’s two new film scores, for a movies called “Intent To Destroy”, was released digitally via iTunes and Apple on November 17, while the second, for a movie titled “Furious: The Legend Of Kolovrat”, will arrive digitally on December 8.
“Intent To Destroy”, from Oscar-nominated director Joe Berlinger, is a documentary that examines genocide denialism. The film outlines the century-old denial campaign of the Armenian Genocide by the Turkish government and brings it into the current age of disinformation and scare tactics. The film was released in theatres on November 10.
Tankian called “Intent To Destroy” “one of the most powerful films I’ve ever seen let alone been a part of.”
Meanwhile, “Furious: The Legend Of Kolovrat” is a Russian historical fantasy film about a 13th century knight named Evpaty Kolovrat, who led a 17-man squad against thousands of Mongol warrior hordes.
Tankian said about this project: “I’m a huge fan of historical action films, so I welcomed the opportunity to create my first epic score for ‘Furious’.”
Tankian’s other film work includes scores or musical pieces for “1915”, “The Inhabitant”, “The Promise” and others. He also has composed for TV and video games.
His other solo work includes three rock albums, a live set, a classical symphony and a jazz recording.