System of a Down frontman writing music for Morning Star

Serj Tankian contributes entire musical score for Bungie founder's upcoming iOS game Morning Star, due during spring 2012.

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System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian has returned to games. The artist announced through his website that he created the entire musical score for Bungie founder Alex Seropian's upcoming iOS title Morning Star. The game is due out in spring 2013.

"Though most of the gameplay will be action oriented cues, the stunning artwork and static scenes have inspired unique sounds unheard before," Tankian said in a statement.

Tankian previously composed parts of the score for 2007 Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game Stranglehold, which was developed with filmmaker John Woo (Face/Off, Mission: Impossible II).

Morning Star is set 120 years into the future (around 2132) and brings players aboard the MSRV-Joplin, a research vessel equipped with heavy weaponry. Players seek out a mysterious signal, and as is often the case, disaster takes hold and gamers are thrust into the middle of an intergalactic war.

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wagnagdag223
wagnagdag223

ohh!  buckhead and friends.  love these guys.

yet, of all the platforms...

tightwad34
tightwad34

They definitely have some good stuff. The thing I like most about them is they hate the mainstream and have no qualms about letting them know. And also their music isn't predictable safe BS.

Weatherby_
Weatherby_

Due Spring 2012?

 

Did I inadvertently travel back in time again?

Takeno456
Takeno456

Sweet, I just wish it wasn't an IOS game, Serj is better then that. I would really enjoy to hear more of his music in things, maybe in a bigger title or something.

DrKill09
DrKill09

That man has the most annoying voice in history.

Evilnator
Evilnator

This guy is awesome, hope he goes onto bigger games though.

SolidTy
SolidTy

Good for him, still getting work.

cfstar
cfstar

Aw come on Serj, you're way better than an IOS game.

wgerardi
wgerardi

I thought SoD disappeared because everyone realized they were one of the worst bands in history.

okassar
okassar

Yes, he's great. I bet there's going to be some occasional Middle Eastern music now.

Csongli
Csongli

Whyyyyyy IOS game ,whhhyyyy?

DarthLod
DarthLod

So, in otherwords, it will sound like one noted trendy nu-metal garbage.

fyahbwoy1984
fyahbwoy1984

wake up....;asfjkdjfkdsljfklsfjkl....make up

cfstar
cfstar

@wgerardi

You haven't heard enough music if you think this. That's a fact. I've heard some underground stuff so worthless it doesn't even get so much as a cult following, it has absolutely no redeeming qualities.

Serj is an immensely talented singer, regardless of the rest of the band.

Try pulling off some of the vocals stuns he does at times and you'll see what I mean.

 

Also, Soad(Soad, not sod) reunited and are touring again.

System4Ever
System4Ever

 @DarthLod As Csongli said, it says Serj Tankian and not System of a down, Serj's own music is very different from  system of a down, plus the game developers has a hand in it too i would asume so he can't just do whatever he wants.

DrKill09
DrKill09

 @cfstar  No, I stick by it.  I don't mind death metal vocalists or punks with "dead cat voices" like Dee Dee Ramone or the guys from The Restarts.  I really do hate this guy and the guy from Rage Against the Machine, though.  Soooooo annoying.

cfstar
cfstar

 @DrKill09 If you actually think that this... fucking joke of a musician in the video I just gave you has a more tolerable voice than Serj or Zack... Then I don't know what to tell, you should get a doctor or something.

 

Btw, Death metal is one my favorite genres, I love harsh vocals, the guy in the video is just a horrendous vocalist.