John Dolmayan is the drummer for the band System of a Down
. As a drummer, he is noted for his high-hat to snare combo. He has recorded 4 albums with the group, with HYPNOTIZE, the band's other half of their double album, MEZMERIZE/HYPNOTIZE, to follow late September, 2005. In my own opinion, when I listen to his drumming, I feel like I'm hearing 2 drummers instead of only one. As other critics have said, he has a "schizophrenic" style of drumming. Serj Tankian
, lead singer for System of a Down, has been noted for saying that he is always trying to make John crack a smile on stage. He tries to keep a straight face and not get put off beat. By keeping a straight face and wearing a black suit, he is said to resemble a member of the Russian Mafia. All in all, all drummers should aspire to one day have the skill of this man.
"So John, describe you happiness with the group's success with your new album in 1 word, what would you say?"