The most talented guitarist on the face of Earth.
Daron Vartan Malakian was born on July 18, 1975 in Hollywood, CA as an only child to Vartan and Zepur Malakian. Like all members of the greatest band in the world, System of a Down, he has Armenian ancestry.
His love for music started when he was 4 years old. His cousin played him a KISS record and, like most people in their right mind, he loved it. Daron originally wanted to be a drummer, but his parents bought him a guitar so that they could sleep at night. He started liking heavy metal bands like Cannibal Corpse when he was a teen, but at about 17 he was listening to The Beatles. Daron was also a fan of the LA Kings hockey team.
In 1993, something happened that would lead to the best thing ever. Daron met Serj Tankian. They shared the same rehearsal studio but they were in separate bands at the time. Daron played lead guitar for one band, and Serj played keyboard for the other. The beginning of System of a Down was then created. They had named this new band "Soil". Soon after, they accepted Shavo Odadjian as their bassist. Soil's name was changed to System of a Down after a poem Daron wrote named Victims of a Down. Andy Khachaturian was their drummer who was replaced by John Dolmayan.
Daron wrote half of the lyrics and most of the music for System of a Down's songs. Some songs could be about the Armenian Genocide (look it up... it's terrible), crazy random stuff, and anything in between. System's debut album was released in 1998, Toxicity in 2001, Steal this Album in 2002, and Mesmerize and Hypnotize in 2005.
System was a successful and unique metal band for about 13 years. They disbanded in 2006 to do "side projects". Serj went solo and Daron and John formed a band called Scars on Broadway. Neither Scars or Serj will ever be as great as System because of the perfect harmony that Daron and Serj's voices made together. *sigh*... Oh well.
Daron Malakian lives in Glendale, Cali now and he collects candles, skulls, instruments, Persian rugs, and Middle Eastern smoking devices. He hates the Nu Metal label more than anything. He often plays his Ibanez Iceman which has custom graphics by his father.
Daron Malakian can play better than anyone... And he was very sexy in 2001-2002.
the coolest person that ever walked this planet. amazingly talented guitarist from an amazingly talented band system of a down
Daron Malakian will rule the world!!
Daron Vartan Malakian is the guitarist in the amazing band System Of A Down
He was born on July 18th 1975 in Hollywood, Cali, USA.
He is a highly respected guitarist, and contributes to a lot of the bands music and lyrics.
'That Daron Malakian ... he's the shit'
The AMAZING guitarist for system of a down. He is not afraid of being set apart from the crowd or being rejected. He comes and plays his music and lets you be...
He loves his music and does whatever he thinks is fun and RIGHT because he can and he always makes you laugh...he has a great singing voice and always makes the best quotes in the world.
He may not be the ABSOLUTE best guitar PLAYER. But he is the best guitarist when it comes to just playing it all out
"I want you to JUMP" says Daron Malakian
*crownd bounces for a minute and cheers wildly*
"SHUT UPPP!!! SHUT UP!!! SHUT THE FUCK UPP!!!" yells daron
"i like to watch retarted people have sex, am i alone in this??? i dont feel alone..." says daron
An amazing guitarist, best known for his work with System of a Down where he also did back up vocals and wrote most of the lyrics. He is a great artist and stands for world peace. He's been known to be pretty out there and to say and do odd/ random things on and off stage, that is not to say he can't be deep. He has great stage presence, in fact the awesomeness level of a room goes significantly up when he enters it. Daron is just so... Daron. And its wonderful. Even though he's going through one of his "sedated" stages right now, he's still full of Darony goodness :D Basically a magical, sexy, musical, beast!!!
Interviewer: So, why did you make this a double album?
Daron Malakian: Well, *stoned out silence*, superman came to me and told me to make this a double type of record... so I said, "Well alright Superman", then batman came along and...
A) Wow, Daron's guitar solo was orgasmic!
B) Daron exudes orgasmicness.
EXTREMLY talented guitarist for Armenian American metal band, System Of A Down
Slightly deranged yet a genius at the same time.
For the best examples of the already execptional work of System Of A Down,try these songs..
1) BYOB (Mezmerize,2005)
2)Sugar (System Of A Down,1998)
3)Chop Suey (Toxicity,2001)
4)The Prision Song (Toxicity,2001)
5)Mr Jack (Steal This Album,2003)
WOW ITS DARON! PRAISE HIM FOR HE RULES!
Daron Malakian is truly genius.
A creative guitarist is so much more than one who squeezes as many notes as possible into every song.