American Recordings/Columbia Records Release Special Limited Edition of System Of A Down's #1 Album 'Toxicity'
Apr 23, 2002
Collector's Edition Includes Bonus DVD Featuring Live Performances & 'Toxicity' Music Video In Stores Today, Tuesday, April 23
NEW YORK, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- American Recordings/Columbia Records have released a special limited edition of "Toxicity," the critically-acclaimed multi-platinum breakthrough album by System Of A Down. The new collector's edition of Toxicity includes all 14 original tracks PLUS: a riveting metallic rendering of the album's cover art and the band's very first DVD which includes the "Toxicity" music video plus live underground guerilla footage of System Of A Down performing earth-scorching versions of "Chop Suey!," "Prison Song," and "Bounce," filmed live during the historic Pledge of Allegiance Tour 2001.
Originally released on September 4, 2001, "Toxicity" debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart and was named Album Of The Year 2001 by Spin magazine who raved "Toxicity" is the most ambitious record yet to emerge from the nu metal scene. This is the sound of now."
That's a sentiment echoed throughout the music press. Rolling Stone called the album " ... a bouquet of smart rock and ardent social argument ..." while the readers of Alternative Press named System Of A Down the Best Band Of 2001." Entertainment Weekly placed Toxicity among its "2001 Breakouts." Selling more than four million records worldwide, System Of A Down received Best Album, Best Single, and Best Video accolades in the UK metal bible Kerrang!'s Reader's Poll.
"Toxicity" placed high on countless year-end best-of lists from Blender (#10 on the Top 50) who called "Chop Suey!" " ... one of the best songs of this or any other year ... ." to Time magazine (#3 in the Best of 2001) who wrote: "In a year filled with screaming nu-metal acts, this band screams loudest and most eloquently."
"Toxicity" was produced by Daron Malakian and Rick Rubin, co-produced by Serj Tankian.
System Of A Down will be one of the headlining bands on this year's Ozzfest this summer, taking the main stage slot right before Ozzy's set.
SOURCE: American Recordings/Columbia Records
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