There is no other band around who can match the audacity, intensity and progressive nature of System Of A Down. With System Of A Down operating at such astonishing creative and emotional heights they quite simply leave the rest of the herd scrabbling in the dust.

It was 2001¡¯s ¡®Toxicity¡¯ that cemented their reputation. With every track tightly coiled, urgent and ¡°cast in layers upon layers of aural intricacy, Toxicity charters new frontiers, yet it¡¯s still grinding rock at its most deafening.¡± ¨C L.A Weekly

In 2005, against all odds, the completed Mezmerize/Hypnotize project was unleashed and it quickly became impossible to think of it as anything else than one epic piece of work. SYSTEM OF A DOWN delivered, and in doing so have given us one of the great rock double albums of all time¡­.¡±rarely are albums this thrillingly original¡±. Q Mag

As the headliners for the 2012 Soundwave Festival, System Of A Down will be bringing their frantic, frenetic and brutal live assault to Sydney and Melbourne for two headline sideshows only.

Tickets go on sale Thursday 1 December, 9am.