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System of a Down's Serj Tankian Singing 'Game Of Thrones' Is So Good We Wanna Get Our Heads Chopped Off

The System of a Down frontman appeared at a 'Game Of Thrones' concert to sing the most threatening song on the TV series.
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Game Of Thrones is known to rip out audiences' hearts by suddenly killing off popular characters. In spite of that fact—or perhaps because of it—millions of viewers watch the series worldwide, with each episode discussed in detail in thinkpieces, tweets, and blog posts. But the less-talked-about aspect of the show is the music. The obligatory intro has already been covered in every conceivable way, and then there's the "Rains of Castamere," which fans know as the theme of House Lannister. This usually sounds when a member of this family pulls off something extremely terrible—such as the infamous Red Wedding at the end of season three.


The song already radiates purely instrumental a menacing atmosphere, which was raised even more in the version previously recorded by The National to unimaginable levels melancholic gloom. The National's Matt Berninger did not appear on stage at a Game Of Thrones concert in LA, but Serj Tankian of System of a Down performed in his place.

The man, who has enriched our youth with "Chop Suey" and "Toxicity," suddenly stands next to an orchestra and sings with appropriate theatrics about the battle between lions. When parallel scenes are taken from the series and Tankian merges completely with the tragically brutal Game Of Thrones cosmos, it is over. We are collapsing. It's perfect.

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