News on System Of A Down, Manilow, Grushecky
System Of A Down yesterday (April 23) released an enhanced version of its latest album, "Toxicity" (American/Columbia). The new set features the same 14 tracks repackaged with a "metallic rendering" of the cover art and a companion DVD. Released last September, "Toxicity" debuted at No.1 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 1.9 million units to date, according to SoundScan.
The DVD boasts a music video for the album's title track and live footage taken from last year's Pledge of Allegiance tour. Featured songs include "Chop Suey!," "Prison Song," and "Bounce." Both "Bounce" and "Chop Suey" were also featured on Columbia's Pledge of Allegiance compilation CD, released March 26. The disc culled live performances from each act that performed on the tour, including Slipknot and Mudvayne.
As previously reported, System Of A Down will headline this year's Ozzfest tour, due to kick off in early July, and then anchor the second edition of the Pledge of Allegiance tour, slated for the fall.
-- Todd Martens, L.A.