Serjical Strike Records

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Serjical Strike Records
Serjical Strike Records logo.svg
Parent companyUniversal Music Group
FoundedApril, 2001
FounderSerj Tankian
Distributor(s)Republic Records
(In the US)

EMI Records
(Outside the US)

Columbia Records and The Orchard (select releases)

Woah Dad! and The Orchard (Serj Tankian releases)
GenreRock, experimental
Country of originUS

Serjical Strike Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates under Republic Records.


Serjical Strike was founded in April 2001 by Serj Tankian (lead singer of System of a Down), and has cast away the restrictions of large scale record labels to create a 'unique and imaginative' label that provides a large spectrum of musical talent. In the previous five years Serj and the team have signed various bands of differing styles; Bad Acid Trip, Kittens for Christian, Slow Motion Reign, and Fair to Midland, and at the same time a good relationship with Columbia records has been built up. Serj also worked with Arto Tuncboyaciyan on a collaboration album named Serart out of Serjical Strike. The live album/DVD Axis of Justice: Concert Series Volume 1 and the Buckethead & Friends' 2005 release Enter the Chicken were under the Serjical Strike label. Serj Tankian's debut solo album Elect the Dead was also on Serjical Strike Records in addition to Reprise Records. In August 2007 Serjical Strike started its own YouTube account.[1]

With each release, the goal of our label is to create an oasis of diversity and uniqueness within the industry where fans of all music can find sanctuary and solace from the drab, carbon-copy musical plagues that sweep through commercial culture. With the ever-evolving consciousness of today's music fan, we hope to be an amoebic representation of the myriad of bands and musical styles that one person can enjoy. With each new band we sign, we hope that it becomes harder and harder to describe Serjical Strike Records as being anything other than an 'Arts Label'.[2]


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Year Artist Release Notes
2003 Serart Serart Sampler Promotional release for Serart
Serart Re-released in 2009
Kittens for Christian Privilege of Your Company
2004 Bad Acid Trip For the Weird by the Weird Reissue
Lynch the Weirdo
Axis of Justice Axis of Justice: Concert Series Volume 1
2005 Buckethead & Friends Enter the Chicken Reissued in 2008
2006 Slow Motion Reign Slow Motion Reign
Fair to Midland The Drawn and Quartered EP
2007 Fables from a Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times Is True
Serj Tankian Elect the Dead
2008 Lie Lie Live Rhapsody exclusive digital EP
2009 Death by Stereo Death Is My Only Friend
Bad Acid Trip Symbiotic Slavery
2010 Serj Tankian Elect the Dead Symphony
Imperfect Harmonies
2012 Harakiri
2013 Orca
Other albums available on the Serjical Strike website

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