System of a Down Frontman to Write Soundtrack for Russian Movie

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Frontman of the American rock band System of a Down, musician of Armenian origin Serge Tankian will become the composer of the Russian film “The Legend of Kolovrat”, according to a press release of the Central Partnership company.

“I’ve been dreaming about this project for the last few years. To combine a large orchestra, crazy rock and ethnic musical motifs,” Tankian said.

The full band will take part in the recording of instrumental parts, the press release reads.

“Serge Tankian is probably the only musician in the world who knows how to combine modern rhythms with extreme tenderness,” said Danik Fayziev, producer of “The Legend of Kolovrat.”

The film directed by Ivan Shurkhovetskiy will be released on Nov. 30, 2017. It tells a story about Batu Khan, a Mongolian ruled who invaded Russia in the 13th century, and his legendary struggle with Evpatiy Kolovrat, a young prince who dared to confront him.