Exclusive: Serj Tankian Premieres New Song “Total Paranoia” Off ‘Batman: Arkham City—The Album’

System of a Down frontman and solo artist Serj Tankian has contributed a track to Batman: Arkham City – The Album, the upcoming soundtrack to the highly anticipated video game, Batman: Arkham City. Featuring 12 new original tracks by Coheed and Cambria, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, the Damned Things, and more (full track list below), Batman: Arkham City – The Album will be released on October 4, two weeks prior to the game’s North American release on October 18. The Batman: Arkham City Collector’s Edition of the game will include a download code for the album along with additional bonus content. Check out “Total Paranoia” below and let us know what you think in the comments.

The artists featured on Batman: Arkham City – The Album approached their contributions to the album with their own unique interpretations of the stories surrounding Batman. The track listing for the Batman: Arkham City soundtrack is:

1. Panic! At The Disco – Mercenary
2. Coheed and Cambria – Deranged
3. The Duke Spirit – Creature
4. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Shadow On The Run
5. Blaqk Audio  – Afterdark
6. Raveonettes  – Oh, Stranger
7. ††† (Crosses) – The Years
8. The Damned Things – Trophy Widow
9. Daughtry – Drown In You
10. The Boxer Rebellion – Losing You
11. Serj Tankian – Total Paranoia

*Bonus Collector’s Edition track
12. A Place to Bury Strangers – In The Shadow

The highly anticipated videogame will hit store shelves for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Games for Windows PC and the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. Published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developed by Rocksteady Studios, Batman: Arkham City builds upon the foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players into Arkham City, the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters, and insane criminal master-minds. The sequel introduces a brand-new story that draws together a new all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay.

Fans can visit www.batmanarkhamcity.com to sign up to receive updates regarding the game and join the discussion on the recently launched community site at: http://community.batmanarkhamcity.com to participate in forums, read upcoming developer diaries and stay abreast of all the latest Batman: Arkham City news.

 

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  • http://www.asimplecomplex.com Sadchild

    sounds like Spiders

  • http://www.asimplecomplex.com Sadchild

    sounds like Spiders

  • mkbat

    Horrible

  • Vladimir

    What was that?
    Hope the final version will be a little different.

  • http://www.facebook.com/madnesshank Dennis Reep

    meh

  • dom

    good job serj awesome

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carina-Driessen/100002461542203 Carina Driessen

    for me it sounds a bit “embryonic”

    great potential, but not done yet I guess (also hope^^)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paulo-Marques-Caldeira-Junior/100002513829309 Paulo Marques Caldeira Junior

    i loved it!

  • Armotley

    Gross… At like 2:40 i expect the track to explode and kick off but it doesn’t…
    Shame on whoever f’d up a very nearly amazing song.

  • Su

    Dark!

  • Su

    Dark!

  • Nervozz_4666

    …Almost 80% of the Serj’s songs sound similar to each other…only the experienced serj listener can find out the differences

    • http://www.facebook.com/dritero.jakupi Dritëro Jakupi

      great statistiics man

  • Anita anteater

    Serj always has that voice and its a great voice. He’s a great songwriter.  I love the bands that are featured on the album too. Is this song going to be in the film as well? Id play a video game just to hear the great music.

  • Anita anteater

    Serj always has that voice and its a great voice. He’s a great songwriter.  I love the bands that are featured on the album too. Is this song going to be in the film as well? Id play a video game just to hear the great music.

  • Marina

    My expectations were much higher .. I’m sorry to say, but I’m disappointed!:(

  • ariel copano

    personaly i loved it, i already knew what to expect

  • ATC110rider

    a little dissapointed, serj is my all time favorite artist but this song is nothing special 

  • disappointed

    maybe if it would PLAY then i would have a comment

  • (sigh)…..

    anyone else thinks it sounds like spiders?
    disappointment -_____-

    • Wynnechase

      No, not at all like spiders but still a disappointment :(

    • Wynnechase

      No, not at all like spiders but still a disappointment :(

    • adam

      ya the guitar and the effects sorta sound like it

  • http://www.facebook.com/deeon.j.simpson Deeon Jay Peri Simpson

    where is the guts to this song :(  

  • Mister Poopfarts

    This is crap.

  • Chrispach12

    i love it

  • kasun

    Nice .he has a great gent voice.

  • Mirinavarre

    I love his voice, is my favorite singer Serj. But I’m not convinced by this song …

  • redlavagirl

    funny….just the opening and my son sitting on the couch is like….mommy is that system of a down……lol…….not too much i not like that serj sings….i think its beautiful….not always have to scream to get message across

  • Renan dos Santos Montanheri (s

    Whata song

  • MMM

    Considering it’s a soundtrack for a video game,was good.

  • Marina

    Мне понравилось.

  • Marina

    Мне понравилось.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1223586333 Robert Chung

    The Guitar part has a pretty Spiders-esk to it. The back up vocals was an interesting direction, but in a good way. Overall, I’d rate it 7/10. Pretty good, but he can write a lot better. Man, I love System Of A Down!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1223586333 Robert Chung

    The Guitar part has a pretty Spiders-esk to it. The back up vocals was an interesting direction, but in a good way. Overall, I’d rate it 7/10. Pretty good, but he can write a lot better. Man, I love System Of A Down!

  • ARLAN

    its kind of wierd… but i really love it :D

  • Me

    Awesome, gonna buy the game.

  • hi

    love batman, love serj. this is awesome

  • Karin_petrosyan

    great and strong vocal….

  • Jeanieisherenow

    Oh, to sad and creepy, good lyrics though, but I guess that is the Joker!!

  • Fry

    It makes Me cry _)

  • Jessy Ajsumner

    How can I listen to it on my iPod??:(

  • Bjoewn

    It would have been a lot better if it was with System of a down. Sorry Serj, but your solo project sucks.

    • Serj fan

      no you are wrong there – have you heard any of his other stuff??  I mean really – if you were a TRUE fan of SOAD then you would realize that Serj was the one carrying the band – Daron tried with Scars on Broadway – look where that band went – straight downhill – Serj was the voice for SOAD… face it…and open your ears and mind my friend…you might just learn something…

      • Srmcg19

        Man you are full of crap.
        Scars album was brilliant. Scars didn’t do anything more cos he wasn’t bothered.
        Serj albums were brilliant too. Imperfect Harmonies was my favorite of last year.
        And it is perfectly clear that Daron is what SOAD is. Seri adds some but it Darons band.

  • Max Beauchamp

    This is great! I want an mp3 of it

  • R3dchr15

    The song has great elements, but I agree that it would have been a better song as SOAD. Totally has a “Spiders” feel to it anyways (+1 to R.Chung for calling it first), but main riff feels far too repetitive to me (after a second listen, it’s the only f***ing riff in the song) and that is rather annoying for a 3 min song 

  • Metal Chik

    Once again – you have outdone yourself on this Serj, you are amazing – your solo efforts are just awesome – can’t wait to hear some more of your new stuff – please keep doing exactly what you are doing – I loved SOAD but I believe that was because it was YOU who kept it going – i mean – the others (not mentioning names) tried to create another band – didn’t work…but yours did…well played my friend ;)

  • Shahnawaz Khan (India)

    Serj is the best…..

  • Marcioevs

    MUITO LEGAL A FAIXA DA MÚSICA…CURTI MUITO O SHOW DE VOCÊS AQUI NO BRASIL!!! ABRAÇO!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001866211475 Bardia A EmJey

    FUCK…this blows my mind…i mean serj tankian which I’m a big fan in my favorit game!!! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/noer.thoq Noer Thoq

    VOKALNYA KHAS BGT.MUUAAANTAAAB!!!!!!!!

  • Jabadabadu

    This is fucking awesome! This will be an epic moment in the game! Play Batman and listen to Serj in a total paranoia world.

  • Jabadabadu

    This is fucking awesome! This will be an epic moment in the game! Play Batman and listen to Serj in a total paranoia world.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002380003596 Evgenia Mkoian

    AMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZING SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002380003596 Evgenia Mkoian

    AMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZING SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002380003596 Evgenia Mkoian

    AMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZING SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002380003596 Evgenia Mkoian

    Where I can find the lyrics of this song?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002380003596 Evgenia Mkoian

    Where I can find the lyrics of this song?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002380003596 Evgenia Mkoian

    Where I can find the lyrics of this song?

  • http://www.facebook.com/katiecolleenmoore Katie Colleen Moore

    I love you Serj.

  • ar

    Come to Poland!!

  • ar

    Come to Poland!!

  • ar

    Come to Poland!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/veggie.potter Stefanie White

    Must. get. this. song. Total serjgasm.

  • Otak Pening

    vokal yg sgt bgus!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ramon-Arturo-Lara-Martinez/100002439851993 Ramon Arturo Lara Martinez

    es buena

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mendes-Pessoa/100002588791168 Mendes Pessoa

    Incredible… no need of any words…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1824766811 Jennyfer Loesch

    serj tankian ♥

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Farid-Akkad/100003037965524 Farid Akkad

    Great voice! Great artist! A gift 4 ears, mind & heart!!

  • Tyler

    The intro sounds a bit like the opening for Spiders

    Good to hear Serj’s voice again :)

  • Liliannetrepinska

    Wow nice Suprice when i wake up today in grey froggy Sunday.Have some time to writtinG for thank you Again .Poetry liryc yOU ArE BeSt
    Beata Kuczera Tracz Aachen Germany