Guitarist recalls blasting thrash classic as a teen in Iraq
"These guys took Slayer and made it heavier"
Band even rehearsed cut "once or twice, thinking of releasing it as a System song"
"Guns Are Loaded" receives creepy Hitchcockian visual
He also recounts the tale of how he almost ended up a drummer instead
Intimate set featured SOAD's "Lonely Day," "Lost in Hollywood" plus unreleased Scars track
From Slayer to Grateful Dead to Eazy-E, musician shares stories behind the records that shaped his life
System of a Down guitarist/vocalist's solo project drops seriously heavy new single
"Slayer is one of the bands that taught me how to play the guitar"