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Ontronik "Andy" Khachaturian (born May 4, 1975) is an Armenian-American musician, producer and DJ. He is known for being the original drummer (1994–1997) of metal band System of a Down and founder/lead vocalist (1999–2002) of the alt-progressive rock band Mt. Helium, as well as the member of his band VoKee. He was also the founder/drummer/keyboardist and backing vocalist of KillMatriarch (2010-2012) and currently is working on his solo project, OnTronik.
|Also known as||"Andy"|
|Born||May 4, 1975|
Los Angeles, California, United States
System of a DownEdit
Khachaturian was born to Armenian parents in Los Angeles, United States. He met Daron and Shavo in high school. Khachaturian then met Serj when they decided in 1994 to form the band System of a Down. Together, they recorded a demo titled "Untitled 1995 Demo" and "Demo Tape 1". In 1996, they recorded "Demo Tape 2" and in 1997, recorded "Demo Tape 3" and "Demo Tape 4". In 1997, after spending three years with System of a Down, Andy had to leave the band due to an injury inflicted while practicing Jeet Kune Do and was replaced by John Dolmayan, current drummer of System of a Down.
Mt. Helium, VoKee, KillMatriarch and DJ stageEdit
In 1998, Ontronik with Art Karamian, David Hakopyan and Sammy J. Watson decided to form the band The Apex Theory, bringing to market 2 music albums and 1 EP. Later, they decided to rename the band Mt. Helium. In 2002, Ontronik left the band because of musical differences. After leaving Mt. Helium, Ontronik formed a rock band in 2004 with a group of friends, called VoKee. In 2010, Ontronik co-founded the industrial rock trio KillMatriarch and produced the first EP titled "Order Through Chaos". In 2012, the band disbanded and currently, Ontronik is working in Los Angeles, California on his OnTronik solo project.
|Band||Position||Start date||End date|
|System of a Down||Co-founder/Drums||1994||1997|
|Mt. Helium||Founder/Vocalist||1999||November 2002|
|VoKee||Founder/Guitar and Vocals||2004||-|
|KillMatriarch||Founder/Keyboards/Drums and backing Vocals||2010||2012|
System of a DownEdit
- Untitled 1995 Demo (1995)
- Demo Tape 1 (1995)
- Demo Tape 2 (1996)
- Demo Tape 3 (1997)
- Demo Tape 4 (1997)
- "The Apex Theory". Retrieved April 4, 2012.
- Trew, Tyler (2014-02-19). "Your EDM Interview & Premiere: Ontronik Divulges More Than Just A Debut Single". Your EDM. Retrieved 2017-06-04.