Toxicity is the second album released by System of a Down. The album was produced by Rick Rubin, and Daron Malakian Co-produced Serj Tankian by released on September 4, 2001 by American Recordings, debuting at #1 on both the United States and Canadian charts.
Toxicity received mass critical acclaim, making many end-of-year "best of" lists (such as being named SPIN Magazine's #1 record of the year), and earning a Grammy nomination for lead single "Chop Suey!".
The album has sold over 12 million copies worldwide and is multi-platinum in the United States.
The song "Shimmy" was featured in the 2002 video game Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4.
The song "Chop Suey!" was featured in the 2008 video game Rock Band 2.
The song "X" was originally recorded for the bands' 1998 self-titled debut, but it was re-worked for Toxicity.
"Toxicity" was made available as a downloadable song for Rock Band on August 5, 2008.
"Toxicity" is featured in the video game "Guitar Hero: Metallica
The song "Science" was featured in the 2002 video game ATV Offroad Fury 2.
The album is listed in Blender's 500 CDs You Must Own