Harakiri, a Japanese word meaning ritualistic suicide, is the follow up to 2010's critically acclaimed Imperfect Harmonies, produced in his home studio.
The album is very driven by political, social and global issues. Serj said of the record "reports came out about birds and fish dying in massive numbers globally. The omen was not lost on me. Varied creatures on earth were committing massive hara-kiri. Do they know something we don't about the coming times or the sustainability of the environment? That is the day I started writing this record.""