The event will feature a roster of special guests and will include the premiere of the music video for “Genocidal Humanoidz”
Following the surprise release of a pair of new songs, the first in some 15 years, “Protect the Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz” spearheaded a fundraising effort that saw System of a Down raise more than $600,000 dollars for the Armenia Fund. The resources will help the organization’s ongoing humanitarian work in the wake of recent conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed region of Artsakh.
System is now launching a livestreaming event to further their contributions to cause. Set for January 30th, the fundraising initiative will feature a host of special guests and the premiere of the official music video for the track, “Genocidal Humanoidz”. The band has released the following regarding the upcoming event.
The freedom fighting soldiers of Artsakh and Armenia have suffered war crimes at the hands of Azerbaijan, later abetted by Turkey. Even after the ceasefire signed on November 10, 2020, those heroes wounded in the recent conflict remain in dire need of prosthetics, advanced treatment, and medical care. We are hosting a fundraising livestream event in order to raise money to rehabilitate and outfit the nearly 1,000 soldiers who have lost arms and legs with life-changing prosthetic limbs. The funding will also benefit the introduction of groundbreaking laser therapy for the treatment of white phosphorous chemical burns and the reduction of scarring and agonizing pain. All proceeds from the livestream will be donated to this cause.
We welcome you, along with our list of special guests, to join us this Saturday, January 30, at 9AM Pacific / 12PM Eastern to support our efforts – exclusively on our YouTube channel. The official video premiere for “Genocidal Humanoidz” will immediately follow the live event. Subscribe to our channel now at YouTube.com/SystemOfADown to stay updated. We look forward to seeing you this weekend.
The news follows the recent debut of the latest trailer for Serj Tankian’s forthcoming documentary Truth To Power. The Garin Hovannisian-directed film captures Tankian’s ongoing activism and his role in the 2018 Armenian Revolution. Utilizing his global platform as the voice of System Of A Down, as well as an accomplished solo artist in his own right, Tankian continues to be advocate for humanity and social reform both home and abroad.