System Of A Down Release First New Music In 15 Years

System of a Down have released two new songs – “Protect the Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz” – to raise funds for Armenianas suffering from the war in Azerbaijan.

The tracks are the Grammy-winning, multi-platinum-selling band’s first new music in 15 years.

Proceeds from the songs, both of which are available for purchase on the group’s Bandcamp page, will go to the Armenia Fund, which provides humanitarian relief to the war-stricken region.

All the members of System of A Down – Daron Malakian (guitars, vocals), Serj Tankian (vocals), Shavo Odadjian (bass) and John Dolmayan (drums) – are of Armenian descent.

“We as SYSTEM OF A DOWN have just released new music for the first time in 15 years. The time to do this is now, as together, the four of us have something extremely important to say as a unified voice. These two songs, ‘Protect The Land’ and ‘Genocidal Humanoidz’ both speak of a dire and serious war being perpetrated upon our cultural homelands of Artsakh and Armenia,” the band said in a statement.

“I texted, ‘no matter how we feel about each other, no matter what issues linger from the past, we need to put them aside because this is bigger than SYSTEM OF A DOWN and bigger than all of us…..we need to do something to support our people,’ added Dolmayan.

“The aggression and injustice being perpetrated against the Armenian people in Artsakh and Armenia by Azerbaijan and Turkey is a human rights violation and a war crime,” according to Tankian.

(Photo: Clemente Ruiz)

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