On Thursday, the hard rock band dropped “Protect the Land” & “Genocidal Humanoidz.”
The reignited struggle among Armenia and Azerbaijan has incited System of a Down to speak loudly on the side of their Armenian country by delivering their first new melodies in quite a while.
On Thursday, the hard rock band dropped “Protect the Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz” that “speak of a dire and serious war being perpetrated upon our cultural homelands of Artsakh and Armenia,” as per System’s Bandcamp page.
Members Serj Tankian, Daron Malakian, Shavo Odadjian and John Dolmayan are raising assets through eminences from Bandcamp and their Aid for Artsakh crusade on YouTube to help the Armenia Fund.
In late September, Armenia and Azerbaijan restarted their 32-year battle over Nagorno-Karabakh, a locale perceived to be a piece of Azerbaijan yet is overwhelmingly populated and represented by ethnic Armenians, who allude to the territory as Artsakh.
As indicated by a protracted depiction of the memorable clash on SOAD’s Bandcamp page, the Armenians living in Artsakh needed to announce their freedom from Azerbaijan in 1988, which prompted a war that in the long run finished in a truce in 1994.
Presently, the band guarantees the systems of Aliyev in Azerbaijan and Erdogan in Turkey are “committing genocidal acts with impunity on humanity and wildlife to achieve their mission” while the world is diverted with the COVID-19 pandemic, races and common agitation.
In an Oct. 30-dated meeting with The Fader, SOAD frontman Tankian portrayed the savage assaults on Artsakh in 2020 as “a bitter reminder of the 1915 genocide.” “It is horrible to see this type of human rights crisis happening to our nation, where no one comes to our aid,” he continued.
The official video for “Protect the Land” joins together film of fights on the side of Armenia from over the globe and on-the-ground battle in Artsakh.
Tune in to “Protect the Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz” below.