Last week System of a Down reappeared out of nowhere with two new songs – their first new material in 15 years – which were dropped for a worthy cause. The band were raising funds (via sales of the tracks/merch) in order to provide crucial, desperately needed aid and basic supplies for those affected by the hideous acts happening in Artsakh at the hands of the current corrupt regimes of Aliyev in Azerbaijan and Erdogan in Turkey.
The band’s call to action asked us all to get involved any way we could:
“…to not only condemn the actions of these crooked dictators, but to also insist world leaders act with urgency to bring peace to the region and rightfully recognize Artsakh as the independent nation it is.”
Well, fans got involved and have raised a fair bit of money for their cause, proving just how powerful bands/musicians and their fans can be when we all come together for a worthy cause. SOAD revealed:
We are overwhelmed with gratitude for your incredible support of our campaign for the people of Artsakh, and for helping us raise over $600K so far in donations to provide for those in dire need via the Armenia Fund. Because of you, we will be able to help displaced civilians, young and old, who are affected by the hideous war crimes inflicted upon Artsakh by Azerbaijan and Turkey.”
The band also released an interview where they go further into detail about the situation and asked fans one again to take note of what’s going on:
“Please watch this full interview to get a more intimate look and understanding into why we came together to release “Protect The Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz.” To the four of us, it’s extremely important to share these truths with you. It is for our ancestors, our culture, and our nation. Help us spread the message.”
Still want to help? Buy/Stream the new songs Here