System of a Down Announce Livestream Benefit
It will feature the premiere of the "Genocidal Humanoidz" video
Published Jan 25, 2021After returning with their first new music in 15 years, System of a Down are continuing in their reunion activities by announcing their own livestream charity event.
Today the group revealed they will host a special livestream on January 30 to benefit wounded soldiers of the Defense Army of Artsakh and Armenia. The event will also see them premiere their new video for their recent comeback single "Genocidal Humanoidz" (their other new single "Protect the Land" already got its own video).
A press release for the livestream event states the following:
In the tragic aftermath of the most egregious violence to affect the area since 1994, soldiers for the Defense Army of Artsakh and Armenia (many of them volunteers) suffered war crimes at the hands of the invaders- Azerbaijan abetted by Turkey and their Syrian mercenaries. These young men, wounded in the conflict, remain in dire need of prosthetics, advanced treatment, and medical care. SYSTEM OF A DOWN is hosting the Livestream in order to raise money to rehabilitate and outfit soldiers who have lost arms and legs with life-changing prosthetic limbs. Additionally, funding will benefit the introduction of groundbreaking laser therapy for the treatment of chemical burns from banned white phosphorous weapons. All proceeds from the Livestream will be donated to this noble cause.
The livestream will feature multiple guests, including Armenia Fund USA representative Maria Mehranian, Armenian-American musician Sebu Simonian, Good Day LA's Araksya Karapetyan, Dr. Lilit Garibyan, Armenian parliamentarian Narek Mkrtchyan and "Genocidal Humanoidz" director Adam Mason.
You can watch the event for free via System of a Down's YouTube channel, where you'll be able to make donations throughout the streaming event. The livestream starts at 12 p.m. ET on January 30, with the "Genocidal Humanoidz" premiering at 2 p.m. ET.