But what makes this news so important is that it’s been 15 years since the heavy metal band removed the new song.
Two singles, “Protect the Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz,” debuted for the first time on Friday, with proceeds from the music going to the Armenian Foundation, as the band’s band members are Serj. Tankian, Daron Malakian, Shavo Odadjian and John Dolmayan are Armenians. lower.
The group wrote about the meaning of the two songs on BandCamp: “The two songs” Protect The Land “and” Genocidal Humanoidz “are all about a catastrophic and serious war going on in the cultural homeland Artsakh and Armenia. ours.” Add, ‘We are proud to share these songs with you and hope you will enjoy listening to them. Furthermore, we encourage readers to learn more about their origins and once you do so, hopefully you will be inspired to speak up about terrible injustices and ongoing human rights violations. over there. Most importantly and urgently, we humbly urge you to donate, in small or large amounts, to help those adversely affected by the increasing crimes against humanity. “
Azerbaijan and Armenia on 17 October agreed to a “humanitarian ceasefire” in the conflict over the disputed land of Nagorno Karabakh, known by the Armenians as Artsakh. The dispute began to lead to the collapse of the Soviet Union, when Nagorno Karabakh declared independence from Azerbaijan, sparking a violent conflict that ended with a ceasefire in 1994.
Tensions have increased since July, when multi-day clashes rocked the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
System of a Down released their first album in 1998 and eventually went international following their 2001 hit album, “Toxicity.” In 2005, the band had two albums climbing to number 1 on the chart, making the group the only artist with 2Pac, The Beatles and DMX to achieve such a feat. In 2006, their song “BYOB” won the Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance.