Famous System Of a Down have returned with their first new recordings in 15 years, “Protect the Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz”, to raise awareness on the ongoing Turkish-Azeri aggression against Artsakh and Armenia.
“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 speak of a dire and serious war being perpetrated upon our cultural homelands of Artsakh and Armenia,” the band said in a statement.“The current corrupt regimes of Aliyev in Azerbaijan and Erdogan in Turkey not only want to claim Artsakh and Armenia as their own, but are committing genocidal acts with impunity on humanity and wildlife to achieve their mission. Between these two dictatorships, there’s a lot of disinformation and silencing of voices within their own countries. Freedom of speech is not something that is enjoyed by everyone, but it is enjoyed here, so part of that responsibility is getting the truth out there whenever possible. We’re here to protect our land, to protect our culture, and to protect our nation. This is not the time to turn a blind eye. The music and lyrics speak for themselves. We need you to speak for Artsakh,” Tankian wrote.