System of a Down has announced a livestreaming event for January 30, which will kick off with the music video for the band's latest single "Genocidal Humanoidz". The event, which will take place on the band's YouTube, is intended to raise money to aid Artsakh and Armenian soliders fighting in the ongoing Nagorno-Karabakh war.
"The freedom fighting soldiers of Artsakh and Armenia have suffered war crimes at the hands of Azerbaijan, later abetted by Turkey," said the band. "Even after the ceasefire signed on November 10, 2020, those heroes wounded in the recent conflict remain in dire need of prosthetics, advanced treatment, and medical care.
"We are hosting a fundraising livestream event in order to raise money to rehabilitate and outfit the nearly 1,000 soldiers who have lost arms and legs with life-changing prosthetic limbs. The funding will also benefit the introduction of groundbreaking laser therapy for the treatment of white phosphorous chemical burns and the reduction of scarring and agonizing pain. All proceeds from the livestream will be donated to this cause.
"We welcome you, along with our list of special guests, to join us this Saturday, January 30, at 9AM Pacific / 12PM Eastern to support our efforts – exclusively on our YouTube channel. The official video premiere for 'Genocidal Humanoidz' will immediately follow the live event. Subscribe to our channel now at to stay updated. We look forward to seeing you this weekend."
System of a Down recently released both "Protect the Land" and "Genocidal Humanoidz" to help raise money for the Artsakh people. The band has made it clear in the past they're not interested in doing any more new material, but vocalist Serj Tankian seems to be coming around on the idea lately.