System Of A Down have just announced that they're going to be hosting a livestream event on Saturday, January 30 @ 9AM PT to benefit Armenian soldiers who have lost their limbs and received chemical burnus during the violent recent Artsakh conflict.
That 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war convinced System Of A Down to set aside their differences and record their first new music in 15 years with the new songs 'Protect The Land' and 'Genocidal Humanoidz' late last year, the proceeds of which went to the Armenia Fund.
The upcoming livestream event will feature numerous special guests and will also be the first premiere of the music video for 'Genocidal Humanoidz'. SOAD say:
"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. 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 hundreds 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 YouTube.com/SystemOfADown to stay updated. We look forward to seeing you this weekend.
While the scheduled time falls badly for Australian viewers at 4AM AEDT on Sunday, January 31, it appears as though the stream will be taking place on the band's YouTube channel, and will hopefully remain there to watch after it's finished.
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