System Of A Down Announce Livestream Fundraiser For Armenian Soldiers

System of a Down have announced a livestream fundraising event to benefit wounded soldiers of the Defense Army of Artsakh and Armenia.

The stream will premiere on January 30th and will include the premiere of the music video for the band’s recent single “Genocidal Humanoidz.”

“The freedom fighting soldiers of Artsakh and Armenia have suffered war crimes at the hands of Azerbaijan, later abetted by Turkey. 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,” System of a Down write.

“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.”

The livestream will include guests like Armenia Fund USA representative Maria Mehranian; Armenian-American musician Sebu Simonian; Good Day LA’s Araksya Karapetyan; Harvard Clinician Dr. Lilit Garibyan; Armenian Parliamentarian Narek Mkrtchyan; and Adam Mason, director of the animated “Genocidal Humanoidz” music video.

Tune in to the event on the band’s YouTube channel at 12 PM ET on January 30th. The music video will premiere at 2 PM ET. There will be opportunities to make donations throughout the stream.

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Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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