It’s been 15 years since the GRAMMY®-winning, multi-Platinum-selling SYSTEM OF A DOWN, one of the most beloved rock bands in the world, released new music.
For years, fans and press speculated about this, and of late, the rumor mill has gone into overdrive hypothesizing when the band might return to the studio.
And now the band have announced the release of its first new songs in 15 years: “Protect The Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz.”
The songs are motivated by the recently-erupted conflict between Artsakh and Azerbaijan, the latter aided by Turkey and accountable for the greatest violence the region has endured in 26 years.
The band have also released the music video for “Protect The Land,” that incorporates recent footage of the protests and on-the-ground fighting in Artsakh, but in a very personal and aesthetic way.
On the recording of “Protect The Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz,” Odadjian said: “It was such a pleasure for us to be together in the studio again, very comforting and natural, like no time had passed at all.”
You can check out the music video for “Protect The Land” HERE.