System of a Down have suprised us all by recording new music for the first time in 15 years, dropping two songs to raise funds for their Armenian countrymen.
As Rolling Stone reports:
It took a war for System of a Down to record new music. After seeing the country of Azerbaijan start a conflict with Armenia in September, the musicians, who are all of Armenian descent, rushed into the studio to record two new songs, “Protect the Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz,” to draw attention to the crisis in their ancestral homeland.
The band will donate proceeds from the songs, which come out Friday, to aid Armenians, and it is soliciting fans to donate to the Armenia Fund, which provides humanitarian relief to the region.
Watch and listen to the two songs - Protect The Land above, and Genocidal Humanoidz below.
The band posted the below post on their Facebook page, explaining the reasoning behind why they are releasing these two new songs and asking fans to help donate to the cause.