System Of A Down announce livestream fundraising event
System Of A Down are continuing to bring people’s attention to those in need in Artsakh and Armenia: after raising $600,000 for the Armenia Fund with the release of their 2020 songs Protect The Land and Genocidal Humanoidz, the band have now announced a livestream event to raise money for severely injured soldiers.
SOAD’s upcoming stream will air this Saturday (January 30) at 9am PST / 12pm EST / 5pm GMT, with a livestream, “list of special guests”, and the premiere of the music video for Genocidal Humanoidz all planned.
“The freedom fighting soldiers of Artsakh and Armenia have suffered war crimes at the hands of Azerbaijan, later abetted by Turkey,” reads System’s statement announcing the event. “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 YouTube.com/SystemOfADown to stay updated. We look forward to seeing you this weekend.”
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