System Of A Down, Korn, Faith No More, Etc. Postpone Los Angeles Shows To October

System Of A Down, Korn, Faith No More, Helmet and Russian Circles have postponed their Los Angeles stadium shows once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The concerts are now scheduled take place at the Banc Of California Stadium on October 22-23. System Of A Down commented:

“Our shows at the Band Of California Stadium in May have now been rescheduled to October 22 and 23. Your ticket will be honored accordingly. If you cannot make the new date or prefer a refund, you should have received an email with your refund options. If you did not receive an email, please contact your point of purchase. For more information please visit: livenation.com/refund. Hopefully this will be the last time the dates are moved because we’re very excited to see you all ASAP.”

System Of A Down’s John Dolmayan Apparently Supports Fired “The Mandalorian” Actress Gina Carano

System Of A Down’s John Dolmayan, who has continuously made headlines for his right-wing political ramblings, is at it again. The drummer has taken to Instagram to defend actress and former MMA fighter Gina Carano, who was fired from “The Mandalorian” after she stupidly tried to compare conservatives in America to Jewish people during the Holocaust.

Carano initially said the following:

“Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors … even by children. Because history is edited, most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views.

Lucasfilm then responded by firing her:

“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”

Despite Carano’s ludicrous statement, Dolmayan apparently felt the need to defend her. He said the following:

“It takes a lot of guts to put your career on the line for your convictions. History will honor people like @ginajcarano and condemn the cowards who instituted woke justice against her.”

Carano’s anti-Semitic post came after a series of posts in which she shared anti-masker rhetoric, unfounded claims about voter fraud, and transphobic views. Dolmayan’s defense of her came after he railed against cancel culture, voiced support for Donald Trump, denied the existence of systemic racism, and claimed that Black Lives Matter and Antifa supporters are “Marxist enemies of the United States.”

[via MetalSucks]

System Of A Down Premiere “Genocidal Humanoidz” Music Video

System Of A Down have premiered a new video for their song “Genocidal Humanoidz.” The clip debuted earlier today (January 30) following a virtual fundraising event that the band organized to raise money for Artsakh and Armenian soldiers, who have been injured during the Nagorno-Karabakh war.

System Of A Down’s John Dolmayan Talks Cancel Culture, Makes More Controversial Comments About Black Lives Matter

System Of A Down’s John Dolmayan has continued to make headlines in recent times due to his right-wing political ramblings, which ranged from supporting Donald Trump to denying the existence of systemic racism and claiming that Black Lives Matter and Antifa supporters are “Marxist enemies of the United States.” Now, during an appearance on “Cancelled with Rob Rosen and Desma Simon,” the drummer discussed his views on cancel culture, while also sharing more controversial views on Black Lives Matter.

Dolmayan said the following about cancel culture [transcribed by The PRP]:

“I’ve been a victim of it. I assure you, there’s… Let’s just say that [my comic book series] ‘Ascencia‘ could easily be made into a TV show or movie and I had an agency working on that with me. And that agency how to take a step back.

So, I’ve already been a victim of this, and it’s no different and no better than what happened in the 50s with McCarthyism. I don’t believe in communism. I don’t believe in socialism—I believe in social programs. But I also wouldn’t condemn somebody, I wouldn’t put somebody in jail for their beliefs. It could be wrong, and still teach something to somebody, right?

Like the communist ideal doesn’t work. It’s been proven more times than I care to count that it cannot work, but you can still learn something from it. You know there are positives and we can take those positives incorporated into our capitalist system here. So that they can benefit everybody.

I think that the, again, the pendulum will swing hard the other way too. It’s not gonna be like this forever heads will prevail. But you have to understand, the way people are treated today, is going to be forgotten. Right, like all these people on social media. That’s forever.

And the mindset could get more conservative and then people could be looking at your social media, 15 years from now, when you’re applying for a job somewhere and cancel you back. It could happen. So you got to be careful. You know, you got to be careful what you wish for.

Now, the agency I’m working with, they’re really good people, and they have a bigger… they have a big company to think about. I probably shouldn’t be talking about this, but I always do this to myself. At the end of the day, we may end up working together, and if we don’t we don’t. But I understand where they’re coming from. They have to protect their interests, right?

But this is the problem, you got Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook—every mainstream news organization, all thinking and working in one direction. That’s very bad. Corporations should not be dictating ideology. That’s not what they’re for. but they’re probably a little too powerful at this point. You can’t even get a web server.

Look what they did to Parler. I got on Parler, there’s no network. They don’t have a network, because they have a different ideology. To me, that’s fascist. Isn’t that the definition of fascism? To eradicate any thought outside of your own.

It’s like these young people, they’re going through this indoctrination. They don’t even know history. Like history is being eradicated.”

He also commented on people calling him racist for his controversial views on systemic racism and Black Lives Matter:

“Well I ignore anybody that calls me a racist, which is what I should do. There should be there should be no apology, there should be no trying to prove anything to them. You prove I’m a racist. I don’t have to prove anything to you. That’s my philosophy on that.

As far as Black Lives Matter is concerned, I don’t like the Black Lives Matter organization. Many of their founders are flat out communists. And I don’t think the Black Lives Matter movement—or organization, not the movement—because I think a lot of people think differently than what the actual movement is about. I don’t think they give two shits about black lives.

I think they’re a democratic fundraising tool of a communist agenda. And if they really cared about black lives they would care about black on black violence in our inner cities. …No person should be killed by police officers, unless there’s reasonable threat to either a police officer or someone else’s life. You have to have all that stuff in courts. That’s why we have courts.

So I am 100% a supporter of keeping our police in check, and also making sure that they are protecting the citizens that they are sworn to protect, and they are following due process of law. No matter what your crime, it has to go through the process. Otherwise the system doesn’t work. I’m all for that.

But I am not for an organization that does almost nothing to help black people in inner cities, and especially people that are victims of black on black violence, they never talk about, and they never do anything about it. And you have a lot of support that went to the Black Lives Matter movement. And then I and then I saw a list of where the money went, like the contributions. And it all went to democrat election campaigns.

Is it democratic organization? Or is it a movement to end racism or bring a better life to black people in inner cities or black people in general? It should really be—because when you initially think about it—it almost should have been called Black Lives Matter Too. Because if you’re saying that we’re we’re at we’re rallying against the fact that black lives don’t matter to people. Right? If that’s what you’re saying. Then you have to include every human being into that, but you also have to point out that maybe black lives don’t matter as much to you as they should. Right. So that’s something that you can get behind a little bit more, but to say Black Lives Matter, that’s like segregation to me.

You’re segregating black people instead of saying, we’re all in this together. You’re saying no, black people are here, and you’re here and you’re a racist. That’s gonna turn off a lot of people.”

He also added the following when asked if he regrets speaking his mind:

“No. And the reason why is I’ve gotten messages from a lot of people that said they were contemplating suicide because they felt alone in the world. But because I was vocal, and I had the, what do you call it, stupidity or bravery, to voice my opinions whether people agree with them or not, that they felt like they weren’t alone anymore. And that helped them.

So, I may never get my comic book made into a TV show or movie. I may have millions of fans disown me, but those people are alive. So, you just have to make personal choices in life and you have to decide whether whether it’s more important for you to have more money and things, or if it’s important for you to live by a certain code.

And at the end of the day I like to think that I’m a good person and that I would help anybody equally, and that’s the truth. And if you look at the history of my life, that’s exactly what I’ve done.”

Dolmayan then continued when asked if he has a “don’t give a fuck attitude” about what he shares online:

“It’s not that I don’t give a fuck. And let me clarify something, if the if the Antifa movement and the Black Lives Matter movement were non-violent. And they weren’t setting up autonomous zones, and all that stuff. Not only would they have my support. They would have my absolute financial support, blessing… I think that there are positives in those movements that you can support. My issue with them, just like my issue with what happened in Washington, D.C. a couple of weeks back, is If you’re going to if you’re going to resort to violence, people are going to get killed. You’re gonna hurt or maim cops and you’re going to destroy small businesses, how can I support you?

I will fight to the death for a communist’s right to say what they want to say here in the United States. And I couldn’t be more opposed to the ideology. But I would say this, anybody that is thinking about being vocal, be weary. We are in a society that is hypersensitive right now. And cancel culture is a real thing. And it can really hurt you. Part of the reason why I have been vocal about it, we’ve already discussed, you know, is because somebody has to be, you know, and the first person through the gates is always gonna take the most hits.

But there are other people, other other outspoken people as well. Elon Musk is very outspoken. He’s much smarter than I am so he says he says it more eloquently, but he says a lot of the same things. And, you know, that guy’s gonna be a trillionaire… For anybody out there. You got to make your personal decisions. Do it, do it in an intelligent manner, work from a point of love and understanding and compassion, and the chips are gonna fall where they may.”

System Of A Down To Debut “Genocidal Humanoidz” Video During Livestreamed Fundraising Event

System Of A Down have announced a virtual fundraising event for Artsakh and Armenian soldiers, who have been injured during the Nagorno-Karabakh war. The event will stream live on January 30 at 9:00am PDT / 12:00 pm EDT via YouTube and it will also feature the premiere of the band’s new music video for “Genocidal Humanoidz.”

The group commented:

“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. 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 to stay updated. We look forward to seeing you this weekend.”

This news comes after System Of A Down previously raised over $600,000 for the Armenia Fund with their latest singles “Genocidal Humanoidz” and “Protect The Land.”

System Of A Down Share Behind The Scenes Footage From The Making Of Their “Protect The Land” Video

System Of A Down have shared a behind the scenes look at the making of their music video for “Protect The Land.” You can check that out below. As previously reported, the band recently released “Protect The Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz” in an effort to raise awareness about the “war crimes inflicted upon Artsakh by Azerbaijan and Turkey.”

Daron Malakian On The Possibility Of More New Music From System Of A Down: “I Never Say Never”

System Of A Down recently released two new songs, “Protect The Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz,” to raise awareness about the “war crimes inflicted upon Artsakh by Azerbaijan and Turkey.” However, this hasn’t stopped fans from wanting even more new material. Now, during an interview with Guitar World, Daron Malakian was asked about the possibility of further music from the band and he responded by saying “never say never.”

Malakian said the following:

“Look, I never say never. We didn’t even know this was going to happen. I was on my way to releasing these songs with my other band Scars On Broadway. Then the situation in Armenia happened and put our differences aside. And our differences are only within the band.

Personally and outside of the band, everybody gets along reasonably well. There is no hate for each other in System Of A Down. We’re like a family. A lot of people think, ‘Oh, Serj [Tankian] and Daron don’t get along!’ and no, that’s not true. Serj and Daron get along just fine. But Serj and Daron, or Shavo [Odadjian] and Serj, different people in the band will have a different idea of how they want the band to move forward. That’s kinda where our disagreements are at.”

He also added:

“I never say never, but at the same time, I’m not expecting to do any more with System Of A Down right away or immediately after this. It really does seem like our fans like these new songs. That’s important to me.

We’ve added two new songs to the System catalog that are on the level with everything else that we’ve put out and our fans have accepted it that way, which means a lot to me. That’s kinda where we’re gonna leave it for now. If more happens later on, then we’ll talk about that, but for now I will continue doing what I’m doing and everyone else will just continue what they’re doing. It’s all cool though, I’m really pleased with the response we got.”

System Of A Down’s New Songs Raise $600,000 For Armenia Fund

System Of A Down recently released two new songs, “Protect The Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz,” to raise awareness about the “war crimes inflicted upon Artsakh by Azerbaijan and Turkey.” Now, the band have revealed that the tracks have raised $600,000 for the Armenia Fund.

The group commented:

“We are overwhelmed with gratitude for your incredible support of our campaign for the people of Artsakh, and for helping us raise over $600k in donations to provide for those in dire need via the Armenia Fund.

Because of you, we will be able to help displaced civilians, young and old, who are affected by the hideous war crimes inflicted upon Artsakh by Azerbaijan and Turkey. Please take a few minutes to watch our full interview to get a more intimate look and understanding into why we came together to release “Protect The Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz.”

To the four of us, it’s extremely important to share these truths with you. It is for our ancestors, our culture, and our nation. Help us spread the message. Watch the interview in full below.”

System Of A Down Premiere Two New Songs “Protect The Land” & “Genocidal Humanoidz”

System Of A Down have premiered two new songs, “Protect The Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz.“ This is the first new music from the band in 15 years.

The group commented:

“We as System Of A Down have just released new music for the first time in 15 years. The time to do this is now, as together, the four of us have something extremely important to say as a unified voice. These two songs, “Protect The Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz” both speak of a dire and serious war being perpetrated upon our cultural homelands of Artsakh and Armenia.

On September 27, the combined forces of Azerbaijan and Turkey (along with Isis terrorists from Syria) attacked the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, which we as Armenians call Artsakh. For over the past month, civilians young and old have been awakened day and night by the frightful sights and sounds of rocket attacks, falling bombs, missiles, drones and terrorist attacks.

They’ve had to find sanctuary in makeshift shelters, trying to avoid the fallout of outlawed cluster bombs raining down on their streets and homes, hospitals and places of worship. Their attackers have set their forests and endangered wildlife ablaze using white phosphorus, another banned weapon.

And Why?

Because over 30 years ago in 1988, the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh (which at the time was an Autonomous Oblast within the USSR), were tired of being treated as second class citizens and decided to declare their rightful independence from the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic whose borders engulfed their own.

This ultimately led to a war of self determination by Armenians in Karabakh against Azerbaijan that ended in a cease fire in 1994, with Armenians retaining control of their ancestral homelands and maintaining their independence to the present day. Our people have lived there for millennia, and for most families there, it’s the only home they and their forefathers and mothers have ever known. They just want to live in peace as they have for centuries.

There is an immediate need for global citizens to urge their respective governments to not only condemn the actions of the corrupt regime leaders of Azerbaijan and Turkey, but to also insist world leaders act with urgency to bring peace to the region and rightfully recognize Artsakh as the independent nation it is.

Most importantly and urgently, we humbly implore you to donate, in sums small or large to provide desperately needed aid and basic supplies for those adversely affected with what are ever growing accounts of crimes against humanity.

We realize that for many of you, there are more convenient ways you like listening to music, so please consider the opportunity to download these songs as an act of charity above all else. The music and lyrics speak for themselves. We need you to speak for Artsakh.

Peace,
Daron, Shavo, John and Serj“

You can purchase the tracks on Bandcamp.