System Of A Down - Protect The Land (Official Video)

Watch the official music video for "Protect The Land" by System Of A Down
“Protect The Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz” - Out Now:

Official video for “Protect The Land”:
Official audio for “Genocidal Humanoidz”:
Speaking Out For Artsakh:

These two new tracks are available for purchase on our official Bandcamp page: where band proceeds go to the Armenia Fund. Our full statement can be found there. The funds from Bandcamp + pre-orders of our new merch collection are being used to provide crucial, desperately needed aid and basic supplies for displaced civilians, young and old, who are affected by the hideous war crimes inflicted upon Artsakh by Azerbaijan and Turkey. Please consider the opportunity to download these songs as an act of charity irrespective of how you choose to listen to them today, tomorrow and for years to come.

Pre-order our Protect The Land / Genocidal Humanoidz merch here:
Directed by Ara Soudjian and Shavo Odadjian
Producer: Lara Aslanian
Dir. of Photography: Mko Malkhasyan
Armenia Unit
Director: Armen Soudjian and Arnold Ghazarian
Co-Director: Arman Nshanian
Producers: Ani Vorkanyan and Edgar Karapetyan
Special thanks to Bars Media, CivilNet, Artsakh Public TV, Varante Soudjian, Apo Avedissian, Mher Petrosyan, Aram Production, Armen Aghaeian, Raffi Asatoorian, Anthony Catchadoorian, ANC Australia, Nyree Cooper, Asko Akopyan and Ara Alejandro Kevorkian for contributing source footage and other assistance.
The big gun tells you what your life is worth
What do we deserve before we end the earth
If they will try to push you far away
Would you stay
And take a stand
Would you stay with gun in hand
They protect the land
They protect the land
Those who protect the land
Those who protect the land
Those who protect
The enemy of man is his own decay
If they’re evil now then evil they will stay
They will try to push you far away
Would you stay and take a stand
Would you stay with gun in hand
They protect the land
They protect the land
They protect the land
Our history and victory and legacy we send
From scavengers and invaders those who protect the land
Those who protect the land
Those who protect
Those who protect the land
Those who protect
Some were forced to foreign lands
Some would lay dead on the sand
Would you stay and take command
Would you stay with gun in hand (with gun in hand)
They protect the land
They protect the land
They protect the land
Our history and victory and legacy we send
from scavengers and invaders those who protect the land
Our history and victory and legacy we send
from scavengers and invaders those who protect
Those who protect the land
Those who protect the land
Those who protect
Those who protect the land
Those who protect
Additional Credits:
Production Company: Friendly Filmworks
Creative Director: Sako Shahinian
Line Producer: Meher Kourouyan
1st AC: David Asambadze
2nd AC / DIT: Sebastian Guerra
Gaffer: Zhirayr Avetisyan
Key Grip: Dmitry Labzin
Grip: Tigran Nersisian
Makeup: Sosi Bournazyan
Wardrobe: Houri Mahserejian
PA: Shahe Mazbanian
Edited by: Ara Soudjian, Lara Aslanian, and Hrag Yedalian
Motion Graphics: Garen Mirzaian
Color: Nick Sanders
BTS/Documentary Unit
Documentarian: Hrag Yedalian
Mher Petrosyan
Karbis Sarafyan
Still Photography: Armen Keleshian
Armenia Unit
Armenian Sequences Edited by: Armen Soudjian and Arnold Ghazarian
Production Company Armenia: anEva Production
Dir. of Photography: Argo Baroyan
1st AC: Gevorg Baroyan
2nd AC: Sevak Mkhoyan
Focus Puller: Kevork Tutundjian
Production Coordinator: Jemma Sahakyan and Karlen Galstyan
Follow System Of A Down:
Instagram: systemofadown
Twitter: systemofadown
Facebook: web. systemofadown
#SystemOfADown #ProtectTheLand #GenocidalHumanoidz


  1. Ali Ganbarov

    Ali GanbarovΠριν ώρα

    Actual lyrics: They return the land! Kid taken out on mother's hand Comes back to those lands on a tank 30 years of occupation comes to an end They return the land! Now, that the war is over and all those people are left there to live in peace (as was promised!!), you can finally tell the truth! They only cared about returning their own land and 1 mln refugees to their homes!

  2. alen blog

    alen blogΠριν 2 ώρες


  3. Stalin's brother hitler

    Stalin's brother hitlerΠριν 2 ώρες

    Just poor literature

  4. bronx bronx2121

    bronx bronx2121Πριν 3 ώρες

    Karabach is Aserbaidschan Stop that 😂😃

  5. Alexander Zaliznyy

    Alexander ZaliznyyΠριν 3 ώρες

    God bless Artsakh.

  6. Ahmet Tolga Karabulut

    Ahmet Tolga KarabulutΠριν 3 ώρες

    You do ceasefire then disrupt it then cry why do they kill us why do they kill us you losers

  7. Zhyryll Lyrics

    Zhyryll LyricsΠριν 4 ώρες

    To anyone who is reading this: Please don't hurt/kill yourself. You matter so much to me, even though I've never met you. You matter more than any earthly thing that you can buy with money. You matter to me, your family, your friends, and anyone else who cares about you. Remember that there will always be at least one person that loves you. God. 💕

  8. Space Alien

    Space AlienΠριν 4 ώρες

    For the Armenian people. Greetings from Australia, my wishes for all the Armenian's.

  9. matt butler

    matt butlerΠριν 4 ώρες

    Anyone that has the guts to put there life on the line for there country and fight for what they believe in is a hero fuck the people that dislike this 💪 great song boys look forward to see more thank you

  10. Dieter Peten

    Dieter PetenΠριν 4 ώρες

    War is a crime, nobody should be forced to take a gun. There are no borders only land and humans.

  11. Ahmet Tolga Karabulut

    Ahmet Tolga KarabulutΠριν 42 λεπτά

    @Dieter Peten Oh sorry I agree with you I didn't understand you well

  12. Dieter Peten

    Dieter PetenΠριν 45 λεπτά

    @Ahmet Tolga Karabulut you havent understood what i said. Wars allways starts when the beginner throws a stone back. No nations No borders only Humans.

  13. Ahmet Tolga Karabulut

    Ahmet Tolga KarabulutΠριν ώρα

    Armenians start the war

  14. hasan sabbah

    hasan sabbahΠριν 4 ώρες

    they couldn't protect the laaaaaannddfff


    I AM BEARCATΠριν 5 ώρες

    43K People have lost taste in music over these hard times.

  16. Gabriel Jeeg

    Gabriel JeegΠριν 5 ώρες

    SOAD 💜✊🏼

  17. ꧁Z o d i a c꧂ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

    ꧁Z o d i a c꧂ʕ•ᴥ•ʔΠριν 5 ώρες

    After many years, they have returned...

  18. Daniel Manns

    Daniel MannsΠριν 5 ώρες

    I want give many cash! But I can't now

  19. Selcuk TATAR

    Selcuk TATARΠριν 5 ώρες

    I love SODAM but i never support the war. Civils dead.

  20. Alper Çelik

    Alper ÇelikΠριν 5 ώρες

    Where is ''the army''?

  21. Jon McLaughlin

    Jon McLaughlinΠριν 5 ώρες


  22. Veji Jahaj

    Veji JahajΠριν 5 ώρες

    For people sending them death threats are ridiculous Much love to System of a Down from I’m Albanian and I’ve always supported your music 🇦🇱🇦🇱🇦🇱🇦🇱🇦🇱🇦🇱

  23. Veji Jahaj

    Veji JahajΠριν 5 ώρες

    I recently started listening to them back in august because I found aerials on a playlist hadn’t realized they didn’t make music for 15 years

  24. Randy Rockets

    Randy RocketsΠριν 6 ώρες

    SOAD coming back in 2020 is exactly what we needed...

  25. arin comack

    arin comackΠριν 6 ώρες

    Missed you immensely. Separately you are great. Together your collective talent is beyond words!

  26. 3 Wheel Motion

    3 Wheel MotionΠριν 6 ώρες

    "Modern globalization, coupled with condemnations"

  27. Tommy Alessandro

    Tommy AlessandroΠριν 7 ώρες


  28. Эдуард Кодис

    Эдуард КодисΠριν 7 ώρες

    Remember Karabaj 🇦🇲 , remember Kosovo 🇷🇸

  29. Анастасия Майер

    Анастасия МайерΠριν 7 ώρες

    Почему Россия до сих пор не может делать пожертвования? Я не понимаю.

  30. Thorax The Dark

    Thorax The DarkΠριν 7 ώρες

    Why 43k dislikes?

  31. Konu-Kine Zun

    Konu-Kine ZunΠριν 8 ώρες

    Directo en mi infancia, mi banda fav desde la seku & ya tengo 26 años wey, son de las pocas bandas que conservan su esencia desde sus inicios hasta la fecha conservan su estilo que tanto los caracteriza ojalá los pueda ver tocar en vivo otra vez. Los amoooooooooooo!

  32. Martin Ortiz

    Martin OrtizΠριν 8 ώρες

    Interesting tune protect the land

  33. Shawn Householder

    Shawn HouseholderΠριν 8 ώρες

    Will they put out more tracks or is this a one off?

  34. Miguel Rios

    Miguel RiosΠριν 9 ώρες

    Oh my fucking GOD after all this years wating for them, I almost cried when I see this!! Love SOAD

  35. noob pyramid main in dbd

    noob pyramid main in dbdΠριν 9 ώρες

    Me emociona ver el vídeo, me emociona lo que hace system of a down,me emociona escuchar la canción.idolos!!!

  36. Mikk Jaggher

    Mikk JaggherΠριν 10 ώρες

    Bout God damn time.

  37. Gilberto Pereira

    Gilberto PereiraΠριν 10 ώρες

    Don't mess with Armenia, they have one of the best bands in the world by their side

  38. Tecle Enter

    Tecle EnterΠριν 10 ώρες


  39. Dj Stone

    Dj StoneΠριν 10 ώρες

    Inspiring message, but song its self isn't all that great Genoical Humanoidz though 🔥

  40. CalvinPlaysRoblox

    CalvinPlaysRobloxΠριν 10 ώρες

    why would people dislike this video its awsome

  41. 0takuW33b

    0takuW33bΠριν 11 ώρες

    Soad are like messengers, they return when the corruption of the world needs revealing.

  42. Marlynilson Rodrigo

    Marlynilson RodrigoΠριν 11 ώρες


  43. Ryan Anderson

    Ryan AndersonΠριν 11 ώρες

    Simply AMAZING. I can't listen to it enough. Thank you guys so much! Been such a fan since back in the day.

  44. J. Paulo

    J. PauloΠριν 12 ώρες

    beautiful and powerful song . love from Portugal

  45. John Logozzo

    John LogozzoΠριν 12 ώρες

    Canada supports armenia..hope it goes your way

  46. Mani Höchstpersönlich

    Mani HöchstpersönlichΠριν 12 ώρες

    I hate it when artists make politics, but this is fuckin fine!!!

  47. Carinha que mora logo ali

    Carinha que mora logo aliΠριν 12 ώρες

    Why these dislikes?

  48. Ulises López

    Ulises LópezΠριν 13 ώρες

    Fuerza Armenia, from Mexico.

  49. Daron Garong

    Daron GarongΠριν 13 ώρες

    Wow they are baaaaaccckkkkkk💗

  50. Alex workr

    Alex workrΠριν 13 ώρες

    Which band is better:

  51. Alex workr

    Alex workrΠριν 13 ώρες

    System Of A Down or Slipknot?

  52. Kreativername lol

    Kreativername lolΠριν 13 ώρες

    Why cant they just be peaceful?

  53. LE NOÉ

    LE NOÉΠριν 13 ώρες


  54. christophe Bire

    christophe BireΠριν 13 ώρες

    Just shame on Europe who didn’t t protect Armenia ... as usual ... love my Christian s brothers god bless u ...

  55. Paradox

    ParadoxΠριν 14 ώρες

    I love how they all aged well

  56. Василий Щербин

    Василий ЩербинΠριν 14 ώρες

    Мира Всем и Добра.

  57. Maicon Douglas

    Maicon DouglasΠριν 14 ώρες

    Os caras arrasam

  58. Gaystation

    GaystationΠριν 14 ώρες

    ‘Metal music is just screaming into a microphone with no meaning behind it’ This song proves that point totally wrong. People who use that point are just musically uneducated

  59. TodySUS

    TodySUSΠριν 14 ώρες

    people are just stupid cant fix someones stupidity

  60. LexGms59

    LexGms59Πριν 14 ώρες

    S.O.A.D on my heart 4 ever ♡

  61. The Man Behind the Slaughter

    The Man Behind the SlaughterΠριν 14 ώρες

    All I see in this video is beautiful people with steel souls

  62. UnstoppableShredder

    UnstoppableShredderΠριν 14 ώρες

    Azerbaycan ordusu nasıl KOYDU ama? HAHAhaHHAHhaHAh

  63. The Square Hammer

    The Square HammerΠριν 14 ώρες

    We salute you, I am proud to have a country that accepts blacks and whites we deserve to be who we are there will be rough spots but we're proud of what we have we're proud of this country we thank these who protect us we thank these who don't .

  64. The Square Hammer

    The Square HammerΠριν 14 ώρες

    This is Hendrix from the USA I'm a 9-year-old boy who loves hard Rock and appreciates who I am I think these I love your band this is my first song I've ever her I'm happy to hear that you are like me and love those who protect us and protect who we are.🇦🇲🇦🇲🇺🇸🇺🇲🦅

  65. Gag

    GagΠριν 15 ώρες


  66. shouya Lz

    shouya LzΠριν 15 ώρες

    cd os br ?

  67. Jonathan Gryveken

    Jonathan GryvekenΠριν 15 ώρες

    I can't put my finger on it. But compared to earlier work, this feels flat. Like Tankian isn't really singing with the same feeling anymore. It feels like someone singing a cover of a SOAD song. Very weird.

  68. Гитара Хобби

    Гитара ХоббиΠριν 15 ώρες

    Послушайте обязательно и подписывайтесь

  69. Mask Collector

    Mask CollectorΠριν 15 ώρες

    They're back.

  70. Tony Patriot

    Tony PatriotΠριν 16 ώρες

    Thanks for bringing us a song or two. About time.

  71. Lord of Beton

    Lord of BetonΠριν 16 ώρες


  72. Wade Wilson

    Wade WilsonΠριν 16 ώρες

    I lived to see this and so did you! Enjoy!!

  73. Олег Омельченко

    Олег ОмельченкоΠριν 16 ώρες

    Серж, дуже гарна композиція, як завжди, але доки Арменія не визнає Крим українським, лайк не поставлю......

  74. china_su

    china_suΠριν 16 ώρες

    Армении не нужно признавать Крым украинским, потому что согласно международному праву, Крым является частью Украины, это не требует признания. Признавать/не признавать страны могут только в контексте Крым часть России. Если вы не в курсе, то Армения этого не признала. Но Украина ответила фосфорными бомбами

  75. KANIKUŁY - Music

    KANIKUŁY - MusicΠριν 16 ώρες

    Ormian : Հիանալի երգ. Միջոցներ հայթայթեք հայկական երկիրը փրկելու համար:, Մենք ուզում ենք օգնել ձեզ և ձեր երկրին:Թող գալիք տարիներին ձեր հողերը տեղափոխեք Ադրբեջան: translate :Hianali yerg. Mijots’ner hayt’ayt’ek’ haykakan yerkiry p’rkelu hamar: , Menk’ uzum yenk’ ognel dzez yev dzer yerkrin: T’vogh galik’ tarinerin dzer hoghery teghap’vokhek’ Adrbejan:

  76. Мишаня Саныч

    Мишаня СанычΠριν 17 ώρες

    Ждём больше нового от Системы💥💥💥💥💥💥💥

  77. Bence Bazsó

    Bence BazsóΠριν 17 ώρες

    I can't donate in hungary.... guess it's Viktor

  78. Emre Türk

    Emre TürkΠριν 17 ώρες


  79. Emre Yilkan

    Emre YilkanΠριν 16 ώρες

    Emre xd rüstemin yorum yok seninkini buldum

  80. Bobby W

    Bobby WΠριν 18 ώρες

    I’m standing in my kitchen, I looked up System of a Down holy mountains(one of my fav) and then I just looked up System of a Down, are you fucking kidding me!? 🙏🏼

  81. Nathan Reed

    Nathan ReedΠριν 18 ώρες

    The sun uses the birds to create the rains that feed the trees that bare fruit that feed the butterflies that the birds need to eat to create the energy to gather the clouds for the sun to make rain again... those are who protect the lands, sinners.

  82. Miss Bork

    Miss BorkΠριν 18 ώρες

    A great move! So sorry about what happened.. im in tears

  83. Арцахская Армянка

    Арцахская АрмянкаΠριν 18 ώρες

    1 Господи! Ты Бог мой; превознесу Тебя, восхвалю имя Твое, ибо Ты совершил дивное; предопределения древние истинны, аминь. 2 Ты превратил город в груду камней, твердую крепость в развалины; чертогов иноплеменников уже не стало в городе; вовек не будет он восстановлен. 3 Посему будут прославлять Тебя народы сильные; города страшных племен будут бояться Тебя, 4 ибо Ты был убежищем бедного, убежищем нищего в тесное для него время, защитою от бури, тенью от зноя; ибо гневное дыхание тиранов было подобно буре против стены. 5 Как зной в месте безводном, Ты укротил буйство врагов; как зной тенью облака, подавлено ликование притеснителей. 6 И сделает Господь Саваоф на горе сей для всех народов трапезу из тучных яств, трапезу из чистых вин, из тука костей и самых чистых вин; 7 и уничтожит на горе сей покрывало, покрывающее все народы, покрывало, лежащее на всех племенах. 8 Поглощена будет смерть навеки, и отрет Господь Бог слезы со всех лиц, и снимет поношение с народа Своего по всей земле; ибо так говорит Господь. 9 И скажут в тот день: вот Он, Бог наш! на Него мы уповали, и Он спас нас! Сей есть Господь; на Него уповали мы; возрадуемся и возвеселимся во спасении Его! 10 Ибо рука Господа почиет на горе сей, и Моав будет попран на месте своем, как попирается солома в навозе. 11 И хотя он распрострет посреди его руки свои, как плавающий распростирает их для плавания; но Бог унизит гордость его вместе с лукавством рук его. 12 И твердыню высоких стен твоих обрушит, низвергнет, повергнет на землю, в прах. Im HAY JOXOVURD! AMUR KACEK! Mer qaj zinvornery anmahacan. Isk tshnamin kendani gnuma djoxk. Astvac iren dajan kdati. Havatek, vor mer Tery mez heta Мы умираем за Христа, поэтому Господь на нашей стороне. Битва проиграна. Война не окончена. Трепещи, Антихрист Эрдоган перед Всемогущим Творцом!

  84. Vincenzo Bevilacqua

    Vincenzo BevilacquaΠριν 19 ώρες


  85. Sergey Tereshchuk

    Sergey TereshchukΠριν 19 ώρες

    Sorry SOAD, I guess that's how it's like to get old...

  86. On se marre

    On se marreΠριν 20 ώρες

    Le retour tant attendu 👍👍 15ans d'attente 🥳🥳🥳

  87. Ginés Gómez de Membiela

    Ginés Gómez de MembielaΠριν 20 ώρες

    daaron malakian and serj tankian the best sigers in history

  88. Cellat fan

    Cellat fanΠριν 20 ώρες


  89. Mario Ricardo Pergentino da Silva

    Mario Ricardo Pergentino da SilvaΠριν 21 ώρα

    For the armenian people. Greetings from Brazil.

  90. Michael Ellis

    Michael EllisΠριν 21 ώρα

    Peace and justice for Armenia! Please check out my acoustic cover of this great song, thank you!:

  91. Przemyslav

    PrzemyslavΠριν 21 ώρα


  92. Arnold

    ArnoldΠριν 21 ώρα

    "While billions are being spent on bombs, creating death showers"

  93. 3 Wheel Motion

    3 Wheel MotionΠριν 7 ώρες

    @Jason Cook every time you drop the bomb

  94. Jason Cook

    Jason CookΠριν 16 ώρες


  95. Oğuz

    OğuzΠριν 21 ώρα

    My comment just get deleted. Lol. They can't even stand an opposite toughts. Armenia only crying for help and donations. And surprisingly people donates money and supports armenia because of the band. They not even know nagarno - karabagh is always azerbaijani territory and will remain so. Just accept your weaknesses and go cry somewhere else for help. God bless azerbaijani and their fearless people. 🇹🇷🇦🇿

  96. Rory B. Bellows

    Rory B. BellowsΠριν 21 ώρα


  97. isabelyh Batista

    isabelyh BatistaΠριν 21 ώρα

    See you next year in Portugal

  98. lakafin andreas

    lakafin andreasΠριν 22 ώρες

    Idolaaaa anjeeeeeng

  99. westmarine47

    westmarine47Πριν 22 ώρες

    Doubt this ever gets seen by SOAD but I hope you guys know your fans are very grateful you worked your shit out and started producing again...🤘🤘🤘

  100. Simp Knight

    Simp KnightΠριν 22 ώρες

    Still so weird to see SOAD in 2020...

  101. Tavon Marshall

    Tavon MarshallΠριν 22 ώρες

    Protect the Land. Salute to all those fighting to protect something worth fighting for....also, welcome back SOAD. The world needed this song.

  102. Сергей Гришин

    Сергей ГришинΠριν 23 ώρες

    Сучьи разжигатели войн , вашим детям , внукам жить в этом...

  103. Sinan Oktay Coşkun

    Sinan Oktay CoşkunΠριν 23 ώρες

    Artsakh gone brrrrrrrrrr

  104. babbathegamemaster

    babbathegamemasterΠριν ημέρα

    I used to listen to this band ahh the memories as a kid in 2006 I love this band

  105. ALEX ERM

    ALEX ERMΠριν ημέρα

    I don't believe it, I'm dreaming. SYSTEM OF A DOWN IS BACK!🤘😢

  106. iKARLz

    iKARLzΠριν ημέρα

    System is okay now. You can do your job.

  107. Sabrina McGyverina

    Sabrina McGyverinaΠριν ημέρα

    I am sitting here listening to a band who has always touched my heart with their music. Having tears in my eyes and feeling so much anger.. I live in a country where the most war-like thing is that stupid people getting off by demonstrations against bullshit.. can't imagine how it must feel to not know if you come back home there will be your family or a massgrave.. I really hope that people who can change the world will listen to this song, will see the message and stop this nonsensical war and hate..

  108. Grandmaster Troll

    Grandmaster TrollΠριν ημέρα

    2020 has been brutal for so many. Thank you for your old and your new music. Your art and music has helped me get through this horrendous year. As for next year, I can only hope this world takes a better path. God bless you.

  109. Heisenbug Alpha

    Heisenbug AlphaΠριν ημέρα

    Ayudad a Armenia por favor, ahora mas que nunca, se están cometiendo atrocidades por intereses político-económicos y el "mundo civilizado" está demasiado ocupado ahora como para poner algún tipo de coto o freno y eso en caso de que a los regímenes corruptos de ahora les importe siquiera la situación de los armenios. Por eso aunque sea 1 euro, hay que ayudarlos, aunque sea cada uno de manera individual.

  110. HatsapouriHEL

    HatsapouriHELΠριν ημέρα

    Hang on brothers! Our thoughts are with you. Greek people stand with you!

  111. Ash Sargsyan

    Ash SargsyanΠριν 15 ώρες

    Thank you Greek brothers ✝️🇦🇲🇬🇷