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. Patak Daca

    Patak Daca

    3 ore fa

    Stay strong Armenia !!! Big respect from a Serbian.

  2. Paradox


    3 ore fa

    I love how they all aged well

  3. Василий Щербин

    Василий Щербин

    3 ore fa

    Мира Всем и Добра.

  4. Maicon Douglas

    Maicon Douglas

    3 ore fa

    Os caras arrasam

  5. Gaystation


    4 ore fa

    ‘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

    • TodySUS


      4 ore fa

      people are just stupid cant fix someones stupidity

  6. LexGms59


    4 ore fa

    S.O.A.D on my heart 4 ever ♡

  7. The Man Behind the Slaughter

    The Man Behind the Slaughter

    4 ore fa

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

  8. UnstoppableShredder


    4 ore fa

    Azerbaycan ordusu nasıl KOYDU ama? HAHAhaHHAHhaHAh

  9. The Square Hammer

    The Square Hammer

    4 ore fa

    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 .

    • The Square Hammer

      The Square Hammer

      4 ore fa

      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.🇦🇲🇦🇲🇺🇸🇺🇲🦅

  10. Gag


    4 ore fa


  11. shouya Lz

    shouya Lz

    4 ore fa

    cd os br ?

  12. Jonathan Gryveken

    Jonathan Gryveken

    5 ore fa

    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.

  13. Гитара Хобби

    Гитара Хобби

    5 ore fa

    Послушайте обязательно и подписывайтесь

  14. Mask Collector

    Mask Collector

    5 ore fa

    They're back.

  15. Tony Patriot

    Tony Patriot

    5 ore fa

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

  16. Lord of Beton

    Lord of Beton

    5 ore fa


  17. Wade Wilson

    Wade Wilson

    5 ore fa

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

  18. Олег Омельченко

    Олег Омельченко

    6 ore fa

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

    • china_su


      6 ore fa

      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

  19. KANIKUŁY - Music

    KANIKUŁY - Music

    6 ore fa

    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:

  20. Мишаня Саныч

    Мишаня Саныч

    6 ore fa

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

  21. Bence Bazsó

    Bence Bazsó

    7 ore fa

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

  22. Emre Türk

    Emre Türk

    7 ore fa


    • Emre Yilkan

      Emre Yilkan

      6 ore fa

      Emre xd rüstemin yorum yok seninkini buldum

  23. Bobby W

    Bobby W

    7 ore fa

    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!? 🙏🏼

  24. Nathan Reed

    Nathan Reed

    7 ore fa

    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.

  25. Miss Bork

    Miss Bork

    8 ore fa

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

  26. Арцахская Армянка

    Арцахская Армянка

    8 ore fa

    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!

  27. Vincenzo Bevilacqua

    Vincenzo Bevilacqua

    9 ore fa


  28. Sergey Tereshchuk

    Sergey Tereshchuk

    9 ore fa

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

  29. On se marre

    On se marre

    10 ore fa

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

  30. Ginés Gómez de Membiela

    Ginés Gómez de Membiela

    10 ore fa

    daaron malakian and serj tankian the best sigers in history

  31. Cellat fan

    Cellat fan

    10 ore fa


  32. Mario Ricardo Pergentino da Silva

    Mario Ricardo Pergentino da Silva

    11 ore fa

    For the armenian people. Greetings from Brazil.

  33. Michael Ellis

    Michael Ellis

    11 ore fa

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

  34. Przemyslav


    11 ore fa


  35. Arnold


    11 ore fa

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

    • Jason Cook

      Jason Cook

      6 ore fa


  36. Oğuz


    11 ore fa

    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. 🇹🇷🇦🇿

  37. Rory B. Bellows

    Rory B. Bellows

    11 ore fa


  38. isabelyh Batista

    isabelyh Batista

    11 ore fa

    See you next year in Portugal

  39. lakafin andreas

    lakafin andreas

    11 ore fa

    Idolaaaa anjeeeeeng

  40. westmarine47


    12 ore fa

    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...🤘🤘🤘

  41. Simp Knight

    Simp Knight

    12 ore fa

    Still so weird to see SOAD in 2020...

  42. Tavon Marshall

    Tavon Marshall

    12 ore fa

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

  43. Сергей Гришин

    Сергей Гришин

    12 ore fa

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

  44. Sinan Oktay Coşkun

    Sinan Oktay Coşkun

    13 ore fa

    Artsakh gone brrrrrrrrrr

  45. babbathegamemaster


    14 ore fa

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

  46. ALEX ERM


    14 ore fa

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

  47. iKARLz


    14 ore fa

    System is okay now. You can do your job.

  48. Sabrina McGyverina

    Sabrina McGyverina

    14 ore fa

    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..

  49. Grandmaster Troll

    Grandmaster Troll

    14 ore fa

    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.

  50. Heisenbug Alpha

    Heisenbug Alpha

    14 ore fa

    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.

  51. HatsapouriHEL


    15 ore fa

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

    • Ash Sargsyan

      Ash Sargsyan

      5 ore fa

      Thank you Greek brothers ✝️🇦🇲🇬🇷



    15 ore fa

    Աստծո կամոք հետ ենք բերելու մեր հողերը։🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿❤❤🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲 SOAD Thank you!

  53. ZevsOn


    16 ore fa

    Донбассу бы такую поддержку

  54. Logan Taylor

    Logan Taylor

    16 ore fa

    These guys are still fucking awesome Stand strong Armenia (‘_’)7

  55. Kabina


    16 ore fa

    we stand with Armenia!

  56. Shocolade


    16 ore fa

    Looks like they couldn't protect the land lmao

    • Kanal von einem Typen der einen Kanal hat

      Kanal von einem Typen der einen Kanal hat

      4 ore fa


  57. dolita windo

    dolita windo

    16 ore fa

    Comments are back!!

  58. Arm Russ

    Arm Russ

    17 ore fa


  59. Yaiu Saiphomu

    Yaiu Saiphomu

    18 ore fa

    Pls protect Thailand 🇹🇭

  60. Cachorro


    18 ore fa

    this is like a chill B.Y.O.B

    • dolita windo

      dolita windo

      16 ore fa

      Pray for Armenia . #ARTSAKHISARMENIA

  61. Craig Scott

    Craig Scott

    19 ore fa

    destroying the land isn't how it is protected, "place no idol before me" "when building a sanctuary place one stone upon another, do not mark the stone lest you desecrate it" Russian peace keepers have a corridor from east to west and have pushed for a truce that is being upheld. Contested lands should be no mans lands of twelve miles from each boarder totalling 24 miles (the maximum range of artillery).

  62. Anahit Martirosyan

    Anahit Martirosyan

    19 ore fa

    You are the best💪🏻Proud of you❤💙🧡

  63. Ice Water

    Ice Water

    20 ore fa

    American here. I stand with Armenia.

  64. RamenLuLu


    20 ore fa

    SOAD came back with a message, love this band.

  65. Davit Panoyan

    Davit Panoyan

    20 ore fa

    Never give up artsakh!

  66. Thothe Klan507

    Thothe Klan507

    21 ora fa

    Yes For The Focking Return of System of a Down 🔥🔥🔥💪🏼💯😎👌🏼💣Respect of Panamá City🇵🇦🇵🇦🇵🇦🇵🇦😁✌🏼15 años en sequía mi gente

  67. joshua keeton

    joshua keeton

    22 ore fa

    Now I get it. Its the same shit. How many angles are there.

  68. Nick O

    Nick O

    22 ore fa


  69. ghostly


    22 ore fa

    this sounds deeper than their old stuff

    • Alexander Chiclana

      Alexander Chiclana

      10 ore fa

      Their stuff was always deep but this is definitely more literal

  70. angelica guadalupe ramos alvarez

    angelica guadalupe ramos alvarez

    22 ore fa

    Me acuerdo cuando ellos eran jovenes y guapos

  71. Joseph Segrera

    Joseph Segrera

    23 ore fa

    soad are legends!

  72. miriã borges

    miriã borges

    23 ore fa


  73. alpatr0s


    23 ore fa

    Counting 43,000 dislikes but not a single negative comment. Something fishy going on here

  74. Павел Дружинин

    Павел Дружинин

    23 ore fa

    дорогие братья и сестры, мне как русскому очень стыдно за предательство российской власти по отношению к армянскому народу. я этих властителей не выбирал... сейчас желаю только стойкости, сочувствия и мудрости вашему многострадальному народу. урок был страшный, но какие-то выводы нужно сделать чтобы в следующий раз ничего подобного не случилось...



      15 ore fa


  75. liea anani

    liea anani

    23 ore fa

    Pray for Armenia . #ARTSAKHISARMENIA

  76. Daniel Manns

    Daniel Manns

    Giorno fa

    Somos Armenia ex miembro de la Unión Soviética y creo que del imperio Ruso

  77. danny lisa

    danny lisa

    Giorno fa

    mantap padu from malaysia

  78. rama borahima

    rama borahima

    Giorno fa

    Armenia vs azerbajian



    Giorno fa

    The legends are back.

  80. AtomicPasta


    Giorno fa

    Their style hasn't aged a single second

  81. Metehan Ateş

    Metehan Ateş

    Giorno fa

    🇦🇿🇦🇿 🇦🇿

  82. Muhammed Karaduman

    Muhammed Karaduman

    Giorno fa

    New generation ! Look at them ! Someone say something they believe them directly ! But they don't wanna search which is true ! Oh guys i hope you are not racist. Please search it and learn truth one.

  83. Gabriel Whitford

    Gabriel Whitford

    Giorno fa

    Yay they stopped bickering over song rights long enough to put out a new song :D :D shoulda just taken a page outta queens book and did equal rights to all songs for everyone involved. :p ez

  84. Jhonny Mujica

    Jhonny Mujica

    Giorno fa


  85. Lobster with Mustard and Rice

    Lobster with Mustard and Rice

    Giorno fa

    I feel like I've been thrown back in time 10-15 years wow.

  86. briantravelman


    Giorno fa

    This is my new favorite SOAD song! I feel this song will leave the same legacy that songs like "Zombie" and "Wind of Change" have left. Parents will be watching this video with their kids 20, 30 years from now, explaining the events that inspired this song.

  87. Дмитрий Якоби

    Дмитрий Якоби

    Giorno fa

    Война - это ужасно!!!! Я желаю мира и добра всем людям! Мы должны помогать друг другу!

    • Blacky Chan

      Blacky Chan

      14 ore fa

      @Дмитрий Якоби Ничего не поделаешь, так устроен мир

    • Дмитрий Якоби

      Дмитрий Якоби

      14 ore fa

      @Blacky Chan очень жаль что политики играют, а люди умирают

    • Blacky Chan

      Blacky Chan

      14 ore fa

      Это игра политиков, но никто и не пытается изменить это, так что войны будут всегда

  88. Хунта Бандера

    Хунта Бандера

    Giorno fa

    Но всё же проиграли немного. Скажите спасибо рашке, вы только пешки

  89. Jacks Box

    Jacks Box

    Giorno fa

    A breathe of joy in 2020

  90. Paul Walker

    Paul Walker

    Giorno fa

    They must need MONEY. They should have never quit. To me they don't sound good compared to their past life. I love their old stuff.

    • Armen Nazarian

      Armen Nazarian

      Giorno fa

      It has nothing to do with profit. Quite the opposite. If you took one second to check you would see there is a fundraiser for Artsakh attached to the song.

    • colbyhowto


      Giorno fa

      They’re Armenian/Armenian descent, and if you knew what is happening in Armenia right now you would understand why this song was made

  91. deane anderson

    deane anderson

    Giorno fa

    Very good song with real meaning. Good to see you stick to your roots of your band

  92. aydın levent ucar

    aydın levent ucar

    Giorno fa

    too late

  93. Ebob Boom

    Ebob Boom

    Giorno fa

    These new two songs are such a tease....please just make a new SOAD album

  94. Matías González Zarnicki

    Matías González Zarnicki

    Giorno fa

    excelente. los amo.

  95. Dustin Platt

    Dustin Platt

    Giorno fa

    I was about to tell my grand children that there was once an Armenian band back in the day but they suddenly stopped making music and hopefully in their generation they would make new songs.

  96. Paolo Pietro Pagnon

    Paolo Pietro Pagnon

    Giorno fa


  97. Lidomar Matos

    Lidomar Matos

    Giorno fa

    Triste realidade , Deus ajude a todos que se encontram nessa situação !!

  98. Stand_off Gamer

    Stand_off Gamer

    Giorno fa

    You are the best Respect

  99. Xavier Migueles

    Xavier Migueles

    Giorno fa


  100. Ghandi Inside

    Ghandi Inside

    Giorno fa

    the land they occupied ?

    • golden apricot

      golden apricot

      Giorno fa

      no u occupied coming from mongolia

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