Legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and enigmatic System of a Down‘s frontman Serj Tankian have joined forces for a brand-new charity single, a track named “Deconstruction”. The song was co-written by Cesar Gueikian, CEO of Gibson, and you can watch the lyric video below.
The single has been released under the banner of the newly launched Gibson Band, a collective of Gibson artists dedicated to charitable endeavors. Gibson Records, Gueikian, Tankian, and Iommi will donate all proceeds from the sale of “Deconstruction”, as well as the funds raised from an auction of Serj‘s original painting “Our Mountains” in addition to a unique Gibson Les Paul Standard guitar customized with the “Our Mountains” artwork, via Gibson Gives. Corporacion America and the Eurnekian family will match all funds raised which will be donated directly to the Armenia Fund‘s Artsakh Refugee Initiative.
The exclusive global auction will run from Friday, December 8 through Monday, December 18, closing at 11:00 a.m. PST, via Julien’s Auctions.
Tankian, Gueikian, and the Eurnekian family are all of Armenian descent, and the Armenia Fund provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Armenia and global Armenian communities through the development of vital infrastructure projects, educational, cultural, health care, and disaster relief programs, as well as direct assistance to families and individuals.