ORIGINAL STORY: System Of A Down guitarist Daron Malakian has rebooted the engine on his sideproject, Scars On Broadway, but there’s a few big changes this time around.
The axeman has replaced every member of the old lineup and given the band-name a makeover, redubbing the project, ‘Daron Malakian And Scars On Broadway’.
Although Malakian has yet to identify the new recruits in the band’s lineup, he has revealed that former members Dominic Cifarelli, John Dolmayan, Franky Perez and Danny Shamoun are all out.
“Nobody quit,” he confirmed in a statement (via Ultimate Guitar). “When I first started Scars, I always said that it would be different lineups from album to album. Depends on the type of direction I want to take. Different musicians work for different styles. That is partly why I added my name in front of the band’s.”
What’s more, the new incarnation of the band already have new music on the way, and will be releasing a fresh single next Monday, April 23rd, with an accompanying music video directed by Hayk Kharikyan and Mikael Sharafyan.
The track will mark the first cut of the long-awaited second Scars on Broadway album, the follow-up to the band’s 2008 self-titled debut.
Now all we need is SOAD to announce new music too and we’ll be set!