Scars On Broadway Biography
Scars on Broadway is a hard rock band which formed in 2003 in Los Angeles, California, United States. The band consists of Daron Malakian (vocals, guitar), Franky Perez (guitar), Dominic Cifarelli (bass), Danny Shamoun (keyboards) and John Dolmayan (drums). Malakian and Dolmayan are members of the alternative metal group System of a Down. The first song released for the public to listen to was 'They Say' on the 28th March 2008 via the band's website,http://scarsonbroadway.com and MySpace. On December of 2005, Malakian said in an interview that he "could release ten solo records tomorrow.". He also said, " I have tons of material laying around. After these albums," (Mezmerize and Hypnotize) "I'm gonna go off to learn how to brain and do something on my own, just like Serj. And no, System of a Down is not breaking up. We're just gonna do like KISS and put out our own solo records." "Ghetto Blaster Rehearsals" (2003) was supposedly a leak of new Scars on Broadway material, but in a 2007 letter, Daron announced on his website that these tracks weren't in any way affiliated with the current Scars on Broadway and that the music is from an unnamed disbanded project from four years ago (featuring Casey Chaos on vocals). The only constant members are Malakian on vocals and guitar with System of a Down member John Dolmayan on drums. On March 14, 2008, Scars launched an advertising contest challenging fans to post the Scars on Broadway countdown banner on the best websites they can find and submit screenshots. The prize is a cymbal signed by John and Daron. The band's website featured a countdown timer, counting down to 15:00 PST of March 28, 2008. Additionally, above the timer, in quotation marks was the phrase "They say it's all about to end." When the countdown ended, the song "They Say" was made available on the site. The song is also available for listening on the band's official MySpace page, it is no longer available for free download. Scars on Broadway played their first live show April 11, 2008 at the Whisky a Go-Go in Los Angeles, CA. They have also confirmed to be playing with Metallica at KFMA Day 2008 in Tucson, AZ. On January 22, 2008 Scars on Broadway were announced to be performing at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 26, 2008. On May 17th of that year, the band also performed at the sixteenth annual KROQ Weenie Roast, along with Atreyu, Bad Religion, Flobots, Flogging Molly, Metallica, The Offspring, Pennywise, The Raconteurs, Rise Against and Seether. On May 2, 2008, Scars announced on their official website that their debut album, Scars On Broadway, was to be released on the 28th and 29th of July. As of 2009, the band is "Finished" according to interviews with both bassist Dominic Cifarelli and drummer John Dolmayan.