Scars on Broadway
Band Name Scars on Broadway
Affiliation with SOAD Scars on Broadway members Daron Malakian and John Dolmayan are also members of System of a Down
Year Founded 2003
Founding Members Daron Malakian
Current Members Daron Malakian, John Dolmayan
Scars on Broadway (often referred to as Scars or abbreviated as SOB) is a System of a Down side project originally founded by System guitarist, Daron Malakian in 2003.

Early DaysEdit

The band originally consisted of Daron Malakian on lead guitar and vocals, Casey Chaos (frontman of Amen) on vocals, and Zach Hill on drums. The group quickly disbanded, but a rehearsal known as The Ghetto Blaster Rehearsals was recorded and leaked onto the internet. Originally thought as new Scars on Broadway material, many fans wondered if this was really legit. But, Malakian later announced in a November 06, 2007 blog announcement that the supposed "demos" were not new material. In fact, the demos were nothing new and had nothing to do with the current project.

Current StatusEdit

After System of a Down's hiatus began in the summer of 2006, the band gained new life. Without System to worry about, Malakian had plenty of time to focus on his new band. Daron later announced that he had recruited System drummer John Dolmayan to play drums for Scars. He also revealed that he also recruited bassist Shavo Odadjian for the project, but was no longer mentioned as a member of the band in later interviews. His status with the band is currently unknown. In March of 2008, the band's website was launched with a time counting down to 15:00 (3:00) PM PST with a message that stated "THEY SAY ITS ALL ABOUT TO END" and it was uncertain what this was counting down to. But, when the timer reached "00:00:00", it was revealed that the timer counted down to a new song entitled "They Say"

On January 22, 2008, the band announced through their Myspace blog that they would be playing their supposed first show at the 2008 Coachella Festival, on Saturday, April 26th in Indio, California. It was also revealed on March 31st that the band would be playing KFMA day on May 16th in Tucson, Arizona with heavy metal band, Metallica.

Scars played their first show, which was a surprise, on April 11, 2008 at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles, California.

Band MembersEdit

Current MembersEdit

Former MembersEdit

  • Casey Chaos - vocals (2003)
  • Zach Hill - drums (2003)



  • 2008: Scars on Broadway
  • 2018 Dictator


  • 2003: Ghetto Blaster Rehearsals (2003 rehersal)

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