According to The Pulse of Radio, SCARS ON BROADWAY, the new band from SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan, has signed with Interscope Records and will release its self-titled debut on July 29. The pair held off on shopping for a record contract until completing the CD. Malakian told The Pulse of Radio that the music won't be as heavy as his work with SYSTEM. "There are your aggressive moments, but I don't see it as being as metal as it is rock," he said. "It's just as eclectic as anything that I've done with System, so it goes place to place. I think you'll hear my style there, you know, you'll hear touches of what you've heard from me before in some ways, and like I said, I think it drives more in a rock way than it does in a metal way."
Both SCARS ON BROADWAY and SYSTEM lead singer Serj Tankian declined to release their latest projects through Columbia Records, where SYSTEM has been signed since 1998.
Tankian's debut solo effort, "Elect the Dead", came out last fall through the Warner Music Group.
SCARS ON BROADWAY made its live debut last month with a low-key show at the Whisky A-Go Go in Los Angeles, followed by a slot at the Coachella Festival in Indio, California. Tankian's solo band also played at Coachella.
A SCARS ON BROADWAY track called "They Say" can be streamed below.
SYSTEM OF A DOWN has been on hiatus since 2006 while its members have pursued various personal projects.