Both of these guitarists are innovators through simplicity. System of a Down / Scars on Broadway axeman Daron Malakian has been mixing modern metal riffing with Middle Eastern tones to create one of the most unique sounds in metal over the past two decades. Infectious guitar lines found in System of a Down tracks such as 'Toxicity,' 'Aerials' and 'B.Y.O.B,' among other tracks, have set Malakian apart as a true revolutionary when it comes to guitar playing.
With uncertainty surrounding System of a Down's future recording plans, fans of the band are anxiously awaiting the next offering from Scars on Broadway. Fronted by System singer-guitarist Daron Malakian, Scars on Broadway released one solitary self-titled album in 2008, but according to Malakian, a new Scars effort will likely drop in early 2013.
Guitarist Daron Malakian (System of a Down, Scars on Broadway) sat down for an interview with KROQ recently, with the conversation turning towards politics and religion. After a slight dejection from Malakian, the guitarist found himself diving into the topic, sharing his views on President Obama's first term, how organized religion can destroy the personal experience, global terrorism + much more.
System of a Down drummer John Dolmayan has worked with various artists since the band's hiatus in 2006. Along with contributing to the solo career of System frontman Serj Tankian, Dolmayan has been the drummer for the Daron Malakian side project Scars on Broadway. However, in a recent interview, Dolmayan revealed that he is no longer a member of Scars on Broadway, despite the band currently working on a new album.