Guitarist announces new band

System Of A Down guitarist Daron Malakian has announced details of his new band.

Scars On Broadway are planning to begin work on their debut as soon as SOAD complete their jaunt on Ozzfest, which is due to kick off in Seattle on June 29.

Their as-yet-untitled debut is set to be released in the summer of 2007.

“I think a System fan will be able to relate to the music, but there’s a few different directions I want to take, whether it be a little bit more ethnic or sometimes electronic. There’s just a few artistic directions I want to take with Scars that I haven’t taken with System yet,” Malakian said.

The guitarist refuted claims that this would mean the end of SOAD.

He told Billboard: “People are just gonna assume that we’re breaking up, but we’re not calling it that. We just want to go off and do a few other things. If we were breaking up we wouldn’t be able to get on stage together for this tour.”