LOS ANGELES - Scars On Broadway may sound like the name of an avant-garde theater production, but it's really a new band featuring members of Grammy-winning rock group System of a Down.
Guitarist Daron Malakian, 32, and drummer John Dolmayan, 35, have begun recording the new group's debut album, Dolmayan announced Friday on the band's official MySpace site.
System of a Down is on hiatus, according to its own official Web site.
Singer Serj Tankian's solo debut album, "Elect the Dead," is scheduled for release Oct. 23. Bassist Shavo Odadjian's side project Achozen is set to release an album next year, according to System of a Down's site.
A message left by phone for Scars On Broadway contact Heidi Ellen Robinson Fitzgerald was not immediately returned.
Known for hard-driving politically charged tunes, System of a Down snagged a best rock performance Grammy award in 2006 for "B.Y.O.B." off 2005's "Mezmerize."
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