Daron Malakian: “I Have A Lot Of Music That’s Still To Be Released In The Future”
In this week’s issue of Kerrang!, we catch up with the multitalented Daron Malakian about his new Scars On Broadway album, the status of System Of A Down, his need to write music constantly and much, much more.
In K!’s brand-new chat with the multi-instrumentalist, Daron reveals that he writes a lot of music. “I don’t really write for people, and if no-one heard what I wrote I would still write songs,” he says. “It’s just what I do. If I’m not writing I feel like I’m not doing what I’m here to do. So I have a lot of music that’s still to be released in the future, whether it’s with System or Scars. I have a lot of material.”
He also says that, in an ideal world, he’d probably be releasing music with both the band he founded, Scars On Broadway, and SOAD. “I think the Scars stuff tends to take more of a rock direction, even though I would say there’s a lot of material on this album that I think has more of a System Of A Down flavour in it than maybe the first Scars album did… As of right now, System’s not making albums, so this is the project through which I’m releasing my songs.”
Pick up this week’s Kerrang! for our full chat, and watch Daron Malakian And Scars On Broadway’s new video for their brilliant single Lives below. The track is taken from Scars’ new album Dictator, which is due out on July 20 via Scarred For Life.
Catch Daron performing with System Of A Down at the following dates this year:
13 San Bernardino Glen Helen Amphitheater
14 Sacramento Aftershock Festival
16 Phoenix Talking Stick Resort Arena
17 San Diego Valley View Casino Center
19 Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena