Malakian is to call his new project Scars On Broadway, and will begin work on new songs in the summer. He told Rolling Stone:
"We all want to take a little bit of a break (in the summer), but I don't want to sit around, so I'm going to make an album. I haven't decided if I'm going to make it a revolving door of musicians or one solid band but it all revolves around my writing."
Malakian was quick to stress that his new venture won't see SOAD breaking up, adding that frontman Serj has already worked on material outside of SOAD, with Serart.