Scarred, American Power Metal band was formed by guitarist John Toscano.
The vision of Scarred was to create a new power metal sound combining influences of metal masters such as Iron Maiden and Judas Priest and the newer power edge of bands like Nevermore and Iced Earth.
Eric Claro on Vocals, John Toscano Guitar, and Bassist Amy Brandt who was added to the line up in 2012. The new addition with long time Drummer Andy Salas reignited the Scarred fever. While the signature Scarred style of John’s complex riffs and Andy’s wicked rolls and monstrous double bass are still present; Amy 's vicious attack and lightning fast fingers on the bass add a new beastly dimension to the Scarred sound.
2009 also brought the release of their EP Haunting Memories and rave reviews.
Walter Scheurer from All Access Magazine said: ‘Thank you, for with “Haunting Memories” Scarred has tendered an extremely profound piece of shiny, valuable Metal!’
Dark Emperor from Masquerade Webzine said: Musically, these 4 songs clocking around 24 minutes are very well written and fresh enough to not call this band another clone-band.
The band toured the Mid West and West Coast in 2010. Their tour stops include, Vinnie Paul & Dimebag Darrell’s Rock Dogs, Fort Worth, TX; Pontoon Beach, Il Metal Festival; The Key Club, Hollywood, CA; The Galaxy Theater, Santa Ana; Dave Navarro’s Black Door, Las Vegas NV; Boomers Las Vegas, NV and more.
Since the inception of Scarred, the band has enjoyed sharing the stage with all time metal greats such as UFO, W.A.S.P, Nevermore, Accept, Michael Schenker, Armored Saint, Steel Attack, Primal Fear, Into Eternity, Overkill, Sonata Arctica, Testament, Hammerfall, Helloween, Metal Church,Heretic, , Y&T, Skid row, Exodus, Dokken, Death Angel,,and many more...
2014 is set to be the year of Scarred. The band is gearing up to hit the studio again while continuing to tour. [+]