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My Favorite Scar “This Poison Love”

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My Favorite Scar “This Poison Love”

They display the epic roar of Metallica, the disconsolate tones of Tool, the in-your-face ferociousness of Rammstein, and the sweeping sorrow of Alice In Chains. But these are mere points of reference, because My Favorite Scar don’t copy any other bands, nor are they prisoners of any one genre.

The band members like to call it ‘dark rock’, and that’s probably the most apt description. Their sound and lyrics are steeped in melancholy. The latter is down to singer Jay. The death of his mother, when he was just 21, had a stranglehold on him for years. “I tried for a long time, together with my brother Evan (guitar), to find a song that captured that feeling within me.” That song became My Favorite Scar. It was also the only band name that seemed right. Of all the scars Jay has accumulated in life, this one is his most treasured, although that seems like a strange thing to say. He explains: “Every scar has a story, as does this one. The positive aspect is that it continues to remind me of my mother, which is why I sing: You’re the lines in my hand, the green in my eyes.”

Producer Oscar Holleman (Within Temptation) adopted My Favorite Scar as his ‘hobby project’ in the beginning of 2007. They soon became a priority act for the in-demand studio veteran. Holleman co-wrote some material, provided their sound with a more grimy edge, and created the right mood for the songs. “You could definitely call him our sixth band member”, says Jay.

The end result is an album where the dense guitars of Evan and Dan, and the driving, sometimes industrial rhythm patterns of bass player Pat and drummer Stephen fuse seamlessly with Jay’s catchy melodic vocal lines. My Favorite Scar sound both fierce and fragile at the same time, which is what makes their music so distinctive. They effortlessly switch between unforgiving metal tracks such as No Love Lost and remarkably accessible numbers like Kingsize and Waste, the first single. ‘This Poison Love’ was written together with Ben Moody (ex-Evanescence). The band met Ben Moody while supporting Moody’s new band We Are The Fallen last June in the Melkweg, Amsterdam.

In the short time they’ve been together as My Favorite Scar, the band have played with the likes of Disturbed, Megadeth, We Are The Fallen and they supported Kiss in the Gelredome. They appeared on the bill of the Global East festival in Kiev as well, which also included Motörhead.

After touring key summer festivals, My Favorite Scar started their Fall tour in September 2010. Besides Dutch club stages, this tour includes international support slots with US Rockband Alter Bridge in Antwerp and Berlin.

Their MySpace page very quickly notched up over 100,000 hits, and early this year, they launched their own Scar Channel; a weekly on-line video update to keep the band’s swelling legion of fans informed of their exploits. It was much needed, because Evan promises there’ll be many activities to report back to the MFS faithful in the times ahead. “We’re ambitious, and we don’t shy away from anything.

Down the line, we’ve shed blood, sweat, tears, and relationships for this way of life. Others may have fallen by the wayside, but we’ve sworn never to give up.”

That this band is bound to cross borders also shows the world wide DHL commercial, featuring the song ‘Waste’.The song ‘Waste’ by My Favorite Scar is featured in the new worldwide ommercial!

The self-titled debut album My Favorite Scar was released August 2010.

Aardschok Magazine (monthly metal magazine)

“This debut more than lives up to the high expectations”

Veronica Magazine (weekly RTV magazine, circ. > 1 mill.)

“This could well become a ‘Heavy Hit from Holland’, also across the borders”

Music Maker (monthly music magazine for musicians)

“Cool band, first impression: smart production with remarkable full and round sounding drums. Very well done!” (most important online news magazine)

“MFS show on their debut album they not only have the quality but also the material for an international break through”


“There is no way to get around My Favorite Scar anymore. They delivered a debut album of a quality level, only reached by Creed at the time they became Alter Bridge.


“This strong album is a must-have for every music lover”

Reflections of Darkness

“MFS has made one really impressive debut album, ever since I got it, it has been stuck in my CD player”

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