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Scarab was formed by Danny and Milan Milevoy in 1994. They brought in a then 16 year old, untested singer named Melanie Wills. The band had a post-punk, indie meets melodic rock sound at the time. They played with punk and hardcore bands of the time, notably Greensleep and Sleepasaurus, the former of which they would go on to release a split 7" called "A Fine Proposal" on Motherbox Records which contained the songs "The New One" and "Mother".

The band eventually recruited Lee Greenman on bass to replace their original bass player, who would play on a demo featuring songs such as Dearest, Bloom and Yeast. The last song would also be featured on the Motherbox comp "Diversified Chaos". Lee would be replaced with Antonio Garcia (aka Antonio Longo).

They would crossover from the hardcore scene to gather more mainstream interest in 1997 and 1998 by winning Best Local Band in the LI Voice paper and wound up bouncing around with deals from E.S.P management and Gotham entertainment. Their sound had evolved from their noisier beginnings and was becoming more commercial. They recorded an album with Gotham, but it never got released due to the label wanting them to sign with them to release a 2nd album with them as well.

Danny would leave the band in late 1999 and go on to form the band Redshift, and then later join Dearly Departed, play with The Eternity Code and join Steady As She Goes. Scarab would change their name to One True Thing and eventually released a full length entitled "Finally" in 2002 which included some of the songs from when Danny was in the band. Singer Melanie Wills is best remembered for her singing contribution on "Short Stories with Tragic Endings" and "Autumn's Monologue" from From Autumn to Ashes. The band went through several lineup changes and included Ray Greene of Farenheit 451 on drums for their full length. Antonio would leave Scarab before the name change to sing for Taking Back Sunday, then join The Prizefighter before coming back to play bass again and then leave again when Mike Pilato from FATA joined them. I'm not sure when the band finally decided to fold it in.


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