My Chemical Romance to Release Previously Scrapped Album
The band are going to put out the record that they recorded after The Black Parade - then binned...
My Chemical Romance have confirmed they are going to release a previously scrapped album that they recorded betwen The Black Parade and Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys.
In a (long) post on the band's website, guitarist Frank Iero explained how recording had started too soon after the intense touring and media storm that surrounded its predecessor - and why they decided to bin it.
"When you're in a band for as long as we have been and you've reached a certain 'level'...sometimes all you know how to do is make records" he admits.
"You tend to forget how to do the simple stuff. Like just connect with your friends and make music.," he goes on before adding, "we planned on making a specific kind of record, we wrote songs to fit that specific plan, and then we flogged ourselves for it not feeling right, organic, or complete."
"I don't think the songs we wrote before Danger Days are bad songs by any means," Frank continues. "In fact, I kinda think some of them are among my favorites we have ever written. A lot of them are kinda fucking rad....they just so happened to have been created in the wrong place, at the wrong time, and we as their parents were not ready to raise them just yet...and so they sat and waited."
He then finally summarises, "together we decided that this chapter in My Chemical Romance's history no longer needed to be locked away."
The ten tracks - collectively called The Conventional Weapons Sessions - will be released two at a time from October for five months.
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