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The Black Parade Is Dead! (CD/DVD)
7/1/2008

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10/24/2006

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6/8/2004
 
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My Chemical Romance Save Yourself Widget Now Live
November 7, 2010
Check out http://www.mychemicalromance.com to see a widget where you can download "Save Yourself (I'll Hold Them Back)" by simply entering your email address. You can also get the widget and post it anywhere by clicking "grab this" on the widget and get your embed code.
 
 
 
 
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My Chemical Romance Release Trailer For... New Album??
September 25, 2010
I really wish bands like this would go away... and their fans right along with them, as they contribute nothing to rock and definitely have no place in metal. Anyhow, for those of you that like this stuff, the trailer for their new album can be viewed below.
 
 
 
 
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My Chemical Romance In The Studio With Brendan O'Brien
August 4, 2009
Reprise Records’ My Chemical Romance is currently in the studio in Los Angeles working on their highly anticipated fourth studio album with veteran producer Brendan O’Brien. O’Brien is known for his work with Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, and many others.

The band began writing the songs in May 2008 — a week after they finished up more than a year of touring in support of their 2006 platinum-selling concept album 'The Black Parade', but frontman Gerard Way says things didn’t really come together until about six months later. He adds that the new album is the first one the band has recorded that is not centered on any one concept.

“At this point, the best way to describe the new album is My Chemical Romance being the purest, most distilled version of itself,” Way says. “No bells and whistles, as the focus has been on melody and songwriting. If it doesn't work in a room with just the five of us, we aren't trying to make it work in the studio with effects and string sections. Making 'The Black Parade' allowed us the departure we needed to see what worked and what didn't, experiment, and add a lot of elements we never would have. Sometimes you need to leave to come back home. To me, it feels like the culmination of everything we have learned as songwriters and players.”

Adds guitarist Ray Toro: “I think the direction of the new album is a perfect mix of what we did on 'Black Parade' and what we did on 'Revenge'. After 'Black Parade', we were ready for a more aggressive sound, similar to 'Revenge', but even harder. Because we had toured behind 'Black Parade' for so long, we wanted to do the complete opposite of that this time out, almost kind of de-construct ourselves.”

To shepherd them in the studio, MCR has turned to O’Brien, whom Way describes as “fantastic and fun to work with. He also has the ability to take a band and get the best possible version of that band at that moment, which is what we really wanted.”

Released in October 2006, 'The Black Parade' shot to No. 2 on Billboard's Top 200 album chart, selling more than 240,000 copies its first week of release. The album was hailed by critics and has spawned four Modern Rock smash singles. The New Jersey-bred MCR toured the world, culminating in a triumphant hometown show at New York City’s Madison Square Garden in May 2008.

“What we’re bringing from 'Black Parade' to the new album is that sense of creative spark, where anything can feel possible, except distilled into a three minute, 30-second song,” Toro says. “I can say, hands down, this is our best record yet. We’ve gotten even better as songwriters and musicians, and we cannot wait for people to hear what we came up with. It’s all of the best characteristics of the band finally on one record.”

For more on My Chemical Romance, including video of the band in the studio, please visit http://www.mychemicalromance.com/.
 
 
 
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My Chemical Romance To Unleash Previously Unreleased Live Fo
March 19, 2009
On July 1st, 2008, Reprise Records' My Chemical Romance released a live CD/DVD package featuring a concert filmed at the Palacio de los Deportes sports arena in Mexico City — the October 7th show on the band's 2007 The Black Parade World Tour. Now live footage of the nine-song encore from that show is being released in a limited-edition collectible package featuring a bullet-shaped USB drive attached to a brand-new custom-designed ¡Venganza! vest, just like the ones the band members wore on their world tour in support of the platinum-selling 2004 album 'Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge'.

The exclusive, limited-edition bundled contents include nine never-before-seen videos from the show (including the band's smash singles "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)," "The Ghost of You," and "Helena" from MCR's 2004 platinum album, 'Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge') plus exclusive photos of the band taken during the show — all stored on a bullet-shaped USB drive hanging from a D-ring off the top-right chest strap on the '¡Venganza!' vest. The vest features the band's "Circled Guns" logo on the front and the words "REVENGE" on the back, plus two downward-facing gun logos on each side. The vest comes in Small/Medium and Large/X-Large sizes. Only 5,000 vests have been produced, making the item an instant collectible.

As a bonus, fans who pre-order the '¡Venganza!' vest/USB bundle on MCR's official website (www.mychemicalromance.com) will receive instant, high-quality, DRM-free MP3 downloads of the live, previously unreleased versions of "Give ‘Em Hell, Kid" and "Helena" from the show. The package, which is priced at $49.99, will ship on March 31st, 2009.

The track-listing for '¡Venganza!' is as follows:
1. I'm Not Okay (I Promise)
2. Cemetery Drive
3. Thank You For The Venom
4. The Jetset Life Is Gonna Kill You
5. The Ghost Of You
6. It's Not A Fashion Statement It's A Deathwish
7. Give 'Em Hell Kid
8. You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison
9. Helena

For more info on My Chemical Romance, visit www.mychemicalromance.com.
 
 
 
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My Chemical Romance Premiere 'Desolation Row' Video
February 4, 2009
The music video for My Chemical Romance's "Desolation Row" has finally made its North American debut. The song, a reinterpretation of the Bob Dylan classic, was recorded specifically for the upcoming feature film 'Watchmen'. 'Watchmen: Music From the Motion Picture', which contains the song, is due from Warner Sunset/Reprise Records on March 3rd, three days before the film hits theaters nationwide.

The video, which was helmed by 'Watchmen' director Zack Snyder, transports the viewer into the world of Watchmen in an alternate 1985. My Chemical Romance is performing at a dive bar, reigning as the lords of anarchy above a moshpit. As the crowd surges back and forth, the scene recalls the glory days of the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, Iggy Pop, and The Dead Kennedys. A fight breaks out and becomes a bloody free-for-all as the band keeps playing. The mayhem spills out onto the street. The cops arrive and drag off the band members who are kicking, spitting, and punching the whole way. Director of Photography Guillermo Navarro (an Academy Award® winner for Pan's Labyrinth), has given the proceedings a grimy, otherworldly effect.

The exclusive video premiere of "Desolation Row" takes place four days after the song debuts on iTunes on January 26th. Users can pre-order 'Watchmen: Music From the Motion Picture', which also features a collection of classic songs by such artists as Nat King Cole, Leonard Cohen, and Janis Joplin, beginning on January 27th. The video will premiere internationally on January 31st and go wide in the U.S. on February 3rd.
 
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 2001
HOME TOWN: Newark, NJ
MEMBERS:
Gerard Way (vocals)
Ray Toro (guitar)
Frank Iero (guitar)
Mikey Way (bass)
Matt Pelissier (drums)

With the release of incendiary new album 'Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge,' New Jerseys own My Chemical Romance has consolidated a reputation for brilliant, biting and boundary-leaping rock and roll that first came to worldwide attention with their 2002 Eyeball Records debut 'I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love.' Featuring thirteen new originals written by the band, 'Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge' is an impressive leap forward for a group that's been constantly on tour for the better part of 2 years, winning a fanatical following across North America and Europe, both as headliners and co-billed with The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Story Of The Year and a host of others. 'We had to pull ourselves off the road to get fully focused on the album,' explains vocalist Gerard Way. 'We put ourselves under a lot of pressure to exceed what we'd done the last time around, which was a good thing. But at the same time we allowed for the music to evolve and grow. We experimented a lot, tried a lot of new things.' Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge explodes with what Way calls 'violent, unsafe pop music.' Produced by Howard Benson, whose work with legendary Motorhead was a major influence on My Chemical Romance, the album tells a hair-raising story in song. 'Half of it is about making a deal with the devil' says Way. 'The other half is taken from our experiences as a band.' With tracks ranging from 'I'm Not Okay (I Promise)' and 'The Ghost In You,' to 'You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison' and 'I Never Told You What I Do For A Living', its up to the listener to distinguish which half is which in some of toughest, most convincing modern rock in recent memory. The tale of My Chemical Romance, with a name inspired by author Irvine Walsh, starts in the grimy New Jersey suburbs, where the group had formed a very loose-knit friendship since high school. After graduation, they spread out but stayed in contact, eventually reforming around new music. After being picked up by the New Jersey independent Eyeball Records, My Chemical Romance cut I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love in just under two weeks. The result was one of the best debuts of the year and led to a major label deal with Reprise and a flurry of touring offers. 'We've basically been on the road ever since,' Way continues. 'Finally, when we could take the time to develop the songs and story, we got back in the van again and drove out to Los Angeles to record. Part of the reason was we wanted to take our own equipment, and part of the reason was we wanted to get some of that energy carrying into the studio.' Working closely with Benson, who aside from Motorhead, has produced hit music for Hoobastank, POD and others, the group took two months to craft the music and tell the story of Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge. 'It started out as a complete concept album,' Way continues. 'But as we went along we realized that our own lives were mixed up in it, so we started writing ourselves in the story.' In the same way, My Chemical Romance gets deep inside their own sound on 'Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge'. While echoes can be heard of everyone from Nick Drake to Trent Reznor; Iron Maiden to Morrissey and beyond, it's the band's own distinctive and original vision that pulls together this high impact collection. Simply put, Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge is the album to beat for 2004. What now? 'We're already back on the road,' laughs Way.'We'll be on the VANS WARPED TOUR and over to Japan and back to the UK where we got a great reception. Then, on from there, we've really made a lot of progress in the past year, and had a lot of fun. We're committed. Why stop now?'