According to NME, My Chemical Romance have been writing their latest album for the past year and are now gearing up to record it. The band have also confirmed that the record, the follow-up to 2010's "Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys" will feature Jarrod Alexander, who is the band's current live drummer. Guitarist Frank Iero offered the following comments in an interview with The Aquarian: "It's going really well, actually. I'm really excited. I can't wait to start tracking. I think we're maybe a month away from the record button lighting up."
He also had the following accolades to bestow on the new drummer: "Jarrod is a rad guy and a fantastic player. It's been really fun making music with him these past few months. He loves coffee and hitting drums super-hard and the fact that he's not a thieving piece of garbage is a breath of fresh air."
The "thieving piece of garbage" comment is in reference to Michael Pedicone, the band's former drummer, who was fired in September 2011 after being caught stealing from other members of the band.
Back in March, the band suggested in an interview with Noise 11 that they would be building their own studio to make the record:
"Back in L.A. We just got a studio so we're kind of building that out and basically trying to make a compound where we can be creative and be there whenever we want to be. That's the tough thing doing records in a cycle and you have three or four months where you have to write and record a record and sometimes that's tough. You can take longer, but you always feel like there's something over your head like a time constraint and now we'll have our own place where we can go and make music 24 hours a day. It's gonna be great!"