My Chem Start New Album, Confirm New Drummer

My Chemical Romance have been writing their latest album for the past year and are now gearing up to record it.

logo
Ultimate Guitar
5

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!"

19 comments sorted by best / new / date

    Powersurge213
    Holy Crap...First two comments on an MCR article arent slamming the band. Maybe Lars' comments really made an impact I really enjoyed Danger Days and cant wait for the next album though
    Jack2994
    I think Danger Days was brilliant, but it could have done with a couple of heavier songs. I'd like to see MCR achieve a balanced mix between Three Cheers and Danger Days.
    purplexing
    I never listened to MCR because of the whole emo concept. I thought it was really stupid, and never gave it a chance. But one day a friend of mine who is a superfan of them made me listen to some of their songs and boy was I wrong. MCR is a great band that taught me to keep an open mind when listening to music, and not give a **** about what other people say about it.
    Synth-Pro
    ColdHeartedHero wrote: Hooraay. this time, no concept. Just music . please. Danger Days was hyped up for MONTHS. characters developed and a storyline laid out. and within a few months....it was done. ? whered it go? NO ONE KNOWS! lets leave the concepts tucked in Gerards head
    Well, the thing about it, though, was that it was never meant to tell a STORY like most concept albums. He just created this setting and characters to generally write about, and I think that made it far more interesting. But I will say that I feel like they should have stuck with it. They put out two more music videos from Danger Days that were... just them playing. It would have been far more enjoyable if the videos were at least in the same setting at the first two (despite them all dying in the second video)
    Duke_of_Chutney
    I don't know what you're talking about. Danger Days was motherloving amazing. Probably my favorite album of 2010.
    doomsdayscottie
    I love all four of the albums and I'm not going to look at the comments above because I don't want to be angered by people saying "don't do a concept. No costumes. do one like 'Revenge'". They keep getting better as musicians as the albums go on (although personally my favorite is still Black Parade) and it's awesome to see them grow as people and musicians. can't wait for the new album!!
    kiba56
    Id like to see them go back to there black parade style of music.. that was there best in my opinion
    Duke_of_Chutney
    I just hope what they're saying about going their separate ways after this isn't true. I don't like their side projects, and gerard just strikes me as the kind of guy who'd make really bad artsy movies.
    gavwah
    Well, the thing about it, though, was that it was never meant to tell a STORY like most concept albums. He just created this setting and characters to generally write about, and I think that made it far more interesting. But I will say that I feel like they should have stuck with it. They put out two more music videos from Danger Days that were... just them playing. It would have been far more enjoyable if the videos were at least in the same setting at the first two (despite them all dying in the second video)
    They all died in the first video as well. That's kind of the point. The were trying to throw away their morbid fascination featured so heavily on the first 3 albums. By having characters who 'sing these words and never die', they have stripped death of its power, its importance, its impact, allowing them to move on to other themes.
    ColdHeartedHero
    Hooraay. this time, no concept. Just music . please. Danger Days was hyped up for MONTHS. characters developed and a storyline laid out. and within a few months....it was done. ? whered it go? NO ONE KNOWS! lets leave the concepts tucked in Gerards head
    StrzNTheDaytime
    I don't know what you're talking about. Danger Days was motherloving amazing. Probably my favorite album of 2010.
    Was'nt That The Only Good Album of 2010? Before The Shit Rise Of "Pop" Came On?
    marsfreckles
    I hope it releases soon. It will be a damn great album again. My Chem never fails my expectations in creating their new music. And Jarrod, keep rockin'! Welcome to the family of heroes and be nice. lol XD
    What's a genre?
    I love their new drummer (American Nightmare, Suicide File, and they're my favourite band. I can't wait for this
    IAmValentine
    Well, the thing about it, though, was that it was never meant to tell a STORY like most concept albums. He just created this setting and characters to generally write about, and I think that made it far more interesting. But I will say that I feel like they should have stuck with it. They put out two more music videos from Danger Days that were... just them playing. It would have been far more enjoyable if the videos were at least in the same setting at the first two (despite them all dying in the second video)
    There's a comic in the works following the Danger Days stuff as well. It's been kind of slow because of all the touring and working on new stuff, but it's supposedly gradually progressing. If it's half as awesome as the Umbrella Academy books, I'm totally fine with waiting.