My Chemical Romance Building Studio To Record New Album

My Chemical Romance revealed that they are building an entire studio to avoid the time constraints the usually encounter when recording an album.

My Chemical Romance Building Studio To Record New Album
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My Chemical Romance revealed that they are building an entire studio to avoid the time constraints the usually encounter when recording an album and spoke about the direction their fifth LP is taking. My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero and Ray Toro recently spoke with Noise 11 about the follow-up to their 2010 album "Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Lives Of Killjoys". Toro revealed that the band was building a studio to facilitate the recording of their next album and explained the decision: "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!" My Chemical Romance's previous two albums "Danger Days..." and "Welcome To The Black Parade" were both rather large in scope - Frank Iero explained the band's affinity for the conceptual: "It can't just be a collection of songs. It's never going to be Oh, we had these twelve songs so record it real quick and we'll put them out!' I don't think anyone can really do that these days anymore without some sort of thought or vision behind it. I think the days of just filling the time and putting out a disc is over, and I'm glad, because those are some of my least favorite records. I think [iTunes] is cool. Write a song and then just put it out, I like the immediacy of that, but I'm talking about full albums, it's no longer a mixtape mentality. There needs to be a reason why there's twelve songs, or thirteen songs. It's not like Oh, we have a single so we need ten more fillers to put it out there,' but for us, we're fans of the album." My Chemical Romance will re-team with engineer Doug McKean for the third consecutive album which they are expected to begin recording at some point in 2012. The band contributed a live cover of Bob Dylan's "Desolation Row" to the just-released compilation "Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years Of Amnesty International". Watch My Chemical Romance cover Bob Dylan's "Desolation Row":
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    thewickedrobot
    Danger Days was their best yet!
    Someone obviously hasn't heard their other albums...
    crystalmonday80
    Love MCR and i cant wait for new music. Great band and i personally like all of their albums. People who hate on this band have obviously never listened to any of their albums. My friend used to hate them until he heard The Black Parade. Now MCR is his favorite band.
    grnday1236
    cool_hand_luc wrote: the time constraints in the studio they spoke of was the studio owner saying " oh sorry kids, pack up your razor blades, its 9:30 a.m., youve been here for 45 minutes, now its time for some real bands to come and record, see you tomorrow!"
    hahaha oh man, thats good. thats really funny. whatre you doin here man, you gotta take that show on the road! troll tour 2012!
    headbang123
    I'm sorry but i hope they do away with the elctronics and comic books and just make a freaking album!!! I mean their best work was their first two albums BEFORE they went all theatrical. I mean don't get me wrong I like Black Parade and Danger Days but they could've done way better. Especially on Danger Days, I'm not gonna lie, for an album I literally waited over a year for, I wasn't massivly impressed.
    kylepianoman
    I honestly just could not get into Danger Days. I loved the other 3 albums, but Danger Days was just a disappointment.
    Bezza27
    Please just make it something like the earlier work. We can accept danger days as a blip, just don't make a habit of it.
    onthelongview
    Danger days I liked because it was what I had waited for since I as fourteen...7 years ago god damn, anyways it was an album that wasn't plauged by a death theme, I wished they went into a more prog rock theatrical direction but electronic was okay, at least they did something radically different. I hope the next album is what I had hoped Black parade would be, a really bad ass theatrical prog rock album from the vein of bullets (I'm talking an album that is demolition lovers epic all the way through)
    DanielNeill
    I want something more like Bullets, all of there albums were good (I didn't like Danger Days at first but after listening to it a few times I grew to enjoy it) I just want to hear Toro shred, his solos are so amazing that he really does deserve to have some classic rock solos that will last upward of about 2 or 3 minutes in a few songs, the longest I've seen was in "Vampire Money" which was about 40 seconds long. (Ray is my favorite member of My Chemical Romance and my favorite modern guitarist)
    Pat_s1t
    ^ Danger Days was by far their worst effort, I literally never listen to it anymore. The Black Parage and TCFSR were awesome though.
    js81221
    Black Parade was their top, in my opinion. Danger Days was alright. And everything else, was meh.
    cool_hand_luc
    the time constraints in the studio they spoke of was the studio owner saying " oh sorry kids, pack up your razor blades, its 9:30 a.m., youve been here for 45 minutes, now its time for some real bands to come and record, see you tomorrow!"
    onthelongview
    But I do agree, while there were some good songs on Danger days, and every song was memorable standing out from one another, it just felt like an album of singles, very few songs struck an emotional chord with me. Still, it is a summer album, one that I drive 20 miles over the speed limit to...granted I did that with three cheers, though that was more pissed off with Bury Me In Black playing to express rage at other drivers
    scrymusic
    grnday1236 wrote: cool_hand_luc wrote: the time constraints in the studio they spoke of was the studio owner saying " oh sorry kids, pack up your razor blades, its 9:30 a.m., youve been here for 45 minutes, now its time for some real bands to come and record, see you tomorrow!" hahaha oh man, thats good. thats really funny. whatre you doin here man, you gotta take that show on the road! troll tour 2012!
    Actually it is very funny.. My Chemical Romance is commercial emo crap that came along with a bunch of others bands with sentances or incomplete sentances as names that's tried to get goth cred from bands like Bauhaus and the Cure but ended up getting it from people who troll the cd racks at hot topic.