My Chemical Romance Promise 'Punk Rock' Album

My Chemical Romance are set to start work on a punk rock new album this year.

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My Chemical Romance are set to start work on a punk rock new album this year.

Speaking to NME.COM, singer Gerard Way explained why he wanted to pare the band's sound down for their next record, the follow-up to 2006's 'The Black Parade'.

Speaking about a new song the band began playing live in November, Way said: We haven't told anybody the title yet because I noticed that if you change the title later, kids get pissed off. So it's just called 'New Song' right now. It's one of those songs that just spills out of you, and you're very inspired. It's nice because it's a return to punk rock music. It feels like a rock song.

Way explained that, having done away with their theatrical stage show on their most recent dates, album number four would most likely follow suit. I think (the next album) will definitely be stripped down. I think the band misses being a rock band, he declared.

That doesn't mean we won't explore really crazy ideas on the next albums, or do something even crazier. It doesn't necessarily mean we'll start to take steps backwards creatively.

But it felt in a live sense, this is what we do great live. And we're better musicians for having written and played 'The Black Parade', so you're dealing with (the fact that) everybody's better as musicians and singers. So to have that to play with in a live sense is really thrilling. We can cut loose more.

"The new song, with a chorus line that goes Someone out there loves you, is markedly more optimistic than most of the band's output thus far.

It's letting somebody know something and its knowing that yourself and it's a great thing to know, said Way. And it's a completely different direction thematically than what we're used to.

We have stuff with a lot of hope in it but not like that. It's written from a different kind of place. It's not written from a place of scepticism at all."

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    Gibson Phoney
    MCR members will all marry all FOB members and will have an orgy. From there "Chemical Fall Out Boy Romance" will be made.
    j-boy199
    wow, reading the comments so far, things look okay, no bashing or anything yet. I hope they go back to basics, i liked TBP, but it wasn't their best. but its good to see they're still strong. like gerard said, they haven't come across any negative comments made by people that are worth paying attention to, so everybody flaming them is pointless yay my chemical romance
    kewljoe
    hmm.. dunno wot to make of this :S i liked 3 cheers and bullets but the black parade had a massive amount of good songs :S then again no matter wot mcr do it seems to get better and better so i spose we'll have to wait and see and no, they do not suck, they are very talented and gerard way (often frank iero too) have the most stage presence ive ever seen
    stradivari310
    TOMMYB22 wrote: it seems as if the emo genre is dying out because all of the main bands that people rip on, Fall Out Boy, MCR and panic at the disco are all maturing in their music. im actually looking forward to the next albums by all those bands
    I'm glad I'm not the only one.
    bozomatt
    MCR fans would have to be the most loyal of any band cos they go through more shit than any others....
    toolazytodie
    They better make one. Black Parade was kind of a dissapointment. I hope their new album sounds more like Bullets.
    Robertoroboto
    You haters can label them country for all I care. I just know they make kick ass music and have increased the hate poopulation by double, so they're good in my opinion!
    The Spoon
    if that song is "stay" or whatever, its the worst MCR song ive ever heard. but i hope the next album will be good
    shyalicia
    Optimistic. Now I'm really curious to how different the music will sound!
    hobo467
    I think this mean they might be going back to the old formula. If so, then that's awesome. Not that Black Parade was bad in any way. They could benefit from reverting to the old stuff though.
    webbtje
    mrmrcactus wrote: they suck, trying to deny they aren't emo, ha
    Wow, double negative... So much the better. I don't like MCR, but if they produce a true punk album instead of the poppy crap they make now, I might be turned round. Who knows.
    Kelicon
    is emo finally dead?!?!? THANK YOU FUCKING GOD! i really don't like punk either, but at least it is respectable.
    Amy_Lee
    snowmanghost wrote: Oh, yeah, and more satirical songs, please. "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" was pretty funny, and I'm pretty sure it was supposed to be, and I like it. Way to go, MCR.
    I think "Dead!" was as well. Anycase...looking forward to it
    j-boy199
    Kelicon wrote: is emo finally dead?!?!? THANK YOU FUCKING GOD! i really don't like punk either, but at least it is respectable.
    I'm with this guy. I like the bands that are sadly dubbed emo the sooner emo dissapears alternative bands can be normal again
    DiveRightIn63
    Kelicon wrote: is emo finally dead?!?!? THANK YOU FUCKING GOD! i really don't like punk either, but at least it is respectable.
    MCR is going more punk and you think emo is dead? wow..
    imthehitcher
    haha i thought the title was hilarious but that was only reaffirmed when he said "a return to punk rock" yea cos they were punk rock before?
    thepriks
    These guys seriously do not have a "punk" album in them. If you think they are the real deal you are either a 12 year old girl, deaf, or retarded. Please go and listen to any of the real punk recorded from '77 to '87. Good grief!
    Draken
    I dunno bullets was a pretty punkish album and if they go back to that sound it'll be cool.
    j-boy199
    Draken wrote: I dunno bullets was a pretty punkish album and if they go back to that sound it'll be cool.
    maybe thats what gerard means by punk. It's not like they're gonna make an album with a sex pistols influence. lol just the thought of that makes me laugh
    TheSoupDragon
    What exactly does he mean by "I think the band misses being a rock band" Teenagers and Famous Last Words were a lot more like rock music than Helena and such. If the new album does indeed contain 'really crazy ideas' and isn't just pathetic trying-to-be-punk garbage I'll be pleasantly suprised. Although I'm not holding my breath.
    Bellz06!
    stradivari310 wrote: TOMMYB22 wrote: it seems as if the emo genre is dying out because all of the main bands that people rip on, Fall Out Boy, MCR and panic at the disco are all maturing in their music. im actually looking forward to the next albums by all those bands I'm glad I'm not the only one.
    yeah +1
    the_small_guy
    uuuuh mcr are emo...whaaah whhaaah whaaah everyones entitled to their opinions morons! if you like to, whoop de doo pop a boner if you dont, dont whinge to people who do like it dont really know what to expect from this album, but im hoping it will be better than the black parade, though 3 cheers was quite good tbh!
    Afi_rocker_91
    I use to be a huge MCR fan until TBP. It was ok but it really disappointed me. But after reading this..im actually intrested in what they have to come up with next! Hopefully they go back to Bullets or Sweet Revenge. OR maybe if its anything but the black parade. then i could possibly get back into them
    f1f2
    Nice to know, Three Cheers is the my favorite among their stuffs. I expect the future album to be something like the combination of their previous albums.
    TOMMYB22
    it seems as if the emo genre is dying out because all of the main bands that people rip on, Fall Out Boy, MCR and panic at the disco are all maturing in their music. im actually looking forward to the next albums by all those bands
    sowhat360
    stradivari310 wrote: TOMMYB22 wrote: it seems as if the emo genre is dying out because all of the main bands that people rip on, Fall Out Boy, MCR and panic at the disco are all maturing in their music. im actually looking forward to the next albums by all those bands I'm glad I'm not the only one.
    i feel bad for you guys..... unless you guys are 12 old girls, cause i think those are the only people that get pass for listening to those bands
    Blacklinedeyes
    Iejir12293 wrote: MCR is one of the greatest punk bands ever. Punk rock is about singing about a particular message that someone wants to convey, so all you people who keep slandering them need to stop. Stop writing messages for hours on end about a band you claim you don't like! Go write good things about the things you do like! Goddamn, youre all (not really all of you) wasting your time saying you hate their music, when you probably wouldn't know great music if it crept up next to you wearing a name tag and yelled in your ear. Has it ever occurred to the haters out there that they have spent time and effort on their music? If you listen to the message they have been sending (live your life, love, stop war, don't give a shit what others think, be yourself), then you'd realize that they are a great band, who are going to keep doing what they do best, and, in the end, you hate mongers are going to be sitting in a basement, bitching about how much you despise the people that are trying to make life meaningful for other people. Fuck! To all the MCR supporters and fans, keep up the fight, and try to continuously remind people that they are entitled to their opinion, but all of the hate in the world can't bring great people down.
    Thank you! I agree! Somebody needs to tell some of these haters to get the stick out of their butts! Lol.
    89cruefan
    1) who cares? 2) why did they have to announce this and make my day worse! what happend to them taking a 2 year hiatus???? 3) they aint even rock, they are pop 4) no matter what their album sounds like they will always be classified as emo!
    DeadIdentity81
    Regardless of what they do next, TBP will be tough to beat. There def not EMo thats a solid rock concept album that couldve been released in the late 70's. Other then TBP im not fond of any of there other releases..
    Nor'Easterbass
    come on now, april fools isn't until april, UG. Stop hitting us with such fake articles. ..oh it's for real? Yeah, I'll believe it when I see it, MCR.
    drummer_boyy
    Wardster wrote: Wtf, they will never produce a punk rock album cuz they are pop
    yea.there hasnt been a real punk band since nofx and lagwagon.the closest thing ive heard to punk is freakin afi.they wont pull it off.
    Sandon8
    Just to let you know.....MCR ARE NOT EMO.....Emo music is Sunny Day Real Estate,Taking back Sunday,Fugazi,Finch and other stuff like that not the bands the media says that they're Emo....They're not!!!!!
    XenonBlade
    I hate about 98% of their previous stuff because i personally think they sound crap (this is not to say that i hate all emo music [whether they're emo or not, that can be argued]). However, giving this change of direction, I might change my mind about them. I just hope tht Gerard improves his live singing (I once came across a channel with mcr playing live and Gerard sounded in pain rather than like he was singing, and that was The Black Parade ffs!).
    mychem123
    I think it all comes down to personal tastes, to which i will also say, if you are not a mcr fan, you are prolly emo (or just plain stupid) cuz ur wasting ur time looking at a band you dont even like. sum 1 sed that the song 'stay' was crap, personally i like it, it prolly just sounded bad live. I am looking forwad to this new album, cos i like rock and punk more. I hear tbp before any other album (without realising i had hear honey when it first came out) i thought it was great, then i listened to the other albums and then realise tbp wasnt as good as the previous albums. i think it has some good songs, but doesnt deserve the fuss. as u can guess i am a huge fan, and mcr are a great band to see live, gerard wasnt actually being a good singer at the concert, but over all you could tell they actually wanted to put on a good show for their fans...not just 12 year old girls! their were lots of boys but the majoraty were adults, most of which were not acompanying a child. ne way, y do people say 12 yr old grls are the biggest fans? i think this change though will be good, i think by punk rock gerard means stuff like bullets and three cheers, i hope he means that aswell. I dont nescesserely think their music is emo, i think it is more pop rock. any way emo isnt really a genre anyway. i also think that my chem would suit more of an iron maiden and misfit sound (i think that is also what they are aiming for seeing as they are highly influenced by these bands) and i have to say i agree with sandon8 about then not being emo, they only wear black, they dont cut them self or feel suicidal they actually try to stop kids cutting and commiting suicide...and you dont have be emo to wear black, my aunty wears black, and i wear black...but i guess you could class me as goth, but i dont like labels...oh w/e lets just look forward to the new albums and rock out! p.s i think emo is just a new word for pop, and pop means popular...and if p!atd and fob is emo then emo is pop (meaning sound effect pop) with weir lyrics...
    vmanoman
    ok dudes, MCR, not emo. not sure what to call them, but i know they're not emo. u want emo, listen to boys like girls, bayside, rites of spring, and plain white tees. i hope MCR does deliver with their punk album, it would be great for them to go back to their Bullets sound
    kamjam7
    dannyboy1992 wrote: lol,they are a good band tho three cheers forsweet revenge was an awsum album the black paade was good to
    kamjam7
    I'm TOTALLY WITH YA! I loved bullets, three cheers, and black parade. yes, they're maturing, but they still sound the same to me: AWESOME!!!!!
    Iejir12293
    MCR is one of the greatest punk bands ever. Punk rock is about singing about a particular message that someone wants to convey, so all you people who keep slandering them need to stop. Stop writing messages for hours on end about a band you claim you don't like! Go write good things about the things you do like! Goddamn, youre all (not really all of you) wasting your time saying you hate their music, when you probably wouldn't know great music if it crept up next to you wearing a name tag and yelled in your ear. Has it ever occurred to the haters out there that they have spent time and effort on their music? If you listen to the message they have been sending (live your life, love, stop war, don't give a shit what others think, be yourself), then you'd realize that they are a great band, who are going to keep doing what they do best, and, in the end, you hate mongers are going to be sitting in a basement, bitching about how much you despise the people that are trying to make life meaningful for other people. Fuck! To all the MCR supporters and fans, keep up the fight, and try to continuously remind people that they are entitled to their opinion, but all of the hate in the world can't bring great people down.
    WhoWoulda
    I think when Gerard used Punk Rock as a way to define their next album. I think he meant it's going to have a message and be something that's not expected from them. These guys have been around for around 7 years. 6 years since their first album. And it seems that they still have a lot to say and have lot of ideas on how to transition. I'm behind these guys 100%
    mychem123
    Iejir12293 wrote: MCR is one of the greatest punk bands ever. Punk rock is about singing about a particular message that someone wants to convey, so all you people who keep slandering them need to stop. Stop writing messages for hours on end about a band you claim you don't like! Go write good things about the things you do like! Goddamn, youre all (not really all of you) wasting your time saying you hate their music, when you probably wouldn't know great music if it crept up next to you wearing a name tag and yelled in your ear. Has it ever occurred to the haters out there that they have spent time and effort on their music? If you listen to the message they have been sending (live your life, love, stop war, don't give a shit what others think, be yourself), then you'd realize that they are a great band, who are going to keep doing what they do best, and, in the end, you hate mongers are going to be sitting in a basement, bitching about how much you despise the people that are trying to make life meaningful for other people. Fuck! To all the MCR supporters and fans, keep up the fight, and try to continuously remind people that they are entitled to their opinion, but all of the hate in the world can't bring great people down.
    I love you! YOU ARE SO COOL! and all i needed was encouragement! ha ha ha, my "freind" has been getting me down recently, cos she is a bitch, and so i listened to mcr, it works! and seeing your comment just made me happier!
    kaizerkhan13
    awsomeguitarguy wrote: thewalrus77 wrote: this is an absolutely terrible band...no talent what so ever I hate hater comments like that, no band has absolute no talent. They have a very good singer with good stage presence and good guitar players that know the instrument better than the two guitar players from fall out boy. so shut up and go leave a pointless innacurate comment somewhere else
    ha! by hating on a hater you have contradicted yourself!! lol. also, punk = NoFX, Antiflag...OLD Green Day...MCR= butt sex. hairy, nasty, prison shower butt sex. which is bad.