My Chemical Romance took four years between The Black Parade and Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys in part because they shelved an album's worth of songs.
The ten songs from the Conventional Weapons sessions will see the light of day gradually - two songs per month beginning in October.
Guitarist Frank Iero posted a long, very personal entry on My Chem's website explaining what the band was going through as they prepared to record The Black Parade's follow-up. Here are some excerpts.
Hindsight being 20/20, maybe we should have just locked ourselves in a room and made a bunch of noise until we were inspired to collectively say something on a record. That's not what ended up happening. Instead we planned on making a specific kind of record, we wrote songs to fit that specific plan, and then we flogged ourselves for it not feeling right, organic, or complete.
Recently we had a band meeting, we ended up talking about the past, and together we listened to those songs we created almost 4 years ago. We discussed the the way those songs made us feel, how they led us to where we are now and what the fate of those songs should be. How can we fully move on if we continue to hide the past? Together we decided that this chapter in My Chemical Romance's history no longer needed to be locked away.
For Frank's full post - and, next week, details on the rollout of My Chem's previously unreleased Conventional Weapons - click here.
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