My Chemical Romance to release scrapped album
My Chemical Romance are to release previously scrapped album ’Conventional Weapons’.
The ‘Sing’ group recorded tracks for the record in 2009 as a follow up to breakthrough ‘The Black Parade’, but decided against releasing them and worked on a new project, ‘Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys’ instead, which came out in 2010.
Now, guitarist Frank Iero has announced plans to release tracks from the ‘Conventional Weapons’ sessions.
He wrote on the group’s blog: “To kill the misconception, I don’t think the songs we wrote before ‘Danger Days…’ are bad songs by any means. In fact, I kinda think some of them are among my favourites we have ever written. A lot of them are kinda f***ing rad… They just so happened to have been created in the wrong place, at the wrong time, and we as their parents were not ready to raise them just yet…and so they sat and waited (sic).
“So beginning in October we will be releasing 2 songs a month for 5 months. 10 songs in total from the Conventional Weapons sessions we did back in 2009. We hope you enjoy these time capsules, and that they may shed a little more light on how and where ‘Danger Days…’ came from, and maybe even where the future of MCR might be heading (sic).”
Frank also explained the songs they had written were made during a frustrating time for the group, and didn’t fit with their vision at the time.
He added: “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.
“I liked the songs but I couldn’t help associating them with the hard times from which they were created. It made me a bit uneasy. But as time passed I began to enjoy them more and more, and was able to look upon the past a bit more fondly.”
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