My Chemical Romance‘s Gerard Way seemed to recently promise that the band’s next album will not be conceptual.


"I want to go into it not thinking about a definite story," he explained. "I said that [while working on The Black Parade], but I still think I had something to work out. I think I had to get it out of my system, as far as writing concept records. I had to at least do one more before I stopped doing them. Obviously, they’ll always be cohesive though. The songs need to fit together; that’s what makes a great album."


The band recently tracked a cover of Bob Dylan’s "Desolation Row" for next year’s "Watchmen" adaptation, and shot a video for it as well.


The Black Parade came out in 2006.