My Chemical Romance recently spoke with the BBC about the new album the band is currently at work on.

It’s slated for a late 2009 release, while frontman Gerard Way expects it to be "a little more raw" and "less layered" than 2006’s The Black Parade.

"It’s really nice to get a fresh perspective," Way said. "We really needed to have that time off to live life and do some things and simply not have to tour or worry about making music.

"I’m hoping for something to happen in a very fast way, that feels very natural and that doesn’t have a lot of noodling all over it."