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Playing guitar with knives: breaking down My Chemical Romance’s “The Foundations of Decay”
Playing guitar with knives: breaking down My Chemical Romance’s “The Foundations of Decay”
Thursday evening, My Chemical Romance had the absolute audacity to drop “The Foundations Of Decay,” their first new song since 2014’s “Fake Your Death” without warning. The band fully disrupted reality as we had known it, waking slumbering souls, tearing us out of the comfort of resignation we’d been living in that new music would simply never come.  OK, that’s a little dramatic, ...
Read AltPress’ first interview with Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance
Read AltPress’ first interview with Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance
Featured in the August 2004 issue 193, My Chemical Romance made their major Alternative Press feature debut before appearing on the cover of issue 197 in December 2004. Following the release of their sophomore album in June 2004, ‘Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge,’ the group were interviewed by Leslie Simon and shot by Anthony Saint James. To celebra...
Frank Iero loves that fans dress up as My Chemical Romance years later
Frank Iero loves that fans dress up as My Chemical Romance years later
When Frank Iero first got his start in the New Jersey hardcore and punk scene, the only thing he had on his mind was creating something loud and disruptive onstage. Adorned in dirty band T-shirts, at-home bleached hair and a zero-fucks-given attitude, Iero adamantly dedicated himself to creating a wave of sound up until he met the intersection of music and fashion...
‘Umbrella Academy’ star Aidan Gallagher interviews Gerard Way in new series
‘Umbrella Academy’ star Aidan Gallagher interviews Gerard Way in new series
This week, The Umbrella Academy star Aidan Gallagher launched a new series on his YouTube channel with Gerard Way. Together, the duo has teamed up to discuss all things music-related. In the first part of the interview, Way opened up about his recording studio and working with producer, engineer and longtime friend Doug McKean...
10 times My Chemical Romance members collaborated outside of the band
10 times My Chemical Romance members collaborated outside of the band
You'll be hard-pressed to find a creative collective as tight-knit as My Chemical Romance. Even when they're not all in the studio together, they seem to find a way to be, well, in the studio together... Last week, Mikey Way debuted a new single from Electric Century, his side project with David Debiak, ahead of their forthcoming album. Notably, the ...
“Till We’re Gone” has everything Electric Century really wanted to say
“Till We’re Gone” has everything Electric Century really wanted to say
Electric Century's highly anticipated sophomore album is just weeks away. In the meantime, however, Mikey Way and David Debiak are offering us a taste of the upcoming era with lead single "Till We're Gone." The track drops on streaming platforms tomorrow, but you can hear it now exclusively via Alternative Press. Navig...
Electric Century share a snippet of a new Ray Toro-produced song– listen
Electric Century share a snippet of a new Ray Toro-produced song– listen
It seems like 2021 is off to a great start as Electric Century's Mikey Way and David Debiak shared a snippet of their brand-new song "Till We're Gone" straight from their forthcoming sophomore album. The duo posted the piece of the song on Instagram over the weekend and described it as "A track about seeking redemption through love...
10 references you might have missed in My Chemical Romance’s lyrics
10 references you might have missed in My Chemical Romance’s lyrics
My Chemical Romance always insert references in lyrics, videos, performances and wherever else they can fit them. In fact, they're so abundant and often well hidden that the more subtle ones may be overlooked for years. While we love pulling out trivia regarding the real "Helena" and Blade Runner, the best nods are lesser-known. Bet...
10 things you probably didn’t know about My Chemical Romance’s ‘Danger Days’
10 things you probably didn’t know about My Chemical Romance’s ‘Danger Days’
It’s been an entire decade since the Killjoys first made some noise on 2010’s Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys. The aftermath is secondary, ultimately legendary and a timely reminder that My Chemical Romance can turn their hands to any far-fetched concept and produce a timeless, genre-defining album in the process. For eve...
16 things about ‘Black Parade’ even My Chemical Romance probably forgot
16 things about ‘Black Parade’ even My Chemical Romance probably forgot
It’s that time of year again where we realize how old we are when we remember The Black Parade was released a massive 14 years ago. In the years since, My Chemical Romance’s rock opera has been immortalized as one of the greatest emo concept albums of all time, with its hidden Easter eggs and the complex universe built around it adding to its importance. From th...

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