Published Sep 14, 2012Right about the time that arena-geared New Jersey pop punk outfit My Chemical Romance dropped their 2010 LP Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, singer Gerard Way told Exclaim! that the band had actually scrapped at least an album's worth of material before tracking the set. Some of those abandoned cuts will now be offered up in a new monthly campaign via the group's website.
While there were a rumoured 28 songs scrubbed during the Danger Days sessions, guitarist Frank Iero confirmed in a blog post today (September 14) that ten previously unreleased songs will be issued under the title Conventional Weapons. The tracks were recorded back in 2009, and come October, My Chemical Romance will release two songs a month for the next five months.
The six-stringer explained that he and the rest of the group recently discussed the material and decided that while they had previously decided to keep the songs to themselves, now is the time to unearth the rarities.
"We discussed 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?" he wrote. "Together we decided that this chapter in My Chemical Romance's history no longer needed to be locked away."
It's not yet clear which songs will be released when the online series starts up in October, but Iero hopes the material will give fans a better understanding of the band.
"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. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...and now it is finally time to lift the veil on Conventional Weapons."
You can read the entire blog post here.