The long wait is over. After eight years, American rock band, My Chemical Romance is back with a brand-new song, ‘The Foundations of Decay’.
It’s time to finally dig out those all-black outfits and headbang to the vintage blast of My Chemical Romance. After eight years, MCR is back with a new song titled ‘The Foundations of Decay’ – their first release as a band since their last studio album, ‘Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys’ in 2010 and ‘Fake Your Death’ of the ‘May Death Never Stop You’ compilation album which was released in 2014.
‘The Foundations of Decay’ is a six-minute epic blend of the nostalgic emo rock that progresses into a clever hardcore that music fans have been longing to hear once again. This new track release is a tease of the launching of the band’s most awaited reunion tour – which has been put on hold because of the surge of COVID-19. It can be recalled that the group announced its return in the fall of 2019 after disbanding in 2019. With the lifting of some restrictions, the band is set to launch the UK and European tour this month, followed by the North American leg in August, particularly in Oklahoma City on August 20.
What Happened to ‘My Chemical Romance’?
My Chemical Romance added so much life to the emo rock era with songs like ‘Teenagers’, ‘Welcome to the Black Parade’, and ‘I Don’t Love You’.
After disbanding in 2013, the members of My Chemical Romance continued to pursue music on their own. Lead vocals, Gerard Way released a solo album titled ‘Hesitant Alien’ in 2014 while Rhythm guitarist Frank Iero set out his solo record and performed with American digital hardcore band, Death Spells, and American rock band, Reggie and the Full Effect. Bassist Mikey Way established his group, Electric Century, with David Debiak. On the other hand, Ray Toro also release his set of new songs on SoundCloud.
Apart from his music endeavors, Gerard Way authored the world-renowned comic book series, ‘The Umbrella Academy’, which has now been adapted as a television series by Netflix and is set for its third season release this June. Along with it, he also released ‘Here Comes the End’ – a song that has been featured in the superhero series.
My Chemical Romance Reunion Concert Schedule
Beginning this week, the rock band is set to rock in the different parts of the UK, Europe, and America with 64 dates and festival stops – including the most awaited music festival in Las Vegas which has the wildest and most epic lineup of emo and rock bands, ‘When We Were Young’. They are also set to perform with Foo Fighters, KISS, and Slipknot in the annual ‘Aftershock Festival 2022’ and the three-day music festival in Chicago, Illinois, and Douglas Park, ‘2022 Riot Fest’.
Despite all these scheduled tour plans, My Chemical Romance has not openly expressed yet if the band would actually be releasing new tracks and albums. However, vocalist Gerard Way revealed that he has been working on a number of songs – though he did not particularly specify if it is for the emo rock band or his own project.
Nonetheless, fans are totally excited to once again listen to the band’s new release and their reunion tours. Join the crusade and listen to the ‘The Foundations of Decay’ which is already available to stream now!