My Chemical Romance ‘The Black Parade/Living With Ghosts’ 10 Year Anniversary Edition Out September 23, Pre-Order Available Now

REISSUE MARKS 10-YEAR-ANNIVERSARY OF BAND’S ICONIC ALBUM AND INCLUDES 11 DEMOS AND OUTTAKES FROM THE ORIGINAL RECORDING SESSIONS
DIGITAL AND PHYSICAL VERSIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW AT ALL DSPs AND BAND’S WEBSTORE
July 29th, 2016 – (Burbank, CA) – Warner Bros. Records will release My Chemical Romance‘s The Black Parade / Living With Ghosts (The 10th Anniversary Edition) on September 23rd, 2016.
The set contains a reissue of My Chemical Romance’s double-platinum, genre-defining album The Black Parade, which was originally released by Reprise in October 2006, and features the band’s multiplatinum hit “Welcome To The Black Parade.” The new edition also includes 11 previously unreleased demos and outtakes from the original recording session with producer Rob Cavallo. Among them are “The Five of Us Are Dying,” an early version of “Welcome To The Black Parade,” and demos of the album tracks “Mama,” “Disenchanted,” and two versions of “House of Wolves.” Five tracks, “Party At The End Of The World,” “My Way Home Is Through You,” “Not That Kind of Girl,” “Emily,” and “All The Angels,” have never been released in any form.
Digital and physical versions of The Black Parade / Living With Ghosts are available for pre-order as of today via all DSPs and at the band’s webstore at http://mychemicalromance.warnerbrosrecords.com/. Those who pre-order will receive and instant download of “The Five Of Us Are Dying,” which is also available for streaming and purchase.
The track-listing for The Black Parade / Living With Ghosts is as follows:
The End
Dead!
This Is How I Disappear
The Sharpest Lives
Welcome to the Black Parade
I Don’t Love You
House of Wolves
Cancer
Mama
Sleep
Teenagers
Disenchanted
Famous Last Words
The Five of Us Are Dying (rough mix)*
Kill All Your Friends (live demo)
Party At The End Of The World (live demo)
Mama (live demo)
My Way Home Is Through You (live demo)
Not That Kind Of Girl (live demo)
House of Wolves, Version 1 (live demo)
House of Wolves, Version 2 (live demo)
Emily (rough mix)*
Disenchanted (live demo)
All The Angels (live demo)

“No Country For Old Musicians” from Reggie And The Full Effect: A Review

Reggie is best known as the keyboardist for The Get Up Kids, but has been involved in writing and touring with both New Found Glory and My Chemical Romance. After taking a break from the music scene, he was inspired by the outpour of support from fans to enter the studio and make another album.

James recorded No Country For Old Musicians at Black Lodge Recording studios in Eudora, Kansas. NCFOM was the last album to ever be recorded there. Many friends he has made over the years including, Frank Iero, Adam Lazzara, Allison Weiss and Sean Ingram joined him to lend guest vocals on the album and Ray Toro joined to play guitar on two tracks.

With an introduction straight out of Deliverance NCFOM crashes full throttle punk style into “super croc vs mega doosh”.  A bit NOFX, a dash MCR, and a whole lot of fun Reggie opens up strong with a tune that delivers the goods and gets the juices flowing to set the tone for what is to come.  “37” may first strike one as a Weezer song gone horribly right into a guttural direction: sleazy, rough, battered, and bruised yet beautifully melodic in the right places.  The diversity continues with “fowlin’ around” which is mostly a strange filler that leads to “revenge is a dish best served at park Chan-Wook’s” which harkens back to a more pop-punk feel on the Goldfinger end of things. Then “guerrera” takes a heavier turn into a Native American tone and almost delves into Dethklok type areas in it’s effect and sound whereas “gimme back my leg” dips into disco dance beats and “who needs another drank feat- floppy disk- 0” goes rap as the hilarity continues.  Other highlights include “a funny thing happened on the way to Ralph’s”, once again going back to the poppy-punk formula, but this time it sounds a lot more like an amalgamation of every nineties Blink 182 wanna be band.  Moving forward “sundae booty sundae feat- fluxuation” hits the boy band fixation on a bright note, “kanji tattoos still in style” goes in a more eighties direction to great effect and may be one of the strongest pieces on the album, and “we make a breakfast” will just plain old crack you up on the lines of Heywood Banks’ “Toast”.  The last quarter of the effort keeps up with the tongue in cheek humor of “to the fruit wizard of donnington”, “DMV featuring common denominator” which could have appeared on Dave Grohl’s Probot record (so it’s awesome), and then closes out with the ballady “disregard” and the bastard child of Nine Inch Nails and Rammstein resulting in “danka shane”.
If you have no sense of humor and do not like extremely talented diversity then don’t bother picking this up, otherwise No Country For Old Musicians is an amazing collection proving Reggie is back to full effect.
Reggie and The Full Effect play Altar Bar in Pittsburgh Feb 15!  Full Tour Dates Below:

Tour Dates:

JAN 16 Philadelphia, PA- The Barbary
JAN 17 Baltimore, MD- Ottobar
JAN 18 Richmond, VA- The Canal Club
JAN 19 Chapel Hill, NC- Local 506
JAN 21 Jacksonville, FL- Roc Bar
JAN 22 Orlando, FL- The Social
JAN 24 Houston, TX- Warehouse Live Studio
JAN 25 Dallas, TX- Club Dada
JAN 26 Austin, TX- Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
JAN 28 Scottsdale, AZ- Pub Rock Live
JAN 29 San Diego, CA- The Irenic
JAN 30 Los Angeles, CA- The Satellite
JAN 31 Santa Ana, CA- Constellation Room
FEB 01 San Francisco, CA- Bottom Of The Hill
FEB 02 Portland, OR- Branx
FEB 04 Seattle, WA- Vera Project
FEB 06 Salt Lake City, UT- Kilby Court
FEB 07 Denver, CO- Marquis Theatre
FEB 08 Kansas City, MO- Record Bar
FEB 09 St. Louis, MO- Fubar
FEB 11 Minneapolis, MN- Triple Rock Social Club
FEB 12 Chicago, IL- Subterranean
FEB 13 Pontiac, MI- The Pike Room at Crofoot Ballroom
FEB 14 Cleveland Heights, OH- Grog Shop
FEB 15 Pittsburgh, PA- Altar Bar
FEB 16 Syracuse, NY- Lost Herizon
FEB 18 Hamden, CT- The Space
FEB 19 Boston, MA- Brighton Music Hall
FEB 20 New York, NY- The Studio at Webster Hall
FEB 22 Asbury Park, NJ- Asbury Lanes

Check out more on Reggie and The Full Effect here:

“Get Scared” Proving that Rock and Roll isn’t dead.

Get Scared, an American rock band from Layton, Utah released their new album “Everyone’s out to get me” on November 12th; and it’s exactly what fans were hoping for after Get Scared first fantastic studio album “Best Kind of Mess”. With it being the band’s first studio album since being signed to Fearless Records, many fans weren’t sure what to expect, but I’m happy to report this album is fantastic. The overall sound of the album is something that fans of Escape the Fate, My Chemical Romance, and Vampires Everywhere would be fond of. The first song “Told Ya So” kicks the album off right, instantly throwing stunning guitars and vocals at the listener and keeping them hooked for the rest of the album. But in my personal opinion the song “My Nightmare” takes the number one spot on this album. The way that the song comes together verse after verse is astounding and will keep it on repeat for hours. The song almost even has a My Chemical Romance/Panic at the Disco feeling to it which will please an enormous amount of listeners while still being unmistakably a Get Scared song. Other favorites off of this album would have to be “Badly Broken”, “Get Out While You Can”, and “Stumbling in Your Footsteps”.

Get Scared stated in the song “For You” that “I don’t know, but I’ve been told that rock and roll is dead” if there’s one thing that this album proves is exactly the opposite. Do yourself a favor and pick yourself up a copy at Best Buy, FYE, or on ITunes; you won’t regret it.

Check them out with The Word Alive, I See Stars, and Crown the Empire on the “We Started at the Bottom Now We’re Here” Tour coming to the Crocodile Rock in Allentown PA on the 16th. croc rock

Matt Pryor and James Dewees Premiere “Failing You” on Brooklyn Vegan

Matt Pryor (of The Get Up Kids) and James Dewees (Reggie and the Full Effect, The Get Up Kids, My Chemical Romance) have premiered “Failing You” off of their upcoming collaborative EP today on Brooklyn Vegan. TheMatt Pryor and James Dewees EP is due out September 30th via Rory Records/Equal Vision Records. Listen to “Failing You” here: http://bit.ly/FailingYou

 

On November 11th, 2013, Pryor is set to release his third solo album Wrist Slitter, the follow up album to 2012’s self-released May Day.

 

Though best known for his work as the primary singer-songwriter for The Get Up Kids, Pryor has a vast musical catalog including his folk-tinged group The New Amsterdams, children’s music project Terrible Twos and indie-rock super group Lasorda – featuring Nate Harold (fun.), Mike Standberg (Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band), and Dustin Kinsey (The New Amsterdams). Never one to slow down, Pryor also contributes to Chicago start-up Downwrite – a website that enables artists to create fan-commissioned songs and connect with fans on a personal and creative level – and performs online concerts for StageIt – an online platform dedicated to monetized live streamed performances. In 2012, Pryor started his own Nothing To Write Home About podcast wherein he interviews fellow musicians and industry friends such as Andy Hull (Manchester Orchestra), Chris Conley (Saves The Day), Kevin Devine, Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), and more.

 

This winter will see Pryor on the road in support of the new album with label mates Max Bemis (Say Anything), Sherri DuPree Bemis (Eisley), Perma, and Merriment. Dates included below.

 

 

Matt Pryor and James Dewees EP Track Listing:

1. I Can Be So Cold

2. Failing You

3. Peculiar

 

Show Dates

Dec 04 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

Dec 05 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter

Dec 06 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop

Dec 07 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre

Dec 08 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar

Dec 10 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

Dec 11 – Hamden, CT @ The Space

Dec 12 – New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall

Dec 13 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes

Dec 14 – Wilmington, DE @ World Cafe Live

Dec 16 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506

Dec 17 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

Dec 18 – Orlando, FL @ The Social

Dec 20 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

Dec 21 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s BBQ

Dec 22 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada

 

** all dates with Max Bemis (Say Anything), Sherri DuPree Bemis (Eisley), Perma + Merriment

 

 

For more information, please visit:

WEBSITE: http://www.ntwha.com/

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/mattpryorsongs

TWITTER: http://twitter.com/mattpryorsongs @mattpryorsongs

 

MCR’s Gerard Way Comments on the Breakup of My Chemical Romance

Recently My Chemical Romance has been slowly releasing previously unreleased material in order to what most fans figured was a way to bridge the gap between new releases.  Last Friday we all discovered that it really was the end of MCR when they announced that they were no longer continuing as a band.  Gerard Way, lead singer and band leader, posted on Twitlonger to give fans a little of where his head is at these days…

“A Vigil, On Birds and Glass.

I woke up this morning still dreaming, or not fully aware of myself just yet. The sun poked through the windows, touching my face, and then a deep sadness overcame me, immediately, bringing me to life and realization- My Chemical Romance had ended.
I walked downstairs to do the only thing I could think of to regain composure-
I made coffee.
As the drip began, in that kind of silence that only happens in the morning, and being the only one awake, I stepped outside my home, leaving the door open behind me. I looked around and began to breathe. Things looked to be about the same- a beautiful day.
As I turned to step back into the house I heard sound from within, a chirp and a rustle. And I noticed a small brown bird had flown into the library. Naturally, I panicked. I knew I had to see the bird to safety and I knew I had to retain the order of things in our home, and he very well couldn’t take up residency with us. I chased him (still assuming he was a he) into my office, where I have these very large windows.
Just then, and luckily, I heard Lindsey’s footsteps coming down the stairs, and naturally being composed as she is, she grabbed a blanket and stepped into the office. He was impossible to catch, and I began to open the windows, via Lindsey’s direction, only to find out they were screened. The bird began to fly into the glass, over and over and in all different directions.
Smack.
Smack.
Smack!
I heard another set of footsteps, Bandit’s, running down the stairs in anticipation of the new day. Her entrance into the situation caused just the right amount of chaos (she was very excited to meet the bird) and we found ourselves chasing the bird into the living room. Knowing that this where it could potentially get sticky, being the high ceilings and the beams to perch on, I opened the front door as Lindsey did her best to encourage our new friend out the door. After some coaxing, flying, chirping, a wrong turn back into the library and a short goodbye to Bandit, he simply hopped out the front door- taking off on the fifth leap.
We cheered.
I was no longer sad.
I didn’t realize it, but I stopped being sad the minute that bird had come into my life, because there was something that needed doing, a small vessel to aid and an order to keep. I closed the door. I decided to write the letter I always knew I would.

It is often my nature to be abstract, hidden in plain sight, or nowhere at all. I have always felt that the art I have made (alone or with friends) contains all of my intent when executed properly, and thus, no explanation required. It is simply not in my nature to excuse, explain, or justify any action I have taken as a result of thinking it through with a clear head, and in my truth.
I had always felt this situation involving the end of this band would be different, in the eventuality it happened. I would be cryptic in its existence, and open upon its death.

The clearest actions come from truth, not obligation. And the truth of the matter is that I love every one of you.
So, if this finds you well, and sheds some light on anything, or my personal account and feelings on the matter, then it is out of this love, mutual and shared, not duty.
Love.
This was always my intent.

My Chemical Romance: 2001-2013

We were spectacular.
Every show I knew this, every show I felt it with or without external confirmation.
There were some clunkers, sometimes our secondhand gear broke, sometimes I had no voice- we were still great. It is this belief that made us who we were, but also many other things, all of them vital-
And all of the things that made us great were the very things that were going to end us-

Fiction. Friction. Creation. Destruction. Opposition. Aggression. Ambition. Heart. Hate. Courage. Spite. Beauty. Desperation. LOVE. Fear. Glamour. Weakness. Hope.

Fatalism.

That last one is very important. My Chemical Romance had, built within its core, a fail-safe. A doomsday device, should certain events occur or cease occurring, would detonate. I shared knowledge of this “flaw” within weeks of its inception.
Personally, I embraced it because, again, it made us perfect. A perfect machine, beautiful, yet self aware of it’s system. Under directive to terminate before it becomes compromised. To protect the idea- at all costs. This probably sounds like something ripped from the pages of a four-color comic book, and that’s the point.
No compromise. No surrender. No f—ing s–t.

To me that’s rock and roll. And I believe in rock and roll.

I wasn’t shy about who I said this to, not the press, or a fan, or a relative. It’s in the lyrics, it’s in the banter. I often watched the journalists snicker at mention of it, assuming I was being sensational or melodramatic (in their defense I was most likely dressed as an apocalyptic marching-band leader with a tear-away hospital gown and a face covered in expressionist paint, so fair enough).
I’m still not sure if the mechanism worked correctly, because it wasn’t a bang but a much slower process. But still the same result, and still for the same reason-

When it’s time, we stop.

It is important to understand that for us, the opinion on whether or not it is in fact time does not transmit from the audience. Again, this is to protect the idea for the benefit of the audience. Many a band have waited for external confirmation that it is time to hang it up, via ticket sales, chart positioning, boos and bottles of urine- input that holds no sway for us, and often too late when it comes anyway.

You should know it in your being, if you listen to the truth inside you. And voice inside became louder than the music.

<At this point, I take a break to receive a visit from old friends, all of which were instrumental in some way to the beginnings of the band. We talk about the old days, and we talk about music, we talk about new things. We laugh and drink diet soda. We say goodbyes, I go to bed, to resume my letter in the morning, which is->

Now-
There are many reasons My Chemical Romance ended. The triggerman is unimportant, as was always the messengers- but the message, again as always, is the important thing. But to reiterate, this is my account, my reasons and my feelings. And I can assure you there was no divorce, argument, failure, accident, villain, or knife in the back that caused this, again this was no one’s fault, and it had been quietly in the works, whether we knew it or not, long before any sensationalism, scandal, or rumor.

There wasn’t even a blaze of glory in a hail of bullets…

I am backstage in Asbury Park, New Jersey. It is Saturday, May 19th, 2012 and I am pacing behind a massive black curtain that leads to the stage. I feel the breeze from the ocean find its way around me and I look down at my arms, which are covered in fresh gauze due to a losing battle with a heat rash, which had been a mysterious problem in recent months. I am normally not nervous before a show but I am certainly filled with angry butterflies most of the time. This is different- a strange anxiety jetting through me that I can only imagine is the sixth sense one feels before their last moments alive. My pupils have zeroed-out and I have ceased blinking. My body temperature is icy.
We get the cue to hit the stage.

The show is… good. Not great, not bad, just good. The first thing I notice take me by surprise is not the enormous amount of people in front of us but off to my left- the shore and the vastness of the ocean. Much more blue than I remembered as a boy. The sky is just as vibrant. I perform, semi-automatically, and something is wrong.
I am acting. I never act on stage, even when it appears that I am, even when I’m hamming it up or delivering a soliloquy. Suddenly, I have become highly self-aware, almost as if waking from a dream. I began to move faster, more frantic, reckless- trying to shake it off- but all it began to create was silence. The amps, the cheers, all began to fade.

All that what left was the voice inside, and I could hear it clearly. It didn’t have to yell- it whispered, and said to me briefly, plainly, and kindly- what it had to say.

What it said is between me and the voice.

I ignored it, and the following months were full of suffering for me- I hollowed out, stopped listening to music, never picked up a pencil, started slipping into old habits. All of the vibrancy I used to see became de-saturated. Lost. I used to see art or magic in everything, especially the mundane- the ability was buried under wreckage.

Slowly, once I had done enough damage to myself, I began to climb out of the hole. Clean. When I made it out, the only thing left inside was the voice, and for the second time in my life, I no longer ignored it- because it was my own.

There are many roles for all of us to play in this ending. We can be well-wishers, ill-wishers, sympathizers, vilifiers, comedians, rain clouds, victims-

That last one, again, is important. I have never thought myself a victim, nor my comrades, nor the fans- especially not the fans. For us to adopt that role right now would legitimize everything the tabloids have tried to name us. More importantly, it completely misses the point of the band. And then what have we learned?

With honor, integrity, closure, and on no one’s terms but our own- the door closes.

And another opens-

This morning I awoke early. I quickly brushed my teeth, threw on some baggy jeans, and hopped in my car. I gently sped down the 405 through the morning fog to a random parking lot in Palo Verde, where I was to meet a nice gentleman named Norm. He was older, and a self-proclaimed “hippie” but he also had the energy of Sixteen year old in a garage-rock band. The purpose of the meeting was the delivery of an amplifier into my possession. I had recently purchased the amp from him and we both agreed that shipping would jostle the tubes- so he was kind enough to meet me in the middle.
A Fender Princeton Amp from 1965, non reverb. A beautiful little device.

He showed me the finer points, the speaker, the non-grounded plug, the original label and the chalk mark of the man or woman who built it-

“This amp talks.” he said.
I smiled.
We got coffee, talked about gold-foil pickups and life. We sat in the car and played each other music we had made. We parted ways, promising to stay in touch, I drove home.

When I wanted to start My Chemical Romance, I began by sitting in my parent’s basement, picking up an instrument I had long abandoned for the brush- a guitar. It was a 90’s Fender Mexican Stratocaster, Lake Placid Blue, but in my youth I had decided it was too clean and pretty so I beat it up, exposing some of the red paint underneath the blue- the color it was meant to be. Adding a piece of duct tape on the pick guard, it felt acceptable. I plugged this into a baby Crate Amp with built in distortion and began the first chords of Skylines and Turnstiles.

I still have that guitar, and it’s sitting next to The Princeton.
He has a voice, and I would like to hear what it has to say.

In closing, I want to thank every single fan. I have learned from you, maybe more than you think you’ve learned from me. My only regret is that I am awful with names and bad with goodbyes. But I never forget a face, or a feeling- and that is what I have left from all of you.
I feel Love.

I feel love for you, for our crew, our team, and for every single human being I have shared the band and stage with-

Ray. Mikey. Frank. Matt. Bob. James. Todd. Cortez. Tucker. Pete. Michael. Jarrod.

Since I am bad with goodbyes. I refuse to let this be one. But I will leave you with one last thing-

My Chemical Romance is done. But it can never die.
It is alive in me, in the guys, and it is alive inside all of you.
I always knew that, and I think you did too.

Because it is not a band-
it is an idea.

Love,
Gerard”

FAREWELL, MY LOVE to Release Mirror Mirror EP February 19th

Rock n’ Roll should be larger than life. Rock stars are superheroes who take the stage propelled by a pomp and circumstance rivaling the royalty of old. They adopt fantastical personas that enrapture an audience, transporting participants away from their every day struggles and problems into a world of freedom and possibility.

Mirror, Mirror the band’s debut EP will be released February 19th. Today Absolute Punk is hosting an exclusive stream of the single and title track “Mirror, Mirror”. Check it out HERE. In addition the band has unveiled the artwork and tracklisting for Mirror, Mirror.

FAREWELL, MY LOVE has arrived carrying the torch aloft for a new generation hungry for the power, energy and magnetic combustibility inherent in the best rock. The five young men of FAREWELL, MY LOVE have come together to share their individual hardships, triumphs and passions through a collective vehicle. They’ve taken the sum total of the lives they’ve lived thus far and fashioned them into a unique weapon to hand over to their audiences for the mutual uplifting of all involved.

The conceptual artistry and theatricality of My Chemical Romance, the reckless danger and skillful musicianship of Avenged Sevenfold, the dark mystique and anthem-inducing sing-alongs of AFI and the brash experimentalism and attitude of 30 Seconds to Mars are all components that have a home in the FAREWELL, MY LOVE manuscript. With forceful determination and wonderfully soaring grandiosity, Farewell, My Love put a unique spin on theatrical hard rock with utmost dedication.

Standby Records was proud to ink a deal with the band and put them into Cleveland, Ohio’s Studio D Productions with producer Don Debiase, who has worked with Modern Day Escape, Beneath the Sky and For All Those Sleeping. The resulting debut full-length and EP feature the kind of music that is sure to skyrocket the young quintet.

Ryan Howell’s intense and diverse vocals sit atop the heavy, precise and melodic guitar work of Röbby Creasey and Logan Thayer, all ably backed by the percussive but tasteful rhythm section of bassist Charlee Conley and drummer Chad Kowal. Additional instrumentation, including string arrangements and bells, bolster the band’s guitar-driven rock, adding to the artistic atmosphere on display throughout.

A band with many dimensions from their music, to their lyrics, their stage show, their videos, their image and their concepts, FAREWELL, MY LOVE present true emotion, authentic passion and pour their hearts and souls into everything they do. FAREWELL, MY LOVE aspires to nothing less than to be a hill of hope in the flood of life.

Mirror, Mirror Tracklisting:
1) Mirror, Mirror
2) My Perfect Thing
3) Skip the Memories
4) It’s My Life
5) Just Another Soul (Acoustic)

Lineup:
Ryan Howell – Vocals
Röbby Creasey – Guitar
Chad Kowal – Drums
Charlee Conley – Bass
Logan Thayer – Guitar

FAREWELL MY LOVE Live:
2/15: Phoenix, AZ, @ The Nile Theater
2/17: Salt Lake City, UT @ Shred Shed
2/19: Boise, ID @ The Venue
2/20: Hermiston, OR @ The Grimm Den
2/21: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
2/26: San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Dynord
2/28: Los Angeles, CA @ Amplyfi
3/2: San Diego, CA @ Across the Street
3/3: Tucson, AZ @ The Rock

For More Info Visit:
http://www.facebook.com/farewellmyloveofficial

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/farewell%20my%20love
http://www.standbyrecords.net/

THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY Debut Lyric Video on RevolverMag.com

THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY may have originated from Washington DC but their style, image, sound and attitude are straight from the Sunset Strip in its debaucherousfilled heyday. The five-song Time’s Running Out EP which was released on December 4th via Standby Records has announced their arrival to the world with passion and intensity, issuing a warning to pretenders that THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY means business. The EP can be ordered through Amazon and iTunes.

The band recently completed work on a lyric video for the song “Panic (Time’s Running Out)”. Today the video is receiving its exclusive premiere courtesy of Revolver Magazine.

Check out a full stream of Time’s Running Out in its entirety courtesy of Guitar World HERE.

THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY combine the bombastic, emotive theatrics of My Chemical Romance, the unstoppably melodic but jagged punk hooks of Green Day and the forceful, confident and party-going atmosphere of Skid Row in a way that’s fresh and original. They’ve taken these components and structured a sound that sounds as vital today as “Youth Gone Wild” back in the day. It’s the sound of the greatest bands of yesterday colliding with the anxiousness of today. THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY is combustible and ready to ignite across the globe.

Lineup:
Bret Von Dehl – Vocals
JC Charles – Guitar
Alex Foxx – Guitar
Brandon Kile – Bass
Tyler Gloyd – Drums

THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY Debut EP Time’s Running Out Available Today

THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY may have originated from Washington DC but their style, image, sound and attitude are straight from the Sunset Strip in its debaucheries-filled heyday. The five-song Time’s Running Out EP which is set to be released next Tuesday December 4th has announced their arrival to the world with passion and intensity, issuing a warning to pretenders that THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY means business. This is no fly-by-night outfit; this is the real rock n’ roll deal. The EP can be ordered through Amazon and iTunes.

The band commented on their debut EP:

“Time’s Running Out is the soundtrack to the last seven months of our lives. It is the culmination of personal experiences, a sense of rebellion against the fleeting trends in “the scene”, and an unbridled release of emotion. We are so proud of what we have created for our fans and we can’t wait to get to work on our upcoming full length album.”

Today GuitarWorld.com, the online home of Guitar World Magazine is hosting an exclusive stream of the EP. Check out Time’s Running Out in its entirety courtesy of Guitar World HERE.

THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY combine the bombastic, emotive theatrics of My Chemical Romance, the unstoppably melodic but jagged punk hooks of Green Day and the forceful, confident and party-going atmosphere of Skid Row in a way that’s fresh and original. They’ve taken these components and structured a sound that sounds as vital today as “Youth Gone Wild” back in the day. It’s the sound of the greatest bands of yesterday colliding with the anxiousness of today. THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY is combustible and ready to ignite across the globe.

THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY New Single Streaming on AltPress.com

THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY may have originated from Washington DC but their style, image, sound and attitude are straight from the Sunset Strip in its debaucheries-filled heyday. The five-song Time’s Running Out EP which is set to be released next Tuesday December 4th has announced their arrival to the world with passion and intensity, issuing a warning to pretenders that THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY means business. This is no fly-by-night outfit; this is the real rock n’ roll deal.

Today THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY has teamed up with AltPress.com to premiere the first single from Time’s Running Out. Get an exclusive first listen to the song “Panic! (Time’s Running Out) HERE.

THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY combine the bombastic, emotive theatrics of My Chemical Romance, the unstoppably melodic but jagged punk hooks of Green Day and the forceful, confident and party-going atmosphere of Skid Row in a way that’s fresh and original. They’ve taken these components and structured a sound that sounds as vital today as “Youth Gone Wild” back in the day. It’s the sound of the greatest bands of yesterday colliding with the anxiousness of today. THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY is combustible and ready to ignite across the globe.

Pittsburgh Punks August Ruins Make ‘Headlines’

August Ruins was forged right in PMM’s hometown of Pittsburgh coming up from the “underground armed with motivation, a message, and a melody”. AR was founded in May of 2009 forming randomly through craigslist ads, and ever since has found success with an explosive sound, combining the speed and melody of California punk with the technicality of modern metal. (On first listen one of our reviewers, Melisa, said they sound like Green Day meets A Day to Remember). August Ruins has been described as fist in the air punk rock, with blistering guitar solos and pounding double bass, combined with catchy choruses, melodic back up vocals, and “an all around passion that illuminates from each member of the band”. With elements of hardcore, metal, and melodic punk music August Ruins is sure to find many fans.

Their latest EP “Headlines” includes some crusty gems like “You Decide” and “Gone Forgotten” with posh punk melodies reminiscent of NOFX, Anti-Flag, New Found Glory and a hint of old-old My Chemical Romance. As August Ruins builds their reputation locally and nationally they will certainly gain an audience among old school and new school punks. But, they certainly have enough elements of hardcore and metalcore to also win those prone to that genre(s) as well. This is an exciting up and coming band that has a ton of potential to break out of Steel Town and hit everytown. Keep them on your radar to make more headlines very soon.

Mike Sebula – Bass Guitar / Lead Vocals
Eric Sebula – Lead Guitar / Vocals
Reggie Little – Rhythm Guitar / Vocals
Kory Caldarelli – Percussion

“Headlines” Produced and Recorded by Brian Mcternan and Mike Schleibaum at Salad Days Studio! On Sale Now. http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/headlines-ep/id523654028

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http://www.augustruins.com/

My Chemical Romance Announce Conventional Weapons

CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS is a 10- song series of previously- unheard material to be released over the next five (5) months. The double- sided singles will be available worldwide in both digital and 7″ vinyl format. Vinyl will be available at most independent music retailers in countries worldwide.

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CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS Track List
Here are the track lists and release date for each of the five (5) double- sided singles:

Title: Number One

A-side: Boy Division
B-side: Tomorrow’s Money
Release date: October 30, 2012

Title: Number Two

A-side: AMBULANCE
B-side: Gun.
Release date: Black Friday, November 23, 2012

Title: Number Three

A-side: The World Is Ugly
B-side: The Light Behind Your Eyes
Release date: Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Title: Number Four

A-side: Kiss The Ring
B-side: Make Room!!!!
Release date: Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Title: Number Five

A-side: Surrender The Night
B-side: Burn Bright
Release date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Friday September 14, 2012 | Posted by: Frank on mychemicalromance.com

Dear friends,

Please allow me to take a trip down memory avenue for just a minute…. in the year 2008 it was the best of times, it was the worst of times…after years of constant work and travel, The Black Parade had come and gone, and as a band My Chemical Romance had achieved almost every goal we had set for it. Records were sold, doors were kicked in, enemies made and vanquished…I really felt we had made a difference. If there was ever a time to run the credits, call it a day and go out on top …this was it. But here we were, still relatively young and a wide open future seemed to be a blessing and a curse when wondering ‘what the hell comes next?’ A large percentage of my being was convinced the band was over at that point, and so, as it does, depression crept it’s way in.

I have grown up and spent most of my early adulthood being in this band, the thought of that chapter closing was a harsh pill to swallow. But that November I got a call from Gerard that snapped me out of it. We talked for awhile about the band, about why we loved and hated it. We left the conversation with promises to to communicate and plans for a new record in place. In the coming months we forged ahead. Ideas started to take shape….there were conversations about what the songs should sound like, the trading of mix tapes for inspiration, and finally flights were booked to our adopted home of Los Angeles for pre-production.

Looking back to that first phone call, what I think we meant to say to one another was “I miss you. I like making music with you, and in spite of all the other shit that comes with it, good and bad, I still wanna do that.” When you’re in a band for as long as we have been and you’ve reached a certain ‘level’…sometimes all you know how to do is make records. You tend to forget how to do the simple stuff. Like just connect with your friends and make music. No rules, no expectations. Hindsight being 20/20, maybe we should have just locked ourselves in a room and made a bunch of noise until we were inspired to collectively say something on a record. That’s not what ended up happening. Instead we planned on making a specific kind of record, we wrote songs to fit that specific plan, and then we flogged ourselves for it not feeling right, organic, or complete.

After almost a year of beating ourselves up, we ended up shelving those ill-fated songs, and reconnected with Rob Cavallo and Doug McKean to salvage our band and make what would become Danger Days.

To kill the misconception, I don’t think the songs we wrote before Danger Days are bad songs by any means. In fact, I kinda think some of them are among my favorites we have ever written. A lot of them are kinda fucking rad….they just so happened to have been created in the wrong place, at the wrong time, and we as their parents were not ready to raise them just yet…and so they sat and waited.

They hung out on my iPod and every few months I would visit them and think ‘…damn.’ At first they gave me mixed feelings…I liked the songs but I couldn’t help associating them with the hard times from which they were created. It made me a bit uneasy. But as time passed I began to enjoy them more and more, and was able to look upon the past a bit more fondly. They were my secret playlist, only for me. Like some unknown band that I discovered and loved, and that few others in the world had ever heard.

The more time went by, the more I toyed with the fantasy of releasing those songs. What would people think? Would they like them as much as I do now? Or was our first instinct of locking them away, never to be heard from again, the right move?

Recently we had a band meeting, we ended up talking about the past, and together we listened to those songs we created almost 4 years ago. We discussed the 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? Together we decided that this chapter in My Chemical Romance’s history no longer needed to be locked away.

So beginning in October we will be releasing 2 songs a month for 5 months. 10 songs in total from the Conventional Weapons sessions we did back in 2009. 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.

Play them loud and without judgement. Keep the Faith-xofrnk