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Mikey Way: This is "Just a Pause" for MCR return
05/19/2020, by Brickbreakr
In an Electric Century-related chat with BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat, Mikey Way reassured us all that the Return is only on hold, not cancelled for good. "[...] It'll all still be here when this is all over," he said. You can read more about what he's said on the matter over here on the BBC's website.
05/13/2020, by Brickbreakr
Sorry once again for a month-long gap, bats and ghouls, everything continues to happen so much. Let's break down some of what's new, yeah?
Medicine Square Garden MV
A new music video for Medicine Square Garden by Frank Iero and the Future Violents was put out. Content warning for flashing lights and gore.
More Gerard Demos
Gerard's put up a couple more demos on his SoundCloud; "PS Earth" and "Crate Amp_01"
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Hey all, here are a couple more unreleased demos. Link in bio and description below. Hope that you are doing well. ⠀ ⠀ PS Earth This one was recorded at the tail end of the Hesitant Alien demo sessions, just Doug and I. I liked it well enough at the time, felt kind of 90’s, didn’t end up putting any vocals on it though. I like the bridge a lot. Looking back at the whole thing, I like it, but not sure if I’m going to finish it. Guitar, bass by me. Programmed drums by Doug. Crate Amp_01 This is the start of the Crate amp jam. Like I mentioned in the other post about the Crate amp jams, I wasn’t sure when Doug was in record-mode, because I was in the live room with the amp, so I just started playing. I feel like doing more of these Crate amp jams. I think we can get it to sound even more messed up. At one point, I think in a later track, Doug tried to do this thing where he put a glass bottle over one of the mics, to make it sound more messed up and kind of underwater. Oh and when I bought this amp, I also bought an old Peavy, which is another kind of amp that is cheap and you saw a lot of metal bands using in the 80’s. That one sounds pretty messed up too, and I think it also has built in distortion. The amps sound pretty different from each other though. I can’t remember which guitar I was playing for certain, but I am pretty sure it was the BC Rich Mockingbird Lindsey got me for Christmas, which I love. BC Rich is another one of these companies gear heads get snobby about, and the 80’s saw a lot of metal bands, all kinds of metal bands, use them. Thrash, hair metal, just all kinds of metal. The Warlock was everywhere. Years ago I heard about this successful musician buying up a ton of a certain kind of guitar, to corner the market on them, so I thought I would do what he was doing, but in the complete opposite direction, and buy up a ton of guitars no one really wanted and that wouldn’t really increase in value. Just to be a clown. I ended up not doing that, as that would have been a gross misuse of funds simply to make a joke, but I did eventually get one. I like the shape a lot. It sounds metal af.
The Quarantine Coloring Book
Gerard Way and Sara Taylor have been organizing a project called The Quarantine Coloring Book, a page-a-day digital coloring book featuring lineart from all sorts of creatives. Gerard, Mikey, Ray, and Frank all have pieces in the first volume, which you can download on the official website.
New Electric Century
Mikey Way and Dave Debiak have a new Electric Century project coming out this fall.
I say project because it's not only a new record: it's got an accompanying graphic novel through Z2 Comics as well.
The comic is co-written by Way and Shaun Simon, and illustrated by Toby Cypress.
MCR Face Masks
The merch listing for these says that they "had these masks made to keep you dust-free in the desert, a show that never happened, never will." Which kind of makes me want to cry for a few reasons.
Just to let you know a bit about what's happening on this end: we've got a MCRXX tour updates page now for information on pandemic-related cancellations and postponements. I'll put a sticky link up at the top of this section for ease of access.
I've also put together an article archive page to clean up the index a bit (it'll end up a mile long otherwise, haha). From here on out, all articles will have their own static links now! You could link your friends to a specific post of ours now, maybe, if you want. It's something I've been meaning to implement from day 1, and it's here now! Yay!
Aaaand that's it for now! Catch ya later, folks. Thanks for reading.
Unreleased Gerard Way Tracks
04/04/2020, by Brickbreakr
From Gerard's Instagram today:
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Hey all, with all this uncertainty I just wanted to start uploading some unreleased stuff. Just so people can check it out and have something to listen to. Just felt like sharing. I think I have a bunch of this stuff, as Doug and I have been recording little bits here and there over the years. Some of these, like Phoning It In, were things that I planned on releasing as singles, and I may still do that at some point when I finish them, but I figured why not. It feels good to share. Who knows if some of this stuff would have ever come out? Oh yeah, the music is on my soundcloud, which I haven’t really used in ages. The link is in my linktree, along with a link to the Covid-19 Response Fund. In case you are wondering, this is a picture of my vocal cords, from when I went to see the ear/nose/throat doc before embarking on this my chem journey, to make sure everything was in order. He said, “It’s a little red, but looking good”. I’m calling all of this stuff Distraction Or Despair, since that seems to be the two things I keep shifting between. Probably a lot of other people too. But I think only some of the tracks are tied to an “album” of that name. I’m just winging it, keeping it casual. May add some notes to the tracks. Hope everyone is safe and healthy. Rock on.
The four tracks are called Phoning It In, Crate Amp, Success!, and Welcome to the Hotel. You can give 'em a listen over here.
04/04/2020, by Brickbreakr
Apologies for the lack of updates lately, tumbleweeds. Global crisis and all that, it's got this knife feeling a little spoonless if you catch my drift. But I promise that while we've been gone, you've not been forgotten. ♡
Enough about me, let's touch on what's been going on.
I'll get a masterpost up soon about pandemic-related postponements/cancellations as they relate to our fab four, collapsing our last post into a static page on the topic probably. Since then, an announcement also went out about postponing all New Zealand and Australian shows, as well as Gerard alluding vaguely to the topic on Instagram in a post about a recent dream of his. Speaking of Gerard's Instagram page...
And the crowd went wild...
It's good to see and hear from them again. :')
THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS is getting an oversize hardcover, coming to us in September:
And, you might want to pick this up: AltPress has their May 2020 issue styled as a My Chemical Romance Holy Book - Road to the Return. You can nab it online, two covers and some bundles with some sweet merch. I want that sigil poster, personally.
You said your prayers and they returned. Introducing Issue 382—the @mcrofficial Holy Book: Road To The Return. Documenting the band's historical reunion on October 31, 2019 to their return to the stage on December 20, 2019.— altpress (@AltPress) April 3, 2020
📷: @_LuigiBoccardohttps://t.co/LJngtcuR6U pic.twitter.com/sJan2AuoL5
And that's all for now, folks. Catch ya later.
Japan Tour Dates Postponed
03/11/2020, by Brickbreakr
MCR posted to their Twitter tonight that the upcoming MCRXX/festival performances in Japan will be postponed due to the current outbreak crisis.
I've seen some people talking about information related to tickets and refunds for these shows; will update this post when more official info is released.
In the meantime:
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