When it was confirmed that My Chemical Romance would be coming out with a new album, let’s just say some of us were over the moon. When we were told that it was nothing more than a greatest hits album, the excitement somewhat diminished, but still there was hope that maybe some of the tracks from the ill-fated fifth album would make its way onto the upcoming compilation.
Well, it looks like some of the hoping has come in our favor because during the weekend, the band released a joint statement about the greatest hits album confirming that some never-before-released tracks would be featured on the album.
Also confirmed in the statement was the release date for May Death Never Stop You. Giving fans somewhat of a closure, the release dated has been confirmed for March 25; a year after the band decided to call it a day.
Read the full statement below and yes, Mikey Way did sign the end “Mike.” It’s definitely the end of an era.
On March 25, we will be releasing a greatest hits album entitled “May Death Never Stop You.” The title is fitting, because as sad as it was to say goodbye to the band, we look at this collection as a celebration of our best songs, and hope the memory of them continues to bring joy to you all as they have for us.
The album also includes some previously unreleased material, including the infamous “Attic Demos,” and one of the last songs we worked on in the studio together.
On January 21, we will be opening pre-orders for the album right here on our site. We hope you take the journey with us into MCR’s past, and enjoy the small taste of what might have been.
Ray, Gerard, Frank, Mike”