Frank Iero announces new studio album, change in band name

Frank Iero is back with not only a brand new record but also a brand new band name. On Tuesday (March 19), the former My Chemical Romance guitarist announced the upcoming release of his third solo studio album as well as his band’s new name.

Titled Barriers, the musician’s forthcoming album is due out May 31 through Iero’s new home of UNFD.

“[I’m] super excited to be joining the UNFD family,” Iero said in a press statement about the new signing.

“We’ve known each other for a long time and the opportunity to be finally working together with people who really understand the project and believe in it is the greatest thing you could ever ask for.”

Barriers was recorded and mixed by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago.

While Iero’s new studio effort won’t be out until late May, the singer confirmed that fans will get a taste of the new record sooner rather than later. The album’s first single, “Young and Doomed,” will make its worldwide premiere this Wednesday (March 20) on BBC Radio 1’s Future Sounds with Annie Mac.

In addition to the album announcement, Iero also revealed that his band’s name has once again changed. Dubbed Frank Iero and the Future Violents, the group is made up of longtime collaborator Evan Nestor, Matt Armstrong (ex-Murder by Death), Tucker Rule (Thursday), and Kayleigh Goldsworthy (Golds, Dave Hause, The Mermaid).

Iero changing his band’s name is not at all surprising for fans. For 2014’s Stomachaches, his group went by frnkiero and the cellabration while for 2016’s Parachutes, the act’s moniker was changed to Frank Iero and the Patience.

“Dear frendz, I am pleased to announce that Matt Armstrong, Kayleigh Goldsworthy, Evan Nestor, Tucker Rule and I have made a new record together under the moniker of Frank Iero and the Future Violents,” the musician posted on Instagram.

“This record has been a dream come true and I can’t wait for you all to hear it. There’s so much more to come, but I will leave you with that for now… trust me, this is going to be a busy week!”

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