My Chemical Romance’s fourth studio album, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, hit shelves earlier this week. (Order here.)
“Over the past few months we have been asked on many different occasions to describe what kind of album we were making,” wrote guitarist Frank Iero in a blog post on the band’s website. “The descriptions changed over time, as did the record. At first our instinct was to write a love letter to rock and roll, an entity that inspired us and gave us the opportunity to express our true selves. We later found out the best way to love rock and roll was to set out to destroy it, and the record then became a missile pointed directly at the genre. Today when I listen back to what was captured on those uncommonly cold summer evenings in California, I hear a band growing up, evolving, fighting back, and having the time of their lives doing so. Danger Days is the soundtrack to raging against the death of the creative spark.”
The platinum-selling alt-rockers ushered in the new album with a concert at Hollywood’s House of Blues. MTV has posted a few videos from the show, including this performance of “House of Wolves.”
Here’s My Chemical Romance performing “House of Wolves” from the House of Blues album release party.