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Emo superstars My Chemical Romance have entered the studio to begin work on their fourth album.

It's been a strange time for the emo elite. Fall Out Boy are taking time off, while Panic At The Disco have been rocked after one half of the band walked out to undertake a new musical project.

However scene-bearers My Chemical Romance are still flying the flag high. The band released their concept album 'The Black Parade' back in 2006, which became an enormous global hit. Touring heavily, the group inspired an army of followers who thronged to their stadium shows.

The group recently entered the studio to begin work on their long awaited follow up. Recruiting Brendan O'Brien, My Chemical Romance could be eager for some of that old fashioned grunge style anthemics with O'Brien fresh from a stint with Pearl Jam.

In a new interview My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way claims that the forthcoming album is the band's first to exist without any central concept.

"At this point, the best way to describe the new album is My Chemical Romance being the purest, most distilled version of itself," Way says.

"No bells and whistles, as the focus has been on melody and songwriting. If it doesn't work in a room with just the five of us, we aren't trying to make it work in the studio with effects and string sections."

Guitarist Ray Toro added: "I think the direction of the new album is a perfect mix of what we did on Black Parade and what we did on Revenge. After Black Parade, we were ready
for a more aggressive sound, similar to Revenge, but even harder."

"Because we had toured behind Black Parade for so long, we wanted to do the complete opposite of that this time out, almost kind of de-construct ourselves."

My Chemical Romance have posted footage from the recording sessions on their official website.
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