Time For A My Chemical Romance History Lesson!
This month marks the 15thanniversary of My Chemical Romance’s debut album I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love, and we can’t quite believe where that time has gone.
The kids born the year that this pioneering piece of work that kickstarted one of the biggest emo groups in the world, are almost ready to leave secondary school. How?!
Bullets was released on July 23rd 2001, and diehard fans will probably still regularly revisit the album today, with it’s raw, energetic vocals and punky, fast guitars and drums, it’s one of our favourite concept albums of all time.
And, that is what My Chemical Romance always did best. Every one of their following albums also had a concept, but Bullets story about vampires, and harvesting the souls of a thousand evil men captured the imagination of fans right from day one.
In celebration of this momentous milestone, we are going to take you on a journey through My Chemical Romance History! Are you ready?
My Chemical Romance History
2001 – My Chemical Romance forms
On September 11th, 2001, a series of four terrorist attacks killed almost 3,000, and injured over 6,000 others. This was the day that frontman Gerard Way and drummer Matt Pellisier decided to form a band. After witnessing the attacks, Way wrote ‘Skylines and Turnstiles’ as a way to express how he felt about the attacks, and guitarist Ray Toro was enlisted because Way sort of sucked at playing the guitar and singing at the same time. The threesome recorded ‘Our Lady Of Sorrows’ and ‘Cubiles’ from the debut album in Pelliser’s attic. Gerard’s brother Mikey Way heard the demos, and after dropping out of college joined the band as a bassist.