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Teen angst all over the world suffered a blow this week when My Chemical Romance announced the end of their time together. For the past twelve years, MCR have provided a soundtrack for teens that felt any rage, anger, or sadness– so, everyone at some point.
Over their career the band released four albums, starting with I Brought You My Bullets, Your Brought Me Your Love in 2002. Their next album, Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge, was their major label debut on Reprise Records. This featured the creepy hit “Helena” and launched MCR into popularity. The album has sold over a million copies and is certified as platinum in the United States.
This still was not the peak for the emo rockers, though. Two years later Gerard Way and company released the rock opera, The Black Parade. This third album is also certified at platinum and reached number two on the Billboard charts, and features their most popular and beloved track, “Welcome to the Black Parade.” My Chemical Romance had once last hurrah in 2010 with their fourth and, at the moment, final album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys.
The news of their split brings heartache to the MCR community. Hundreds of fans have expressed their sadness and support on the MCR website. The band wrote a letter for their website where they reminisce their time together as “a true blessing.” They also thank all the fans for their support and “for being apart of the adventure.”