My Chemical Romance are back with their first new song since 2014.

My Chemical Romance.

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My Chemical Romance have made an unexpected comeback with the release of a new song called ‘The Foundations of Decay’, marking their first recording in eight years.

The six-minute song harkens back to the band’s emo heyday with Gerard Way’s dramatic vocal performance. Produced by Doug McKean, Way and guitarist Ray Toro, the tune was dropped unannounced and comes as the group prepares to kick off their long-awaited reunion tour.

The members are set to kick off a UK and European tour next week, including massive shows in Milton Keynes with Placebo With Fever and more.

Their North American leg kicks off in Oklahoma on August 20 and they’re also headlining Riot Fest and the first-ever When We Were Young festival.

The last song the group released was ‘Fake Your Death’, a track they recorded for their fifth album that was a parting gift to their fans after announcing their breakup in 2013, leaving them with no new music, until now.

Gerard Way continued to release music as a solo artist, including the 2020 song “Here Comes the End” for Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy.”

Signs of a My Chemical Romance comeback began in 2019 when the band abruptly appeared online with a new Instagram account and soon announced that they would be reuniting for a seemingly one-off show in Los Angeles in December of the same year.