My Chemical Romance surprise-release first song in 8 years, The Foundations of Decay

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My Chemical Romance have surprise-released their first original music in eight years, a new single titled The Foundations of Decay.

Commencing with a somber piano line touched with gritty synth atmospherics, the six-minute track incorporates everything in the emo rock playbook, including subdued and contemplative verse sections, anthemic choruses, a headbang-inducing breakdown, and some tasty dual guitar harmonies courtesy of Ray Toro and Frank Iero. Check it out below.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.