My Chemical Romance (partially found unreleased songs from American rock band; 2001-2012)
My Chemical Romance is an American rock band that formed in 2001, and consists of vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and touring drummer Jarrod Alexander. The band is best known for their albums Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge and The Black Parade and hits such as "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)," "Helena," "Teenagers" and "Welcome to the Black Parade." The band would break up in 2013, but would reform privately four years later, announcing their reunion in 2019, and are set to tour in 2022. When recording an album, the band is known to record more than enough material for the album, and most of the material recorded would never be released or heard by the public.
Nine Volt Heart
On the band's website, in 2002, a series of songs are listed on the left of the page. Most of these songs have lyric pages and are early versions of the songs heard on the band's first album I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love. However, one song listed on the website is surrounded in mystery. "Nine Volt Heart" is the only song listed on the website to have it's lyric page not archived, so the contents of the song are unknown. Speculation on what the song could be range from a song that got cut from I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love to it being a cover of the song "Bodies" by The Smashing Pumpkins. Another rumor suggests that the song was only played live once, and was quickly retired due to the poor reception of the song. These claims remain unconfirmed and to this day, the contents of "Nine Volt Heart" remain unknown.
Sister To Sleep
Before the release of the album Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge in June 2004, the band recorded several demos for songs that would eventually appear on the final album in New York. These demos would be known by fans as the "Manhattan Demos." Almost every song from the Manhattan Demos would appear on the album. However one song that was recorded during the sessions, never made it on to Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge. "Sister To Sleep" was performed live several times while the band recorded the Manhattan Demos, but was left out of the final album. The existence of the recorded song was revealed by the band themselves in a 2011 livestream, but also revealed that no one in the band knows where it is. In 2013, former drummer Matt Pelissier uploaded three 15 second snippets of the song on Twitter, and claimed that he can't release the full song due to legal issues. Not only that, but the recorded song is on a rare EP that contains other Manhattan Demos recordings. The tweets were later taken down but archives exist.
Hell Hath No Fury
The Man with the Iron Fists was a martial arts film directed by RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan and Inglourious Basterds actor Eli Roth and was released on November 2, 2012 to mixed reviews. The film's soundtrack has a lot of contributions from well-known artists including The Black Keys, Kanye West, Mable Isaac Hayes, and the Wu-Tang Clan. One song that was allegedly in the film was "Hell Hath No Fury." The song didn't appear on the soundtrack or in the film's credits, yet My Chemical Romance is credited for writing and performing it. No lyrics from the song can be found, and the song has not appeared on the group's greatest hits album May Death Never Stop You, released two years later, and it's currently unknown if the group still has the song.
In February 2012, the band announced that a new studio was being built for their next album with newest member keyboardist James Dewees under the working title MCR5 and would be in the vein of the band's third album The Black Parade. Doug McKean, the engineer who worked with the band on Danger Days and The Black Parade was also involved with MCR5. Word on MCR5 went quiet until October 2012 when guitarist Frank Iero revealed in a interview with Q Magazine that sessions for MCR5 was coming along well with new drummer Jarrod Alexander (who was the band's touring drummer for the 2011 Honda Civic Tour). This is the last time we here about MCR5 as the band broke up on March 22, 2013 and the album never saw the light of day. There is a rumor that the song "Fake Your Death" which appeared on May Death Never Stop You was from MCR5, but this has never been confirmed.
- Archived My Chemical Romance website page that mentioned the unknown song. Retrieved 17 Oct '21
- Archived My Chemical Romance website page of the "Nine Volt Heart" lyrics (dead). Retrieved 17 Oct '21
- An article announcing the band's new studio being built for their album MCR5. Retrieved 17 Oct '21
- Article on James Dewees joining the band. Retrieved 17 Oct '21