My Chemical Romance’s guitarist Frank Iero has finally announced the name of his new solo project, after teasing us with hints of a new project a few months ago on his Instagram page. Frank is to become Frank Iero and the Future Violents. Guitarist Iero who was active within My Chemical Romance, an American rock band from Newark, New jersey from 2001 to 2013, has already launched two solo projects previously.
The musician has already released albums under the names frnkiero and the cellabration, followed by Frank Iero And The Patience, who played alongside The 1975 in his native New Jersey at the Shadow of the City in 2016. Iero made the announcement via his instagram profile, in the video clip he reveals his new artistic name by writing it on a piece of paper. There is a hint at a Spring release date for new music in the caption: hashtag FIATFV – Spring 2019 chapter 3.
Fans took to his page to express their excitement with one fan literally unable to contain themselves stating “IM SCREAMING”, with many other fans begging Frank to go on tour and visit their hometown. Back in August 2018 Frank posted a black and white photograph of 4 people wearing the mask of a balding older man with simply “first band photo (no filter) #FIATV”. Now we know what it means!
Similarly ex My Chemical Romance’s frontman Gerard Way has also been working on his own solo projects. In 2017 he released two singles “Into The Cave We Wander” and “Pogi’s Cavern” for Record Store Day an event running for over a decade celebrating the music industry and participating stores. In 2018 we heard ‘Getting Down The Germs” and “Baby You’re A Haunted House” which being launched towards the end of 2018 gives fans an inkling that although not yet officially announced, a new album could be on its way from Way! 2019 is set to be a good year for fans of My Chemical Romance and its ex bandmates.