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Frank Iero And The Future Violents Announce New Album 'Barriers'

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 Written by Helen Payne

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Frank Iero has announced a new album.

The former My Chemical Romance guitarist’s third solo album ‘Barriers’ is due for release on May 31 via UNFD, with whom he's recently signed. The follow up to 2016's 'Parachutes' was recorded and mixed by Steve Albini.

Alongside the announcement of the record, Iero also revealed the line up of his accompanying band, the Future Violents: longtime collaborator Evan Nestor, Matt Armstrong (formerly of Murder by Death), Tucker Rule (Thursday), and Kayleigh Goldsworthy (Golds, Dave Hause, the Mermaid). He stated:

“Super excited to be joining the UNFD family. We've known each other for a long time and the opportunity to be finally working together with people who really understand the project and believe in it is the greatest thing you could ever ask for."

Discussing the record, he continued:

"This is who I am. I create in order to survive. And every chance I get I’m going to evolve and change. The ambition is to be for these songs to be perceived without any kind of past notion of what the project is supposed to sound like, to break down any and all boundaries and barriers that we’ve set up or that other people have set up for us. We really did go in and create something brand new for ourselves and that’s been such a challenge and fun undertaking.

"It got me thinking about how we set up these obstacles around ourselves. Sometimes they’re for protection and sometimes they’re to keep people out, and sometimes we even set them up so that we fail and we find solace in that failure. But whenever I find something that scares the shit out of me, that’s when I know I have to do it! And so these songs are about experiences that were either walls I wanted to break down or walls that I’d built up around myself in order to protect myself. But these songs were also things that I’d never attempted before but had always wanted to try.”

The record’s first single, Young And Doomed, will drop on March 21.

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