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Twenty One Pilots Covered My Chemical Romance And It’s Beautiful


It happened: two generations of middle school emo have collided, and thus, this Earth will never be the same.

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of My Chemical Romance‘s iconic The Black Parade, UK alt mag Rock Sound have strung together some of the scene’s biggest and best – think Asking Alexandria, Escape The Fate, State Champs and heaps more – to put their spin on each of the album’s 13 tracks.

By far, the most viscerally stunning of the bunch comes from none other than schizoid pop powerhouse Twenty One Pilots, who took the heart-wrenching “Cancer” and have given it a dark, atmospheric spin flourished with electronic beats and meticulous production that just seeps into your soul. The track is somewhere between a cover and remix, too, with a “new” chorus and revised structure that channels an artificial – though powerful – melancholy.

For those amongst us keen for an IRL TØP fix, Tyler and Josh are set to hit our shores in March for an arena tour spanning Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. Here’s hoping this winds up somewhere buried in the setlist (ideally, between “Taxi Cab” and “Anathema”).

Lose yourself in the lyric video for Twenty One Pilots’ take on “Cancer” below!

Now compare it to the OG version:

Rock Sound Presents: The Black Parade drops September 14th
Pre-order it: Webstore


01. ONE OK ROCK – “The End.”
02. Escape The Fate – “Dead!”
03. Creeper – “This Is How I Disappear”
04. State Champs – “The Sharpest Lives”
05. Crown The Empire – “Welcome To The Black Parade”
06. Moose Blood – “I Don’t Love You”
07. Palisades – “House Of Wolves”
08. Twenty One Pilots – “Cancer”
09. Ghost Town – “Mama”
10. New Years Day – “Sleep”
11. Against The Current – “Teenagers”
12. Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! – “Disenchanted”
13. Asking Alexandria – “Famous Last Words”

Twenty One Pilots
Tour Dates

Friday March 24th – TSB Bank Arena, Wellington NZ
Tix: livenation.com.au

Saturday March 25th – Vector Arena, Auckland NZ
Tix: livenation.com.au

Monday March 27th – Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Tix: livenation.com.au

Wednesday March 29th – Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
Tix: livenation.com.au

Friday March 31st – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Tix: livenation.com.au

Saturday April 1st – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Tix: livenation.com.au

Saturday April 8th – Perth Arena, Perth
Tix: livenation.com.au

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