My Chemical Romance album The Black Parade re-enters the Billboard 200 chart this week, its first entry in over two years, according to an update from real-time music data tracker Chart Data.
The feat should come as no surprise for devoted fans after learning of the influential emo act's long-awaited return planned for later this year. Evidently, fans' pleasure in the band's comeback is so great that it precipitated My Chemical Romance's reappearance on the record chart that ranks the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States.
Last week, Slayer guitarist Gary Holt defended The Black Parade in an exclusive interview with Loudwire. "I think every song is amazing," Holt said of the My Chemical Romance album first released in October 2006, 13 years to the month the band announced their reunion. "It's super ambitious, and I hear shades of Queen, Pink Floyd and Cheap Trick all over it."
After revealing an initial December 20 performance in Los Angeles, My Chemical Romance added a show each in Australia, New Zealand and Japan.