New set back for emo-rockers

American emo-rockers My Chemical Romance have been dealt a set back after parting ways with drummer Bob Bryar.

My Chemical Romance spawned an entire cult movement with their album 'The Black Parade'. A grandiose concept album, its mixture of grunge-goth songwriting and plenty of make up struck a chord with depressed teenagers across the globe.

One of the most successful bands in the modern emo movement, My Chemical Romance have been dealt a blow after drummer Bob Bryar decided to leave the band.

Revealing the news on their official website, the group claimed that it was a "painful decision". Guitarist Frank Iero wrote: "As of four weeks ago, My Chemical Romance and Bob Bryar parted ways".

"This was a painful decision for all of us to make and was not taken lightly. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours, and expect you all to do the same."

Bryar's departure isn't the first time My Chemical Romance have been forced to look for a drummer. Original rhythm merchant Matt Pelissier departed from the emo rockers during a tour of Japan in 2004.

It seems that the emo movement has been dealt a series of blows recently. Panic At The Disco have been ripped apart by internal feuding while Fall Out Boy are struggling to focus on work for their new album.

Meanwhile, My Chemical Romance have been working on new material with their comeback album scheduled for release later this year.

The band have not announced a replacement drummer.

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