Conventional Weapons is a compilation album by the American alternatiive rock band My Chemical Romance, released as a series of singles between October 2012 and February 2013. It marked the band's final release of official material before their breakup in March 2013.
On September 14, 2012, Frank Iero announced the project through the band's official website. The album consists of ten unreleased songs that were recorded in 2009, prior to the making of the band's fourth studio album, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys.
Conventional Weapons was released as a series of five colored double A-side singles accompanied by digital downloads. Each release was made available for individual purchase, but all five were also offered collectively as part of a limited-edition box set available for pre-order through the official My Chemical Romance online store. The 7-inch vinyl singles were packaged in five different picture sleeves each depicting a different type of weapon. The final single Number Five, was shipped along with a box to house all five individual releases, along with an exclusive poster. All singles were pressed in a different color of vinyl.
All songs written and composed by Gerard Way, Ray Toro, Frank Iero, Mikey Way, and Bob Bryar.
|5.||"The World Is Ugly"||4:54|
|6.||"The Light Behind Your Eyes"||5:12|
|7.||"Kiss the Ring"||3:09|
|9.||"Surrender the Night"||3:27|
- Bob Bryar – drums
- Frank Iero – rhythm guitar and backing vocals
- Ray Toro – lead guitar and backing vocals
- Gerard Way – lead vocals
- Mikey Way – bass guitar
- Rich Costey – audio mixing
- Brendan O'Brien – production
- Matt "Varnish" Taylor – art and design