New Jersey rock group My Chemical Romance have announced they are splitting up.
My Chemical Romance formed in 2001 and have released four albums together.
The band posted a message on their website which said: “Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing.
“We’ve gotten to go places we never knew we would.
“We’ve been able to see and experience things we never imagined possible.”
Their message continued: “We’ve shared the stage with people we admire, people we look up to, and best of all, our friends.
“And now, like all great things, it has come time for it to end.
“Thanks for all of your support, and for being part of the adventure.”
My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way also tweeted: “Beyond any sadness, what I feel the most is pride.”
The band’s 2005 record The Black Parade reached number two in the UK album chart and the accompanying track Welcome to the Black Parade made it to number one in the singles chart.
In 2011 My Chemical Romance played Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Carlisle, and headlined Reading and Leeds festivals where they were joined on stage by Queen guitarist Brian May.
Later in the year, My Chemical Romance sacked their drummer Michael Pedicone, after accusing him of stealing from them.
Michael Pedicone later admitted to making a “tremendous mistake”.