Former My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero will release Stomachaches, the debut album by his new project FRNKIERO ANDTHE CELLABRATION on August 29 via Cooking Vinyl Records. Iero plays every instrument on the 12-track album except for drums, which were handled by Jarrod Alexander. Iero recorded the album in his own B.Calm home studio, then later recorded at North End Recording in Passaic, New Jersey with some additional vocals completed at Backstage Studios.
Iero says the album found its origin in a 2012 increase in his already painful digestive issues; “…my creative side started to wither under the weight of not ever feeling well,” he said. “I turned my basement office into a makeshift studio and every time I felt the pain coming on I’d go downstairs and hammer out an idea. After a few months I started to take a look at what I was making, I had for the first time in my life written a large grip of songs completely alone and without any expectations or plans of what they would be for. I’ve always been in bands writing songs with friends in order to play shows or record a future record. But this was different. These songs, they were all mine. They started inside me as these wretched stomachaches and I had to dig them out of me in order to survive. They were my disease and ultimately became my cure.”