Alkaline Trio, AFI and My Chemical Romance members team up for new band

Matt Skiba And The Sekrets have already recorded their debut album

Alkaline Trio, AFI and My Chemical Romance members team up for new band

Photo: Phil Wallis/NME

Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba has revealed that he has formed a new side project with members of My Chemical Romance and AFI.

The band, which is to be known as Matt Skiba And The Sekrets, will feature AFI's Hunter Burgan [pictured far right] on bass and Jarrod Alexander, who joined My Chemical Romance as their touring drummer in September after they sacked Michael Pedicone, will play drums.

Skiba said of the project: "Creating a record on my own and deciding who plays and how the songs were structured, it was fun to do. I love working with my band-mates in Alkaline Trio, but to make a rock record that was just mine was something that I wanted to do."

Matt Skiba And The Sekrets will release their debut album, which is to be titled 'Babylon', later this year.

Alkaline Trio will tour the UK in May, playing dates that they were forced to postpone the dates from their original booking in November 2011 after Skiba broke his foot during a motorcycle accident.

Read More On This Artist

Bands Versus My Chemical Romance Bands Versus My Chemical Romance

Video: Bands Versus My Chemical Romance

Alkaline Trio Merchandise
More News
The White Stripes' 'Get Behind Me Satan' released for first time on vinyl for 10...
My Morning Jacket stream 'Big Decisions' from new album 'The Waterfall' - listen
Modest Mouse announce UK tour dates and premiere new track 'Of Course We Know'
Iron Maiden complete work on new studio album, but release awaits Bruce Dickinson's recovery
Reece Eber, man behind vandalism of Dimebag Darrell's grave, apologises
Metallica to begin reissue series with cassette release of rare early demo 'No Life...
Matt Bellamy says Muse's new single is 'too offensive for radio'
Liam Gallagher fined £3,300 for missing child support hearing again
Mumford & Sons say going electric on new album is 'a natural departure'
Beck fan redirects visitors to Loser.com website to Kanye West's Wikipedia page
Katy Perry releases official Left Shark onesie
Noel Gallagher reveals that he is already halfway through making new solo album
Noel Gallagher, Alt-J and Portishead to headline Latitude 2015 – huge line-up announced
Carly Rae Jepsen releases new single 'I Really Like You' - listen
Marilyn Manson joins Smashing Pumpkins onstage in Sydney - watch
Suge Knight taken to hospital for third time after firing his lawyers
Wu-Tang Clan's secret album 'Once Upon A Time In Shaolin' could go on sale in 88...
Drenge stream new track 'Never Awake' - listen
Kanye West premieres studio version of 'All Day' - listen
M83 and Haim team up for new song 'Holes In The Sky' - listen
Prince William helps name Jessie Ware's puppy
Kasabian, Calvin Harris, Sam Smith and more announced for V Festival 2015

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM