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String quartet covers My Chemical Romance's Black Parade and blows our little emo minds

Vitamin String Quartet
(Image credit: Vitamin String Quartet)

In 2006, the Vitamin String Quartet – a group of Los Angeles-based studio musicians – covered 12 My Chemical Romance songs as part of their VSQ Performs My Chemical Romance tribute album.

Now, they've released a music video for their cover of MCR's ultimate emo anthem, The Black Parade.

The video captures the band, comprised of violinists Earl Maneein and Amanda Lo Viola, Tom Lea on viola and Derek Steinire on cello, fire out the tune in a host of different environments using a striking black and white filter. 

Speaking of the creation, Director of A&R/Creative Director at CMH Label Group, James Curtiss explains, "The goal of this video was to capture a new performance of this fan fave take on My Chem's anthem.

"We wanted for the performance to feel as epic and as immediate as can be, with bold, clear imagery to match in the accompanying clip."

At this time of writing, the video currently has 66,159 views, while their YouTube channel has over 188K.

For more VSQ takes on huge hits, they've also covered Tool's Forty Six & 2, Rob Zombie's Living Dead Girl and Van Halen's Why Can't This Be Love, among others.

They've also made a huge mark within the music world, and have even collaborated with the likes of Thirty Seconds To Mars.

Check it out below:

Liz Scarlett
Liz Scarlett

Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music. '10 bands that rip off Black Sabbath but get away with it' is her favourite article she's written with Louder so far. When not writing, Liz enjoys various creative endeavours such as graphic design, as well as reading about rock’n’roll history, art and magic.