Gerard Way is set to release two new songs in aid of Record Store Day 2017.

The former My Chemical Romance singer will release the tracks 'Into The Cave We Wander' and 'Pogi's Cavern' on a 12'' picture disk to mark the annual celebration of independent record stores on Saturday April 22.

Only 5,000 copies of the record will be available worldwide, and will come in a clear vinyl sleeve alongside a ''32-page comic''.

A description of the vinyl reads: ''Two new recordings from Gerard Way have been written to go with the comic book series 'Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye' from DC's Young Animal pop-up imprint,'' reads the description. ''The 12'' picture disc comes in a clear vinyl sleeve and includes the following: a 32-page comic featuring an all-new three-page story by Gerard Way and Michael Allred - previews of four of DC's Young Animal comics -- 'Doon Patrol', 'Shade', 'The Changing Girl', 'Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye' and 'Mother Panic' - and an 11''x 17'' poster featuring characters from each of the series, drawn by Nick Derington.

''The songs were written and recorded with Ray Toro and produced by Doug McKean, Ray Toro and Gerard Way.''

The news comes after the 39-year-old musician - who has since launched a solo career since the break up of the 'Welcome To The Black Parade' rockers in 2013 - recently released a statement saying he is ''always'' working on new music, and is in the process of ''making some really weird stuff''.

He wrote: ''I am always writing music, I am very lucky that way - there is always an idea and something that inspires me, even if it takes me a minute to figure out what I want to say, which is what really creates the space between releases.

''I am about to convert a structure on our property into a recording studio, which actually won't take a lot of work as the space is already pretty perfect. Great drums sounds and church ceilings. Secret echo chambers. I look forward to making some really weird stuff here, and mine for the really hard to get diamonds.''