We Came As Romans Drop New Single, ‘Golden’

Metalcore legends We Came As Romans have today released their latest track and accompanying music video Golden. The track is taken from the band’s long-awaited forthcoming album ‘Darkbloom’ set for release on Friday, October 14 via Sharptone Records.

A very special run of vinyl (limited to only 1000) featuring an exclusive layout with a 10-page booklet is available now from iamdarkbloom.com. Speaking on today’s release, guitarist Joshua Moore shares: 
 
“‘Golden’ is a song that’s really close to our hearts. I wrote the verse lyrics about the day that Kyle passed, that morning when we got the call, and the emotion we felt. Kyle was such a bright light in our lives, and it felt like that light was gone without him. This song was about dealing with those feelings and trying to find a way through this new darkness we all felt completely lost in.
 
Watch the music video for Golden below:

We Came As Romans & Brand Of Sacrifice Join Forces To Release Punishing New Version Of ‘Darkbloom’

A stark reminder of our own inner strength and a challenge to flourish even when faced with our darkest days, metalcore mavericks We Came As Romans issued a worthy test to both listeners and themselves with the release of ‘Darkbloom’ last July; die or grow.

On their rebellious attitude and brutal collaboration, We Came As Romans state:
“We’ve been fans of Brand of Sacrifice for a minute – and when we had the idea to do a reimagined version of Darkbloom, they were the first people to come to mind. A lot of bands have done incredible re-releases or reimagined versions of songs, and those versions are usually stripped down and showcase a softer side. We wanted to do the exact opposite – to team up with some powerhouses in the deathcore scene, and release something heavy, fast paced and aggressive. It’s been a blast working with the BOS guys, we can’t wait to see what the future holds for them.”

Elaborating further, Brand of Sacrifice add:
“When WCAR approached us to rewrite this track with them, we were excited to be able to work with a band that has done so much for metalcore as a whole. This reimagined version of Darkbloom is full of aggression and energy, and combines all of the elements that make both of our bands special with some unexpected surprises along the way. I’m super stoked that we have the opportunity to innovate and bridge the gap between two very different sub genres, and do something insane that really hasn’t been done all that often in metal.”

Check Out We Came As Romans As They Prank The Devil Wears Prada As They Cover ‘Dogs Can Grow Beards All Over’

We Came As Romans recently have been touring their long-overdue ‘To Plant A Seed’ anniversary tour, which featured The Devil Wears Prada as support.

And with the two bands touring with one another, WCAR took the opportunity to prank TWDP in quite possibly one of the best ways on the last date at The Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac, MI and how did they do that? Oh by covering Prada’s 2006 scene classic ‘Dogs Can Grow Beards All Over’ on stage with them.

And there’s a bit of fan shot footage to go with it!

Check it out below:

We Came As Romans Release New single, ‘Black Tooth’ Featuring CALEB SHOMO

We Came As Romans have released a brand new single and music video for their brand new single Black Hole, featuring none other than Beartooth‘s Caleb Shomo

Black Hole was the very last song that we wrote for the record,” the band says. “We had this idea of what we wanted it to sound like, and we wrote a bunch of music for it throughout our time in L.A. But we were never really satisfied with what we created. With only a week left in the studio, we had finally created something that we were all stoked about – and it was time to put a message to the song.”

Stephens continues, “The lyrics to Black Hole are about dealing with the anxiety that you feel going through life. For me, at the time, the anxiety I was feeling in dealing with loss and the grieving process. But we wanted to leave the song open ended enough for our fans to relate to, with anything they were going through. That anxiety is sometimes so crushing, and so heavy, and you have to deal with the weight of it, the gravity of the situations you’re in, and sometimes it just feels like an endless cycle.”

He finishes, “When the song was complete, we sent it over to a long time friend of ours – Caleb Shomo. We’ve been playing shows together for well over 10 years now, and we’re so happy we’ve finally had a chance to collaborate on a song together. Caleb is an amazing vocalist and the song wouldn’t be the same without his contribution!”

Check out the video for ‘Black Hole’ below.

We Came As Romans Share New Track, ‘Darkbloom’

Michigan metalcore quintet We Came As Romans have shared the video for their brand new single ‘Darkbloom’. 

“Darkbloom” represents the next chapter for WCAR. In Fall 2019, the band shared two new tracks:  “From the First Note” and “Carry the Weight.” These songs marked the first material the band released after singer Kyle Pavone‘s tragic passing in August 2018.
 
“The idea behind ‘Darkbloom’ is that even through the darkest, most difficult times of life, there is still the potential, or possibility, of personal growth,” says lead guitarist Joshua Moore. “As long as we’re not willing to completely concede to the negative emotion or thought that feels like it has taken over, then we can be strong enough to overcome and push through to a different future. This song is about having the mind to be able to acknowledge the reality of situations we’re in, but having the strength to weather the adversity. It’s about making the choice to keep putting the effort forth to move your life forward, in the face of the most difficult times you’ll experience.”

Check out the video for ‘Darkbloom’ below.

We Came As Romans Hit The Studio To Record New ‘Banger’ Of A New Record

We Came As Romans has to postpone their 10th anniversary of their To Plant A Seed tour due to coronavirus but at the moment, they’re in the studio to record a ‘banger’ of a new record.

Making the announcement via Social Media, the metalcore troupe confirmed their anniversary celebrations will be pushed back and new replacement dates will not be announced “until there is more certainty the shows will play out”.

Also, they continue, ​“This announcement isn’t all bad news, though! We’ve officially entered the studio and started recording our sixth full-length record! And while we work on this record to bring you new music this summer, we’re working on something special to make up for our tour postponement. So stay tuned, because we’ll have more great news to announce soon.”

Check out their posts on their socials below.

Slam Dunk France Has Been Cancelled

Slam Dunk France has announced that the 2020 festival will no longer be taking place.

The France iteration of Slam Dunk Festival was set to be the debut edition, which would’ve taken place on May 30th 2020.

The lineup was set to have While She Sleeps, We Came As Romans, Trash Boat, Four Year Strong, Roam, Landmvrks, Grayscale and Chunk! No Captain Chunk.

The full statement can be read below:

“Three months ago, we were more than happy to share with you the arrival of the first edition of the Slam Dunk Festival in France, which was to be a huge celebration for all lovers of Alternative Rock.

but, as you know, because of the COVID-19 epidemic, all plans have been turned upside down. We had worked and moved forward on a postponement period later in 2020, which is why this press release was delayed, but it now appears too uncertain in many aspects.

It is regret that we must therefore announce that the first edition of Slam Dunk Festival France will ultimately not be able to take place in 2020, on the 30th May as initially planned, nor later in the year.

it was not a decision that was easy to make, but it was, without a doubt, the best that had to be made, for the benefit off all.

we are sincerely sorry for those who had planned their coming to Paris during this period. Refunds for tickets will soon be possible at points of purchase.

Be assured that we will come back stronger in 2021 to properly celebrate this first edition of the incredible Slam Dunk Festival in France. This is only a postponement.

We well you more as soon as possible on this page, get ready and most importantly, take care of yourself.

Thank you for your support.

Slam Dunk Festival France”

We Came As Romans Start Work On New Record

the last few months have been tough on the world of Rock, especially for We Came As Romans, who are currently in the middle of their first headlining tour since the passing of their vocalist, Kyle Pavone.

Pavone died on August 25th 2018, due to an apparent accidental drugs overdose.

Speaking to Billboard in a new interview, the band have spoken about their work on a follow up to the sixth record which will be the follow up to their 2017 record, ‘Cold Like War’ where hopefully some of Pavone’s final writing will make it onto the record.

“We’ve been throwing a few demos around. I love that we’re going into the studio with so much to write about and something that hits home for all of us so hard. We’ve never had something so terrible happen, and I think it’s going to be therapeutic to write about it and be together and go through the whole process. I’m actually really looking forward to it.

Every record we make some kind of progression, so there’ll be a progression on this one, but I don’t think we’re going to do anything too drastic. It’s still gonna sound like We Came As Romans.”

Continuing the also said: “He was always writing, and I’m pretty sure he gave Lou [Cotton], our guitarist, a few different things he wrote. We’re gonna try and get into his laptop, too, ’cause I’m sure he had just files and files and files of stuff there, too. So, that’s a goal. We would love to include him in this record as much as we can, aside from just writing about him.”

We Came As Romans Announce Details Of Kyle Pavone Memorial Concert

We Came As Romans will be honouring their late vocalist Kyle Pavone at a memorial concert at The Filmore Theatre in their hometown of Detriot, Michigan on October 28th.

Dave Stephens announced “a whole bunch of guest vocalists, gues musicians, tonnes of DJs. It’s just gonna be a big party celebrating all the awesome things Kyle did in his life”.

We Came As Romans On First Performance Without Kyle Pavone. “It’s the Best Way To Honour His Legacy”

Recently, We Came As Romans played their first set after the passing of their vocalist, Kyle Pavone.

They also announced their intentions to continue with their touring commitments, supporting Bullet For My Valentine on their North American tour.

Before playing the fourth track of their set, David Stephens addressed the crowd saying:

“a few weeks ago, we lost our best friend our bandmate, our brother, our singer keyboardist Kyle Pavone. And this is our first show that we’ve done without him. Thank you guys for being so accepting tonight.

“This is something I wasn’t sure we’d ever get to do again. I think it’s what he would have wanted. I think it’s the best way to honour his legacy.”

He continued “One of the things that I admired most about him was his ability to not regret his past, not worry about his future and live in the present and enjoy that moment, because he believed things could change so quickly and those great things could be taken from you in a heartbeat.”