we came as romans

We Came As Romans recently finished up a massive co-headliner with Crown The Empire, marking their second full run following the passing of vocalist Kyle Pavone in August. The band revealed last month that they had begun writing while on the road in preparation to get into the studio this summer.

While WCAR are learning to move forward without Pavone, guitarist Joshua Moore has taken to Instagram to share with fans that he’s learning the healing process has no set timeline.

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Vocalist Dave Stephens shared that the band will more than likely be addressing Pavone’s passing in the upcoming new material, their followup to 2017’s Cold Like War.

“We’ve been throwing a few demos around,” Stephens tells Billboard. “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.”

We Came As Romans played their first show without Pavone Sept. 18 at The Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri. Soon after in November, Stephens announced that the band would be continuing on as a five-piece with no plan of adding a new member.

Now, Moore has taken to Instagram to talk about the healing process with fans.

“This is gonna be a long caption, but maybe it’ll help someone out. I’d say that I’m starting to learn that healing is a process, but I don’t think I’ve really learned it because every time I get hit with some ungodly wave of emotion, it feels like that first day at the hospital with him. There I am, a half hour ago, almost ten months later, crying on a stationary bike in the middle of a planet fitness listening to my own band’s album from 2011 – a sentence I never thought I’d type. I think maybe the thing I have learned is that there isn’t a timeline for it – for healing, that I don’t have to feel “this” way by “that” time.

You know, it’s something you read in a book, or someone says it and you think, “well, yeah, that makes perfect sense.” But then you live it, and somehow it feels like a fact to everyone else but it doesn’t apply to your life. I have good days, I have bad days, crying days, angry days… still. But I’m hoping the important part is I’m still trying to make it through all of those days. And I think that you, whoever is reading this and maybe needs to hear it, who could use a reminder that someone else also feels such pain and heartache, can make it through all those days too. Or at least we’re trying, and I think that’s important.”

 

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This is gonna be a long caption, but maybe it’ll help someone out. • I’d say that I’m starting to learn that healing is a process, but I don’t think I’ve really learned it because every time I get hit with some ungodly wave of emotion, it feels like that first day at the hospital with him. There I am, a half hour ago, almost ten months later, crying on a stationary bike in the middle of a planet fitness listening to my own band’s album from 2011 – a sentence I never thought I’d type. I think maybe the thing I have learned is that there isn’t a timeline for it – for healing, that I don’t have to feel “this” way by “that” time. You know, it’s something you read in a book, or someone says it and you think, “well, yeah, that makes perfect sense.” But then you live it, and somehow it feels like a fact to everyone else but it doesn’t apply to your life. I have good days, I have bad days, crying days, angry days… still. But I’m hoping the important part is I’m still trying to make it through all of those days. And I think that you, whoever is reading this and maybe needs to hear it, who could use a reminder that someone else also feels such pain and heartache, can make it through all those days too. Or at least we’re trying, and I think that’s important.

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We’re proud of WCAR and wish them only the very best.

Following Pavone’s passing, which was later ruled an accidental overdose, the Kyle Pavone Foundation was launched. More information is available here.

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