We Came As Romans tease first of two new songs “carry the weight”
We Came As Romans are being a bit cheeky this afternoon. The band released a teaser for their new music after asking fans if they wanted new music last week.
The tease comes in the form of a 25-second video tweet of their newest track "carry the weight".
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We Came As Romans said back in April that they are starting to write their new album. It will be their sixth LP and their first since 2017's Cold Like War. This is also their first new material since the tragic passing of vocalist Kyle Pavone in August of 2018.
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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.”
While the topic at hand is new for the band, the actual sound of the album will remain true to their past work
“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,” Stephen explains. “It’s still gonna sound like We Came As Romans.”
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While they have been at work on new tunes, there’s also some material Pavone was writing prior to his passing that could make an appearance, according to Stephens.
“He was always writing, and I’m pretty sure he gave Lou [Cotton], our guitarist, a few different things he wrote,” he says. “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.”
The band will be joining Motionless In White on their Trick ’r Treat tour alongside After The Burial and Twiztid that kicks off this Friday. Grab tickets here and check out the full list of dates below.
Trick ’r Treat U.S. headlining dates:
09/27 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival †
09/28 – Greensboro, NC – Piedmont Hall **
09/29 – Jacksonville, NC – Tarheel
10/01 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
10/02 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City
10/03 – Destin, FL – Club LA
10/05 – Tyler, TX – Clicks
10/06 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
10/08 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey
10/09 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
10/11 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival †
10/12 – San Bernardino, CA – Self Help Festival †
10/13 – Tucson, AZ – Encore
10/15 – San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
10/17 – Columbia, MO – Blue Note
10/18 – Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theater
10/19 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
10/20 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
† Festival Performance
** w/ In This Moment
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