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We Came As Romans has just released their highly anticipated, fourth full-length on July 24, 2015 via Equal Vision Records.
The self-titled album was recorded with multi-platinum award winning producer David Bendeth (Bring Me The Horizon, Paramore,
Of Mice and Men). Internationally, We Came As Romans was released in partnership with Spinefarm Records.
On the new album, the Detroit-based band confidently shows off a newfound sense of maturity, camaraderie, depth, and a balanced
understanding of the world around them, through the intense juxtaposition of the beauty and harsh injustices of growing up
and experiencing life for all that it is. We Came As Romans have not only found themselves on the new album, but theyve
found each other and have banded together as brothers to take on the world around them with a massive and dedicated
army of fans in tow.
This record closes a chapter for our band, shares vocalist Dave Stephens. Were not going anywhere,
but we view things differently and were much older than we did when we wrote our debut record, To Plant a Seed, which
started our story. As the man on the album cover suggests,
were now grown men and were not blessed with the innocence or the youthful spirit of a child as we once had. Living
life with hope for things to change isnt a bad thing, but wed rather speak up and start taking action towards
Written in New Jersey, New York City, Detroit, Los Angeles, and Nashville over the course of several months and countless
sessions, We Came As Romans offers the bands most dynamic tracks to date, with a mix of arena-ready anthems (The
World I Used To Know, Memories, Who Will Pray?), their hardest hitting work ever (Regenerate,
Tear It Down), and several songs that showcase the band in a truly unexpected and refreshing light (12:30,
Savior Of The Week).
Each session, in each city, was a completely different feeling from the last, shares Stephens. We wrote
the heaviest songs in Detroit, some rock songs in Nashville, very epic songs in Los Angeles, and some alternative songs in
New York City. That unique blend of styles stands out on the release, as does Stephens who most notably
steps it up on We Came As Romans, finding his voice both physically, by expanding on his already stunning range in vocal delivery,
and now lyrically for the first time ever by splitting writing duties with longtime lyricist (and guitarist)
for the band, Joshua Moore.
He really stepped out of his comfort zone and set his mind to being the best writer he could be, reveals Moore.
As the songs I write lyrically are very close to my heart, the ones he did are just as close now, and I know that's
a huge deal for him, and so awesome. The band worked
together with the aforementioned Bendeth, as well as with co-writers Stevie Aiello, (of 30 Seconds To Mars), Drew Fulk (Motionless
In White), Scott Stevens (Black Veil Brides), Bobby Huff (3 Doors Down, Papa Roach), and Nick Sampson (Asking Alexandria,
Of Mice and Men) to help
push the band into new creative territory, while remaining true to the bands roots and to their strong vision for the
Writing this record with David Bendeth was very intense, adds Stephens. If a song wasnt great, it
was rewritten until it was and if it still wasnt great, it was cut. We wrote close to forty songs for this record and
only ten made the album. Beyond becoming better writers and
musicians, it made us stronger as a band and as a team.
The members of We Came As Romans have poured their hearts and souls into this release, creating their most collaborative and
unique release = and solidifying their long-term status as a powerful force in the industry. The self-titled release serves
as the follow-up to Tracing Back Roots, which debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, No. 1 on the Independent Albums
Chart, No. 1 on the Internet Albums Chart, No. 1 on the Hard Rock Albums Chart, and No. 2 on the Top Rock Chart. Tracing Back
Roots was recorded in Los Angeles with renowned producer John Feldmann [The Used, Black Veil Brides, 5 Seconds of Summer].
The eleven-track album was released on July 23, 2013 and followed their sophomore release Understanding What Weve Grown
To Be (2011), which also had an impressive debut, landing at No. 20 on the Billboard Current Top 200. To date, Understanding
What Weve Grown To Be and
the bands debut-full-length, To Plant A Seed (2009), have each sold over 100,000 copies in the US alone. The band recently
topped the charts yet again, with the September 2014 release of Present, Future, and Past a stunning new live performance
DVD that debuted at No. 1 the
Billboard DVD Chart. We Came As Romans has appeared on the covers of Alternative Press (twice), Outburn Magazine, and Substream
Music Press magazines, on the front pages of the NJ Star-Ledger, Asbury Park
Press, The Aquarian Weekly, and The Metro (Detroit) newspapers, in exclusive features in Journeys stores and in Hot Topics
back-to-school campaign, and appeared on RollingStone.com, Nikon.com, HuffingtonPost.com, MTV.com, and more.
The band has also become especially well-known for their astounding commitment to touring over the past ten years, charging
through extensive worldwide runs, including performances in the UK/Europe, Russia, Australia, China, Japan, Southeast Asia,
and North and South America. We Came As Romans has toured and shared stages with the likes of A Day To Remember, Pierce The
Veil, The Used, Megadeth, NOFX, August Burns Red, and performed at internationally renowned festivals such as Leeds and Reading
Festivals, Riot Fest, SXSW, Rock On The Range, Bamboozle, PULP Fest, and as main stage artists on the Vans Warped Tour multiple