We Came As Romans have come again.
The band has released their first new songs since the tragic August 2018 death of singer Kyle Pavone: "Carry The Weight" and "From the First Note."
"When Kyle passed away, it changed everything for us personally and, as a byproduct, everything for the band," says guitarist Joshua Moore. "An earth-shattering event puts a lot of things in perspective."
"Before we were bandmates, we were essentially brothers," he continues. "In order to be genuine to our fans and ourselves, we had to write about what we dealt with losing him. At the same time, this isn't just a bunch of songs soaking in depression. We want to celebrate what we built."
"Carry The Weight" is about missing Pavone, and as band notes, "It's about the darkest part of our grieving process, and the only way we see ourselves moving forward — through the memory and the 'light' that Kyle shone on our band."
As for "From the First Note," the band says, "It shows the other side of the loss of Kyle, remembering him and all the moments we shared, what we've created together, and how he will always be a part of us."
"It's a song about celebrating our accomplishments together, reliving the moments from our youngest days as a band, and knowing that he's with us as we move forward," they add.
Next month, the band returns to the road with Motionless in White, After the Burial and Twiztid.
Pavone died at age 28 of an accidental drug overdose. The Michigan metalcore group has no plans to replace him; Dave Stephens now sings both clean and unclean vocals.
Here are the tour dates:
10/1 -- Asheville, NC, The Orange Peel
10/2 -- Birmingham, AL, Iron City
10/3 -- Destin, FL, Club LA
10/5 -- Tyler, TX, Clicks
10/6 -- Oklahoma City, OK, Diamond Ballroom
10/7 -- Lubbock, TX, Jakes (Headlining)
10/8 -- Albuquerque, NM, El Rey
10/9 -- Las Vegas, NV, House of Blues
10/10 -- Anaheim, CA, Chain Reaction*
10/11 -- Fresno, CA, Strummers*
10/13 -- Tucson, AZ, Encore
10/15 -- San Antonio, TX, Vibes Event Center
10/16 -- Fort Worth, TX, Tomcats West
10/17 -- Columbia, MO, Blue Note
10/18 -- Belvidere, IL, The Apollo Theater
10/20 -- Indianapolis, IN, Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
11/9 -- Lake Park, FL, The Kelsey Theatre**
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