September 8, 2021
Photo: Alex Bemis

We Came As Romans – Joshua Moore [guitar], Dave Stephens [vocals], Lou Cotton [guitar], Andy Glass [bass], and David Puckett [drums] – have shared a video for their brand new single Black Hole, featuring 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!”

We Came As Romans recently shared a video for single Darkbloom.

In other WCAR news, the band rebooted their US anniversary tour celebrating their landmark, 2009-released album To Plant A Seed. The tour was originally scheduled for Spring 2020, but it was tabled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To Plant A Seed was a definitive sonic statement for We Came As Romans and remains a fan favourite to this day. 

The tour kicks off on September 29th in Philadelphia and runs through November 7th in the band’s native Michigan. Support will come from The Devil Wears PradaDayseeker, and Hollow Front. All dates are below. Tickets are available now.

WE CAME AS ROMANS ON TOUR:
WITH THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, DAYSEEKER, + HOLLOW FRONT:

  • 29/9 — Philadelphia, PA — Theatre of Living Arts
  • 30/9 — Baltimore, MD — Rams Head Live
  • 1/10 — Brooklyn, NY — Warsaw
  • 2/10 — New York, NY — The Gramercy Theatre
  • 3/10 — Worcester, MA — The Palladium
  • 5/10 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
  • 6/10 — Norfolk, VA — The NorVa
  • 7/10 — Greensboro, NC — The Blind Tiger
  • 8/10 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade
  • 9/10 — Orlando, FL — House of Blues
  • 10/10 — Tampa, FL — The Orpheum
  • 12/10 — Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall
  • 13/10 — Dallas, TX — Canton Hall
  • 15/10 — Phoenix, AZ — The Pressroom
  • 16/10 — Las Vegas, NV — 24 Oxford
  • 17/10 — San Diego, CA — House of Blues
  • 19/10 — Pomona, CA — The Glasshouse
  • 20/10 — Los Angeles, CA — The Regent Theater
  • 22/10 — Sacramento, CA — Ace of Spades
  • 23/10 — Berkeley, CA — UC Theatre
  • 24/10 — Reno, NV — Cargo
  • 26/10 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Complex
  • 27/10 — Denver, CO — The Oriental Theater
  • 29/10 — Lawrence, KS — Granada Theater
  • 30/10 — Minneapolis, MN — Skyway Theatre
  • 31/10 — Milwaukee, WI — The Rave
  • 2/11 — Nashville, TN — Brooklyn Bowl
  • 3/11 — Columbus, OH — The Athenaeum
  • 5/11 — Pittsburgh, PA — Mr. Smalls Theatre
  • 6/11 — Detroit, MI — St. Andrew’s Hall
  • 7/11 — Detroit, MI — The Crofoot

WE CAME AS ROMANS online:

Official Website