Earlier this year, We Came As Romans announced that they were working on a new album. This would be their first since the death of vocalist Kyle Pavone last year.
While this album will have a different sound without Pavone, he will still play a big part in the music. “He was always writing, and I’m pretty sure he gave Lou (Cotton), our guitarist, a few different things he wrote,” frontman Dave Stephens said. “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.”
If you have seen any of their recent live performances, you would notice that Stephens is doing the screams and the clean vocals. “There’s just no one who could replace him,” Stephens said regarding Pavone. “I feel like if we added another singer it would feel like replacing him, whereas if it’s just me then I’m just covering his parts. It wouldn’t tear at our fan base or our hearts as much as seeing someone else up there singing those words and these songs.”
“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,” Stephens said. 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.”
According to We Came As Romans’s Twitter, they will be releasing two new songs on Friday. Be ready for some heavy music full of emotion!
In other news, let me know if any of you will be at the blessthefall / Escape The Fate show in Brooklyn, NY this Sunday. I’ll be there and would love to meet you!
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