Metalcore legends, We Came As Romans have today announced the long awaited release for their new studio album, “Darkbloom”, their first new album in five years, set to drop on October 14th, 2022, via Sharptone Records.
The band have launched pre-orders of a very special run of vinyl, limited to only 1000, featuring an exclusive layout with a 10-page booklet available now here.
Today’s announcement is highlighted by the release of brand new single “Plagued” and its accompanying visualizer that you can watch below. Stream the new single here.
Speaking on the highly anticipated news of the release of their new album, We Came As Romans guitarist, Josh Moore shares: “We are so excited to finally be able to announce the release of our next record ‘Darkbloom’. This will be our first record in five years, and we want to thank you all for being patient with us as we were figuring out if we could, and how we could continue moving forward as a band. We wrote this record about all the feelings we felt, and all the emotional places we lived in, navigating the loss of our brother Kyle. Every song is about a different part of our lives over the past few years, an insight to the struggles we had, and how we were able to make it to where we are now. We hope you all can take a deep dive into these songs and connect with us – and if you’re feeling any of the ways we did, we hope these songs can help you push forward. This record is dedicated to Kyle – we’ll never forget you, and we will never stop saying your name”.
Speaking on their brand new track, “Plagued”, Moore continues: “We’ve been waiting forever to release this song, and we’re stoked to finally put it out! We finished writing ‘Plagued’ in January 2020, so it’s great to finally share it with our fans. My friend who I do a ton of writing with, Nick Sampson, texted me a little video of this idea for a riff he was working on – and I loved it. So I drove over to his place and we finished the song together – and then our friend Ryan Leitru came in and we all sat down and wrote the vocals to it. Over a year later, when we were in the studio recording the album with Drew Fulk – we smoothed out just a few parts and the song was done! And now here we are – over two years later, able to share ‘Plagued’ with you! Lyrically, ‘Plagued’ was about a part in the grieving process we all went through – feeling like the anguish you’re dealing with, then anger you’re dealing with, is turning you into a different person. That you’re watching yourself change into someone you don’t want to be – being consumed and overwhelmed by your grief. It’s an incredibly difficult thing to live with, and I hope this song can help anyone who’s feeling the same way”.
Pre-save “Darkbloom” here.
3. Black Hole
6. One More Day
8. The Anchor
9. Holding the Embers
10. Promise You
Since the release of their milestone debut album, 2009’s “To Plant a Seed”, diehard fans depend on We Came As Romans to deliver intimate, confessional, and autobiographical anthems, each one challenging, triumphant, and passionate. “Darkbloom” is a bright light in the darkness with the strength of every WCAR album before it. Singer David Stephens, guitarist Joshua Moore, bassist Andy Glass, guitarist Lou Cotton, and drummer David Puckett usher in an ambitious, courageous new era, while honoring the legacy and memory of their fallen bandmate, co-vocalist and keyboardist Kyle Pavone.
We Came As Romans’ initial ascent was quick and assured, catapulting the band (who met as teens) into the hearts of devoted fans immersed in the metalcore, post-hardcore, and Warped Tour subculture. Their hook-filled heavy music carries an uplifting message and connects with even greater urgency live. The increasingly diverse catalog of metallic might, melodic strength, and electronic atmosphere soars in clubs, theaters, and fests. They’ve supported tastemaker acts like Bring Me The Horizon, I Prevail, Bullet For My Valentine, and The Used.
Conquering a myriad of impressive milestones since their formation – including topping Billboard’s Independent Albums chart, and accumulating over 500 million catalog streams worldwide – WCAR have no intention of slowing down anytime soon.