Sep 272019
 

We Came As Romans has released two brand new songs, ‘Carry The Weight’ and ‘From The First Note’. These are the first tracks that the band has released since singer Kyle Pavone‘s tragic passing in August 2018.

“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.

“We’ve spent so much time together. We’ve been doing this since we were kids. The one thing that won’t change is the way Kyle affected my life. Before we were bandmates, we were essentially brothers.

“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 dealing with the immense grief and sadness throughout navigating the loss of Kyle,” the band explains. “It’s a very honest song, and we’re very open about how it felt continuing to play shows without him on stage with us. It’s about the darkest part of our grieving process, and the only way we see ourselves moving forward — through the memory, the ‘light’ that Kyle shone on our band.” Continue reading »

Nov 092018
 

We Came As Romans singer Dave Stephens has confirmed to U.K.’s Kerrang! magazine that the band will continue as a quintet following the tragic passing of co-vocalist Kyle Pavone.

“We wrote those songs together and they’re still my songs as well, but it’s weird even for me singing his parts,” Dave said. “I’m sure it’s kind of strange to the fans and the band, but I can’t imagine how much more strange it would be to have someone else singing them permanently. We don’t ever want to add another member again, and at this point, we’re closer than ever. We wanna do our best to honor [him] and make him proud, but never replace him. He definitely won’t be forgotten.”

We Came As Romans  recently completed a U.S. tour as the support act for Bullet For My Valentine and Stephens said that there are tentative plans for the band to work on new music. Continue reading »

Oct 122018
 

Earlier this week, We Came As Romans announced a tribute show for late singer Kyle Pavone. The Promise Me Tribute will be held Oct. 28 at the Fillmore in their hometown of Detroit and will include a performance by WCAR.

According to Billboard, WCAR announced the show while playing at the same venue Sunday night. Frontman Dave Stephens revealed special guests would be announced later, and “it’s just gonna be a big party celebrating all the awesome things Kyle did in his life.”Today, the band are announcing the special guests who will be joining WCAR in continuing to honor Pavone’s memory.

Guests include Issues’ Tyler Carter, August Burns Red’s Jake Luhrs, Memphis May Fire’s Matty Mullins, I Prevail’s Eric Vanlerberghe, Born Of Osiris, For Today and Nick Sampson.

The guests are musicians and singers who Pavone and WCAR have each toured with throughout their careers. They will perform both with the band as well as individually. Continue reading »

Oct 112018
 

According to Billboard, the surviving members of We Came As Roman will stage a memorial concert for their late singer Kyle Pavone on October 28 at the Fillmore in Detroit, Michigan.

The “Promise Me” tribute will raise money for the newly established Kyle Pavone Foundation and will feature “a whole bunch of guest vocalists, guest musicians, tons of DJs,” co-vocalist Dave Stephens said during We Came as Romans performance Sunday night at the same venue as the opening act for Bullet For My Valentine. “It’s just gonna be a big party celebrating all the awesome things Kyle did in his life.”

Pavone died of an accidental drug overdose in late August. His bandmates said in a statement last month that they would honor the singer by going ahead with their previously announced U.S. tour. Continue reading »

Sep 042018
 

We Came As Romans have revealed how their lead singer Kyle Pavone died last month.

Kyle, 28, had spent a week in a Michigan hospital when he died suddenly on 25 August.

In a statement posted on twitter, the metalcore band revealed that Kyle had an accidental overdose. In his memory, the surviving singers have launched The Kyle Pavone Foundation, which aims to offer support for those in the music industry.

The band said: ‘On Saturday August 25, we lost our son, our brother, our best friend and our band mate to an accidental overdose.

‘The opposite of addiction is connection. If you are feeling disconnected or lost, there is help. Please take action, whether that is talking to your families and friends, meeting with a counselor or joining a support group.

‘If you are a friend or family member or someone who is struggling, do not be silent! If you are an artist in need of support through your struggle, we have created the Kyle Pavone Foundation in Kyle’s honour to help.’ Continue reading »