We Came As Romans’ have returned to the studio for a writing session for their sixth studio album, this will mark the bands first new music and writing session since the passing of their late vocalist, Kyle Pavone, who passed away due to an accidental overdose back in the summer of 2018.
We Came As Romans’ scream vocalist, Dave Stephens discussed with Billboard recently about the bands future, and told them that they’ve “been throwing a few demos around.” Stephens continued to tell Billboard, “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. 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. Every record we make some kind of progression, so there’ll be a progression on this one, but I don’t think we’re going to do anything too drastic. It’s still gonna sound like We Came As Romans.”
Although Pavone is has passed away and this will be the bands first new music without him, the band hopes to use some of Pavone’s final writing contributions will make this new record. Stephens’ continuing to tell Billboard that Pavone “was always writing, and I’m pretty sure he gave Lou, our guitarist, a few different things he wrote. 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.”
The band is also holding to their promise to not replace Pavone with Stephens telling Billboard that, “There’s just no one who could replace him, 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.”
Read the full interview with Billboard, HERE.