We Came as Romans to release ‘Darkbloom,’ first album in five years, on Oct. 14

Metalcore band We Came as Romans will release “Darkbloom,” its first new album in five years and first since the 2018 death of vocalist Kyle Pavone, on Oct. 14, 2022 via Sharptone Records. The band has launched pre-orders of a special run of vinyl, limited to 1,000, featuring an exclusive layout with a 10-page booklet, available now at iamdarkbloom.com. Fans can pre-save the album here.

The new single “Plagued” and its accompanying visualizer also are available now. Stream the song here and watch the visualizer below.

Guitarist Josh Moore said: “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.”

Discussing the new single “Plagued,” Moore said: “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.”

“Darkbloom” track listing:

1. Darkbloom
2. Plagued
3. Black Hole
4. Daggers
5. Golden
6. One More Day
7. Doublespeak
8. The Anchor
9. Holding the Embers
10. Promise You

We Came as Romans has a busy touring schedule ahead. Starting on July 15 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and culminating on Aug. 27 in Long Island, New York, the band will hit the road for for a 34-date run with August Burns Red, Hollow Point and Void of Vision. Then they will hit the road again for a run with Architects and Like Moths to Flames, beginning on Sept. 9 in Chicago, Illinois, and ending on Oct. 7 in Los Angeles, California. The band also will perform at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival and Louder Than Life. Information and tickets can be found at iamdarkbloom.com/pages/tour.

Tour dates:

with August Burns Red, Hollow Point and Void of Vision
July 15 – Harrisburg, Pa. @ HMAC
July 16 – Sayreville, N.J. @ Starland Ballroom
July 17 – Providence, R.I. @ The Strand Ballroom
July 19 – Rochester, N.Y. @ Anthology
July 20 – Hartford, Ct. @ The Webster
July 22 – Baltimore, Md. @ Ram’s Head Live
July 23 – Norfolk, Va. @ Norva
July 24 – Asheville, N.c. @ Orange Peel
July 25 – Knoxville, Tenn. @ The Mill & Mine
July 26 – Columbia, S.C. @ The Senate
July 28 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Iron City
July 29 – New Orleans, La. @ Republic
July 30 – Austin, Texas @ Emos
July 31 – Corpus Christi, Texas @ Brewster Street Icehouse
Aug. 2 – Tucson, Ariz. @ Encore
Aug. 3 – San Diego, Calif. @ Soma
Aug. 4 – Santa Cruz, Calif. @ Catalyst
Aug. 5 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Ace of Spades|
Aug. 6 – Portland, Ore. @ Roseland
Aug. 8 – Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox Market
Aug. 9 – Spokane, Wash. @ Knitting Factory
Aug. 10 – Boise, Idaho @ Knitting Factory/
Aug. 12 – Great Falls, Mont. @ The Newberry
Aug. 13 – Billings, Mont. @ Zoo Montana
Aug. 14 – Fargo, N.D. @ Fargo Brewing Outdoors
Aug. 16 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Fillmore
Aug. 18 – Lincoln, Neb. @ Bourbon St
Aug. 19 – Des Moines, Iowa @ Val Air
Aug. 20 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ The Rave
Aug. 21 – Bloomington, Ill. @ Castle Theater
Aug. 23 – Ft. Wayne, Ind. @ Piere’s
Aug. 24 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Bogarts
Aug. 25 – Louisville, Ky. @ Mercury Ballroom
Aug. 27 – Long Island, N.Y. @ Paramount

with Architects and Like Moths to Flames
9/10 Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
09/09 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
09/10 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
09/12 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe
09/13 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre & Ballroom
09/15 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
09/16 Toronto, ON – Rebel
09/17 Montreal, QC – MTelus
09/20 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
09/21 New York, NY – Terminal 5
09/22 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
09/23 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
09/24 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival
09/27 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
09/30 Atlanta, GA – Heaven, The Masquerade
10/01 Tampa, FL – Jannus Live
10/03 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
10/04 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theatre
10/06 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
10/07 Los Angeles, CA – The Novo By Microsoft

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