Tracing Back Roots, the third full-length album from Equal Vision Records’ We Came As Romans, has impressively debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. Additional first week chart placements for the album include No. 1 Hard Rock Album and No. 2 Independent Album.
The band recorded Tracing Back Roots in Los Angeles, where they teamed up with renowned producer John Feldmann [The Used, Black Veil Brides, All Time Low] – a dream come true for members of the Detroit, MI-based band, whose average age is just 23 years old. Despite their young age, the band has has toured all over the world, nearly non-stop, since their inception in 2005 and just recently celebrated their 8-year band anniversary with a massive hometown performance on July 19, at the Vans Warped Tour.
Tracing Back Roots has already received rave reviews from fans and press alike, with Alternative Press stating, “We Came As Romans come out remarkably strong on their third full-length…’Never Let Me Go’ has a surging, anthemic power (and a killer chorus) that makes it a prime candidate for radio airplay-and plenty of tearful sing-alongs at gigs,” Rock Sound declaring, “We Came As Romans have boldly and brilliantly hit their stride, and designed the melodic metalcore blueprint for years to come,” and Kerrang! concluding, “Tracing Back Roots will ensure that We Came As Romans continue to rise to the top. And deservedly so.”
The new album pushes We Came As Romans into new musical territory for the six-piece, by showcasing co-vocalist Dave Stephens in a new light, with the incorporation of his clean singing for the first time ever. In addition to his signature powerful, yet articulate, screams, Stephens now also displays rich melodic tones and gritty textures, that perfectly balances the soaring, smooth croons of co-vocalist Kyle Pavone. Musically the album expands on the band’s signature anthemic sound and inspirational themes, offering sweeping guitars interlaced with delicate synth interludes and explosive percussive elements. The resulting album is their catchiest and most universally relatable music to date.
Tracing Back Roots is available worldwide through Nuclear Blast [Europe, South Africa, Russia], We Are Unified [Australia, New Zealand], Triple Vision Records [Japan] and through Equal Vision Records for North America and all remaining territories.
We Came As Romans is comprised of Dave Stephens [vocals], Kyle Pavone [vocals], Joshua Moore [lyrics/guitar], Eric Choi [drums], Lou Cotton [guitar] and Andrew Glass [bass].
The band is currently on the 2013 Vans Warped Tour, performing on the Kia Soul Main Stage. They will next head overseas for a run of shows in Europe and the Philippines, followed by a full US headliner in October and November, with direct support from Silverstein. Immediately after, the band will return overseas for the UK/Europe Vans Warped Tour and dates with Parkway Drive before wrapping up the year with Vans Warped Tour Australia.
All upcoming, announced tour dates can be found below. Headline tour dates are expected to be announced early next week.
2013 Vans Warped Tour – Main Stage ft. We Came As Romans
Aug 02 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
Aug 03 San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Aug 04 Houston, TX @ Reliant Center Parking Lot
We Came As Romans
Aug 14 Hamburg, Germany @ Logo
Aug 15 Dinkelsbühl, Germany @ Summer Breeze
Aug 16 Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop
Aug 17 Grosspösna, Germany @ Highfield Fest
Aug 18 Biddinghuizen, Holland @ Lowlands
Aug 20 Köln, Germany @ Underground
Aug 21 Übersee am Chiemsee, Germany @ Chiemsee Rocks
Aug 25 Manilla, Philippines @ Bazooka Rocks Festival
We Came As Romans w/Vans Warped Tour and
Parkway Drive w/We Came As Romans
Nov 07 Würzburg, Germany @ Posthalle
Nov 08 Warsaw, Poland @ Proxima
Nov 09 Berlin, Germany @ Berlin Arena +
Nov 10 Holland, Netherlands @ Eindhoven Klokgebouw +
Nov 11 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
Nov 12 Stockholm, Sweden @ Tyrol
Nov 13 Malmö, Sweden @ KB
Nov 15 Dusseldorf, Germany @ Stahlwerk
Nov 16 London, United Kingdom @ Alexandra Palace +
Nov 17 Paris, France @ Bataclan
Nov 18 Bordeaux, France @ Rockschool Barbey
Nov 19 Madrid, Spain @ Penelope
Nov 20 Montpellier, France @ Rockstore
Nov 21 Milan, Italy @ Generali
Nov 22 Lindau, Germany @ Inselhalle
Nov 23 Berne, Switzerland @ Festhalle +
Nov 24 Vienna, Austria @ Stadthalle +
+ Vans Warped Tour festival date
We Came As Romans w/Vans Warped Tour Australia
Nov 29 Brisbane, Australia @ RNA Showgrounds
Nov 30 Coffs Harbour, Australia @ Coffs Harbour Showgrounds
Dec 01 Sydney, Australia @ Barangaroo
Dec 06 Canberra, Australia @ Exhibition Park
Dec 07 Melbourne, Australia @ TBA
Dec 08 Adelaide, Australia @ TBA
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