The past few months have been incredibly difficult for We Came As Romans, who are currently on their first headline tour in the US since the tragic passing of their vocalist, Kyle Pavone.
Pavone died on August 25th 2018, aged 28, due to an apparent accidental drug overdose.
However, it seems like the band plan to not only continue on, but to also honour Pavone‘s legacy with the group, confirming in a recent interview with Billboard (here) that they’ve started work on their sixth record and follow-up to 2017’s ‘Cold Like War’.
In the interview, Billboard spoke with frontman Dave Stephens, who had this to say about their current progress on a new record.
“We’ve been throwing a few demos around. 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.”
Stephens also expanded and shared that they hope to have some of Pavone‘s final writing contributions make it onto the record too.
“He was always writing, and I’m pretty sure he gave Lou [Cotton], 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.”
More details surrounding future material and releases from We Came As Romans will be confirmed as it develops.