Courtesy Sharptone Records We Came as Romans has started writing new material for the first time since the death of co-vocalist Kyle Pavone last August.
Speaking to Billboard, vocalist Dave Stephens says that the Michigan metalcore outfit has 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,” Stephens explains. “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.”
Stephans adds that he hopes to incorporate any material Pavone was working on prior to his death into the new music.
“He was always writing, and I’m pretty sure he gave Lou [Cotton], our guitarist, a few different things he wrote,” Stephens says. “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.”
We Came as Romans is currently touring with Crown the Empire. The band has no plans to replace Pavone, who handled clean vocals. Stephens now sings both clean and unclean vocals.
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