Silverstein Announce North American Tour Dates

SilversteinAlthough they just got off their fall tour with We Came As Romans, The Color Morale, Chunk! No Captain Chunk! and Dangerkids, Silverstein will be celebrating the New Year with a slew of new tour dates in Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. Currently the dates stretch from early January through late February in Canada, with scattered April and May dates for the U.S. and Mexico. You can check out the newly announced tour dates below, and keep an eye out for more dates coming soon. (more…)

Asking Alexandria, We Came As Romans, August Burns Red & More Announce Tour Dates

ASKING ALEXANDRIATalk about a mega tour! Asking Alexandria have announced North American tour dates this spring with August Burns Red, We Came As Romans, Crown The Empire, and Born Of Oasis on the “Break Down The Walls” tour. While exact dates haven’t been announced, fans can expect the tour to run from March to April, and according to Asking Alexandria’s Ben Bruce, the tour will sell out.

Speaking about the tour, Bruce says “America, we are coming for you. It’s been a while since we have seen your beautiful faces, but we are back this March with a line-up that takes us right back to our roots. This is the most dynamic package that we have ever put together and we can’t wait to come and play for you guys. Expect our biggest and best production, our longest set to date and more rock n’ roll antics and debauchery than ever before. Get your tickets ASAP as this shit will sell-out fast. come hang out with us. We will see you soon.”

Tickets go on sale Friday, December 20th at 10am PST.

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We Came As Romans Announce Fall Headlining Tour

Michigan hard rock outfit We Came As Romans have announced plans to embark on a fall headlining tour in the months ahead.

Kicking off October 2nd in Grand Rapids, Michigan, We Came As Romans’ fall tour will be their first outing since the July release of Tracing Back Roots, their third full length album. The tour will last just over four weeks and will feature stops all over the United States, including dates on both East and West coasts. Silverstein, The Color Morale, Chunk! No Captain Chunk! and Dangerkids will support. You can view the full routing below. (more…)

We Came As Romans Stream "Ghosts"

Michigan’s We Came As Romans have released a new single off their forthcoming album entitled “Ghosts.”

Hitting your ears like an audio punch to the gut, “Ghosts” is another impressive step forward for We Came As Romans. The song seems to build on the energy first heard on “Tracing Back Roots” and “Fade Away,” but with a twist of sentiment that is wholly unique to this track. Hot Topic had the premiere, so you’ll need to visit Soundcloud to experience “Ghosts.”

Tracing Back Roots, the new album from We Came As Romans, hits stores next week via Equal Vision Records.

We Came As Romans Premiere "Fade Away"

Just days after releasing a teaser, We Came As Romans have begun streaming their new song, “Fade Away.”

The second song to surface off the upcoming album Tracing Back Roots, “Fade Away” is classic We Came As Romans. Though compelling as ever, there is no getting past the familiar sing/scream structure upon which the band has built their career. It works, and just like the songs that came before, “Fade Away” packs meaningful lyrics about recognizing the struggle of life and wraps it with a hopeful (anthemic) chorus. You can stream the single right here.

Tracing Back Roots hits stores July 23. Comment below and let us know your thoughts on WCAR’s latest.

We Came As Romans Tease "Fade Away"

Michigan metalcore act We Came As Romans have posted a teaser for a new single entitled, “Fade Away.”

Sticking to the scream/cleans mix that has propelled them thus far in their career, the first taste of “Fade Away” We Came As Romans have offered feels like a fitting continuation of their career. More than any other band, WCAR offer a sense of self-empowerment in their music, and that seems to be the case yet again with this song. You can stream the teaser at the end of this post.

We Came As Romans will release “Fade Away” on July 3. Their new album, Tracing Back Roots, hits stores July 23. (more…)

We Came As Romans Premiere "Tracing Back Roots" Lyric Video

Michigan hard rock outfit We Came As Romans have released a lyric video for their latest single, “Tracing Back Roots.”

The title track and lead single off We Came As Romans’ forthcoming new album, “Tracing Back Roots” first premiered online early yesterday morning. The song quickly climbed the iTunes rock charts, and just before the sun set on the East Coast the following lyric video found its way online. While the concept of these videos may seem tired, the approach WCAR keeps things interesting even for those who think the idea is a bit stale. You can view the video below.

After a day and many replays, I think it’s safe to say We Came As Romans have never sounded better than they do on “Tracing Back Roots.” After two full lengths (and two deluxe reissues), it seems this group has finally come into their own. Comment below and let us know your thoughts on the new single.

Tracing Back Roots hits stores July 23 through Equal Vision Records. (more…)

We Came As Romans Release "Hope" Video

Michigan’s We Came As Romans have released the official video for their latest single, “Hope.”

Taken from the recent reissue of their Sophomore album Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be, which in addition to Hope includes two more new songs, the latest video from WCAR is their most high-gloss effort to date. The clip finds the band spreading their message of hope to downtrodden students and those who feel displaced by society alongside at least three separate performance setups. You can view the footage below.



If you enjoy “Hope,” but are still unsure whether Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be is the kind of album you need in your life, click here and read our official album review.

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Album Review: We Came As Romans – "Understanding What We've Grown To Be"

We Came As Romans‘ (WCAR) sophomore album, Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be, has been re-released for 2013 in a deluxe edition with three additional tracks.

Thematically, the album offers a comprehensive meditation on the challenges and struggles we encounter as we grow older, and the maturity that we gain from life’s calamities. Yet, the band retains the positive sense of camaraderie so familiar from their first album, To Plant A Seed. Among all of the bands within the metalcore scene, WCAR has defined themselves by creating a unique sonic niche, utilizing slightly altered metalcore characteristics, synthesizers, and clean, auto-tuned vocals.

Driving, syncopated patterns create a groove familiar to metalcore. However, lead guitarist Joshua Moore provides melodic phrases that flow over the groove and help create a distinct sound. Additionally, clean vocalist Kyle Pavone and screamer David Stephens compliment each other and deliver well-articulated lyrics. The high production value on the album helps to blend all of the elements together, though it also seems to cover up the main criticism the band consistently receives – Pavone’s lack of delivery during live performances. But his vocals work well here; the slight auto-tune and a generous amount of reverb create a nice change from Stephens’ screaming. Combined with arrangement elements such as breakdowns, melodic passages, lulls featuring synthesized groove patterns, and tempo changes, the music and vocals seem to mesh effortlessly.

In a well-executed display by a band that can distinguish itself from the rest of the ever-growing metalcore scene, Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be conquers the sophomore album jinx. While I wouldn’t say that it is better than their debut release, I will say that We Came As Romans have been able to produce a solid album that is not a carbon copy of their first.

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The Used Release ‘The Lonely’ Lyric Video

The Used may be about to embark on their Take Action Tour, benefiting the It Gets Better Project with We Came As Romans and Crown The Empire, but that hasn’t stopped them from releasing a lyric video for their b-side, “The Lonely” from their album, Vulnerable. The song also appears on the tour’s compilation album, Take Action! Volume 11.

Check out the video here and find tour dates after the jump.  Don’t forget, you can enter our weekly #FreeTicketFriday contest for a chance to score a free pair of tickets to this show! (more…)