We Came As Romans Announce New Album \’Dark Bloom\’; Drop New Single \”Plagued\”

We Came As Romans have today announced the long awaited release for their new album, \’Darkbloom\’, their first new album in five years, set to drop on October 14th, 2022 via Sharptone Records. The band have launched pre-orders of a very special run of vinyl, limited to only 1000, featuring an exclusive layout with a 10-page booklet available now from iamdarkbloom.com. Fans can pre-save the album HERE.
Today\’s announcement is highlighted by the release of brand new single \”Plagued\” and its accompanying visualizer. Stream the track HERE and watch the visualizer HERE or by clicking the image below.
Speaking on the highly anticipated news of the release of their new album, We Came As Romans guitarist, Josh Moore shares
Speaking on their brand new track, \”Plagued\”, We Came As Romans guitarist Josh Moore shares
\”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.\”
Speaking on their brand new track, \”Plagued\”, Moore continues
\”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.\”
We Came As Romans
Album Track Listing
5. Golden
6. One More Day
7. Doublespeak
8. The Anchor
9. Holding the Embers
10. Promise You
We Came As Romans have a busy touring schedule ahead. Starting on July 15th in Harrisburg, PA and culminating in Long Island, NY on August 27th, the band will hit the road for for a 34-date run with August Burns Red, Hollow Point and Void of Vision. They will then hit the road again for a further -date run with Architects and Like Moths To Flames, beginning on September 9th in Chicago and ending in Los Angeles, CA on October 7th. They will also perform at Blue Ridge Rock and Louder Than Life festivals. Info and tickets can be found at iamdarkbloom.com/pages/tour. Full routing below:
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
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