We Came As Romans announce expanded ‘Understanding What We’ve Grown to Be’

Detroit, MI’s We Came As Romans has teamed up with with Hot Topic for the exclusive premiere of the band’s innovative new video for “Let These Words Last Forever”. Offering a full cinematic storyline with simultaneous lyrical representation of the song through animated typography, the video displays a creative hybrid of a lyric video and traditional music video.

Lyricist/guitarist Joshua Moore elaborates on the release of new material stating, “We are really excited to be releasing new, original music for the first time in over a year, and we thought the best way to do this was to release a song that combines the best elements of To Plant A Seed and Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be. “Let These Words Last Forever”, along with two more new songs we will be releasing, shows the direction we are headed in for our next album. We’re striving for the best combination of progression and staying true to our original roots.”

“Let These Words Last Forever” was recorded with producer Machine (Chiodos, Lamb Of God, Armor For Sleep) and mixed/mastered by John Feldmann (The Used, All Time Low, Panic! At The Disco). The single premiered Monday night on Detroit, MI alternative rock station 89X and is now available through retailers such as iTunes and Amazon. The song will also appear on We Came As Romans’ upcoming digital deluxe release of Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be that will be available on January 8.

The expanded version of the band’s sophomore full-length release will feature three new songs. Accompanying the aforementioned single will be “Hope” and “The King of Silence” – both of which were recorded with Feldmann earlier this year. We Came As Romans is set to re-enter the studio with Feldmann in March 2013 to record their third full-length album, following their run on the 2013 Take Action Tour with The Used.

A physical deluxe version of the album will be released in March 2013 and will also include a DVD of new, never-before-seen/behind-the-scenes tour footage, exclusive band interviews, and live performance segments. More details on a release date and pre-order packages for the physical version will be announced soon.

We Came As Romans has appeared on the covers of Alternative Press and Substream Music Press magazines, the front pages of the NJ Star-Ledger and Asbury Park Press newspapers, featured on video displays in 850+ Journeys stores, in Revolver Magazine, Guitar World, Rock Sound, Kerrang!, Outburn Magazine, AMP Magazine, and on,, MTV Buzzworthy Blog, Axe Body Spray Sites, and Sirius XM Liquid Metal. Earlier this year, We Came As Romans vocalist Dave Stephens appeared in Hot Topic’s massive back-to-school campaign, with his photograph featured in all 650+ Hot Topic retail stores throughout North America. The band spent much of 2012 on the road, including tours throughout North and South America, Japan, Europe/UK, and the Philippines and will continue to tour heavily in both the States and internationally throughout the new year.

Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be was originally released in September 2011 and debuted at No. 20 on the Billboard Current Top 200. The deluxe digital version tracklist can be found below, along with all upcoming tour dates.

Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be (digital deluxe)
1. Hope
2. The King of Silence
3. Let These Words Last Forever
4. Mis//Understanding
5. Everything As Planned
6. What I Wished I Never Had
7. Cast The First Stone
8. The Way That We Have Been
9. A War Inside
10. Stay Inspired
11. Just Keep Breathing
12. Views That Never Cease, To Keep Me From Myself
13. What My Heart Held
14. I Can’t Make Your Decisions For You
15. Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be

2013 Take Action Tour
w/The Used, We Came As Romans, Crown The Empire and Mindflow
Jan 06 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown*
Jan 07 Fayetteville, AR @ NWA Showcase Theater*
Jan 08 Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Sports Café*
Jan 11 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Jan 12 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
Jan 14 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
Jan 16 Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
Jan 17 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Jan 18 Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose*
Jan 19 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Jan 20 Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Jan 22 St. Louis, Mo @ The Pageant
Jan 23 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Jan 24 Huntington, WV @ Big Sandy Grand Ballroom*
Jan 25 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Jan 26 Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
Jan 27 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club*
Jan 28 Washington, DC @ 930 Club
Jan 29 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Jan 30 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
Feb 01 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
Feb 02 Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues
Feb 03 Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club*
Feb 04 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
Feb 05 Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
Feb 06 Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill Theater*
Feb 07 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Feb 08 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s Front Room
Feb 10 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
Feb 11 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Feb 13 Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
Feb 14 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Feb 15 Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock*
Feb 16 Austin, TX @ Emo’s East
Feb 17 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Feb 19 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
Feb 20 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
Feb 22 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
Feb 23 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock*
Feb 24 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Feb 25 San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brewing Company*
Feb 26 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Feb 27 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Mar 01 Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre

*We Came As Romans w/Crown The Empire only