We Came As Romans new album out today!

We Came As Romans’ highly anticipated sophomore album, Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be is now available in-stores (Target, Best Buy, Hot Topic, independent retailers and more), and online (iTunes, Amazon, MerchNOW and more).

Musically and lyrically, Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be is much darker than the band’s debut full-length album, To Plant A Seed – taking We Came As Romans’ signature energetic and heavy, orchestral-infused sound to the next level with more intricate instrumentation and the finely tuned juxtaposition of the gut-wrenching explosions of David Stephens’ screams and the smooth croons of singer Kyle Pavone. We Came As Romans is comprised of Stephens, Pavone, Joshua Moore (lyrics, guitar), Lou Cotton (guitar), Andy Glass (bass), and Eric Choi (drums).

As We Came As Romans’ exquisite cover art foreshadows, the album moves from dark to light and chronicles an ongoing journey of realizations, segueing from their perpetually positive views, into a more complex and realistic outlook on life. The cover artwork was done by artist Paul Romano [Chiodos, Mastodon], who also created the cover for To Plant A Seed.

Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be will be released internationally on September 16th in Europe, Russia, and South Africa (via Nuclear Blast), New Zealand and Australia (via We Are Unified), and in Japan on September 21st (via Triple Vision). The 12-track album was recorded with longtime friend and producer, Joey Sturgis [The Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria, Attack Attack!] at Foundation Recording Studio.

We Came As Romans’ I’m Alive headlining tour kicks off today in Pontiac, MI at The Crofoot Ballroom. Joining the Michigan-based sextet on the full US and Canada tour will be Miss May I, Of Mice & Men, labelmates Texas In July, and Close To Home. We Came As Romans was also recently announced as support on the upcoming Asking Alexandria and Hollywood Undead co-headlining World War III Tour, with additional support from Borgore and D.R.U.G.S. The tour begins in Mesa, AZ on November 1st, following the I’m Alive Tour and tour dates in Australia with The Devil Wears Prada. All upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

We Came As Romans, Miss May I, Of Mice & Men, Texas In July, Close To Home
Sep 13 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
Sep 14 Green Bay, WI @ Riverside Ballroom
Sep 15 Palatine, IL @ Durty Nellie’s
Sep 16 Madison, WI @ The Loft
Sep 17 Des Moines, IA @ People’s Court
Sep 18 Fargo, ND @ The Venue
Sep 19 Winnipeg, MB, CAN @ West End Cultural Centre
Sep 20 Regina, SK, CAN @ The Exchange
Sep 21 Calgary, AB, CAN @ The Gateway Bar – SAIT Campus
Sep 22 Edmonton, AB, CAN @ The Starlite Room
Sep 24 Vancouver, BC, CAN @ Rickshaw Theatre
Sep 26 Spokane, WA @ The A Club
Sep 27 Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
Sep 28 Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
Sep 29 Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Café
Sep 30 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Oct 01 Flagstaff, AZ @ The Orpheum
Oct 02 Farmington, NM @ Top Deck
Oct 04 Lubbock, TX @ The Wrecker
Oct 05 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Oct 06 Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
Oct 07 Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
Oct 08 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
Oct 09 Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
Oct 11 Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
Oct 12 Knoxville, TN @ Valarium
Oct 13 Toledo, OH @ Headliners
Oct 14 Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
Oct 15 Kent, OH @ The Outpost *(w/Close To Home only)

The Devil Wears Prada, We Came As Romans, and Dream On, Dreamer
Oct 20 Perth, AUS @ Capitol
Oct 21 Adelaide, AUS @ Thebarton Theatre
Oct 22 Melbourne, AUS @ Billboard
Oct 23 Melbourne, AUS @ Billboard
Oct 24 Sydney, AUS @ Roundhouse
Oct 26 Brisbane, AUS @ The HIFI
Oct 27 Brisbane, AUS @ The HIFI
Oct 29 Henderson, AK, NZ @ Zeal

Asking Alexandria, Hollywood Undead, Borgore, We Came As Romans, D.R.U.G.S
Nov 01 Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre
Nov 03 Salt Lake City, UT @ Salt-Air
Nov 04 Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
Nov 05 Kansas City, MO @ Uptown
Nov 06 St. Louis, MO @ Family Arena
Nov 08 Chicago, IL @ Aragon
Nov 09 Detroit, MI @ Compuware Arena
Nov 11 New York, NY @ Roseland
Nov 12 Poughkeepsie, NY @ Mid-Hudson Civic Center
Nov 13 Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Arena
Nov 15 Reading, PA @ Sovereign Center
Nov 17 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
Nov 18 Boca Raton, FL @ Sunset Cove Amphitheater
Nov 19 Tampa, FL @ Iguana Stadium