We Came As Romans announce new full-length Darkbloom; premiere new single “Plagued”

We Came As Romans have revealed details for their sixth full-length release. The album is titled Darkbloom and it will arrive on October 14th on SharpTone Records. Vinyl pre-orders are available at IAmDarkbloom.com. You can also pre-save it here. Guitarist Josh Moore said of the album:

“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.”

Additionally, the group have released a new track off the effort titled “Plagued”. A video for it created by Wombat Fire is out now and can be found below. On the single, Moore adds:

“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 will hit the road next month supporting August Burns Red on the Through The Thorns Tour. That trek will also feature support from Hollow Front and Void of Vision. That tour will be followed by a run with Architects and Like Moths To Flames. You can find all dates below.

Darkbloom track listing:

  1. “Darkbloom”
  2. “Plagued”
  3. “Black Hole”
  4. “Daggers”
  5. “Golden”
  6. “One More Day”
  7. “Doublespeak”
  8. “The Anchor”
  9. “Holding The Embers”
  10. “Promise You”

7/15 Harrisburg, PA – HMAC *
7/16 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom *
7/17 Providence, RI – The Strand *
7/19 Rochester, NY – Anthology *
7/20 Hartford, CT – The Webster *
7/22 Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live *
7/23 Norfolk, VA – Norva *
7/24 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel *
7/25 Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine *
7/26 Columbia, SC – The Senate *
7/28 Birmingham, AL – Iron City *
7/29 New Orleans, LA – Republic *
7/30 Austin, TX – Emos *
7/31 Corpus Christi, TX – Brewster Street *
8/01 Tucson, AZ – Encore *
8/03 San Diego, CA – Soma *
8/04 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst *
8/05 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades *
8/06 Portland, OR – Roseland *
8/08 Seattle, WA – Showbox Market *
8/09 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory *
8/10 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory *
8/12 Great Falls, MT – The Newberry *
8/13 Billings, MT – Zoo Montana *
8/14 Fargo, ND – Fargo Brewing Outdoors *
8/16 Minneapolis, MN – Fillmore *
8/18 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon St *
8/19 Des Moines, IA – Val Air *
8/20 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave *
8/21 Bloomington, IL – Castle Theater *
8/23 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s *
8/24 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts *
8/25 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom *
8/27 Long Island, NY – Paramount *
9/09 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre ^
9/10 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall ^
9/12 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe ^
9/13 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre & Ballroom ^
9/15 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre ^
9/16 Toronto, ON – Rebel ^
9/17 Montreal, QC – MTelus ^
9/20 Boston, MA – House Of Blues ^
9/21 New York, NY – Terminal 5 ^
9/22 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore ^
9/23 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore ^
9/27 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz ^
9/30 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 ^

* = w/ August Burns Red, Hollow Front and Void Of Vision
^ = w/ Architects & Like Moths To Flames