In 2008, WCAR released a pair of well-received EPs, Demonstrations and Dreams, the former early in the year, the latter just before the end of the year. The EPs generated a buzz for the Post Hardcore band that eventually earned them a contract with Equal Vision Records.
WCAR’s acclaimed debut full-length, To Plant a Seed, hit the streets last November, which led to great notices within and beyond the Metal community and a number of high-profile tours.
Over the years, WCAR has fielded many questions about the positivity of its lyrical message (couched as it is in the standard Metal demon shriek, with a melodic Indie soundtrack that recalls Fall Out Boy) and the possibility of being a Christian band, a tag they respectfully deny while admitting that the band’s membership is comprised of Christians and non-Christians. Either way, WCAR crafts a pummeling wall of sound on which to pin their positive message and the band’s current tour just might offer up a handful of new songs. The band announced via Facebook and Twitter a couple of weeks ago that they would be returning to the studio with famed producer Joey Sturgis (who helmed the Dreams EP and To Plant a Seed) to track some new material.
Old songs or new, We Came As Romans are hitting the tour trail with a vengeance and the same goal as their ancient namesakes: to take over the world, one friend and countryman at a time.
They play a crowded bill at The Mad Hatter with Sky Eats Airplane, Pilot Around the Stars, Lights Down Low and Back to the Sky.