Michigan’s We Came As Romans have set a November 3rd release date for their highly anticipated debut full-length, To Plant A Seed.  Recorded with up-and-coming producer Joey Sturgis (The Devil Wears Prada, Emarosa, Attack Attack) at his Foundation Recording Studio, the 10-song follow-up to their breakout EP, Dreams, finds the band expanding their blend of pop-infused metal.

Although recorded with the same producer, there is still an intentional difference between the two albums. We Came As Romans didn’t let the fact that they are only a six-piece hold them back from achieving a more symphonic sound on To Plant A Seed.  “I played the trombone from Elementary school until I graduated high school and I always took the sound of a symphonic band or an orchestra with me,” explains Moore of their decision to add orchestral elements to the album such as the violins, brass, and piano interlaced throughout the album’s dynamic layers.

Not unlike the EP, the lyrics on To Plant A Seed reflect We Came As Romans’ goal of spreading a positive message through their music.  The band hopes, “when people hear the album, they might not change the way they think or the way they act right now, but hopefully we’ve planted that ‘seed’, that thought of love, and it can grow.”

The theme of the album is carried through to the artwork.  Painted by acclaimed artist Paul Romano (Mastodon, Chiodos), the album cover depicts a “very innocent looking boy in which the ‘seed’ has been planted in his mind and it grows to his heart, out of his palms and becomes branches,” describes Moore.

The band – Dave Stephens (vocals), Kyle Pavone (vocals/synth), Joshua Moore and Lou Cotton (guitar), Andy Glass (bass), and Eric Choi (drums) – will keep a busy tour schedule for the rest of 2009 that finds them on the road for several months beginning September 26th, including a week in Canada, a three week run with The Chariot, three weeks of headlining, and three weeks with friends, I See Stars.

1. To Plant A Seed
2. Broken Statues
3. Intentions (ft. Tyler “Telle” Smith of The Word Alive)
4. Roads That Don’t End And Views That Never Cease
5. Dreams
6. We Are The Reasons
7. Beliefs
8. I Will Not Reap Destruction
9. Searching, Seeking, Reaching, Always
10. An Ever-Growing Wonder

09/26 Rochester, NY @ The Jukebox
09/27 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
09/28 Kingston, ON @ Bar None
09/29 Toronto, ON @ The Kathedral
09/30 Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah
10/01 Saint Catherines, ON @ Level 3 Night Club
10/03 Windsor, ON @ Chubby Pickle
10/09 Rochester, PA @ The Blue Violet
10/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Broad Street Ministry

w/The Chariot
10/12 Crofton, MD @ The Macc
10/13 Altoona, PA @ The Eldolyn Terrace
10/15 Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
10/16 Montgomery, AL @ The Furnished
10/17 East Ridge, TN @ The Warehouse
10/20 Louisville, KY @ Headliners
10/21 Evansville, IN @ Boney June’s
10/22 Toledo, OH @ Frankies
10/23 Mt. Clemens, MI @ Hayloft
10/24 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
10/25 Orland Park, IL @ Mojoes
10/26 Herrin, IL @ Hitts
10/29 St. Louis, MO @ Pops
10/30 Little Rock, AR @ The Village
10/31 Claremore, OK @ The Tree
11/01 Oklahoma City, OK @ Bricktown Ballroom

11/02 Wichita, KS @ The Oz Café
11/03 Cape Girardeau, MO @ 4H
11/05 Metairie, LA @ The High Ground
11/06 Macon, GA @ Central City Skate Park
11/07 Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
11/08 Dayton, OH @ The Attic Club
11/09 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
11/10 Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
11/11 Erie, PA @ Forward Hall
11/12 Vineland, NJ @ Hangar 84
11/13 Lemoyne, PA @ Champion Ship
11/14 S. Hackensack, NJ @ School Of Rock
11/15 Manchester, NH @ Rocko’s
11/17 Toronto, ON @ The Reverb
11/18 London, ON @ London Music Hall

w/I See Stars
11/25 Mt. Clemens, MI @ Hayloft
11/27 Orland Park, IL @ Mojoe’s
11/28 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre
11/29 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
11/30 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
12/01 Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Theatre
12/02 Pocatello, ID @ Icon
12/03 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
12/04 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
12/05 Orangevale, CA @ Club Retro
12/07 Stockton, CA @ Stockton Empire Theatre
12/08 W. Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour
12/09 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
12/10 San Diego, CA @ Epicentre
12/11 Phoenix, AZ @ Modified Arts
12/12 Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
12/13 Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s
12/14 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
12/15 Dallas, TX @ The Door
12/17 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
12/18 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
12/19 Grand Rapids, MI @ The MixTape


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