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We Came As Romans On Their Next Move: “We Need Some Time To Navigate Our Grief”


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We Came As Romans have confirmed that they still intend to continue on as a quintet in the wake of the loss of their frontman Kyle Pavone, who died this past August in what has been described by the band as an ‘accidental overdose.’

Just weeks after Pavone‘s passing, the group went ahead with their previously scheduled September/October tour with Bullet For My Valentine and Bad Omens. Vocalist Dave Stephens stepped up to take on Pavone‘s parts at those shows. More recently, the band played a special tribute show for Pavone with numerous special guest musicians.

Speaking with Kerrang!, Stephens commented of playing live without Kyle:

“We wrote those songs together and they’re still my songs as well, but it’s weird even for me singing his parts. I’m sure it’s kind of strange to the fans and the band, but I can’t imagine how much more strange it would be to have someone else singing them permanently. We don’t ever want to add another member again, and at this point, we’re closer than ever. We wanna do our best to honor [him] and make him proud, but never replace him. He definitely won’t be forgotten.”

He also spoke of what’s next for the group:

“I think as of now, we need some time to navigate our grief. We got the tour done and a lot of those firsts that were going to be really difficult out of the way. I guess the next first would be writing music without him, and I’m not sure when that will happen. We definitely plan on continuing on. Kyle and all of us dedicated so much time to making this happen because we all wanted it so band, and I know he would be pretty livid if we threw in the towel.”

In the wake of Pavone‘s passing The Kyle Pavone Foundation was established.

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