Courtesy Sharptone Records We Came as Romans vocalist Dave Stephens has confirmed that the band won’t replace late co-vocalist Kyle Pavone, and will continue as a five-piece outfit.
“We wrote those songs together and they’re still my songs as well, but it’s weird even for me singing [Pavone’s] parts,” Stephens tells Kerrang! “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,” Stephens continues. “We wanna do our best to honor [Pavone] and make him proud, but never replace him. He definitely won’t be forgotten.”
Pavone died in August at age 28 of an accidental drug overdose. In September, the remaining We Came as Romans members decided to go on with their scheduled tour supporting Bullet for My Valentine to honor Pavone’s memory.
“I guess the next first would be writing music without him, and I’m not sure when that will happen,” Stephens says. “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 [bad], and I know he would be pretty livid if we threw in the towel.”
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