We Came as Romans (abbreviated as WCAR) is an American metalcore band from Troy, Michigan, formed in 2005. The band has gone through one name change and multiple lineup changes, and signed to Albany, New York label Equal Vision Records in 2009. We Came as Romans is managed by Outerloop Management and has released two EPs, Demonstrations (2008) and Dreams (2008), and four full-length albums, To Plant a Seed (2009), Understanding What We’ve Grown to Be (2011), Tracing Back Roots (2013), and We Came as Romans (2015).
In August 2005, high school seniors Sean Zelda, Dave Stephens, Jonny Nabors, Mark Myatt and Joshua Moore formed a band called “This Emergency”. Current front man Stephens played guitar and keyboards during this period. They performed various shows throughout the metro Detroit area.
In November 2005, the band parted ways with bass player, Jonny Nabors and replaced him with Sean Daly. In June 2006, Zelda quit the band to attend the University of Michigan. In the summer of 2006, a close friend of the band, Larry Clark, officially joined on vocals; and Myatt changed their name to We Came as Romans.