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We Came As Romans are gearing up to release a new album, and now, the Troy, Michigan, metalcore guys have offered up a taste of what to expect.

The band has released “Black Hole,” their newest single, and it features a guest spot from Beartooth’s Caleb Shomo. Listen to the new song below.

“‘Black Hole’ was the very last song that we wrote for the record. We had this idea of what we wanted it to sound like, and we wrote a bunch of music for it throughout our time in L.A. But we were never really satisfied with what we created. With only a week left in the studio, we had finally created something that we were all stoked about — and it was time to put a message to the song,” We Came As Romans said in a statement.

Singer Dave Stephens added, “The lyrics to ‘Black Hole’ are about dealing with the anxiety that you feel going through life. For me, at the time, [it was] the anxiety I was feeling in dealing with loss and the grieving process. But we wanted to leave the song open-ended enough for our fans to relate to, with anything they were going through. That anxiety is sometimes so crushing and so heavy, and you have to deal with the weight of it, the gravity of the situations you’re in. And sometimes, it just feels like an endless cycle.”

We Came As Romans - Black Hole (Feat. Caleb Shomo)

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Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com and tweet at her @AnneErickson!