We Came as Romans is an American rock band from Troy, Michigan. In August 2005, high school seniors Sean N. Zelda, David Stephens, Jonny Nabors, Mark Myatt, and Joshua Moore formed a band called This Emergency. They performed various gigs throughout the metro Detroit area. In November 2005, the band parted ways with bass player Jonny Nabors and replaced him with Sean E. 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 with Myatt changed the name to We Came as Romans. It has been confirmed that We Came as Romans is not a Christian band yet its lyrics often cover love, joy, pride, ambitions and other positive topics.
In 2008 they released two EPs, “Demonstrations” and “Dreams.” After signing with Equal Vision Records in April 2009, “To Plant a Seed,” their first full-length album, was released in November 2009. The album reached #13 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart.
Their second full-length studio LP, “Understanding What We've Grown to Be” was issued by Equal Vision in September 2011. The album reached #20 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart, #7 on the Independent Albums chart and #5 on the Hard Rock Albums chart.