Botch has unveiled plans for a new, super-duper version of their 2002 metallic hardcore classic, We Are the Romans. Due out September 11, 2007, the record has proved wildly influential on the modern "metalcore" CD, a fact not lost on the band's label:
These dudes nailed it so hard that the bands that came afterward had to start calling themselves "metalcore" out of respect. And today, it's actually even worse: Ever since Botch went tits up back in 2002, there's been a steady, obnoxious stream of MTV2-jocking carpetbaggers that have ripped off our Sea-Tac boys riff for riff. We'd name names, but why fuck around with pretenders to the throne when you're already in bed with the kings?

The record will be released as a deluxe, double CD with the original record, live tracks and the original demo versions of the songs.


CD 1:

  1. To Our Friends In the Great White North (5:11)
  2. Mondrian Was A Liar (2:41)
  3. Transitions From Persona To Object (6:04)
  4. Swimming the Channel vs. Driving the Chunnel (4:30)
  5. C. Thomas Howell as the Soul Man (4:44)
  6. Saint Matthew Returns to the Womb (3:04)
  7. Frequency Ass Bandit (4:26)
  8. I Wanna be a Sex Symbol On My Own Terms (3:35)
  9. Man The Ramparts (9:54)
  10. Thank God for Worker Bees- Remix (7:30)
CD2:
  1. To Our Friends In the Great White North- Demo (5:17)
  2. I Wanna be a Sex Symbol On My Own Terms- Demo (3:41)
  3. Transitions From Persona To Object- Demo (6:34)
  4. Mondrian Was A Liar- Demo (3:02)
  5. Saint Matthew Returns to the Womb- Demo (3:21)
  6. C. Thomas Howell as the Soul Man- Demo (4:25)
  7. Man The Ramparts- Demo (6:31)
  8. Saint Matthew Returns to the Womb- Live (4:19)
  9. Vietmam- Live (3:11)
  10. Transitions From Persona To Object- Live (6:01)
  11. Hutton's Great Heat Engine- Live (6:19)

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