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Iwrestledabearonce debut video for Letters To Stallone

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 12th September 2013 by Nico Davidson

Iwrestledabearonce today debuted the new video for Letters To Stallone, which can be viewed down below. The track is taken from the band’s latest album Late For Nothing. The video for Letters To Stallone features live, backstage and road footage compiled from the band’s recent European tour.

In related news, Iwrestledabearonce will be touring the Us next month, with the tour kicking off on 10th October. The tour will last a month, ending on 10th November. Tour dates are as follow:

Oct 10 – Metairie, LA – The Cypress
Oct 11 – Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
Oct 12 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
Oct 13 – Dallas, TX – The Door
Oct 14 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Oct 16 – Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock
Oct 17 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
Oct 18 – San Diego, CA – Soma
Oct 19 – West Hollywood, CA – The Roxy
Oct 20 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Oct 21 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
Oct 22 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
Oct 24 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
Oct 25 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
Oct 26 – Joliet, IL – Mojoe’s
Oct 27 – Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theatre
Oct 28 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
Oct 29 – Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom
Oct 30 – Jeannette, PA – Gators
Oct 31 – Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
Nov 1 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Nov 4 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
Nov 5 – Richmond, VA – Kingdom
Nov 6 – Greensboro, NC – Greene Street
Nov 7 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Nov 8 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
Nov 9 – Lake Worth, FL – The Speakeasy
Nov 10 – Jacksonville, FL – Roc Bar

Iwrestledabearonce online:

http://iwrestledbearonce.com
http://facebook.com/iwrestledabearonce

 

Iwrestledabearonce release new album and video today

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 12th August 2013 by Nico Davidson

Following months and months of anticipation, post-hardcore band iwrestledabearonce have released their new album Late For Nothing via Century Media today. The album is available for purchase via the usual outlet and the IWABO webstore.  Late For Nothing can be streamed at this location for free.

Iwrestledabearonce has also released an epic new video for their song ‘Boat Paddle’ from ‘Late For Nothing’ at Youtube.com.  Known for their unique sense of humor, the band’s latest video finds the band being called on to save the Earth from an alien with a massive death ray.

Iwrestledabearonce online:

http://iwrestledabearonce.com
http://facebook.com/iwrestledabearonce
http://twitter.com/iwabo

 

Iwrestledabearonce premier new song featuring guitar legend Steve Vai

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 4th July 2013 by Nico Davidson

US hardcore band Iwrestledabearonce have premiered their brand new song Carnage Asada which features none other than guitar legend Steve Vai. The song is available for streaming on GuitarWorld.com and will be featured on the band’s upcoming album Late For Nothing, which is set for release next month via Century Media. Carnage Asada can be streamed at this location.

Carnage Asada is one of twelve progressive, jaw-dropping tracks from IWABO’s highly anticipated new album Late For Nothing, which also includes the recently released songs Firebees and Thunder Chunky. IWABO is wrapping up a European tour at the moment and will return to the U.S. later this month for The All Stars Tour 2013 with Every Time I Die.

Iwrestledabearonce online:

www.iwrestledabearonce.com
www.facebook.com/iwrestledabearonce
www.twitter.com/iwabo

 

iwrestledabearonce reveal details for third studio

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 10th June 2013 by Nico Davidson

Los Angeles based experimental-heavy-rock band iwrestledabearonce have announced they will release their highly anticipated, third studio album Late For Nothing, on 12th August in Europe via Century Media Records.

Late For Nothing was self-produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by the band’s guitarist and programmer Steven Bradley at the band’s home studio in Los Angeles.  It also marks IWABO’s first record with their fiery new singer Courtney LaPlante who joined the band with only a day’s notice during last summer’s Vans Warped Tour.

Newly recharged with the addition of LaPlante, Bradley and cohorts John Ganey (guitar and programming), Mike “Rickshaw” Martin (bass) and Mikey Montgomery (drums) are set to keep their fans guessing with Late For Nothing. While the band’s signature, avant-garde style is well intact on the new album; their style has progressed immensely.  By far their boldest and most accessible release to date Late For Nothing rips and roars with blunt force intensity, incorporating their brain joggling breakdowns with a unique blend of electronics, jazzed-out time signatures and break neck riffage. Bradley affirms this:

The entire album came together as a result of us wanting to do something different. We didn’t want to make another weird IWABO album or whatever people were expecting.  We set out to make something different and better than anything we’ve ever released.  It’s a more evolved version of the band.  We explored new styles and genres as well—especially in terms of the more spacey, epic, and beautiful parts. It’s got the most melodic moments of our career as well as the heaviest.

Featuring the forthcoming, schizophrenic first single Thunder Chunky, Late For Nothing scales the summit of heavy rock and metal with twelve teeth gnashing tracks that find a happy medium between crushing metal and beautifully orchestrated melody. The album’s opener, Thunder Chunky, sets the tone for the album as they slash their way through songs like Letters To Stallone, that showcases LaPlante’s incredible balance of full throttle screams and melodic choruses, and Carnage Asada which features a guest solo from the legendary Steve Vai.

Iwrestledabearonce online:
www.iwrestledabearonce.com
www.facebook.com/iwrestledabearonce
www.twitter.com/iwabo

 

Iwrestledabearonce nearing fully recording third studio album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 26th April 2013 by Nico Davidson

Experimental-metalcore act Iwrestledabearonce have announced they’re almost finished with tracking their forthcoming, third studio album, which is due out later this year.

Currently held-up in their band-compound and recording studio in Los Angeles, Iwrestledabearonce are pushing themselves musically like never before.  While known for their schizophrenic sound and unconventional song structure, Iwrestledabearonce is approaching their next record with a new focus and a determination to deliver an album that will surprise fans and entirely re-define who they are as a band. Guitarist Steven Bradley comments:

Well damn! After another two years of non-stop touring, some unexpected twists, and getting to visit some new and amazing places, we’re finally back in the studio working on full length number three! I’ve 100% NEVER been this excited about an IWABO album, because it feels like we’ve finally reigned in “our sound” even further and really hit a stride in terms of songwriting.  We’ve always admired bands like Deftones, Cynic, Thrice, Glassjaw, Mr. Bungle, Dredg, Cephalic Carnage, The Mars Volta, et cetera because they’ve never made the same album twice, and aren’t scared to keep evolving while still maintaining their signature styles. Obviously I’d never compare us to the greatness of those bands, but, in keeping with that mentality, we’ve progressed a bit more and put together our best collection of songs so far.

Bradley who is producing, engineering, mixing and mastering the album himself also adds:

The heavy parts are heavier and more interesting, the choruses are stronger, and the “weird twists” that people have come to expect in our music are way more thought-out than in the past and definitely hit harder than ever.  Long story short – we’re very excited about getting this album finished and released, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Thanks for listening, and keep in touch with us on our facebook/twitter/etc where we will be posting frequent updates!

Iwrestledabearonce’s upcoming album will also be the debut of the band’s electrifying new scream-sing queen Courtney LaPlante, who joined the band with only a 24 hour notice in between shows on the band’s run with Warped Tour in 2012.  Her contributions to the new music have not only re-energized the band but have also allowed them to explore new growth as a cohesive unit. LaPlante comments:

Since the day I joined this band, I’ve been anticipating this album! I was pushed to the limit creatively and technically, and I’ve never been more proud of myself or my bandmates. We’ve been through alot this year, and this is the pay-off; the result of our experiences. Most importantly, I think IWABO fans both old and new will really enjoy these songs, and we can’t wait to play them live for you this summer!

Keep up with the band’s progress in the studio at this location.

Iwrestledabearonce online:

https://www.facebook.com/iwrestledabearonce
http://www.iwrestledabearonce.com/
https://twitter.com/iwabo

Ghostfest 2013: First announcement made

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 30th January 2013 by Nico Davidson

It’s official! Following last year’s 2700 capacity sellout weekend of metal and hardcore mayhem, GHOSTFEST is back on 29th and 30th June 2013 and promises to raise the bar even further with even more big names in metal and hardcore than ever before. The first of many huge band announcements are as follows:

The Devil Wears Prada

The Acacia Strain

Veil of Maya

The Devil Wear’s Prada, The Acacia Strain and Veil Of Maya will be joined by bands like Iwrestledabearonce, Bury Your Dead, Harmsway, Vanna, Odessa, Malevolence, Chronographs, Twitching Tongues and Departures.

Toyan St.Hilaire, GHOSTFEST’s director, commented “I have to be honest, after the sucess of last year’s Ghostfest, I really felt the pressure to put together an event to match it, but this year has well exceeded what I was hoping for! Once again there’ll be three stages and a varied mix of bands, so there will be something for everyone and we’ve booked some of the biggest names the festival has ever seen. This year is going to be BIG! Stay tuned for more announcements”.

For the second year in a row, GHOSTFEST is partnering with Impericon and Rock Sound magazine and have brought in Hype clothing this year as the second stage sponsors. With more huge announcements over the coming months, Ghostfest 2013 is set to be the biggest it has ever been!

Tickets cost £37.50 Weekend / £25 Single day, with an exclusive pre-order available at this location. from Friday. Tickets go on general sale at seetickets.com, ticketline.co.uk, leedstickets.com, Crash Records and Jumbo Records from Monday 11th February.