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IWrestledABearOnce Premieres New Track

IWrestledABearOnce today premieres a new track titled "Erase It All" taken from new album "Hail Mary."

The song features guest vocals from Suicide Silence vocalist Eddie Hermida. "Hail Mary" is set to drop on June 16 via Artery Recordings.

Check out now "Erase It All" below.

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Chimaira Announces 2014 Tour Dates

Cleveland heavyweights Chimaira has announced the "Celebrate the Chaos" tour that will run rampant through the U.S. and Europe.

The tour will celebrate the band's fifteen year path digging up hits from the vast back catalog. Supporting duties will come from IWrestledABearOnce and Oceano with label-mates Fit For An Autopsy and Reflections opening the show. Front man Mark Hunter weighs in on the news:

"Chimaira turned fifteen this August and the only appropriate way to celebrate the chaos is to hit the road. Take a trip through the entire catalog with us and rediscover old favorites in the new era of domination! Rise up! The time has come..." More...

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IWrestledABearOnce Releases New Video

IWrestledABearOnce has released a new video for the song “Letters To Stallone” today. The track is from the band’s new album, "Late For Nothing" (reviewed here), which is out now.

The band's previously released music video for "Boat Paddle" can also be viewed at this location. IWABO will be heading back out on the road in October for “The About That Life Tour” with Attila, Upon A Burning Body, The Plot In You and Fit for a King. More...

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IWrestledABearOnce Releases New Music Video

IWrestledABearOnce has released third full-length album, "Late For Nothing," today via Century Media. The album is currently streaming online courtesy at this location.

The band has also released an epic new msuic video for the song "Boat Paddle," which can be found below.

Known for a unique sense of humor, the band’s latest video finds IWrestledABearOnce being called on to save the Earth from an alien with a massive death ray. Armed with brutal riffs, tumultuous rhythm and ferocious vocals, the costumed heroes’ sonic assault stops the impending doom in its tracks... More...

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IWrestledABearOnce Posts Entire Album Online

IWrestledABearOnce has premiered a stream of the entire new album, "Late For Nothing," for fans today via Loudwire.com. Check out the album stream below.

The band’s third full-length album is scheduled for release on August 6th via Century Media and is available for pre-order now in a variety of packages and formats at this location.

IWABO is currently trekking across the U.S. on The All Stars Tour 2013 with Every Time I Die, Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, Terror and more. Dates are available after the jump. More...

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IWrestledABearOnce Video Interview Available

Steven Bradley and Courtney LaPlante from IWresltedABearOnce sat down with Hot Topic to tell the story about how Courtney joined the band after the departure of previous vocalist Krysta. Check out the clip below.

IWrestledABearOnce will release new album "Late For Nothing" this coming August 6th via Century Media Records. You can hear the new song "I'd Buy That For A Dollar" over at this location.

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IWrestledABearOnce Posts New Track

With less than 3 weeks to go until the release of new album, "Late For Nothing," Los Angeles act IWrestledABearOnce has premiered a new song titled “I’d Buy That For A Dollar.” Check out this latest track in the player below courtesy of Bloody-Digusting.com.

The new record is scheduled for release on August 6th via Century Media Records. To hear more from the album, you can also listen to the previously posted tracks "Carnage Asada" and "Thunder Chunky."

The band will be performing new music for fans on “The All Star Tour” with Every Time I Die, Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, Terror and more, which kicks off today in Huntington, NY and will wrap on August 17th in Hartford, CT. Dates are available after the jump. More...

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IWrestledABearOnce Streaming "Carnage Asada"

Los Angeles based insane troupe IWrestledABearOnce has premiered a brand new song titled “Carnage Asada,” which features a solo from legendary axeman Steve Vai. Check it out at Guitarworld.com or in the player available below.

The new song is featured on the band’s forthcoming album, "Late For Nothing," which is scheduled for release on August 6th via Century Media Records and available now for pre-order at this location.

To hear more from the album, you can also listen to the previously posted track "Thunder Chunky" right here. More...

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IWrestledABearOnce Releases New Single

IWrestledABearOnce has launched a pre-order today for forthcoming third studio album, "Late For Nothing," which is due out on August 6th from Century Media Records. Fans who pre-order the album from iTunes will get an instant download of the band’s new single, “Firebees.”

Pre-order Late For Nothing from iTunes at this location. “Firebees” is also streaming now at Spotify here.

The previously posted track "Thunder Chunky" can also be heard by clicking here. IWABO is currently on tour in Europe and will return to the U.S. in July for The All Stars Tour 2013 with Every Time I Die. More...

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IWrestledABearOnce Streaming New Song

In anticipation of forthcoming album, "Late For Nothing," IWrestledABearOnce has debuted the first new song, “Thunder Chunky,” today at ArtistDirect.com. Check it out here or in the player below.

The band’s third studio album will be released on August 6th via Century Media Records. “Thunder Chunky” is IWABO’s first released song with new queen of scream Courtney LaPlante, who joined the band last summer during the Vans Warped Tour.

"Thunder Chunky is the first track on Late For Nothing and also serves as the perfect bridge between our last album and this one,” says guitarist/programmer Steven Bradley. “It combines a lot of different heavier styles, but always finds its way back to the chorus melody that creeps in during the song's intro. It's also a great way for people to hear Courtney for the first time, since it shows off a lot of her amazing vocal range in both the singing and screaming departments. We hope that everybody enjoys it, and we can't wait to show you even more songs off of our most diverse album to date!" More...

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IWrestledABearOnce Reveals New Album Details

IWrestledABearOnce will release third studio album, "Late For Nothing," on August 6th via Century Media Records.

"Late For Nothing" was self-produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by guitarist/programmer Steven Bradley at the band’s home studio in Los Angeles. It also marks IWABO’s first record with 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/programming), Mike “Rickshaw” Martin (bass) and Mikey Montgomery (drums) are set to keep their fans guessing with "Late For Nothing."

"The entire album came together as a result of us wanting to do something different," affirms Bradley. "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." More...

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The All Stars Tour Dates Revealed

The 2013 All Stars Tour will feature Every Time I Die, Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, Terror, Stray From The Path, Volumes (July 26 - Aug 11), Capture the Crown, IWrestledABearOnce, For All Those Sleeping, Structures (July 19 - 25 & Aug 12 - 17), Ice Nine Kills, and Dayshell. The dates for the tour have now been revealed and are as follows:

7/19 - Long Island, NY @ The Paramount
7/20 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (NO SFTP)
7/21 - Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall (NO SFTP)
7/22 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
7/23 - Toledo, OH @ Rocket Bar
7/24 - Chicago, IL @ Toyota Park
7/25 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
7/26 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada
7/27 - Denver, CO @ Summit
7/28 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue (NO TERROR)
7/30 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
8/01 - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency
8/02 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
8/03 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
8/04 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
8/05 - Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theatre
8/08 - Dallas, TX @ The Door
8/09 - San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
8/10 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
8/12 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
8/13 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
8/14 - Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
8/15 - New York City, NY @ Irving Plaza
8/16 - Reading, PA @ The Reverb
8/17 - Hartford, CT @ The Webster More...

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IWrestledABearOnce Working On New Album

IWrestledABearOnce has announced the band is almost finished with tracking a forthcoming third studio album, which is due out later this year.

“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!,” says guitarist/programmer Steven Bradley. “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, etc 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 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!”

IWABO’s upcoming album will also be the debut of the band’s new scream/sing queen Courtney LaPlante, who joined the band with only a 24 hour notice in between shows on a run with the Warped Tour in 2012.

“Since the day I joined this band, I've been anticipating this album!” says LaPlante. “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!”

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AllStars 2013 Lineup Announced

The third annual installment of the AllStars Tour is taking shape for this summer, and Buffalo's Every Time I Die will be this year's headliner (the abnd's final run in support of the "Ex Lives" album).

The tour will also feature Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, Terror, Stray From The Path, Capture The Crown, IwrestledABearOnce, For All Those Sleeping, and DayShell. Structures, Volumes, and other bands TBA will also be performing in select markets.

Every Time I Die's Keith Buckley (vocals) states: “We've always put a lot of effort into making this band work and when we perform we do so at the highest level of intensity, so to finally be deemed an 'AllStar' is a dream come true. I plan on relaxing in a hot tub with Wade Boggs or smoking huge cigars with Ronnie Harmon talking about our visits to Hollywood. Those are just some casual things us AllStars do when we're not giving 110%. But that's rare. This tour has a solid line-up and we're excited to be a part of it. See you all this summer.”

Stay tuned to the tour's Facebook profile for more updates. More...

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IWABO Posts Choose Your Own Adventure Video

IWrestledABearOnce has released a music video for the track "Button It Up," but in order to access the video, fans must choose the correct path on the clip's "Choose Your Own Destiny" unlock.

Upon receiving a VHS tape containing the unseen music video for "Button It Up," guitarist Steven Bradley is kidnapped by a psychotic IWABO fan before he can make his way back to the band house to view the video.

Follow the video below to pick the two band members you want to follow, see them save Steven and watch the video! (Or choose the wrong path to see the gruesome death of Steven Bradley and the demise of IWrestledABearOnce). More...

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Century Media Announces "Keep A Breast" Sale

The Century Family and the Keep A Breast Foundation have teamed up to launch a Halloween sale. Throughout the entire month of October, thirteen albums under The Century Family's umbrella will be for sale right here. For every album sold, The Century Family will donate $0.50 to the Keep A Breast Foundation to support their cause against breast cancer. Below is the list of albums involved in the sale:

...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - "TAO Of The Dead"
Arch Enemy - "Khaos Legions"
Blaqk Audio - "Bright Black Heaven"
Fozzy - "Sin And Bones"
In This Moment - "Blood"
Iwrestledabearonce - "Ruining It For Everybody"
Lacuna Coil - "Dark Adrenaline"
Matt Skiba & The Sekrets - "Babylon"
Otherwise - "True Love Never Dies"
Rise To Remain - "City Of Vultures"
Suicide Silence - "Black Crown"
The Agonist - "Prisoners"
Vampires Everywhere! - "Hellbound & Heartless"

In addition to having select albums on sale, The Century Family also has a limited number of t-shirts available via CM Distro. 100% of the proceeds from t-shirt sales will be donated to the Keep A Breast Foundation.

For many of the artists participating, they are not only supporting a good cause, but supporting something close to them. The Keep A Breast Foundation has posted videos of those artists talking about their personal experiences with breast cancer or cancer in general.

And now a relevant photo of Maria Brink from In This Moment: More...

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IWrestledABearOnce Announces Movie Premieres

IWrestledABearOnce will take a small detour from the upcoming "Ruining Earth for Everybody" tour for the premiere of the band's debut theatrical release, "A Beary Scary Movie." The band will debut the horror film on Monday, October 8th, 2012 at Laemmle's Noho 7 Theater in North Hollywood, CA.

Free and open to the public, IWrestledABearOnce will be present for the movie screening and will meet fans and answer questions. Seating is limited, so fans should be sure to get there early if they want to get good seats and speak with the band. The movie starts at 10:00 PM sharp, doors open at 9:30 PM.

Following the Los Angeles premiere, "A Beary Scary Movie" will be shown in Greensboro, NC on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 at the Carmike 18 Theater. The event begins at 8:00 PM and in addition to the screening, the band will be doing a meet and greet with fans. Advance tickets are available for $10 here, and will be $12 the day of the event. More...

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IWrestledABearOnce To Release Movie

It's been over year since IWrestledABearOnce announced the band would be releasing "A Beary Scary Movie," a feature film starring none other than the members themselves. "A Beary Scary Movie" is now scheduled for release on November 6th, 2012.

IWrestledABearonce has teamed up with Bloody-Disgusting.com to premiere the official trailer for the film, which can be viewed right here or in the player below.

"A Beary Scary Movie" was written and directed by Justin Beasley of KOTK Productions and features the musical stylings and acting debut of IWrestledABearOnce. The horror-comedy follows the tale of Shreddy - the deranged guitarist from legendary 80's hair metal band White Vulture - who comes straight from hell murdering bands one by one by hacking them to pieces. Now it's up to Steven, Mikey, John, Krysta and Ricky to make it out alive. The film also features a cast including M. Shawn Clown Crahan, Larry Parks, John Dillion, Phillip Wright, Jim Babel, Charlie Huffman and Kelly Keodara, with a special appearance by Jake Busey. More...

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Oceano Comments On Upcoming Tour Dates

Chicago deathcore act Oceano is gearing up for a European tour with Louisiana metallers IWrestledABearOnce. The "Ruining Earth For Everybody" tour kicks off this Friday, September 7th in Karlsruhe, Germany, and also features Vanna and For All Those Sleeping. The tour will be Oceano's second ever visit to Europe. Oceano frontman Adam Warren comments:

"Almost a month following our 'comeback', we got an amazing call. It was the offer for Oceano to tour with IWABO. Of course, we immediately said yes, still not knowing we'd be graced with doing TWO back-to-back tours in two months with them. Upon finding this out, we all simultaneously vomited and shit our pants in pure excitement! It was a full body explosion from almost every orifice.

"Aside from my gratuitous bodily fluid references, I (along with the other members of Oceano) have loved the IWABO folks since we first met and toured with them oh so long ago on our first European tour (Never Say Die). A solid mutual respect and friendship was formed and we are really excited to be reunited with plenty of time to get stupid with each other.

"We were also very stoked to find out our very close partners in PARTY and friends, Within The Ruins will be joining us on the US side of touring with IWABO. This is going to be a long but unforgettable fun couple of months for everyone! See you all soon!"

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IWrestledABearOnce Announces North American Shows

After this summer's Van's Warped Tour and at Heavy MTL this past weekend, IWrestledABearOnce has announced the North American leg of the "Ruining Earth For Everybody" tour. The band will be out this October with new vocalist Courtney LaPlante with support from Oceano, Vanna, Within The Ruins, The Plot In You, and Surrounded By Monsters.

A full list of North American dates for the "Ruining Earth For Everybody" Tour can be seen below. For additional information on the tour and VIP tickets, visit this location.

10.05.12 San Diego, CA @ SOMA
10.06.12 Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse
10.07.12 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
10.09.12 Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point Cantina
10.10.12 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
10.11.12 Mcallen, TX @ Geo's Music Venue
10.12.12 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
10.13.12 Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
10.15.12 St. Louis, MO @ Fu Bar
10.16.12 Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
10.17.12 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
10.18.12 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
10.19.12 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
10.20.12 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
10.21.12 Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
10.22.12 Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
10.24.12 Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
10.25.12 New York, NY @ Santos Party House
10.26.12 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
10.27.12 Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
10.28.12 Springfield, VA @ Empire
10.29.12 Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
10.31.12 Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
11.01.12 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
11.02.12 Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music
11.03.12 Lawrence, KS @ Granada
11.04.12 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
11.05.12 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
11.06.12 Boise, ID @ The Venue
11.08.12 Spokane, WA @ A Club
11.09.12 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
11.10.12 Portland, OR @ Branx

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