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IWrestledABearOnce Posts New Music Video Online

American progressive metal act IWrestledABearOnce has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "The Cat's Pajamas" which appears on the band's debut full length album "Its All Happening" which was re-released as a three disc set in 2010 through Century Media Records. You can view the vide below:

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New IWrestledABearOnce Live Footage Available

IWrestledABearOnce and CapitalChaos has posted a new live clip from the progressive metal act. The band are currently on tour to promote the special edition, three disc set of its debut album "It's All Happening" which was released through Century Media Records.

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IWrestledABearOnce Announces Japanese Tour

Shreveport, Louisiana progressive metallers IWrestledABearOnce has announced the dates for it's forthcoming tour of Japan. Support on the tour will come from Closure In Moscow and Fact.

IWrestledABearOnce Japanese tour dates:
November 26 – Tokyo - Zepp Tokyo
November 28 – Koriyama - Hip Shot Japan
November 30 – Matsuyama - Salonkitty
December 1 – Takamatsu - Dime
December 3 – Hiroshima - Club Quattro
December 4 – Okayama - Image
December 7 – Osaka - Big Cat

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New Metal Songs Added To The Rock Band Network

It's just a few more hours until the work day ends and the weekend finally arrives, and to celebrate those two glorious days there are a few new metal tracks to download through the Rock Band Network. The Xbox 360 edition sees new tracks from Otep, Peruvian act Nautiluz, and Gothic band Pythia. On September 28th the PS3 edition gets more Evile, Cancer Bats, and Norma Jean, while the Wii continues to fill out the back catalog with The Devil Wears Prada, Amberian Dawn, and IWrestledABearOnce. The complete list of new songs added, including the non-metal tracks, can be found below.

New to RBN on Xbox 360 in the past week:

Pythia - "Army of the Damned"
My Morning Jacket - "I'm Amazed"
Otep - "Smash the Control Machine"
Citizen Cope - "I Couldn't Explain Why"
Slim Cessna's Auto Club - "Americadio"
Nautiluz - "Chasing the Light"
Van Friscia - "Epic Symphony in A Flat Minor, First Movement: Marching Out"
Gov't Mule - "Steppin' Lightly"
Barefoot Truth - "Threads"
SexTon - "Ready for Anything"
The Novocaines - "Cup of Coffee"
Amy Courts - "Shiver"
Pink Flag - "Roman Candle"
New Rising Sun - "Holy Ground"
Ultra Saturday - "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" More...

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New Metal Songs Added To Rock Band Network

Sorry for the late Rock Band update this week metal fans! The weekend may be over, but that doesn't you mean you can't take a little time to rock out with new metal tracks through the Rock Band Network. The Xbox 360 edition has seen more tracks added by Amberian Dawn, Evile, Iwrestledabearonce, and Warbringer. The complete list of new songs, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:

Amberian Dawn - "Kokko - Eagle of Fire"
Ashland Court - "Hell's Sweet Hands"
Evile - "Devoid of Thought"
Evile - "Time No More"
iwrestledabearonce - "You Ain't No Family"
Mystic Syntax - "Flesh Pull"
Texas in July - "Uncivilized"
The Fire Violets - "Fence Jumper"
The Get Up Kids - "Your Petty Pretty Things"
Your Heart - "Spring"
J.A.C.K. - "I Cut Off My Arms"
Chaotrope - "XIV"
You Me and Iowa - "Howling at Summer"
James Silva - "I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES 1N IT !!!1"
Dead By Wednesday - "Pawns"
Warbringer - "Living in a Whirlwind"
The Gracious Few - "Honest Man"
State of Shock - "Money Honey" More...

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IWrestledABearOnce Releases New Music Video

Shreveport, Louisiana avant-garde metal act IWrestledABearOnce have released the video for the third single to be released off of their debut album "It's All Happening." The video is for the song "Danger in the Manger" and it can be viewed below.

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Emperor Invades The Rock Band Network

Friday means another round of songs added to the ever growing Rock Band Network, and this week is now exception. Although many previous metal additions to the network have leaned more towards the rock and metalcore end, this week sees some honest-to-Satan real extreme metal. So pull out those drum pads and warm up your vocal chords, because it's time to convince your neighbors hell has spilled onto Earth with live versions of Emperor's "Curse You All Men!" and "Inno a Satana" (although I can't imagine the bass player will be doing much).

The latest Xbox 360 additions added (including the non-metal tracks) are as follows:

The Apples in Stereo - "No One in the World"
Emperor - "Curse All You Men! (Live)"
Emperor - "Inno a Satana (Live)"
Jenium - "Desperate Days"
Valient Thor - "Doublecrossed"
OWL - "Charmed"
Down Factor - "Blinded"
HourCast - "Hell or Hollywood"
a t o m - "To The Otherside"
The Everybody - "Surf Spy"
Tijuana Sweetheart - "No Mercy"
Sleater-Kinney - "Rollercoaster"
Band of Horses - "No One's Gonna Love You"
Brett Merrill and Brendan Carell - "Beautiful Collapse (Stalker)"
Evile - "Plague to End All Plagues"
Bang Camaro - "Blood Red Rock"
Amberian Dawn - "Incubus"
Robby Suavé - "Electro-Heaven"
XTT - "Fighting Back the Bullies"
Stars of Boulevard - "Sabretooth" More...

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Iwrestledabearonce Releases 3-Disc Reissue Set

Avant-Garde metal act Iwrestledabearonce have announced the release of a brand new re-issue set of their debut album "It's All Happening." The re-issue, titled "It's All Happening: The It's All Remixed Edition," features the original album on disc one, a remix disc and a bonus DVD. The set is made available through Century Media records.

Remix tracklisting:
1. You Ain't No Family (DJ Danny Maverick remix)
2. White Water In The Morning (DJ Rampue remix)
3. Danger In The Manger (Jimmy Urine remix)
3. I'm Cold and There Are Wolves After Me (Rondo remix)
4. Tastes Like Kevin Bacon (the Benjamin Weinman remix)
5. The Cat's Pajamas (Invader's remix by Latexxx Teens)
6. Pazuzu For the Win (A7ie remix)
7. Eli Cash Vs. The Godless Savages (9MILLIONWAYStoDIE aka dAdA YakUza remix)*
8. See You In Shell (Alien Vampire remix)

DVD tracklisting:
1. Studio webisodes, tour journals, and promo footage. (Bonus DVD)
2. See You In Shell (promo video) (Bonus DVD)
3. You Ain't No Family (promo video) (Bonus DVD)
4. Tastes Like Kevin Bacon (song stems for remix) (Bonus DVD)
5. You Ain't No Family (song stems for remix) (Bonus DVD)

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New Metal Tracks Available On Rock Band This Week

More metal tracks have been added to the expanding Rock Band Network this week, although the pickings are a little slimmer than in recent updates. Most notably are the tracks "Tastes Like Kevin Bacon" by IWrestledABearOnce, "Valkyries" by Amberian Dawn, and "Now Demolition" by Evile. The complete list of new tracks, including all the non-metal songs, is as follows:

Paul Henry Smith & The Fauxharmonic Orchestra - "Flight of the Bumblebee (Rimsky-Korsakov)"
The Bronx - "Knifeman"
Kristin Dare - "'Til I'm Gone"
Circus Circus - "India"
All Time Low - "Walls"
Color Theory - "We're Not Getting Any Younger"
Scale the Summit - "The Great Plains"
Iwrestledabearonce - "Tastes Like Kevin Bacon"
Thunderdikk - "Bra Off Party On"
Amberian Dawn - "Valkyries"
Ballyhoo! - "Paper Dolls"
Sadaharu - "It's Not Paranoia If They're Shooting Live Bullets"
Evile - "Now Demolition"
Reverend Horton Heat - "Death Metal Guys"
Connor Christian and Southern Gothic - "Sunday Suit"
Farther Snake - "Shape 3"
Blackberry River Band - "Santa Fe"
CJ - "Eency Weency Spider"
The Knew - "By Yourself"
Windtunnel Syndrome - "You're An Egg! (Evolution)"
Counterfeit Pennies - "Five More Minutes"
Band of Horses - "Is There a Ghost" More...

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Darkest Hour To Tour With Dillinger Escape Plan

Darkest Hour will be embarking on a North American tour supporting The Dillinger Escape Plan, I Wrestled A Bear Once, and Animals As Leaders. The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows:

3/11 2010 Irving Plaza New York, New York
3/12 2010 The Palladium Worcester, Massachusetts
3/13 2010 La Sala Rossa Cabaret Montreal, Quebec
3/14 2010 Opera House Toronto, Ontario
3/15 2010 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights, Ohio
3/23 2010 The Social Orlando, Florida
3/24 2010 The Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia
3/25 2010 Tremont Musical Hall Charlotte, North Carolina
3/26 2010 Greene Street Club Greensboro, North Carolina
3/28 2010 First Unitarian Church Phuladelphia, Pennsylvania
3/29 2010 Ottobar Baltimore, Maryland
3/31 2010 Diesel Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4/1 2010 The Eagle Theatre Pontiac, Michigan
4/2 2010 Reggie’s Rock Club Chicago, Illinois
4/6 2010 Republik Calgary, Alberta
4/7 2010 Starlite Room Edmonton, Alberta
4/9 2010 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, British Columbia

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Warped Tour 2010 Lineup and Dates Announced

Quite a few bands have been announced already for this year's Vans Warped Tour, which is to take place June 24 through August 15, 2010. Of note to the metal and 'core crowd are: Alesana, Andrew W.K., Bring Me The Horizon, Dillinger Escape Plan, Emmure, Every Time I Die, Eyes Set To Kill, Green Jelly, Haste The Day, In Fear and Faith, iwrestledabearonce, Parkway Drive, Set Your Goals, Suicide Silence, and Whitechapel. You can check out the latest lineup here (more bands to be announced).

The latest Vans Warped Tour 2010 dates are as follows: More...

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Oceano Sends Message To Fans Before Euro Tour

Chicago deathcore heavyweights OCEANO is preparing for their first ever tour of Europe at the end of this month. OCEANO will take part in the Never Say Die Club Tour 2009 with ARCHITECTS, DESPISED ICON, HORSE THE BAND, AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, IWRESTLEDABEARONCE and THE GHOST INSIDE, first performing six shows in the UK before making their way around mainland Europe.

OCEANO guitarist ANDREW MIKHAIL comments:

"I can speak for the whole band when I say that we are all MORE than excited to be touring the UK and Europe finally. Never Say Die is a pretty diverse tour with tons of great bands, including our good friends Despised Icon that will tear shit up EVERY night. So, to those of you overseas, make sure to get out to the shows early to catch every band's set! Till then, lets have a good time and don't forget to GET PISSED!"


30.10.09 UK, Brighton @ Concorde 2
31.10.09 UK, Birmingham @ Academy 2
01.11.09 UK, Sheffield @ Corporation
02.11.09 UK, Glasgow @ The Arches
03.11.09 UK, Manchester @ Academy 2
04.11.09 UK, London @ The Electric Ballroom
05.11.09 Germany, Münster @ Sputnikhalle
06.11.09 Germany, Hamburg @ Markthalle
07.11.09 Germany, Köln @ Essigfabrik
08.11.09 Netherlands, Eindhoven @ Effenaar
09.11.09 Luxembourg, Esch-Alzette @ Kulturfabrik
10.11.09 Switzerland, Solothurn @ Kulturfabrik Kofmehl
11.11.09 Germany, München @ Backstage
12.11.09 Austria, Wien @ Arena
13.11.09 Slovenia, Ljubljana @ Kino Siska
14.11.09 Italy, Cesena @ Vidia Club
15.11.09 Italy, Roncede @ New Age Club
16.11.09 Germany, Schweinfurt @ Alter Stattbahnhof
17.11.09 Czech Rep, Prague @ Abaton
18.11.09 Germany, Berlin @ SO36
19.11.09 Germany, Kalrsruhe @ Substage
20.11.09 Germany, Leipzig @ Conne Island
21.11.09 Belgium, Hasselt @ Muziekodroom More...

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Tonight's Headbangers Ball Line-Up Details

Tonight’s Headbanger’s Ball, which airs on MT2V at 2AM EDT, will be a special on the upcoming “Beatles: Rock Band” game. The set list will be as follows:

Killswitch Engage On The Beatles Rock Band
Hatebreed - "In Ashes They Shall Reap"
Marilyn Manson On The Beatles Rock Band Edition
Kittie - "Cut Throat"
Killswitch Engage - "My Curse"
Slayer On Rock Band
August Burns Red - "Meddler”
Bullet for My Valentine - "Waking the Demon"
Bullet For My Valentine On Rock Band
Iwrestledabearonce - "You Ain't No Family"
The Black Dahlia Murder - "What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse"
Halestorm - "I Get Off"

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IWrestledABearOnce Posts New Remix Online

Electro-metal-trip-hop-dance-jazz pioneers IWRESTLEDABEARONCE are happy to announce the release of a new and exclusive remix of a yet unreleased song from their upcoming album “It’s All Happening”. The record will hit European streets on August 31st.

This remix will also be available on the European version of “It’s All Happening” which comes with another exclusive remix for the song “Pazuzu For The Win” (remix done by A7IE) as bonus material and is topped off with the band’s brilliant new clip for “You Ain’t No Family” as video enhancement. Furthermore you should make sure to check out Itsallhappening.org – a special website that offers all sorts of exclusive content and features around the upcoming record “It’s All Happening”!

Keep Tabs On "It's All Happening" by IWRESTLEDABEARONCE Here

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IWrestledABearOnce Posts New Music Video Online

IWrestledABearOnce has posted a new music video online for the song "You Ain't No Family," which is from their upcoming album "It's All Happening." The video can be viewed below. "It's All Happening" is currently set for a June 2nd release date. More...

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IWrestledABearOnce Post New Track

Currently available exclusively over at Absolutepunk.net is the brand spankin' new single from IWRESTLEDABEARONCE entitled "The Cat's Pajama's." The track is taken from the bands debut record, "It's All Happening," which is slated for a June 2nd release date through Century Media Records. Click below to hear the new song, and be sure to check out their Myspace page for more new music and tour dates.

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IWrestledABearOnce Interview On Metal Injection

Metal Injection just posted a new interview with IWRESTLEDABEARONCE conducted at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in Worcester, MA a few weeks ago. The band discusses their upcoming release, It's All Happening, their recent lineup changes as well as an arm-wrestling duel between the female vocalist Krysta Cameron and the male guitarist Steve Bradley. Watch all the randomness by clicking below!

Also, be sure to check out the bands official Myspace page to hear the new single "You Aint No Family" and the mastered version of "Tastes Like Kevin Bacon"!

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IWrestledABearOnce Posts Recording Footage Online

IWrestledABearOnce has posted a new video clip online from their recording sessions for the upcoming album "It's All Happening." The video clip can be viewed below. "It's All Happening" is currently scheduled for a June 2nd released via Century Media Records. More...

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NEMHF 2009 Adds Third Stage

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will introduce an additional stage this year dedicated to up and coming bands.

The third stage, sponsored by Deathcote Records, will be located at Chasers Nightclub, located behind the Palladium on the corner of Martin Luther King and Commercial streets. The main festival will be taking place at the Palladium.

“There are so many great bands and not enough time to get all of them on during the course of two days,” said festival co-organizer Sott Lee. “Adding a third stage is a great way for us to showcase some of the developing bands and it’s a terrific opportunity for these bands to play alongside some of today’s top metal and hardcore bands.”

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with the Atticus pre-party on Thursday, April 16. This year’s event is presented by Randall Amplifiers, Washburn Guitars and Eden Electronics. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage. Prosthetic Records will present the second stage.

The Atticus-sponsored pre-party will be a unique event that will be combining film and music, kicking off with a screening of official film sponsor Anchor Bay's film "Crowley," co-written by none other than Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson. The provocative supernatural thriller is the tale of a virtual reality experiment gone wrong, sending the soul of the British occultist Aleister Crowley into the body of a shy university professor. But even as Crowley creates all-new orgies of depraved pleasures and black magic, he is now preparing to unleash the ultimate occult event upon the world. Also showing is "Anvil! The Story of Anvil," a sometimes revealing, sometimes hilarious documentary about the legendary Canadian metal band. The movie follows best friends Robb Reiner and Lips as they make a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal, " influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, despite never hitting the big time. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dreams. The film will be followed by a performance by the band itself. The pre-party will also be held at the Palladium. Admission is free with a weekend pass or $15 for non-ticket holders.

Prices this year are $40 for Friday, $45 for Saturday or $79 for a 2-day ticket that also includes free admission to the kick off party on Thursday. Tickets are available at all Strawberries, FYE Stores, online at tickets.com or by calling (800) 477-6849. Tickets are available now.

Bands scheduled to perform this year include: More...

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Lineup Announced For NE Metal And Hardcore Fest

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will enter its second decade this April with an eclectic mixture of bands from the metal and hardcore genres. Returning to the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., the event will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with a an extra special pre-party on Thursday, April 16.

Headlining Friday will be All That Remains, one of the many bands that got its start at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. Saturday will be headlined by metal giants Lamb of God as part of their No Fear Energy Music Tour along with As I Lay Dying, Children Of Bodom, God Forbid and Municipal Waste. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage.

Other bands schedule to perform on Friday are: August Burns Red, Suffocation, The Acacia Strain, The Haunted, Napalm Death, WhiteChapel, Kataklysm, Cattle Decapitation, Veil of Maya, Abigail Williams, Decrepit Birth, Psycroptic, Intronaut, Withered, Left to Vanish, Lazarus A.D., Kylesa, XAFBX, Trap Them, Aggressive Dogs, Toxic Holocaust, XWarX, Psyopus, Woe of Tyrants, Rose Funeral and more to be announced. Doors open at 12 noon. More...

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