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Latest IWrestledABearOnce News

Below is our complete IWrestledABearOnce news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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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.

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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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IWrestledABearOnce Begins Recording New Album

Century Media artists IWrestledABearOnce has begun recording their full length debut album in the house of famed producer Ross Robinson. The band is working with Ryan Boesch and expect to release the album by next spring. Comments the band:

“Ryan Boesch is a son of a bitch and a dirty, godless savage... but on the bright side, we are writing and recording on the beach at Ross Robinson's house and drinking all of Norma Jean's leftover energy drinks. Anyway, Ryan is as insane as us and since his discography includes 2Pac, Andrew WK, Tomahawk, and Sheryl Crow, we know we are in good hands. We will be updating our MySpace with all kinds of stupid news, so keep in touch on there for all of the latest! Our drummer has horrific gas.”

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IWrestledABearOnce Announcees Lineup Changes

Louisiana based experimental metallers IWrestledABearOnce has announced that band members Ryan Pearson (drums), Brian Dozier (bass) and John Ganey (guitars/programming) have all parted ways with the band.

A message from the band reads as follows: "Wellll we didn't think it was too big of a deal, buttt for those asking about the new members thing...

"Being on tour and signing to a label and being poor and living in a van for all of eternity and blah blah isn't for everyone. you've probably noticed that most full-time touring bands go through member changes and.. well.. shit happens.. we still love john/brian/ryan, but life goes on and iWaBo will continue until we all fall apart or die in an epic van/plane crash!


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IWrestledABearOnce Signs To Century Media

Louisiana based "easy listening grindcore" band IWRESTLEDABEARONCE has inked a deal with Century Media records. The video for the song "Tastes Like Kevin Bacon" can be viewed on the band's MySpace Page. The band issued the following statement about their new record deal:


"but seriously... thank you to each and every person who has listened to our stuff, bought something, come to a show, posted a banner/bulletin on myspace... ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING. WE LOVE YOU FOR IT AND SINCERELY APPRECIATE IT! We have all been working hard in various bands since we were young as hell to get to this point, and we couldn't be happier fo seriousssss! :D

"The tentative plan is to write in July, tour in August/September [dates coming soon!] and then write more and record the album at the end of 2008! That would put us on track for a full-length album release in April of 2009.. mmmm mmmmmmm!"

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