iwrestledabearonce are an experimental extreme metal band from Shreveport, Louisiana. The band incorporate various styles of music and shuffle through them rapidly but they do maintain an overall metalcore sound with electronic influence. Since their formation in 2007, they`ve released one self-titled EP within the same year via Tragic Hero Records and two full-length albums, It`s All Happening and Ruining It For Everybody, in 2009 and 2011 respectively, via Century Media.

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Texas In July Announces Fall Tour With After The Burial

Pennsylvania metal band Texas In July will join After The Burial on a fall headlining tour, which kicks off on September 13th in Moorhead, MN. The band will be touring as direct support behind their highly anticipated full-length record, Bloodwork, which is due out on September 16th via Equal Vision Records. Tickets for the tour… Read more »


Most bands want their music to be taken seriously, some to the point of considering their music an art form and insisting that it should be respected as such. Iwrestledabearonce (IWABO) is not one of those bands. Humor is a big element with the group, but that doesn’t mean their music is all fun and games…. Read more »

IWRESTLEDABEARONCE Announce New Single & Album Pre-Order

Hard rock band IWRESTLEDABEARONCE has launched a pre-order today for their 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 incendiary new single, “Firebees.” Pre-order Late For Nothing from iTunes at… Read more »

IWRESTLEDABEARONCE Premiere “Thunder Chunky” From Upcoming Album

In anticipation of their forthcoming album, Late For Nothing, LA based heavy-rock outfit IWRESTLEDABEARONCE has debuted the record’s artwork and first new song, “Thunder Chunky,” today at ArtistDirect.com.  The band’s third studio album, Late For Nothing, will be released on August 6th via Century Media Records. Stream IWABO’s “Thunder Chunky” now below: “Thunder Chunky” is… Read more »

IWRESTLEDABEARONCE Reveal Details About Third Studio Album

Los Angeles based experimental-heavy-rock band IWRESTLEDABEARONCE have announced they will release their highly anticipated, third studio album, Late For Nothing, on August 6th via Century Media Records. Late For Nothing was self-produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by the band’s guitarist/programmer Steven Bradley at the band’s home studio in Los Angeles.  It also marks IWABO’s first… Read more »

IWrestledABearOnce…and Won!

Where does a band get a name like Iwrestledabearonce?  Guitarists Steven Bradley and John Ganey, bassist Mike “Rickshaw” Martin, drummer Mikey Montgomery and interim lead vocalist Christine LaPlante can all attest they really haven’t been wrestling with bears;  maybe running from bears but believe it or not, it comes from something that actor Gary Busey, once… Read more »