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Shreveport LA, United States (2007 – present)

iwrestledabearonce are a band from Shreveport, Louisiana that utilizes a variety of genres and musical influences. The band incorporate various styles of music and shuffle through them rapidly but they do maintain an overall sound with 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. It’s All Happening was re-issued June 29, 2010 in a deluxe edition featuring a bonus remix CD and a DVD containing the promo videos for “See You In Shell” and “You Ain’t No Family”, the stems of “Tastes Like Kevin Bacon” and “You Ain’t No Family” for use with remixing, and more.

During Warped Tour 2012, it was announced that vocalist Krysta Cameron had become pregnant and would have to leave the band for the rest of the tour. She was replaced by friend Courtney LaPlante of Unicron for the remainder of the tour. However, bassist Mike Martin stated that same summer that Cameron would be permanently replaced by LaPlante. As of January 24, 2013 the band is writing music for their third studio album with LaPlante on vocals.

Current lineup:

Courtney LaPlante (vocals)
Steven Bradley (lead guitar, keyboards, samples, programming)
John Ganey (rhythm guitar, keyboards, samples, programming)
Mikey Montgomery (drums, backing vocals)
Mike “Rickshaw” Martin (bass)

Former members:
Krysta Cameron (vocals)

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  • nauseatings

    sick

    24 Mar 6:50am Reply
  • bloodyrabbiD

    Ruining = Happening > Late for Nothing > Self-Titled EP

    1 Mar 8:57pm Reply
  • deathcoredemon

    молодцы ребята

    11 Feb 7:38pm Reply
  • Jeshos

    Wrestling a bear isn't metal enough for you? [5]

    11 Nov 2014 Reply
  • mituza

    Хаотичность и их звучание уносит в ад!!!!Шикарно в любом случае кто бы что ни говорил))

    9 Nov 2014 Reply
  • thedannyworsnop

    Wrestling a bear isn't metal enough for you? [4]

    8 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Asomatica

    Ruining > Self-Titled EP > Happening >>>> Late for Nothing (bland metalcore shit)

    28 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Eariss

    The Summer Breeze show was mind blowing, go Courtney!

    18 Aug 2014 Reply
  • bobo9390

    Wrestling a bear isn't metal enough for you? [3] saying their name isn't metal is asinine

    13 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Frostedxflames

    I kinda stopped listening to them after Its all happening but I gotta say I really like what courtney brought to the band love this whole album

    29 Jul 2014 Reply
  • hookbags

    One of the best band names ever!

    28 Jul 2014 Reply
  • sammysaurus_

    Wrestling a bear isn't metal enough for you? [2]

    25 Jul 2014 Reply
  • LucasLinoMota

    Wrestling a bear isn't metal enough for you?

    22 Jul 2014 Reply
  • bryantheqb

    why do metalcore bands have the most unmetal band names

    21 Jul 2014 Reply
  • DesunotoK

    terrible band name but I listened to their debut album it's all happening and it was pretty damn good non boring stuff.

    20 Jul 2014 Reply
  • tfaaon

    can't wait to see them live. It must be loads of fun !

    16 Jul 2014 Reply
  • anotherChuck

    Последний альбом удивительно хорош!

    11 Jul 2014 Reply
  • federicogambato

    mathcore?deathcore? maybe I can tag him as crabcore

    8 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Abakanec

    оооочень странная бездарная хуетень

    6 Jul 2014 Reply
  • TTEOTD7

    been a fan from day 1 " Try not to suck any dick in the parking lot"

    3 Jul 2014 Reply
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