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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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  • RomanEfremov

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz8gf83jpTU

    20 May 9:22pm Reply
  • Schander

    Ugh, not that discordant-core again plox. Now mixing it up with even more fashionable djenty riffs and a poor choice of guest vocals. Late For Nothing is miles beyond their other stuff, but I'm afraid it's gonna stay that way.

    8 May 7:20pm Reply
  • brootinho

    Wade In The Water was all I needed.

    5 May 8:15pm Reply
  • mc666

    New song sounds great. Got that spazzy feel to it like their older stuff. Keeping it good and heavy too.

    12 Apr 6:08pm Reply
  • xVictimOfADownx

    New song has restored my faith in this band, interesting to hear the guitarist from Fall In Archaea joined iwabo....digging his influence a lot on the band.

    9 Apr 7:27am Reply
  • brootinho

    Even though it's a good deathcore song (despise the new dude from Suicide Silence), I miss some clean vocals as well but I'm not sure if Courtney can sing Bjork-ish as Krysta did. That's one of the things that made this band so unique and also something that's been missing on the third album. I guess I wouldn't mind if they go brutal.

    7 Apr 8:41pm Reply
  • rsimms900

    Clean vocals are sorely missing on the new track. Hopefully the new album will have them as they are part of the IWABO charm for me.

    6 Apr 12:07pm Reply
  • Asomatica

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95dgVlua7aE New single is here. At first I thought "shit, they went full blown generic deathcore." Then 1:05 happened.

    6 Apr 10:57am Reply
  • 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
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