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)
Brian Dozier (bass)
Ryan Pearson (drums)
Dave Branch (bass)
Mim Cameron (guitar)
Daniel Andrews (keyboards, samples, programming)

Edited by memristor on 2 Sep 2013, 19:41

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iwrestledabearonce
my knowledge

unfortunately this knowledge is wrong. this has nothing to do with extreme metal or metalcore. Just because someone mixes Postal Service, Bjork, and Thursday influences doesn’t make them experimental.

They have absolutely no electronic music influences; you must have meant electronica, at best.

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Formed in
  • 2007
Founded in
  • Shreveport, Louisiana
Band Members
  • Courtney LaPlante   (2012 - )
  • Steven Bradley   (2007 - )
  • John Ganey   (2007 - )
  • Mikey Montgomery   (2008 - )
  • Mike "Rickshaw" Martin   (2009 - )
  • Krysta Cameron   (2007 - 2012)
  • Brian Dozier   (2007 - 2008)
  • Ryan Pearson   (2007 - 2008)
  • Dave Branch   (2008 - 2009)
  • Mim Cameron   (2008 - 2009)
  • Daniel Andrews   (2007 - 2009)

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