Courtney LaPlante Fills In For Pregnant iwrestledabearonce Singer Krysta Cameron


iwrestledabearonce is on the full Vans Warped Tour this summer performing on the Ernie Ball Stage, where the band is being joined by fill-in vocalist Courtney LaPlante. The Shreveport, Louisiana heavy metal band’s regular vocalist, Krysta Cameron, wasn’t able to join the guys because she’s pregnant.

The following statement from guitarist Steven Bradley on the news has been issued:

So here it is… complete transparency. A press release written by me (Steven, original IWABO guitarist) with the truth on what’s going down.

The day before our Warped Tour show in Dallas, TX we had a day off in the DFW area. Krysta lives there now, so she went home to relax and do some laundry. The next day, we received word from her minutes before our set that she discovered she and her fiancé are expecting a kid and she would not be returning to finish Warped Tour with us. Obviously this is an insane curveball for everybody, but in typical IWABO fashion we will press on. And no matter what happens, Krysta has been our best friend for years and we want her to be happy.

So what the fu** is the plan then, you ask? Well on literally a few minutes notice, our friend Courtney LaPlante flew her ass down to meet up with us today so that won’t miss a single show of this tour. Courtney is a beast in both the singing and screaming departments and is also an incredibly awesome person. We wouldn’t tarnish the years of work that we’ve put into this band by having somebody half-ass it on stage with us, so please come to a show and give her a high-five and make her feel welcome for doing us this huge favor. It makes it feel even better and more natural since she has been a long-term fan of our band and already knows the material.

So long story short; Fear not friends and Bear Fu**ers… We will continue to play Warped Tour and we hope that you will continue to support us. Getting to play for and talk to so many of you on a daily basis is honestly what we live for, and we will definitely continue with our plan to high-five everybody on Earth. We will update you with more info soon, including some new tour dates and info on our recently-finished full-length horror/comedy/whatever film A Beary Scary Movie!

And finally, thank you so much to everybody who has been so supportive of us for all these years and we hope to see you again soon!

– Steven / iwabo

iwrestledabearonce ‘I’m Gonna Shoot’ Live In Mexico


iwrestledabearonce just played their first ever shows in Guadalajara and Mexico City and received an overwhelming response from fans. Both shows were completely sold out with insane mosh pits and crowds singing along every night. To highlight the dates, iwrestledabearonce has released a performance video for their track ‘I’m Gonna Shoot’, off their most recent album, ‘Ruining It For Everybody’. The footage used in the video is taken from the recent sold out dates in Mexico.

iwrestledabearonce Confirmed For Vans Warped Tour 2012


Another handful of acts playing Vans Warped Tour 2012 has been announced and iwrestledabearonce will be on the full tour from June 16th to August 6th. “After how much fun we had in 2010, we’re beyond stoked to head out on Warped again!” says guitarist Steven Bradley. “Warped crowds are amazing and doing signings every day and meeting everybody rules. Cannot wait!”

iwrestledabearonce will join Chelsea Grin, Memphis May Fire, Senses Fail, Sleeping with Sirens and more. Pre-sale tickets for the tour will be available on April 6, 2012. Check out for line up announcements and other updates.

Prior to the Vans Warped Tour dates, iwrestledabearonce will be heading out with Molotov Solution, Glass Cloud and The Greenery for the “Road To Metal Fest” tour leading up to and following their appearance on the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on April 21.

“Road To Metal Fest” Tour Dates:
4/16 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory
4/17 – Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theater
4/18 – Knoxville, TN @ Valarium
4/20 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
4/21 – Worcester, MA @ New England Metal and Hardcore Festival @ The Palladium
4/23 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
4/24 – Evansville, IN @ Boney Junes
4/25 – Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theater
4/26 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
4/27 – Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
4/29 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
4/30 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
5/01 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Cinnabar

Vans Warped Tour Dates:
6/16 – Salt Lake City, UT
6/17 – Denver, CO
6/20 – Las Vegas, NV
6/21 – Irvine, CA
6/22 – Pomona, CA
6/23 – San Francisco, CA
6/24 – Ventura, CA
6/27 – San Diego, CA
6/28 – Phoenix, AZ
6/29 – Las Cruces, NM
6/30 – San Antonio, TX
7/1 – Houston, TX
7/3 – Dallas, TX
7/5 – Saint Louis, MO
7/6 – Detroit, MI
7/7 – Chicago, IL
7/8 – Minneapolis, MN
7/9 – Kansas City, MO
7/10 – Indianapolis, IN
7/11 – Cleveland, OH
7/12 – Pittsburgh, PA
7/13 – Toronto, ON
7/14 – Montreal, ON
7/15 – Hartford, CT
7/17 – Buffalo, NY
7/18 – Scranton, PA
7/19 – Boston, MA
7/20 – Philadelphia, PA
7/21 – New York, NY
7/22 – Oceanport, NJ
7/24 – Washington, DC
7/25 – Virginia Beach, VA
7/26 – Atlanta, GA
7/27 – Orlando, FL
7/28 – Miami, FL
7/29 – Tampa, FL
7/30 – Charlotte, NC
7/31 – Cincinnati, OH
8/1 – Milwaukee, WI
8/4 – Seattle, WA
8/5 – Portland, OR

Iwrestledabearonce Announces Headlining U.S. Dates


Having spent the better half of the last year on the road supporting acts such as Of Mice and Men and As I Lay Dying, Iwrestledabearonce announced that they will be headlining their next US tour, ‘Road To Metal Fest’, presented by Merch Now. Kicking off on April 16th in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the string of dates will lead into New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on April 21st and continue on until wrapping up in Flagstaff, Arizona on May 1st. Alongside Iwrestledabearonce, the “Road To Metal Fest” tour features some of the quickest rising acts in the heavy music scene including Molotov Solution, Glass Cloud and The Greenery. A full list of dates are below.

“We’re super excited about this tour and the opportunity to play New England Metal and Hardcore Fest again!” Iwrestledabearonce guitarist Steven Bradley enthused. The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is the largest, longest running and most successful metal festival in the United States. “A lot of these shows are in venues we missed in 2011, so can’t wait to party with all you folks for the first time in a while. Come hang out with us and let’s make mistakes!”

Scott Lee, promoter for both the festival and the “Road To Metal Fest” tour added, “I’m very proud of the line up for this tour and I feel very comfortable that this represents the festival at its core. I’m also excited to get the chance to extend this tour leading up to the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival.” For more information on the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, visit

“Road To Metal Fest” Tour
April 16 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory
April 17 – Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theater
April 18 – Knoxville, TN @ Valarium
April 20 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
April 21 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium – New England Metal and Hardcore Festival
April 23 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
April 24 – Evansville, IN @ Boney Junes
April 25 – Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theater
April 26 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
April 27 – Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
April 29 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
April 30 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
May 1 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Cinnabar

All Stars Tour Kicking Off Tonight Ft. In This Moment & More

In This Moment

In This Moment will be hitting the road with the All Stars Tour on July 21st, with the North Hollywood, California heavy metal band being joined by Emmure, Alesana, Born Of Osiris, Bless The Fall, Iwrestledabearonce and more.

All Stars tour dates featuring In This Moment With Emmure, Alesana, Born Of Osiris, Bless The Fall, Iwrestledabearonce, For Today, After The Burial, Chelsea Grin, Attila, Motionless In White, Sleeping With Sirens, For All Those Sleeping, The Ghost Inside, Memphis May Fire, This Romantic Tragedy

***Tuesday 7/19: Farmington, NM @ Top Deck*** ALL STARS OFF-DATE
Thursday 7/21: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Friday 7/22: Mission, TX @ Las Palmas Race Track
Saturday 7/23: San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
Sunday 7/24: Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
Tuesday 7/26: Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
Wednesday 7/27: Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Ballroom
Thursday 7/28: Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater
Friday 7/29: Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Saturday 7/30: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Ballroom Grounds
Sunday 7/31: St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
Tuesday 8/2: Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
Wednesday 8/3: Montreal, QC @ Theatre Olympia
Thursday 8/4: Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
Friday 8/5: Poughkeepsie, NY @ Mid Hudson Civic Center
Saturday 8/6: Fitchburg, MA @ Central Mass Expo Center at CY
Sunday 8/7: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Tuesday 8/9: Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
Wednesday 8/10: Richmond, VA @ The National
Thursday 8/11: Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
Friday 8/12: North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
Saturday 8/13: Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
Sunday 8/14: Pensacola, FL @ Seville Quarter
Wednesday 8/17: Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Thursday 8/18: Scottsdale, AZ @ Venue of Scottsdale
Friday 8/19: San Diego, CA @ Soma
Saturday 8/20: Anaheim, CA @ The Grove
Sunday 8/21: Las Vegas, NV @ Rock the Block
Tuesday 8/23: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
Friday 8/26: Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Saturday 8/27: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre

iwrestledabearonce ‘See You In Shell’ Video

iwrestledabearonce are out with the video to their new single ‘See You In Shell’, off the Shreveport, Louisiana avant-garde metal band’s debut full-length album ‘It’s All Happening!’, out now on Century Media. Watch it via YouTube below.

iwrestledabearonce ‘You Aint No Family’ Video

iwrestledabearonce 'You Aint No Family' music video
iwrestledabearonce are out with the video to their new single ‘You Aint No Family’, off the trash metal band’s debut full-length album ‘It’s All Happening’, out now on Century Media Records. Watch below.

The Human Abstract European And U.S. Tour Dates

The Human Abstract

The Human Abstract, fresh from completing separate tours with Trivium, All That Remains, Japanese rockers Dir En Grey, and most recently, having just wrapped this week, As I Lay Dying, is now preparing to embark on yet another jaunt, this time a series of European dates with Protest the Hero, and The Chariot.

The Human Abstract will then head out on a U.S. headlining tour in the spring with Oh, Sleeper, Iwrestledabearonce, and Vanna opening. The tour, in support of the Los Angeles metal act’s sophomore album ‘Midheaven’, kicks off April 30th in Anaheim, California at Chain Reaction.

Check out the tour dates below the fold.