Iwrestledabearonce Give Us Chills (and Thrills) With “Green Eyes”

With less than a week to go before Hail Mary arrives in stores, Iwrestledabearonce have shared a new video for “Green Eyes” that is sure to leave an impression.

Appearing wrapped in a live snake that explores her body as if her flesh is its home, vocalist Courtney LaPlante is the star of IWABO’s “Green Eyes” video. Her influence on the band was present on 2013’s Late For The Party, but the change toward a darker, heavier sound with Hail Mary has given her a chance to shine like never before. Her vocals, both piercing and angelic in equal …


Mosh Your Life Away With A New Song From iwrestledabearonce

With just over a month to go until the release of their fourth studio album, iwrestledabearonce have begun streaming a new song that fans are sure to love.

“Wade In The Water” found its way online early Tuesday afternoon, May 5. The track is the second song off Hail Mary to debut in advance of the album’s June release, following the premiere of “Erase It All” back in the middle of April. This song is incredibly heavy, featuring the impressive guitar work that has become part of the band’s signature sound, as well as undeniably dark tones that separates this …


Iwrestledabearonce Announce New Album, Unleash Lead Single

Earlier today the metalcore outfit Iwrestledabearonce announced details for their upcoming fourth full-length album. The album, titled Hail Mary, is set to be released June 16 via Artery Recordings. In addition to the announcement, the band has premiered the lead single off the album, titled “Erase It All,” featuring guest vocals by Suicide Silence‘s Eddie Hermida. You can check it out below.

If you dig what you hear, the album is already available for pre-order. You can pick up a pre-order bundle through MerchNow.

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iwrestledabearonce Join Artery Recordings, Tease New Album

The world has been a lot quieter than usual this year due to the lack of new material released by the chaotic and often very funny iwrestledabearonce. The group did not release any new material this year, and truth be told they also managed to stay largely out of the spotlight. That is no longer the case, however, as the group behind 2013’s Late For Nothing have finally revealed their plans for the future.

Breaking their silence over Facebook with a short update for fans, iwrestledabearonce have revealed that they are already hard at work on the next studio …


Kriston McConnell’s ‘Best Of 2013’ In Music

When you’re listening to an album in February you may say to yourself, “THIS is my favorite album this year, definitely.” After that June comes around and you say, “No, THIS is my favorite album, hands down.” November rolls on by and you say, “Fuck all of those other albums, this is THE album of the year!” You think you have it all sorted out, then your editor asks you to put together a list of your favorite albums for the year. Well, shit.

2013 has been such a great year for music, and deciding which albums are “the best …

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Iwrestledabearonce Release “Letters To Stallone” Video

After touring the world for the better part of the last half decade, the members of Iwrestledabearonce have seen and done things most of us cannot begin to imagine. They’re one of the wildest bands to grace the scene in years, and today we get an inside look at their hijinks abroad thanks to a new music video.

Pieced together from footage shot on stage and behind-the-scenes of their recent world tour activities, Iwrestledabearonce have released a video for their latest Late For Nothing single, “Letters To Stallone.” The video does a fine job of blending the live clips with …

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Iwrestledabearonce Release “Boat Paddle” Video

Hope you don’t mind getting weird on a Tuesday, because things are about to get a little out of hand.

Celebrating the release of their new album Late For Nothing, Iwrestledabearonce have marked the occasion by debuting their official video for “Boat Paddle.” The track, which is one of our favorites off the new album, has absolutely nothing to due with the visuals (and that’s perfectly okay). The members of IWABO are relaxing at home with plans to watch a movie when a call comes in asking them to battle an evil space overlord. Knowing they are the planet’s …

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REVIEW: Iwrestledabearonce – Late For Nothing

Artist: Iwrestledabearonce
Album: Late For Nothing
Label: Century Media
Genre: Metal

Iwrestledabearonce have spent more than half a decade redefining what it means to be an envelope pushing band in the world of metal, and to this day they still don’t take themselves all that seriously. Their new album, however, is no laughing matter. In fact, it may just be the best heavy release of the year.

James Shotwell is the founder of Under The Gun Review. He loves writing about music and movies almost as much as he loves his two fat cats. He’s also the co-founder


Iwrestledabearonce Stream ‘Late For Nothing’

Iwrestledabearonce have partnered up with Loudwire to stream their upcoming album, Late For Nothing, in its entirety. You can access that stream by heading right here. The album is currently set to hit stores August 6 via Century Media Records. If you have not pre-ordered the album yet, pre-orders are available for purchase right here. Be sure to reserve your copy while you can!

The band is currently on tour in the US, and have tour dates lined up until the last week of August. Be sure to check out their Facebook page for a full list …


Iwrestledabearonce Stream “Carnage Asada” Featuring Steve Vai

Keeping new music flowing like water, Iwrestledabearonce are streaming a new song featuring one of the greatest living music icons.

Debuting on GuitarWorld earlier today, “Carnage Asada” is the third song off August’s Late For Nothing to surface online. The song features IWBAO’s signature style of blistering riffs layered on top of pounding drums, fast-slapped bass, and screams that make your insides turn, with the additional presence of a solo contribution from the great Steve Vai. It may sound like a jarring collaboration on paper, but having had the song on repeat the last half hour I think it’s safe …


STREAM: Iwrestledabearonce – “Firebees”

Iwrestledabearonce have released a new single, entitled “Firebees,” which can be found after the jump. The song comes from the group’s forthcoming full-length, Late For Nothing, which is set to hit stores August 6 via Century Media Records. For those interested in purchasing a copy of the record before its release date, digital pre-orders which come with a free instant download of “Firebees” are currently on iTunes while physical pre-orders are available here.

Check out “Firebees” and let us know your thoughts on the group’s sound with Courtney LaPlante as their new frontwoman in the comments section below!…


Iwrestledabearonce Stream “Thunder Chunky”

Any doubts Thursday would be worth getting out of bed for can now be put to rest. Iwrestledabearonce have released the first song from their forthcoming new album!

“Thunder Chunky” is not only the lead single off August’s Late For Nothing, it’s also the first song to surface featuring new vocalist Courtney LaPlante. In typical IWABO fashion the song starts like an explosion and rarely slows down throughout its three-and-a-half minute runtime of experimental metal antics. You can stream the song at the end of this post (spoiler alert: it’s all sorts of badass).

“‘Thunder Chunky” is the first …