Iwrestledabearonce reveal album details

Los Angeles based experimental-heavy-rock band IWRESTLEDABEARONCE have announced they will release their highly anticipated, third studio album, Late For Nothing, on August 6th via Century Media Records.

Late For Nothing was self-produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by the band’s guitarist/programmer Steven Bradley at the band’s home studio in Los Angeles.  It also marks IWABO’s first record with their fiery new singer Courtney LaPlante who joined the band with only a day’s notice during last summer’s Vans Warped Tour.

Newly recharged with the addition of LaPlante, Bradley and cohorts John Ganey (guitar/programming), Mike “Rickshaw” Martin (bass) and Mikey Montgomery (drums) are set to keep their fans guessing with Late For Nothing.  While the band’s signature, avant-garde style is well intact on the new album; their style has progressed immensely.  By far their boldest and most accessible release to date, Late For Nothing rips and roars with blunt force intensity, incorporating their brain joggling breakdowns with a unique blend of electronics, jazzed-out time signatures and break neck riffage.

\”The entire album came together as a result of us wanting to do something different,\” affirms Bradley. \”We didn\’t want to make another weird IWABO album or whatever people were expecting.  We set out to make something different and better than anything we\’ve ever released.  It\’s a more evolved version of the band.  We explored new styles and genres as well—especially in terms of the more spacey, epic, and beautiful parts. It\’s got the most melodic moments of our career as well as the heaviest.\”

Featuring the forthcoming, schizophrenic first single “Thunder Chunky,” Late For Nothing scales the summit of heavy rock/metal with twelve teeth gnashing tracks that find a happy medium between crushing metal and beautifully orchestrated melody.   The album’s opener, “Thunder Chunky,” sets the tone for the album as they slash their way through songs like “Letters To Stallone,” that showcases LaPlante’s incredible balance of full throttle screams and melodic choruses, and “Carnage Asada,” which features a guest solo from the legendary Steve Vai.

IWABO will head to Europe for a summer run before returning to support the release of Late For Nothing in the U.S. on The All Stars Tour 2013 with Every Time I Die.


Keep up with IWABO at https://www.facebook.com/iwrestledabearonce.

Late For Nothing Tracklist:

1.  Thunder Chunky

2.  Letters To Stallone

3.  Snake Charmer

4.  Boat Paddle

5.  Firebees

6.  Mind The Gap

7.  Carnage Asada

8.  The Map

9.  That’s A Horse Of A Different Color

10.  I’d Buy That For A Dollar

11.  Inside Job

12.  It Don’t Make Me No Nevermind


June 21 – Karlsruhe, Germany – Stadtmitte

June 22 – Schweinfurt, Germany – Kulturhaus Stattbahnhof

June 23 – Wien, Austria – Viper Room

June 25 – Graz, Austria – Explosiv

June 26 – Augsburg, Germany – Musikkantine

June 27 – Trier, Germany – Open Air

June 28 – Roitzschjora, Germany – With Full Force

June 29 – Montabaur, Germany – Mair 1

June 30 – Leeds, UK – Ghost Fest

July 2 – Moscow, Russia – Plan B

July 3 – Saint Petersburg, Russia – Arktika

July 5 – Sulingen, Germany – Reload Fest

July 19 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount

July 20 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium

July 21 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall

July 22 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom

July 23 – Toledo, OH – The Rocket Bar

July 24 – Chicago, IL – Toyota Park

July 25 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze

July 26 – Lawrence, KS – Granada

July 27 – Denver, CO – Summit

July 28 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue

July 30 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon

Aug 1 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency

Aug 2 – West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues

Aug 3 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory

Aug 4 – San Diego, CA – Soma

Aug 5 – Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theater

Aug 8 – Dallas, TX – The Door

Aug 9 – San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live

Aug 10 – Houston, TX – House of Blues

Aug 12 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

Aug 13 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre

Aug 14 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore

Aug 15 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza

Aug 16 – Reading, PA – Reverb

Aug 17 – Hartford, CT – The Webster

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