Iwrestledabearonce is an American metalcore band from Shreveport, LA/Los Angeles, CA.

Current Members:
Steven Bradley - lead guitar, programming (2007–present)
Mikey Montgomery - drums, backing vocals (2008–present)
Mike "Rickshaw" Martin - bass (2009–present)

Former members:
Krysta Cameron - lead vocals (2007–2012)
John Ganey - rhythm guitar, programming (2007–2008, 2009–2013)
Brian Dozier - bass (2007–2008)
Ryan Pearson - drums (2007–2008)
Daniel Andrews - keyboards, samples, programming (2007–2009)
Melissa Cameron - rhythm guitar (2008–2009)
Dave Branch - bass (2008–2009)
Courtney LaPlante - lead vocals (2012–2016)
Mike Stringer - rhythm guitar (2013–2016)


Iwrestledabearonce Discography Tracks


Iwrestledabearonce It's All Happening (Album) Century Media Taiwan 2009 Sell This Version
Iwrestledabearonce Ruining It For Everybody (Album) Century Media Japan 2011 Sell This Version
iwrestledabearonce Late For Nothing (Album) Century Media 2013 Sell This Version
Iwrestledabearonce Hail Mary (Album) Artery Recordings UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Iwrestledabearonce Iwrestledabearonce (EP) Bucket Of Truth Recordings US 2007 Sell This Version
none iwrestledabearonce It's All Dubstep(5xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Not On Label (iwrestledabearonce Self-released) none US 2010
none Iwrestledabearonce Karate Nipples(File, AAC, Single, 256) Century Media none US 2011
none Iwrestledabearonce Gift Of Death(File, AAC, Single, 256) Artery Recordings none US 2015
none Iwrestledabearonce Firebees(File, AAC, Single, 256) Century Media none US 2015

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April 5, 2015
Hipster trash. About as interesting and transgressive as an overcooked noodle. This band just might be the epitome of self-referential, ironic, oh-so-funny-and-yet-we-secretly-think-we're-super-high-art nonsense that is pervasive in American music. My recommendation: play as a background to Wes Anderson's movies if you're feeling especially masochistic.


November 12, 2011
Check it: ..before Krysta was wrestlin' bears, she was in "This Year's Addiction" ; p



August 20, 2009
This band is by far, without a doubt, one of the worst bands to ever come into existence. I've watched one of their music videos and here is what I saw. 1.) A dodgy looking chick screaming her head off into a mic. She sounds like crap but she keeps going. 2.) A guy literally dragging his hand up and down a keyboard. He doesn't know how to play it correct, so he wails on it. 3.) Guitarists who cannot play. Literally. They have no clue how to play guitar. You can see them flail on the frets trying to make chords, but what comes out is nothing but insanity, and not the good kind.

Final words: Stay away from this crap. I've heard some bad music in my day, but this takes the cake. Give it 5 years, this band will wash out like all other crappy bands.

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