Following the success of their 2009 Century Media Records debut CD which debuted at #1 on the prestigious Billboard Heatseakers chart, Iwrestledabearonce will reissue the It’s All Happening CD June 29, accompanied by the It’s All Remixed! bonus CD and DVD featuring a host of remixes and exclusive video.  After wrapping their current European trek, the group will bring their one-of-a-kind, fearless live show to North American audiences this summer, including dates with Otep from June 17-July 16 and a stint on the Vans Warped Tour from July 20-August 15.

The three disc deluxe It’s All Happening re-issue package also includes song stems for listeners to create their own remixes.  In addition, five lucky fans will find an IWABO “Golden Ticket” inside the CD packaging.  This will grant the winner and a guest access to three IWABO shows of their choice, a meet and greet with the band, IWABO merchandise and memorabilia.

Fans can get a taste of the bonus DVD content when the band’s “See You In Shell” video premieres at www.warpedtour.com on Monday, May 17. Iwrestledabearonce will also offer limited edition “See You In Shell” video t-shirts at the IWABO webstore (www.iwabostore.com) beginning the same day.

On It’s All Happening, the Shreveport, LA quintet–now transplanted to Birmingham, AL–embrace elements of grindcore, electronica, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll and even a little country for a chaotic aural concoction that’s as intoxicating as it is incendiary, including the single and video “Tastes Like Kevin Bacon” which burned up the Sirius Hard Attack charts and achieved massive amounts of views on YouTube. Produced by Ryan Boesch (Norma Jean) and recorded in Ross Robinson’s Venice Beach studio, It’s All Happening segues from guitarists Steven Bradley and John Ganey’s syncopated spastic riffs to dance floor ready rhythms and beats courtesy of bassist Mike “Rickshaw” Martin and drummer Mikey Montgomery. Above this explosion of styles, vocalist Krysta Cameron screams with precise brutality, before crooning out hauntingly ethereal passages. On cuts like “Danger in the Manger” and “You Ain’t No Family,” her voice swings like a sledgehammer from bludgeoning to beautiful.

The remixes on It’s All Remixed! allow fans to delve further into the components of the songs themselves, showing another side. Steven says, “This re-release is equally as important because it lets us share some remixes done by friends as well as tons of video content.”

The band’s charm lies in their sonic sense of ADD–catapulting “The Cat’s Pajamas” and “Pazuzu For The Win” from battle-ready math metal to danceable hip hop doused in jazz for good measure. About that ability to switch genres on the drop of a dime, Krysta comments, “We all have a diverse array of influences such as classical, jazz and music from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and now. Our music is everything and anything the listener wants to make out of it—like an abstract painting.”

That abstract painting is a blood-spattered smattering of genres, and Krysta still gets personal at the center of this psychotic symphony. “This album is something I needed to get out lyrically,” she reveals. “It’s a chance to close some open doors that have been waiting to be shut for a very long time now. However, I think we could all agree that this is the start of a growth spurt, artistically and musically.”

“I think the name of the album pretty much sums it up,” exclaims Steven. “We tried to include as much as possible while writing actual songs. We’re not merely throwing random pieces together. The only rule we have is that there are no rules. It’s a mix of everything we enjoy musically.”

In addition to having zero boundaries, Iwrestledabearonce wield a sense of humor as sharp as their riffs. Their very moniker even came from a Gary Busey quote. “All of our song titles are silly references to inside jokes or movies,” Steven says. “We love all sorts of weird movies and music, and obviously we named the band after Gary Busey so we definitely respect his insanity.”

Off stage, Iwrestledabearonce are just as creative as they are with their instruments. Krysta even creates her own handmade purses which she sells on her website: http://www.myspace.com/letthemxeatcake. “When I’m sewing my handbags, I’m doing it all by myself. I can lock myself in my bedroom with my art supplies and a good record and go at it for ours,” Krysta reveals.

The one thread amongst all of the style-shifting: Iwrestledabearonce are all about risks. “Go out and live a little,” announces Steven. “Do something uncomfortable and out of your norm and maybe you’ll like it.”

The full track listing for It’s All Happening and It’s All Remixed!, and bonus DVD content is as follows:

Disc 1 – It’s All Happening
1. You Ain’t No Family
2. White Water In The Morning
3. Danger In The Manger
4. I’m Cold And There Are Wolves After Me
5. Tastes Like Kevin Bacon
6. The Cat’s Pajamas
7. Pazuzu For The Win
8. Black-eyed Bush
9. Eli Cash Vs. The Godless Savages
10. See You In Shell

Disc 2 – It’s All Remixed!
1. You Ain’t No Family (DJ Danny Maverick remix)
2. White Water In The Morning (DJ Rampue remix)
3. Danger In The Manger (Jimmy Urine remix)
4. I’m Cold And There Are Wolves After Me (Rondo Brothers remix)
5. Tastes Like Kevin Bacon  (Benjamin Weinman remix)
6. The Cat’s Pajamas (Invader’s remix by Latexxx Teens)
7. Pazuzu For The Win (:A7IE: remix)
8. Eli Cash Vs. The Godless Savages (9MILLIONWAYStoDIE aka dAdA YakUza remix, remixed and co-created by 9MILLIONWAYStoDIE aka dAdA YakUza)
9. See You In Shell (Alien Vampires remix)

Disc 3 – Bonus DVD
1. Studio webisodes, tour journals, promo footage & more
2. See You In Shell (promo video)
3. You Ain’t No Family (promo video)
4. Tastes Like Kevin Bacon (song stems for remix)
5. You Ain’t No Family (song stems for remix)

Here’s the current tour itinerary for Iwrestledabearonce:

Date                City                                          Venue

With The Chariot:
May 10             Manchester, UK                      Moho Live
May 11             Leeds, UK                               Rios
May 12             Glasgow, Scotland                  Ivory Blacks
May 13             Middleborough, UK                  The Crown
May 14             Southampton, UK                   Joiners
May 15             Plymouth, UK                          White Rabbit
May 16             Moscow, Russia                     Tochka
May 18             St. Petersburg, Russia           Orlandina
May 20             Belfast, Northern Ireland         Laverys Bunker
May 22             Dublin, Ireland                         The Pint *Matinee Show

The Spectacular Massacre Tour w/ Otep, Stray From The Path and Bury Tomorrow:

June 16           Fayetteville, AR                       Drifters
June 17           Nashville, TN                           The Muse
June 18           Lima, OH                                 Ohio Theatre
June 19           Grand Rapids , MI                    Mixtape Café (solo date)
June 20           Evansville, IN                           Boney Jones (solo date)
June 21           Cleveland, OH                         Peabody’s Downunder
June 22           Buffalo, NY                              Xtreme Wheels (solo date)
June 24           Allentown, PA                          Crocodile Rock Cafe
June 25           Worcester, MA                        The Palladium
June 26           Philadelphia, PA                      The Blockley Pourhouse
June 27           Herkimer, NY                           The Spotlight
June 28           Manchester, NH                      Rocko’s
July 1               Vineland, NJ                            Hangar 84
July 2               Jermyn, PA                             Eleanor Rigby’s
July 3               Pittsburgh, PA                         The Irish Center
July 5               Eden, NC                                Modelo Bay
July 6               Spartanburg, SC                     Ground Zero
July 7               Fayetteville, NC                       The Rock Shop
July 8               Charleston, SC                       Oasis Bar & Grill
July 9               Jacksonville, FL                      The Pit (solo date)
July 11             Tallahassee, FL                      Floyd’s Music Store
July 12             Pensacola, FL                         Seville Quarter
July 14             New Orleans, LA                     The Parish @ House Of Blues
July 15             Memphis, TN                           New Daisy Theatre
July 16             Salina, KS                               The Blue Goat

Vans Warped Tour:

July 20             Columbia, MD                         Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 21             Virginia Beach, VA                  Virginia Beach Amphitheatre
July 22             Charlotte, NC                          Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 23             St. Petersburg, FL                  Vinoy Park
July 24             West Palm Beach, FL            Cruzan Amphitheatre
July 25             Orlando, FL                             Firestone Amphitheatre @ The Lot
July 26             Atlanta, GA                              Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
July 28             Cincinnati, OH                         Riverbend Music Center
July 29             Milwaukee, WI                         Marcus Amphitheatre
July 30             Detroit, MI                                Comerica Park
July 31             Tinley Park, IL                         First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug 1               Shakopee, MN                         Canterbury Park
Aug 2               Bonner Springs, KS                Sandstone Amphitheatre
Aug 5               Edmonton, AB                         Northlands Grounds
Aug 7               Salt Lake City, UT                   Utah State Fairgrounds
Aug 8               Denver, CO                             Invesco Field
Aug 10             San Diego, CA                        Cricket Amphitheatre
Aug 11             Pomona, CA                           Pomona Fairplex
Aug 12             Marysville, CA                         Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Aug 13             Nampa, ID                               Idaho Centre Amphitheatre
Aug 14             George, WA                            The Gorge Amphitheater
Aug 15             Hillsboro, OR                          Washington County Fairgrounds


Kristine Ashton-Magnuson
(818) 996-2496

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