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Iwrestledabearonce return to the road in late October for a month of tour dates as direct support for Of Mice & Men. Prior to the tour—which kicks off October 26 at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco and wraps November 29 at the Alter Bar in Pittsburgh—IWABO heads to Anchorage, Alaska for a pair of headlining shows on September 16 and 17.

The group's new CD, Ruining It For Everybody, was released July 26 via Century Media Records. Critical praise for the disc continues to build, including Iann Robinson's 9.5 (out of 10) star review for, which calls Ruining It For Everybody a "contender for Album of the Year."

Iwrestledabearonce band photo

Iwrestledabearonce photo by Jeremy Saffer

The review continues: "…Iwrestledabearonce have created a shimmering piece of artistic genius…Gloriously shining and seductive female vocals reach for the outer limits while screeching vocals of ugly defiance batter us back into reality. Beautiful piano and electronic sounds are kicked in the shins over and over by thick and brutal riffs…This isn't just music, this is art, this is an impressionist painting mixed with a work by Dali that's draped over the hand carved stone statue of a demon all backed by the sounds of angels singing…for those who burn every day with the desire to see heavy music take bold steps forward, I give you Iwrestledabearonce and their maddening genius bottled into a Molotov cocktail of audio complexity…"

Writing for, Amy Sciarretto concurs: "Thanks to IWABO's unpredictable, refuse-to-adhere-to-any-genre-or-go-down-easy metallic bluster and electronic wizardry, you will feel like you stepped into a video game and a carnival house of horrors all in the space of a single song. Singer Krysta Cameron shrieks like she needs to be institutionalized, but also offers up an angelic, pretty vocal. She is not to be trusted; she will cozy up to you, only to boot you in the balls without any warning! That's why we love her!"

IwrestledabearonceKrysta Cameron (vocals), Steven Bradley (guitar, keyboard, programming, samples), John Ganey (guitar, keyboard, programming, samples), Mike "Rickshaw" Martin (bass) and Mikey Montgomery (drums)—recently concluded a month of North American dates on The All Stars Tour with Emmure, Alesana, Born Of Osiris, Bless The Fall, and others.

Current Iwrestledabearonce tour dates are as follows:

9/16Anchorage, AKClub Millennium
9/17Anchorage, AKChilkoot Charlie's

As direct support for Of Mice & Men:

10/26San Francisco, CARegency Ballroom
10/27Ventura, CAMajestic Ventura Theater
10/28Pomona, CAThe Glass House
10/29Bakersfield, CAThe Dome
10/30Sacramento, CAAce of Spades
11/1Portland, ORHawthorne Theatre
11/2Seattle, WAEl Corazon
11/4Salt Lake City, UTIn The Venue
11/5Denver, COThe Summit Music Hall
11/7Austin, TXEmo's East
11/8Tulsa, OKCain's Ballroom
11/9Houston, TXWarehouse Live Ballroom
11/11Pompano Beach, FLRocketown
11/12Tampa, FLThe Orpheum
11/13Orlando, FLFirestone Live
11/15Atlanta, GAThe Masquerade
11/16Raleigh, NCLincoln Theater
11/17Richmond, VAThe Canal Club
11/18Lancaster, PAChameleon Club
11/19Clifton Park, NYNorthern Lights
11/20Buffalo, NYXtreme Wheels
11/22Cleveland, OHPeabody's Down Under
11/23Grand Rapids, MIThe Intersection
11/25Sauget, ILPop's
11/26Detroit, MISt. Andrews Hall
11/27Cincinnati, OHBogart's
11/29Pittsburgh, PAAlter Bar
Ruining It For Everybody album art