Friday, January 23, 2009

I Wrestled A Bear Once

Speaking of Worcester's New England Metal & Hardcore Festival coming this April, clearly I Wrestled A Bear Once not only has the coolest name in the 2-day, 52-band musical beatdown fest (honorable mentions: Cattle Decapitation, Landmine Marathon, Austrian Death Machine, and Animals As Leaders) but the brutal Louisiana grindcore band also has the best album art I've seen in ages. Look at this motherfucking bear! (EP in stores Feb. 17, kids.)
IWaBO merch is pretty dope too, and aside from that super-aweeome "METAL JUST GOT GAY" rainbow flag t-shirt for sale on their MySpace, most of it has a creepy-coloful Jhonen Vasquez vibe going on. (Maybe that's even his work, I dunno, been a while since I dated a Living Dead Girl.) Now if I can only get past the savage ear rape the actual music gives me, I might have a new favorite band. Maybe.


  1. That is my new favorite music video! Those some good ass song titles too: "Tastes Like Kevin Bacon," "Ulrich Firelord"

  2. holy crap, that friggin' rawks.

    they need to get big bear on a bill with 'em here...

  3. Wait, Austrian Death Machine is a joke band?!??!?! WTF. I can't keep up anymore. Next thing you know Trapped Under Ice is the University of Minnesota men's ice hockey team a-capella ground.

  4. I wrestled a pair of mittens once.

  5. Aaron, were the mittens wearing sunglasses and covered in green snot?

  6. Covered in snot? Yes, most definitely.

    Unfortunately, no sunglasses.

  7. ADM is the singer from As I Lay Dying's side/joke project. He wrote and recorded the record and all the songs are about Arnold Movies. It's actually pretty awesome and funny..they have a guy who is arnold on stage and does all the arnold parts..dude i know plays guitar in it. SOng listing:
    1. Hello California
    2. Get to the Choppa
    3. Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers
    4. I Am a Cybernetic Organism, Living Tissue Over (Metal) Endoskeleton
    5. Come with Me If You Want to Live
    6. What It's Like to Be a Singer at Band Practice
    7. Who Is Your Daddy, And What Does He Do?
    8. You Have Just Been Erased
    9. Broo-Tall Song Idea
    10. Here Is Subzero, Now Plain Zero
    11. So Far, So Good, So Let's Talk About It
    12. Screw You (Benny)
    13. If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It
    14. It's Not a Tumor

  8. Is it wrong that I read Track 3 and immediately thought of "Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood?" Cuz'I did.

  9. Ok... so wait... what's next? Is I Wrested A Bear Once a side project of Timmothy Treadwell?