Video footage of IWRESTLEDABEARONCE, the Shreveport, Louisiana quintet now transplanted to Los Angeles, California, performing a cover of SLIPKNOT‘s “(sic)” while donning red jumpsuits and older versions of SLIPKNOT‘s trademark masks this past Halloween (October 31) at Ace of Spades in Sacramento, California can be seen below. IWRESTLEDABEARONCE said, “[We] never even practiced this as a full band, but who doesn’t know SLIPKNOT by heart? I mean, really… if you don’t like SLIPKNOT, then you’re a fucking terrorist.
IWRESTLEDABEARONCE‘s new album, “Ruining It For Everybody”, sold around 5,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 80 on The Billboard 200 chart.
The fearless fivesome — Krysta Cameron (vocals), Steven Bradley (guitar, keyboard, programming, samples), John Ganey (guitar, keyboard, programming, samples), Mike “Rickshaw” Martin (bass) and Mikey Montgomery (drums) — still bludgeons with the best of them. In fact, their psychotic polyrhythmic groove fuels “Ruining It For Everybody”. Simultaneously, IWRESTLEDABEARONCE completely embraces its inner RADIOHEAD, elegantly exorcising eerie emotion via Cameron.
IWRESTLEDABEARONCE don’t shroud anything in mystery, and they’re doing exactly what they want. For Bradley, the album title serves as the ultimate middle finger to expectations, conventions, and the norm. “We do whatever the fuck we want, and that normally ends up pissing people off,” he declares. “We like to take elements from every style and genre and ruin them for everybody.”