IWrestledabearonce Singer Pregnant + Leaves Tour, HELLYEAH Get Drunk + More News
IWrestledabearonce have a new singer … for now, at least, while they are on the Warped Tour. Vocalist Krysta has been forced to sit this one out, since she just found out that she’s pregnant! Guitarist Steven Bradley penned the press release on the situation, so it’s coming straight from the horse’s mouth.
Here is the complete text of his statement on the matter:
The day before our Warped Tour show in Dallas, TX we had a day off in the DFW area. Krysta lives there now, so she went home to relax and do some laundry. The next day, we received word from her minutes before our set that she discovered she and her fiancé are expecting a kid and she would not be returning to finish Warped Tour with us. Obviously this is an insane curveball for everybody, but in typical IWABO fashion we will press on. And no matter what happens, Krysta has been our best friend for years and we want her to be happy.
So what the fuck is the plan then, you ask? Well on literally a few minutes notice, our friend Courtney LaPlante flew her ass down to meet up with us today so that won’t miss a single show of this tour. Courtney is a beast in both the singing and screaming departments and is also an incredibly awesome person. We wouldn’t tarnish the years of work that we’ve put into this band by having somebody half-ass it on stage with us, so please come to a show and give her a high-five and make her feel welcome for doing us this huge favor. It makes it feel even better and more natural since she has been a long-term fan of our band and already knows the material.
So long story short; Fear not friends and Bear Fuckers… We will continue to play Warped Tour and we hope that you will continue to support us. Getting to play for and talk to so many of you on a daily basis is honestly what we live for, and we will definitely continue with our plan to high-five everybody on Earth. We will update you with more info soon, including some new tour dates and info on our recently-finished full-length horror/comedy/whatever film A Beary Scary Movie!
And finally, thank you so much to everybody who has been so supportive of us for all these years and we hope to see you again soon!
It seems Krysta’s future in the band is TBD, with a bun in the oven. [Century Media Press Release]
HELLYEAH, the metal supergroup featuring members of Pantera, Mudvayne and Nothingface, are about to launch their third album, Band of Brothers, on July 17. If you want a little taste of what to expect, then check out the thoroughly badass and sonically nasty “Drink, Drank, Drunk,” which is currently streaming online. Bottoms up. Toss one back and crank the knobs, because it’s about getting drunk as hell (yeah). This a Friday night song if there ever was one. [Loudwire]
Go behind-the-scenes with Baroness during the recording of “Eula” from Yellow & Green, which drops on July 17. Don’t you just love an inside look at awesome, buzzing metal bands? Step into Baroness’ world, if you dare! [Revolver]
Extreme metal warriors Napalm Death dropped the video for “The Wolf I Feed” from their latest brain-splattering slab known as Utilitarian. Singer Mark “Barney” Greenway shared the meaning behind the video, saying, “It is about Armageddon ideology and the way this is used to drive populations sensitive towards religious dogma. When they can fear ‘The Great Satan,’ that is of course a very powerful tool. It can be used to propagate everything from racial suspicion and superiority, to wars based around the dogmatic quest for moral purification.” We love an informed political message encased in a br00tal metal song. Watch and learn, people! [Rock Hard]
Vocalist Geoff Tate continues to discuss his ouster from Queensryche with every media outlet known to man. He claims he wrote the majority of the music, with little contributions from his former bandmates, who have moved on without him. Regarding his firing and the fact that the band is continuing on without him under the Queensryche moniker, he said, “I think that if they want to continue going out and playing music, they should do it standing on their own two feet, with music they write and … albums they create. I think that would be the honorable thing to do rather than trying to make a living off what I’ve done, what I created. Especially if there’s a situation where it has to be decided about the name and the legalities. I would think they would have the decorum and the respect for [what was] built over the years to take care of that stuff before they launch into a public arena and claim themselves to be something that they’re not.” This split gets uglier by the minute. [Billboard]
Watch the Mini-Riot at the Iwrestledabearonce Performance on March 10