Uncured, a progressive metal band based in New York City, is attracting attention for its combination of technical musicianship, brutal riffs, and melodic interludes. The group released its debut EP Spontaneous Generation in October 2016. Top metal and rock outlets praised the EP, likening Uncured to prog titans Opeth and Dream Theater.
Joining Uncured on drums is new full-time member Liam Manley from Portland, Oregon. Liam has over 13 years experience playing drums, including five years of professional session work with various artists across the U.S. Jon Kita from Boston, Massachusetts, who also plays with metal stalwarts Diecast and City of Homes, rounds out the Uncured line-up on bass.
Uncured was founded in 2014 by brothers Rex and Zak Cox. The Cox brothers wrote all of the music on Spontaneous Generation and played guitar and bass on the EP. They were joined on drums by special guest Max Portnoy (son of drumming legend Mike Portnoy).
“We want to thank Max, the entire Portnoy family, and our friends in Next to None for helping us make Spontaneous Generation such a huge success,” said Zak Cox.
Uncured is currently in the studio recording its first full-length record Medusa. The record will continue to build upon Uncured’s penchant for variety, ranging from crushing riffs to intricately layered acoustic passages. Medusa will also feature vocals by both Zak and Rex. Medusa is scheduled for release on March 10, 2017 and will be available on iTunes for pre-order on February 23, 2017.
To support the launch of the new album, Uncured will kick off its North American tour with Katatonia and Caspian on March 16, 2017. “We are honored to be included on this tour, ” said Rex Cox. “We have been fans of Katatonia for over a decade, and they have had a significant influence on our music.”
Tour dates are as follows:
Mar-16-17. Washington, DC — 9:30 Club
Mar-17-17. Cleveland, OH — Agora
Mar-18-17. Pittsburgh, PA — Mr. Smalls
Mar-19-17. Charlotte, NC — The Underground
Mar-21-17. St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
Mar-23-17. New Orleans, LA — Republic
Mar-24-17. Houston, TX — Scout Bar
Mar-25-17. Austin, TX — Grizzly Hall
Mar-26-17. Dallas, TX — Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
Mar-28-17. Mesa, AZ — Club Red
Mar-29-17. Los Angeles, CA — El Rey Theatre
Mar-31-17. Pomona, CA — The Glass House
Apr-01-17. San Francisco, CA — Slim’s
Apr-03-17. Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theatre
Apr-04-17. Seattle, WA — Studio Seven
Apr-05-17. Vancouver, BC — Venue
Apr-08-17. Edmonton, AB — Starlite Room
Apr-10-17. Salt Lake City, UT — The Complex
Apr-11-17. Denver, CO — Summit Music Hall
Apr-12-17. Lincoln, NE — Bourbon Theatre
Apr-14-17. Minneapolis, MN — Fine Line
Apr-15-17. Chicago, IL — Metro
Apr-16-17. Detroit, MI — Majestic Theater
Apr-17-17. Toronto, ON — The Opera House
Apr-19-17. Montreal, QC — Club Soda
Apr-20-17. Philadelphia, PA — The TLA
Apr-21-17. New York, NY — Irving Plaza
Uncured is signed to Conclave Studios in NYC and has plans to tour in the U.S. and internationally throughout 2017. For more information, contact Mitch Cox (Uncured Manager and Owner of Conclave Studios) by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 973-953-9063.
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