Hard rock/metal band Uncured released its powerful new anthem “Take Me Away” on all major platforms. Uncured is a 4-piece from New Jersey that is known for its energetic live shows, dynamic vocals, catchy riffs and blistering guitar solos.
“Take Me Away” showcases the incredible, 4-octave vocal range of Uncured’s lead singer Rex Cox. In addition to Uncured’s precision guitar work including two exquisite guitar solos, “Take Me Away” features full orchestral strings and brass throughout.
Rex Cox wrote “Take Me Away” during the lock-down at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. “‘Take Me Away’ is a song about the various stresses created by isolation and detachment. The song tells the story of the growing divide between a couple, and the longing for better times. Ultimately, ‘Take Me Away’ is a song of liberation, strength, and freedom. The orchestral components give the song a soaring sense of emotional release,” says Rex Cox.
Prior to “Take Me Away” Uncured released three other new singles: “Living Like I’m Dead,” “I Won’t Break,” and “All Alone.”
The band was founded in 2016 by brothers Rex Cox and Zak Cox, who both play guitar and sing. Liam Manley plays drums and Micah Smith plays bass.
Uncured has already played 25 shows in 2021, and recently opened for Judas Priest at the Warlando Music Festival in Florida. Uncured started touring in 2017 and has performed over 200 shows in 14 countries with top acts such as All That Remains, Lacuna Coil, Cradle of Filth, Soulfly, Children of Bodom, Devildriver, White Chapel, Dying Fetus, Katatonia, and Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed).
Uncured released its first full-length record Medusa on March 10, 2017. The record was named one of the “10 Best Metal Albums of 2017” by AXS.com. MetalSucks wrote that Medusa is “a synthesis of all manner of melodic, progressive, technical metal — Dream Theater, Opeth, et al. — mixed with a groovy, almost tribal approach trafficked by ’90s stalwarts like Sepultura and Fear Factory. Have those two genres ever been mixed together before? Probably, somewhere. Have they ever been mixed together before with such finesse and originality? Certainly not.”
Uncured released its second full-length album Epidemic on April 19, 2019. Epidemic was also met with massive critical success. MetalSucks described the album’s first single “Choke” as “an assemblage of chunky caveman breakdowns that dance around the band’s signature groovy riffs and hook-fueled solos, offering excitement and a never-ending propulsion of madness.” Uncured created a play-through of its single “Conquistador” exclusively for Guitar World, who referred to the song as a “technically dazzling track.” Finally, MetalSucks called the single “Death Valley” an “absolute slayer of a tune, an amalgamation of prog, power, groove, and death metal.”
Their EP Uncovered released in early 2020. It includes covers of songs by Pantera, Sepultura, The Beastie Boys, and America. Their cover of Slayer’s 2001 classic “Disciple” was named 2019’s Cover of the Year by Sirius XM Liquid Metal.
Praise for Hard Rock/Metal Band Uncured
“Uncured sounds a bit like old school Dream Theater with some modern tricks thrown in, such as full-on breakdowns and smoking guitar acrobatics. This band is comprised of extremely talented and promising young musicians.”
— Metal Injection
“Uncured matches speedy, technical guitar riffs with blistering drumming–but the true highlight of Uncured’s live set is the ability to slow it down at the drop of a dime, mixing in darker, compelling storylines amidst all the chaos.”
“It has been a long time since I have been this utterly impressed by a new band. And how often do you see two vocalists unleashing harsh vocals with intense yet melodic riffs? The young lads with their youthful energy, technical prowess, and blistering speed set the stage on fire.”
— Metal Nexus
“The talent in musical composition and song arrangement was vastly evident right from the outset, and it never ceased to engage and compel. Uncured’s roots are firmly planted in prog, but also in Scandinavian death metal, and the manner in which they moved from crushing heavy grooves to break into smooth, sexy interludes was beyond exemplary.”
— Metal Assault Magazine
“Just wow, the raw talent of such a young fronted band is outstanding. Formed, written, and lead by two teenagers, is truly insane.”
— Shutter 16 Magazine