Gas Monkey Live Presents
Children Of Bodom
w/ Carach Angren, Lost Society, and Uncured
LIMITED $10 (GA) Gas Monkey Pre Sale Starting 7/12 at 8AM
$25 Advance/ $28 Day of Show/ $45 Premier Red Room/ $175 Premier Tables/ $500 Premier Cabanas
*Premier Cabanas (ONLY 3 AVAILABLE) include a cabana for you to 10 people, a bottle of your choice from our VIP bottle list, and up to 10 tickets for the concert.
Children Of Bodom Biography:
Which has lent the band a forced but fortuitous sense of focus, says Alexi: “It was hard because we’ve never been the kind of a band who changes members every other week. So all of a sudden you are one family member short. I was obviously on double duty, because I had to record all the guitars. But I didn’t even care, man; we just went and got everything done. And I think us parting ways with him has made us strive and pull together as a group, which was a beautiful thing, really. Because it felt like we were teenagers again making our first album. Plus it made the guitars tighter. It’s not like I’m talking shit about Roope or anything, but it’s just a scientific fact that if there’s one guy playing everything, it tends to get tighter. And I’m definitely happy with the result.”
Carach Angren Biography:
Landgraaf-based Black Metal band, The Netherlands.
Founded & active since 2003.
Lost Society Biography:
Thrash metal band from Jyväskylä, Finland, founded in 2010 by vocalist/guitarist Samy Elbanna.
Uncured is a progressive metal band based in NYC that is attracting international attention for its combination of technical musicianship, brutal riffs, and beautiful melodic interludes.
Uncured released its first full-length record Medusa on March 10, 2017. Metalsucks.net 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.”
Metal Injection reported that “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 is band comprised of extremely talented and promising young musicians.”
Uncured recently concluded a 6-week tour of North America with Swedish metal giants Katatonia. Uncured is quickly gaining a reputation among fans and critics for its aggressive, technical, yet highly diverse live performances.
Metal Assault Magazine reported that “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 and forced the onlookers to smile in admiration.” Shutter 16 Magazine simply stated: “just wow, the raw talent of such a young fronted band is outstanding. Formed, written, and lead by two teenagers, is truly insane.” The magazine continued that Uncured has “the sound of old school metal with an influx of modern solos and rhythms, while vocally pulling from a death metal side of things. The solos were the contrast to their music, very progressive sounding and very technical, whereas their song structure was brutal and heavy.”
Critics have commented on the diversity of Uncured’s sound. CrypticRock.com reports that 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.” Metal Nexus reviewed Uncured’s show in Washington, DC: “It has been a long time since I have been this utterly impressed by a new band with only a debut album. 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.”
Uncured was founded in 2015 by brothers Rex Cox and Zak Cox. Zak and Rex both play guitar and sing, and together wrote all of the material on Medusa. Joining Uncured on drums is 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 released Spontaneous Generation in 2016, a 4-song instrumental EP. Max Portnoy of the band Next to None (and son of Dream Theater drumming legend Mike Portnoy) played drums on the EP.