Egypt Central

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Egypt Central
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Background information
Origin Memphis, Tennessee
Genres Alternative metal, nu metal, post-grunge, hard rock
Years active 2002 (2002)–2012
Labels Bieler Bros. Records, Fat Lady Music
Associated acts Devour the Day, Saliva
Website www.egyptcentral.net
Past members John Falls
Blake Allison
Michael Spann
Jeff James
Joey Chicago
Chris D'Abaldo
Heath Hindman

Egypt Central was an American alternative metal band from Memphis, Tennessee.

Band History[edit]

Formation and debut album (2002–2010)[edit]

Egypt Central was formed on October 2, 2002. They wrote and recorded for one year until generating a buzz in their hometown of Memphis, Tennessee.[citation needed] After eight shows, they caught the attention of former Lava Records CEO Jason Flom. Flom offered the band a record deal after seeing their live performances. Egypt Central's self-titled debut album was recorded with producer Josh Abraham in Los Angeles. It experienced many delays, eventually being released by Fat Lady Music on January 15, 2008. Two singles were released to promote the album: "You Make Me Sick" and "Taking You Down". These two tracks also ended up being on the soundtrack of the video game WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009. They have performed with bands like Disturbed, Seether, Sevendust, Hurt, Red, In This Moment, and many others.

White Rabbit (2010–2011)[edit]

Egypt Central completed work on their second studio album entitled White Rabbit in December 2010 with producer Skidd Mills and was released on May 31, 2011. The album received many positive reviews from many sources.[1][2] The album's title track was released as the first single on March 1, 2011.[3] The band toured from March–May on the Tour of the American Dream tour with Cold and Kopek.[4] The band toured on their Down the Hole headlining tour with Abused Romance and Candlelight Red in June and with Burn Halo and Red Line Chemistry in July.[5] In addition to several festival appearances, the band toured briefly with Hinder, Saving Abel, and Adelitas Way in August. The band supported Pop Evil on a number of shows in September followed by a supporting leg of shows with Hinder and The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus in October. The band opened for Staind at the Q103 Thanksgiving Hangover, November 26th at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany New York. They then joined Puddle of Mudd and Pop Evil on December 9th for the 105.7 The X (WIXO) Nutcracker Eleven at the Expo Gardens in Peoria.

Breakup (2012-present)[edit]

On December 3, 2012, after being inactive for a year, bassist Joey Chicago announced through a letter on Facebook that both vocalist and guitarist John Falls and Jeff James would not be continuing on with the band, thus bringing an end to Egypt Central. Chicago, along with drummer Blake Allison, have now formed a new band called Devour The Day.

In 2014 an open letter was posted on Egypt Central's facebook. A new album of previously unreleased songs was announced titled "Murder in the French Quarter", set for release on August 19th, 2014. It is reportedly the bands final release.[6] [7]

Members[edit]

Former

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US US
Heat.

[8]
US
Ind.

[8]
2008 Egypt Central
  • Released: January 15, 2008
  • Label: Fat Lady Music/ILG
  • Format: CD
8 37
2011 White Rabbit
  • Released: May 31, 2011
  • Label: Fat Lady Music/ILG
  • Format: CD
78 12
2014 Murder in the French Quarter: Rare & Unreleased
  • Released: August 19, 2014
  • Label: Independent
  • Format: Digital CD
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
US
Main.
US
Rock
2007 "You Make Me Sick" 21 Egypt Central
2008 "Taking You Down" 37
2011 "White Rabbit" 17 41 White Rabbit
"Kick Ass" 23
2012 "Enemy Inside"

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Egypt Central". Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Egypt Central". Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Egypt Central". Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Cold To Tour With Egypt Central And Kopek Next Month - Theprp.com – Metal, Hardcore And Rock News, Reviews And More". Theprp.com - Metal, Hardcore And Rock News, Reviews And More. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Rock Access – Rock News  » Egypt Central Announce Dates With Abused Romance". Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Egypt Central Releasing 'Murder in the French Quarter' Disc". Loudwire. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Egypt Central - Cover Photos - Facebook". Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Egypt Central > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-02-10. 

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