Memphis May Fire (EP)

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Memphis May Fire
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EP by Memphis May Fire
Released December 4, 2007
Recorded Late 2007 at Rockwell Audio
Genre Post-hardcore, southern rock
Length 19:02
Label Trustkill
Producer Geoff Rockwell, Memphis May Fire
Memphis May Fire chronology
Memphis May Fire
(2007)
Sleepwalking
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net (70%) link
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars link

Memphis May Fire is the self-titled first release by metalcore band Memphis May Fire. It was released on December 4, 2007 through Trustkill Records.[1] This EP was the only official release by Memphis May Fire to feature Chase Ryan, the former vocalist who left the band in 2008 to focus on his newborn child.[2] Guitarist Kellen McGregor described Ryan's contributions to Rock Sound, "Chase writes about dreams that make absolutely no sense. We're not a really serious band and that part is reflected in Chase's lyrics."[3]

Josh Grabelle, president of Trustkill Records, commented on the band and this EP, "There is a lot of really exciting, young, dangerous music coming out of Texas right now, and Memphis May Fire are the cream of the crop. Not since Bullet for My Valentine's Hand of Blood EP have we heard a more compelling set of songs for an EP, where absolutely every song is bone-chillingly perfect, and timeless. These guys are on their way to something huge."[4][5]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Chase Ryan, all music composed by Kellen McGregor and Memphis May Fire

No. Title Length
1. "Cowbell's Makin' a Comeback" 4:34
2. "Neutron Cameras vs. Smuggled Nuclear Bombs" 3:43
3. "Therapy Caravan of the Fair Room" 3:54
4. "History of Mercia" 3:53
5. "Conjunctions, Conjunctions, Everybody Loves Them" 2:58
Total length: 19:02

Personnel[edit]

Memphis May Fire
Production
  • Produced by Geoff Rockwell and Memphis May Fire
  • Mastered and mixed by Geoff Rockwell
  • A&R by Josh Grabelle
  • Photography by Richard Redd (Redd Room Studios)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allin, Brandon (2007-09-20). "Memphis May Fire to Issue Debut Full-Length this December". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  2. ^ Kohli, Rohan (2008-08-21). "Memphis May Fire Seeking New Singer". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  3. ^ Kerswell, Ronnie (December 2007). "Exposure - Memphis May Fire". Rock Sound. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  4. ^ "Memphis May Fire signs with Trustkill Records". Blabbermouth.net. 2007-09-22. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  5. ^ Sailer, Ben (2007-09-20). "Trustkill Signs Memphis May Fire". Alternative Press website. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 

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