Egypt Central is a rock band from
Memphis, Tennessee, that was formed by John Falls in 2001.
The band`s members are:
Blake Allison (drums), Joey Chicago
(bass), Jeff James (guitar), John T. Falls (vocals), Heath Hindman (guitar). The band's name was inspired by a violent
street from Memphis.
In 2006 their first album, Egypt Central, was supposed to be
launched at LAVA Records being produced by Jason Flom, the
producer of other famous rock bands like: Linkin Park,
Velvet Revolver, Limp Bizkit, Korn or Staind.
The band spent three months in studio to record a disc of
real metal and hard rock, but because of the complicated
world of the music industry, some problems occurred and
Egypt Central remained without their producer and their
record company, too.
But, the online music store CD Baby helped the band to
commercialize their album (which was made by the members`
own effort) in the Memphis` stores. In the top of the
independent releases, Egypt Central was number 1, and their
album was sold in 7,000 exemplars in just couple of months.
One year later after Egypt Central were abandoned by LAVA
Records, a new contract was signed with other record
company: Bieler Bros. Records, an independent label; bad
news again for the band: three months later their agreement
with the label was canceled.
Their Song “Over and Under” was chosen to be included in
“The Condemned” movie soundtrack. Their song was often
played by many radio stations and had a huge success.
“Taking You Down”, another Egypt Central song was also
included in the soundtrack for “The Cave” movie.
Their list of successes continued, the band being invited to
perform at the Ozzfest, the 2007 edition, and also, to
perform in the Family Values Tour.
2007 was the year that
brought Egypt Central a contract with Fat Lady Music/ILG
(which is an ideal occasion for the band to get back in the
record studio. George Marino and Paul David Hagar helped the
Egypt Central's members to re-master and re-mix their album.
On January 15, 2008, the
album was released; the new single “You Make Me Sick”
immediately became a hit and remained for a long time in the
The lyrics of the album talk
about frustrations, hurts, lost loves, broken dreams but
also about the desire to succeed.
The success of this album brought many concerts to the Egypt
Central rock band, their 2008 summer agenda being very loaded.The
re-released version of the Egypt Central album contains the
"Different" , "You Make Me Sick" ,"Over and
Under" ,"Taking You Down", "Leap of Faith" , "The Way",
"Push Away", "Walls of Innocence" , "Locked and Caged",
"Just Another Lie" and "Home". This Egypt Central disc is
available on iTunes.
Egypt Central is going on an ascending path, so, if you want
to see and hear them live, be ready, because they are on a
tour and they may come into your city anytime.