Memphis, Tennessee’s Egypt Central will be releasing their self-titled debut in January 2008 on Fat Lady Records in conjunction with Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group (ILG). Egypt Central, featuring John T. Falls (vocals), Joey Chicago (bass), Heath Hindman (guitar), Blake Allison (drums), and Jeff James (guitar), originally recorded the album in 2006, which was mixed by Josh Abraham (Velvet Revolver, Korn, Linkin Park).
Once the band signed with Fat Lady Records/ILG in 2007, they went back into the studio to retool the album. With the help of mixer Paul David Hagar and mastered by legendary George Marino, the insanely catchy, hard-driven disc was re-mixed, re-mastered, and re-sequenced, taking it to another level!
The first single, “You Make Me Sick” debuted at #38 this week on the BDS Active Rock chart behind early supporters like WIIL/Chicago, WIYY/Baltimore, WRIF/Detroit, KXFX/Santa Rosa (Top 10 Phones), KZRQ/Springfield, Sirius and XM.
Egypt Central’s track, “Over and Under,” was featured in the major motion picture, “The Condemned.” That exposure led to appearances on both Ozzfest and the Family Values Tour.
Foster care, rehabs, homelessness, signed to a major label and dropped - the band's self titled debut CD tells the story of their lives - an ever changing collage of lost love, frustration, broken dreams, but with the determination to rise and succeed.
“Life is what you make of it,” says Falls. “We're not vengeful people, and we would never let any negative energy ruin how great it feels to have an album out. After all the work we put in, it's the greatest feeling ever and I don't think it would be so gratifying had we not been through everything we've experienced.”
Egypt Central will be touring in Early 2008 to support the January release of their self-titled debut, with more huge dates to come!
Egypt Central on tour:
12/28 - Springfield, VA - The Otto Bar
12/29 - Mechanicsburg, PA - TBA
12/31 - Laurel, DE - The House Sports Bar & Grille
1/2 - Jacksonville, NC - Hooligans
1/3 - Charlotte, NC - Soundvent
1/4 - Murfreesboro, NC - Zakks Coffee House
1/5 - Fayetteville, NC Jester's Pub
1/7 – Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero
1/8 - Gainesville, FL - Backstage Lounge
1/9 - Jacksonville, FL - French Quarters
1/10 - Ft Lauderdale, FL - TBD
1/11 - Tampa, FL - Bourbon Street
1/12 - Tallahassee, FL - Floyds Music Store
1/13 - New Orleans, LA - The Howlin Wolf
1/16 - Lubbok, TX - Jakes Ballroom
1/19 - Tempe,AZ - The SETS
1/20 - Las Vegas, NV - Cheyenne Saloon
1/24 - San Marcos, CA - The Jumping Turtle
1/25 - Sacramento, CA - The Kennel Club
1/29 - Seattle,WA - Studio 7
1/31 - Santa Rosa, CA - Last Day Saloon