Taking their name from one the toughest roads that runs through their hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, Egypt Central was formed in 2001, by John T. Falls (vocals), Joey Chicago (bass), Heath Hindman (guitar), Blake Allison (drums), and Jeff James (guitar).
The band was signed to LAVA Records by Music industry vet Jason Flom and instantly the band went into the studio to record their first self-titled disc in 2006. produced and mixed by Josh Abraham (Velvet Revolver, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Staind, Linkin Park, etc.). What came out of that 3-month process was an insanely catchy, hard-driven disc that has turned rock fans' expectations upside down. Their sound encompasses edgy rock, thunderous metal, and tumbles into the realm of funk and arena rock.
As the wind of change took place in the music industry, corporate downsizing took hold and Jason had left the company as well as many of the bands that he had signed. Egypt Central had found themselves with out a label but knew they still had one damn good record!
One of their tracks "Over and Under" caught the attention of the WWE and was featured in the movie, "The Condemned" staring Stone Cold Steve Austin. The band knew that if they could keep turning people on to their music, then opportunities would come. Pockets of radio play started to develop. Ft Wayne, Tallahassee, Biloxi, and obviously Memphis and reaction to Over and Under was instant. With that exposure, the band earned themselves slots on the Ozzfest and Family Values Tour.
As momentum continued to build, so did record company interest and Egypt Central signed a new record deal with Fat Lady Music/ILG.
With a new record company behind them, the band is heading back in the studio in October with multi platinum producer Skidd Mills (Saving Abel, 12 Stones) to record their new album.
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. It's just another defining moment of what Egypt Central is all about...facing obstacles and overcoming them."