Named after a street in their home town of Memphis, Tennessee, Egypt Central has been around the block and down the rabbit hole chasing the rock and roll dream. What the band found at the end of their wild trip was not Alice, but rather malice in wonderland: An industry built on false hope and broken promises, tragedy and inflated egos.
It’s been over four years since the band’s debut self-titled record caught the ears of metal fans. Their hit single “You Make Me Sick”, perhaps sums up the band’s feelings for those they’ve had to deal with inside the industry these last few years.
The band’s sophomore record, White Rabbit, with it’s punishing grooves, takes an uncompromising look at what happens when you follow that rabbit down that hole again and again. Produced by Skidd Mills the CD was released on May 31, 2011 on Fat Lady Music/ILG. It debuted on SoundScan’s “Current Hard Music Albums” chart at #5 and at #78 on Billboard’s “Top 200 Albums” chart.
With all of the problems and politics in the music industry these days, a band has to have pretty thick skin to stick with it long enough to come out the other side. You really have to have a love for what you do. Egypt Central has pushed through the bullshit and come out on the otherside stronger and more determined and ever. Back in early February, Metalholic spoke with bassist Joey Chicago for his take on the band’s twisted journey. This month I sat down with front man John Falls and found out why a positive attitude keeps him grinning like a Cheshire cat. After speaking with John, I will say I attribute much of the band’s success to the excellent attitude he has. I was thoroughly impressed. I think you will be too.
Check out the video for “White Rabbit”, the first single from Egypt Central‘s critically acclaimed album of the same name below.