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Egypt Central

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Formed: 2001
From: Memphis, TN, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Egypt Central News

Below is our complete Egypt Central news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Margin Of Error To Play Dirtfest

Cleveland horrorcore act Margin of Error has been confirmed to play the annual Dirtfest on August 13th in Birch Run, MI at the Birch Run Expo Center.

Also playing Dirtfest will be All That Remains, Alien Ant Farm, Times Of Grace, Silverstein, Egypt Central, and many others. Margin of Error will be playing on the Party Armour stage at 2:00 EST.

The band also recently released the music video for "Your Life In Playback," which is off the “What You Are About to Witness" album. You can check out the clip by heading over to this location.

Additional details on the upcoming Dirtfest can be found by navigating your browser here.

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Pit Stories: The Leg Hammer Gift Of Destiny

We've been chatting up bands and fans everywhere to get their most memorable mosh pit stories, and this week's tale of a disembodied leg comes courtesy of Egypt Central bassist Joey Chicago. Joey had this to say about forming a spontaneous telepathic bond with a fan:

The crowd heaved in front of me. A heat coming from them like being in the belly of a medieval dragon. The Florida humidity sticking heavy to me like a wet blanket fresh from a two minute blast in the microwave. Then, in the midst of carnage, I spotted a limb floating above like a crowd surfer. Yes, a limb. The calf and foot, shoe and all, held tightly by a death grip covered knuckle to knuckle in determination. The leg grew closer and as it did, I felt as though a purpose and destiny were coming my way. The foot disappeared, gone for a song and a half. Where is it? Where did it go? Questions swarmed my mind like a rattled bee hive. One more song.

Then, in the dark, a bang above all bangs begins to rise up. I hear something echoing below me like cannonballs going off. The lights go on! I stand face to face with the limb and the rabid fan holding his prosthetic leg like a flag above his head. Our eyes lock and simultaneously we telepathically know the future. I will play this last song with that fake leg. Without words the exchange is made and the bass of "You Make Me Sick" explodes through the speaker, pounded out with the leg hammer gift of destiny! After the show, I signed his leg and we had a beer. We were brothers now. Bonded forever by musical creepiness.

Egypt Central is currently on tour in the U.S. in support of the new album "White Rabbit," which came out on May 31st, 2011 through Fat Lady Music/ILG. The band also recently premiered an acoustic video for the song "White Rabbit" through Metalunderground.com.

Check back again next Tuesday as we share more Pit Stories from band members and fans.

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Egypt Central Releases Acoustic Video

Metalunderground.com has obtained the exclusive premiere of an acoustic video for Egypt Central's hit single and title track, "White Rabbit." The video was shot in the Atlantic Records Studios in New York City and puts the band's songwriting and musicianship front and center without the glossy production of today's mainstream metal.

Egypt Central’s new album, "White Rabbit," came out on May 31, 2011 on Fat Lady Music/ILG. Produced by Skid Mills (Saving Abel, 12 Stones), "White Rabbit" is the follow-up to 2008’s self-titled debut, which reached #8 on the Billboard “Heatseekers” chart. The 12-song set features heavy riffs, lyrics from the soul and strong melodic hooks. Threaded throughout this collection of songs is a story of consequences that occur when one accepts or declines the invitation from the fictionalized character of the “White Rabbit.” A comic strip created by bassist Joey Chicago depicts the story in more detail and can be found in the CD booklet.

“We knew we had solid songs, but when the opportunity came to work with Skidd, we found the person that could not only make a great sounding record, but also bring the best out of us,” states lead singer John Falls. “We had a lot of growing to do as men and the time was right to give our fans what they deserved and what we knew we were capable of…Kick Ass Rock!” Adds Joey Chicago, “Collectively, this is the best group of songs we have ever written.”

Egypt Central's "White Rabbit" (acoustic)

You can see the original music video for "White Rabbit" here.

Egypt Central is currently touring the Unites States. Here are the latest tour dates: More...

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Bloodsimple To Tour Australia with Korn

Bloodsimple's management has written in to clarify that they are not taking part in the previously reported tour dates with Drowning Pool, Nonpoint and Egypt Central. The band is, however, gearing up to tour Australia with Korn this month. Here are the latest bloodsimple tour dates:

Apr 15 2008 8:00P @ ROBINSON PAVILION w/ KoRn PERTH
Apr 17 2008 8:00P @ ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE w/ KoRn ADELAIDE
Apr 18 2008 8:00P @ VODAFONE ARENA w/ KoRn MELBOURNE
Apr 20 2008 8:00P @ ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE w/KoRn SYDNEY
Apr 22 2008 8:00P @ RIVERSTAGE w/ KoRn BRISBANE

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Drowning Pool Book "Know Your Enemy" Tour

DROWNING POOL's unstoppable work ethic continues as the band gears up to jump straight from their successful two-month touring stint with SALIVA to their headlining "Know Your Enemy" tour, named for their hit single "Enemy", which is just about to break into the Top 20 at Active Rock Radio. The tour will hit cities all across the U.S. from April 5 to May 18 with EGYPT CENTRAL and NONPOINT.

When asked if the fast pace ever tries their patience, singer Ryan McCombs says, "We like to keep it rolling… we just feed off the energy the crowds give us. Your body gets tired from all the traveling, but once you hit the stage, that adrenaline kicks in and there’s nothing else like it."

DROWNING POOL's "Know Your Enemy Tour" dates:

April 05 - Fort Worth, TX - Ridglea Theatre**
April 06 - Shreveport, LA - The Warehouse**
April 08 - Texarkana, AR - Shooters Sports Bar**
April 09 - Jackson, MS - Fire*
April 10 - Ft. Walton Beach, FL - The Swamp*
April 11 - Tallahassee, FL - Floyd’s Music Store*
April 12 - Goose Creek, SC - The Dive**
April 16 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Hardware Bar**
April 17 - Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues/Club Harlem Ballroom*
April 18 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance*
April 19 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights*
April 20 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre*
April 22 - Towson, MD - Recher Theatre*
April 24 - Chester, WV - Chuggers Pub**
April 25 - Flint, MI - The Machine Shop**
April 26 - Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere's**
April 29 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep**
April 30 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre*

** With EGYPT CENTRAL
* With EGYPT CENTRAL and NONPOINT

DROWNING POOL has been on the road in support of its third album, "Full Circle", which marks the recording debut of Ryan McCombs.

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Drowning Pool, Nonpoint And More To Tour

DROWNING POOL, NONPOINT, BLOODSIMPLE, and EGYPT CENTRAL will team up for a tour beginning this April in San Antonio, Texas. The first batch of tour dates are as follows:

4 Apr 2008 17:00
Sunken Gardens Amphitheater San Antonio, Texas

5 Apr 2008 20:00
Ridglea Theater Ft. Worth, Texas

6 Apr 2008 20:00
The Warehouse Shreveport, Louisiana

8 Apr 2008 20:00
Shooters Sports Bar Texarkana, Texas

9 Apr 2008 20:00
The Fire Jackson, Mississippi

10 Apr 2008 20:00
The Swamp Ft. Walton Beach, Florida

11 Apr 2008 20:00
Floyd’s Music Store Tallahassee, Florida

12 Apr 2008 20:00
The Dive Goose Creek, South Carolina

26 Apr 2008 20:00
Piere’s Ft. Wayne, Indiana

18 May 2008 12:00
Columbus Crew Stadium - Rock On The Range Columbus, Ohio

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Egypt Central Sign to Fat Lady Music

Following failed signings to Atlantic/Lava and Bieler Bros. Records, EGYPT CENTRAL has signed to Fat Lady Music, an arm of Warner Bros. Records. Their Josh Abraham produced debut will be remixed by Paul David Hager and released to retailers nationwide on January 22.

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Bobaflex Stream New Track, Announce Album Title

Bobaflex have added a new track titled "Sellout" from their new album 'Tales From Dirt Town' to their MySpace page. A release date for the album has yet to be set.

The bands "Operation Rock Tour" with Egypt Central kicked off last week in Detroit, MI. The remaining tour dates are as follows: More...

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Nonpoint to do Headling Tour

Nonpoint have announced that will be doing a tour with The Revelation Theory, Burn Season, and Egypt Central in which Nonpoint will be headling. Nonpoint's headlining tour will take place before they begin touring with Buckcherry. Nonpoint's headlining tour dates are as follows:

April 24 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
April 25 - Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
April 26 - Chatanooga , TN @ Fathom
April 28 - Zephryhills, FL @ 98 Rock Livestock @ Festival Park
May 2 - Jacksonville, NC @ Planet Rock
May 4 - Nashville, TN @ Exit Inn
May 5 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ The Social
May 6 - Jackson, MS @ Crawfish Bowl
May 7 - Knoxville, TN @ Blue Cats

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