Egypt Central is an American alternative metal band from Memphis, Tennessee. Formed in 2001, they wrote and recorded for one year until generating a buzz in their hometown. After eight shows, they caught the attention of former Lava Records CEO Jason Flom. Flom offered the band a record deal after seeing their live performances. Their self-titled debut album, Egypt Central was recorded with producer Josh Abraham in Los Angeles, California. It experienced many delays, eventually being released by Fat Lady Music on January 15, 2008. Egypt Central completed work on their second studio album, entitled White Rabbit, in December 2010 with producer Skidd Mills and released it on May 31, 2011. The album received many positive reviews from many sources.
On December 3, 2012, after being inactive for a year, bassist Joey Chicago announced through a letter on Facebook that both vocalist John Falls and guitarist Jeff James would not be continuing on with the band, thus bringing an end to Egypt Central.
In 2014, a post was made to the band's Facebook page, announcing a new EP of previously unreleased songs titled Murder in the French Quarter that was set for release on August 19, 2014.
On April 1, 2019 a mysterious teaser video appeared on the band's Facebook page. The teaser appears to feature new music along with a cryptic 06 06 19 message. The video was re-posted on May 6, 2019. On June 6, 2019 Egypt Central released Raise the Gates as a new single, confirming a reunion. On June 18, 2019, another cryptic teaser appeared on both Facebook and Instagram with a new date 07 05 19. On July 5, 2019 Egypt Central released "Dead Machine" on their Youtube channel. On April 13, 2020 Egypt Central released a new single "Over Soon" on all platforms. October 20, 2020, the band announced on their instagram page the release of a new single set for November 11.