Tag: Kick Ass
August 15, 2011 — EGYPT CENTRAL–John Falls (vocals), Joey Chicago (bass), Blake Allison (drums) and Jeff James (guitar)—is well on their way to another hit single from their critically acclaimed WHITE RABBIT album (Fat Lady Music/ILG), which debuted on SoundScan’s “Current Hard Music Albums” chart at #5 and at #78 on Billboard’s “Top 200 Albums” chart.
“Kick Ass” is currently being serviced to radio stations across the country. A live video exclusively premiered on Revolver magazine’s website today. The clip was shot at a sold-out show in Ft. Wayne, IN with Isaac Dietz at the director’s helm.
Radio won’t be the only place where the song will be heard. So far, the Philadelphia Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys football teams are playing a re-vamped “Gridiron” version of the song, “Kick Off,” as part of their in-stadium music program. Other teams will be adding the song to their stadium playlists in the coming weeks.
In touring news, EGYPT CENTRAL recently concluded their headlining tour with Burn Halo and Red Line Chemistry, as well as a brief stint with Hinder have concluded. Next they’ll be heading out with Saving Abel with other radio station festivals and more headlining shows happening along the way. A Fall tour is currently in the works. Check them out at any of the following stops:
DATE CITY VENUE
Fri 8/19 Albany, NY SPAC (Q-RUPTION/Q103 show with Godsmack,Five Finger Death Punch)
Tue 8/23 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggy’s (with Saving Abel)
Wed 8/24 Jacksonville, NC Hooligans (with Saving Abel)
Fri 8/26 Vienna, WV Fishbone Gill and Grill (with Saving Abel)
Sat 8/27 State College, PA WQWK-FM (“Rock the Block 2011” free show)
Sun 8/28 Jermyn, PA Eleanor Rigby’s (WBSX show, first 97 people get in for $0.97 cents all tickets after are $9.97)
Mon 8/29 Hampton Beach, NH Wally’s Pub (with Saving Abel)
Tue 8/30 Erie, PA Sherlock’s (with Saving Abel)
Fri 9/2 Orlando, FL The Plaza Live (WJRR Hard Labor Radio Show with The Art Of Dying and Black Tide)
Sat 9/3 Tallahassee, FL Floyds (WXSR Radio Low Dough)
Thu 9/8 Baltimore, MD Power Plant Live! (Baltimore Ravens Kick Off Party)
Sat 9/10 Columbus, OH The Basement (headlining show)
Thu 9/15 Clifton, NJ Dingbatz (with Pop Evil and KYNG)
Fri 9/16 Jacksonville, NC Hooligans (with Pop Evil and KYNG)
Fri 9/23 Houma, LA City Club (with Pop Evil and KYNG)
Sat 10/8 Batesville, AR Riverside Park (Rocktoberfest show with Pop Evil)
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Fat Lady Music / Warner Music Group
Rating: A Perfect 10 out of 10
Reviewed by: Jay Rybak
Egypt Central’s sophomore album introduces us to the ongoing battle between EC and the White Rabbit. We begin our journey in a “Ghost Town”, where we first meet the “White Rabbit” who proceeds to lure us in with it’s strong vocals and killer riffs. The title track is the perfect blend of Shinedown-meets-Nonpoint-meets-My Chemical Romance. This only serves to get us primed to “Kick Ass”, with the track of the same name that has [Insert Major Sport Here] playoff anthem written all over it. The hits keep rolling when we attempt to ‘make the “Change”‘, but we discover “The Drug” which makes us think we are listening to frontman John Falls belting out a new MCR track. But be warned, “The Drug” may just bring us “Down in Flames”, but it’s sooooo worth it! It’s hard to pick a favorite off of this gem, but “Down in Flames” is definitely a front runner.
After nearly going “Down in Flames”, we channel early Saliva in trying to deflect the “Blame”. Once we decide that we’ll never “Surrender” in a hail of heavy riffs and melodic hooks, we lay down our weapons and break out the acoustics to end our journey lamenting about the ultimate “Backfire” , a track which seems to be covered in producer Skidd Mills’ fingerprints.
All in all, White Rabbit hits us harder than Kid Rock at a Waffle House, and leaves us seeing stars… stars by the names of John Falls, Joey Chicago, Blake Allison, and Jeff James. All I can say is WOW! This album should’ve been called White Whale, instead of White Rabbit! This is the ever elusive perfect assembly of kick ass rock ‘n’ roll. Right out of the gates you’re compelled to follow the White Rabbit down his twisted path from “Ghost Town” to the ultimate “Backfire”. As you know, I use the perfect score about as much as Jon and Kate Gosselin use birth control, but this album is a virtual cornucopia of bonafide hits. Already the leading candidate for my album of the year, this is a MUST HAVE. VERY, VERY HIGHLY reccomended! White Rabbit hits stores May 31st.
But enough listening to me head on over to http://www.youtube.com/officialectv. and listen for yourself, and if you can tear yourself away from that pre-order the full album at http://egyptcentral.hasawebstore.com/