Today Memphis based hard rockers Egypt Central released a cryptic press release in which bassist Joey Chicago revealed that vocalist John Falls and guitarist Jeff James had announced their departure from the band. In the same breath Chicago announced that he and drummer Blake Allison would continue on. The Egypt Central rhythm section has formed a new group, Devour the Day. What Chicago did not clarify was whether or not they would continue on with Egypt Central of simply morph into this new band.
However, fans can ask Allison and Chicago themselves on Tuesday, December 4 when the two will be doing a live Q&A on Twitter to answer questions from fans about Egypt Central and their new band Devour The Day using #ECQA on Egypt Central’s Twitter (@EgyptCentral). It all starts at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT.
In a handwritten letter to fans Chicago wrote:
To the future…
I know that many of you have been wondering what has been going on with Egypt Central, where we have been, and what we have been doing. After ten long years of recording, touring and pouring out hearts out, it would be such a shame to try to push some bullshit in front of your faces and to ask you to believe it. I just do not want to do that. You mean too much and honestly it goes against everything EC was intended to stand for. The one real creed in which we inspired to live by, one that reveals itself as true in so many walks of life and situations that each and every one of us face, day-to-day, all over this broken planet: do not give up. No matter what the circumstance, there is hope.
Earlier this year, Blake and I were made aware that the remaining members of Egypt Central would not be continuing on with the band. The reasons varied and the way in which we were told was as much of a shock as we could have ever expected to hear. We were furious, sad and confused. I have EC tattooed on my skin, as many of you do, and for me it was not just a band, but also a real responsibility to all those who had supported us from day one and who were there when we needed them. The countless couches we have crashed on, the endless homemade meals and all of the other unexpected pieces of love we encountered over ten years of hard work. Blake and I stood in the debris of a life changing storm.
We refuse to let this be the end of our story. We have so many chapters left to write. As each door closes, a new one opens and Blake and I take it upon ourselves to redefine and evolve, to dissect and purify, to adjust and resurrect. We will seize the moment and risk all to complete our dream, the dream that all of you helped create. We will not waste the chances we have been given. We will live as if tomorrow is not guaranteed.
We will Devour The Day!
With lave and thanks,