Memphis May Fire is an American metalcore band formed in Dallas, Texas and currently signed to Rise Records. Formed in 2006, they have released four studio albums and two EP’s to date. Their fourth album, Unconditional, debuted at No. 4 on the US Billboard 200 and atop the Alternative Albums chart.
The band, founded by guitarist Kellen McGregor, formed in 2006, but it was not until February 2007 that the group decided on the name Memphis May Fire having previously gone by Oh Captain, My Captain.
In early 2007, the band recorded and self-released an EP, and began creating a local following. Shortly thereafter, Memphis May Fire caught the attention of Josh Grabelle, the president of Trustkill Records. Grabelle commented on his feelings toward the band in a press release stating, “There is a lot of really exciting, young, dangerous music coming out right now, and Memphis May Fire are the cream of the crop.