Ephrata, PA based metal quintet Texas In July
are returning with a new, self-titled full-length due out October 9 via Equal Vision Records
. They've also dropped a slew of album details — including the stellar guest appearances they've enlisted for this effort. Within the album's 11 tracks, expect drum work from August Burns Red
's Matt Greiner and guest vocals from We Came As Romans
' Dave Stephens and Hundredth's Chadwick Johnson, respectively.
The album, which was recorded at The Machine Shop Studios in Belleville, NJ and produced by Will Putney, features the band's first single "Bed of Nails," which is set to drop on September 11 via digital retailers. "This track is collectively one of our favorite songs that we have ever written as a band," explains lyricist/bassist Witkowski. "For the most part, 'Bed of Nails' was written in the studio. It came together so smoothly and, surprisingly, pretty early on in writing/recording process. We think of it as our hybrid song — it has many contrasting musical parts, as well as a heavy hitting vocal chant near the tail of the song. I really think people are going to be pleased to hear this song. I would love to see this track become our next "Hook Line and Sinner". It's very memorable, and feels like the perfect track to be released as the first listen for the upcoming record."
Get a peek at the new album by checking out the official album art and tracklisting below, and for more Texas In July, read our PV Q&A
with the boys.
2. Cry Wolf
3. Shallow Point
4. Without a Head (ft. Chadwick Johnson of Hundredth)
5. Bed of Nails
6. Repressed Memories
7. C4 (ft. Dave Stephens of We Came As Romans)
8. Crux Lust
10. Black Magic
11. Cloudy Minds (ft. Matt Greiner of August Burns Red)