Discerning fans of the best in metalcore are undoubtedly familiar with the work of Lancaster, PA’s Texas in July. This group of youngsters broke through the scene in a big way over the past couple of years, from their initial beginnings as a local act, through to the release of their debut EP Salt of the Earth and full-length album I Am for CI Records.
In between a steady schedule of touring nationwide with such like-minded acts as We Came as Romans, This or the Apocalypse, For Today, Destruction of a Rose, and Woe, Is Me, this hard-working band found the time to head into the studio with respected metal and hardcore producer Chris “Zeuss” Harris (known for his work with bands such as Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, God Forbid and many more).
Today, we can finally enjoy the fruits of their labor, with the release of One Reality — their debut for Equal Vision Records — out in all major retail stores and digital outlets.
With experience comes maturity, and that maturity is on display on tracks like the lead single “Magnolia”, a somber, melancholy piece bolstered by Alex Good’s emotional lyrics and some of Adam Gray’s most technical drumming to date. Texas in July still knows how to bring the mosh, with cuts such as the album’s title track and “1000 Lies” showcasing their expertise with shredding riffs and uptempo rhythms. From beginning to end, One Reality is a fully-realized shining example of what these talented young adults can accomplish.
Their new single “Magnolia” is slated for release on the wildly popular
video game Rock Band 3 in the near future, courtesy Equal Vision Records and RockGamer Studios. The track will join “Hook, Line, and Sinner“, “Elements“, and “Uncivilized” — already available for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 — in the Rock Band downloadable music store.
Be sure to catch Texas in July in your town as part of the 2011 Take Action Tour, performing with Silverstein, Bayside, Polar Bear Club, and The Swellers. For a complete list of tour dates and to purchase tickets, please visit the Take Action Tour website today!