Contributions from members of Bad Religion, Sugarcult and Aaron Sprinkle enhance pop-punk troupe MXPX's upcoming album, "Secret Weapon," due July 17 via Tooth & Nail.

Contributions from members of Bad Religion, Sugarcult and Aaron Sprinkle enhance pop-punk troupe MXPX's upcoming album, "Secret Weapon," due July 17 via Tooth & Nail.

The album, the trio's eighth studio set, marks the first time the group has tapped veteran producer Sprinkle to helm the decks since its 1994 debut "Pokinatcha." It is also a return to Tooth & Nail following MXPX's 2000 departure for A&M.

Bad Religion guitarist Brian Baker contributes to the album opener/title track, while singer Tim Pagnotta of Sugarcult can be heard on "Shut It Down." Former Superdrag frontman John Davis helps with piano and backing vocals on "Sad Sad Song."

MXPX is supporting the new set during the national Tooth & Nail Tour this summer, which kicked off last night (May 1) in Seattle and continues tonight at the Wonder Ballroom in Portland, Ore. The group is joined by labelmates Hawk Nelson, the Classic Crime, the Fold and Sullivan.

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