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SWOLLEN MEMBERS ‘Dagger Mouth’ LP update

The throbbing heart of Vancouver’s hip-hop scene, Swollen Members, have nearly finished their next full-length and the monkey suspects that’s a release that can’t come soon enough. Given the freshness of last LP – especially cuts like Certified Dope you all should be vibrating with anticipation.

SWOLLEN MEMBERS: European Tour dates announced and Greatest Hits Video Blog released

Yes – you can now watch the best bits of Swollen Members on video. This is obviously not a porn reference – please note the use of a proper noun indicated by the capital S and M. Actually, on reflection taking careful note of S and M makes things sound worse rather than better. Fuck it – watch all the S& M and porn that you like – or go really large and watch S&M porn for all I care – just take note that Vancouver’s biggest hip-hop act have got new shit going on.
(PRESS RELEASE) Swollen Members have posted the first episode of their VLOG series for “Greatest Hits: Ten Years of Turmoil” online
In VLOG #1 Prevail talks about the significance of the track “Lady Venom”, from the “Balance” album, and how fans still react to it a decade later.
After six studio albums, Swollen Members will release their first-ever, career-spanning collection, “Greatest Hits: Ten Years of Turmoil”, on March 16th, 2010 through Suburban Noize and Battle Axe Records. For this compilation, Swollen Members have reached back deep into the vaults and assembled a collection of 18 classic tracks that have been previously out of print to the Battle Axe army. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.SubNoizeStore.com, along with a limited edition t-shirt.
Swollen Members recently completely a US tour with Cool Nutz, and will kick off their upcoming European run on March 11th in Prague, CZH.
“I’m very excited to come and perform for all our fans in Europe,” commented Madchild. “Due to the trials and tribulations we’ve been through over the last few years I was not able to make the last tour with Swollen. Now I’m back and feeling stronger than ever and ready tear shit up for our fans, while soaking up the rich culture Europe has to offer. Get ready for the warrior movement!”
3/11 – Prague, CZH @ Lucerna Music Bar
3/12 – St Gallen, Switzerland @ Kugl
3/13 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo
3/14 – Weinheim, Germany @ Café Central
3/16 – Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
3/17 – Leipzig, Germany @ Conne Island
3/18 – Athens, Greece @ TBA
3/19 – Thessalonki, Greece @ TBA
3/20 – Munster Germany @ Skaters Palace
3/23 – Helsinki, Finland @ Kuudes Linja
3/24 – Oslo, Norwary @ Livingroom
3/25 – Stockholm, Swe @ Lilla Hotellbaren
3/26 – Gothenburg, Swe @ Pusterviksbaren
3/28 – Kulturfabrik Switzerland @ Kofmel
3/31 – Paris, France @ Glazart
4/01 – London, UK @ Cargo
4/02 – Amsterdam @ Melkweg

Swollen Members – Myspace


SWOLLEN MEMBERS: ‘Bollywood Chick’ Video

…In which the ‘Members use a bhangra sample as an excuse to get some fit Asian birds into a video. Or maybe they used some fit Asian birds in a video as an excuse to get a bhangra loop on one of their tracks. Either way this one involves a bhangra loop and some fit Asian birds. Trashy but I kinda like it. And it’s got dancefloor smash written in intricate henna designs all over it.
(PRESS RELEASE) Swollen Members Release Video For “Bollywood Chick” Featuring Tech N9ne
Swollen Members have released their video for the track “Bollywood Chick” featuring Tech N9ne:

Swollen Members | MySpace Video
The track is the latest single from Swollen Members’ new studio album, “Armed To The Teeth”, which debuted at #146 on the Billboard Top 200 and #5 on the Heatseekers charts.
“Armed To The Teeth” is a snapshot of the trials and tribulations Swollen Members endured during the past two years, including Mad Child’s battle with drug addiction, the collapse of their former record label, and the legal troubles that plagued the group throughout the recording process. The album features collaborations with some of the best artists in the game including Tech N9ne, Everlast and Slaine from La Coka Nostra, Glasses Malone, and Talib Kweli.
Swollen Members are currently embarking on a Canadian tour throughout November and December.

Swollen Members – Myspace

SWOLLEN MEMBERS: New release – Armed To The Teeth LP

It would appear that times have been hard for Swollen Members recently. Never mind because they return with a full-length at the end of next month. And from the bits of it they’ve exposed on their myspace it sounds like it’s going to be banging…anyway – that’s enough limp puns – have a FREE DOWNLOAD of album tracks Red Dragon, Bollywood Chick and Cross Fire and check the Warrior video below the tracklist…
After Enduring Drug Addiction, The Collapse Of Their Former Record Label And Legal Issues, Swollen Members Return Triumphantly With New LP, Armed To The Teeth, Which Will Be Released On 10-27-09 And It Includes Guest Appearances From Talib Kweli, Everlast, Glasses Malone and Slaine
Vancouver based Swollen Members and Battle Axe Records have formed a partnership with California based Suburban Noize Records for the release of the group’s upcoming new projects. The first release under the partnership will be Swollen Members heavily anticipated new studio album “Armed To The Teeth”, which is slated for release October 27th, 2009 through Suburban Noize. The group also plans to release a greatest hits disc and the debut album from Battle Axe Warriors, a new project featuring Swollen Members along with newcomer Tre Nyce, later this year.
“We’re very excited to announce we’ve signed with Suburban Noize Records for the release of our new album and upcoming projects,” said Mad Child from Swollen Members in a statement. “When we decided to make calls to interested labels and shop our new material, Suburban Noize was the first and last call I had to make. After talking with them, I knew right away they were the best home for us because they were already fans of our music. We respect what the label has done for artists like La Coka Nostra and Kottonmouth Kings and we know that they will do everything that they can to push Swollen Members on a global level.”
Swollen Members have been clawing their way to the top of the hip-hop totem pole since their inception. Founded by two of the game’s best MCs, Mad Child and Prevail, along with the help of DJ Rob The Viking, the group has released an impressive back catalog of classic albums and collaborated with some of hip-hop’s biggest names, including Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), Dilated Peoples and Everlast. Meanwhile the group has rocked stages from Los Angeles to Japan performing hundreds of shows a year in front of massive audiences with underground legends like Tech N9ne to mainstream chart toppers like Nelly Furtado, Ghostface and Black Eyed Peas.
With the release of their new studio effort “Armed To The Teeth” and the upcoming Battle Axe Warriors album, Swollen Members are ready to let the industry and fans know they are no longer the world’s best kept secret, but some of the most lethal MCs in the game. “Armed To The Teeth” is a snapshot of the trials and tribulations the group endured during the past two years, including Mad Child’s battle with drug addiction, the collapse of their former record label and the legal troubles that plagued the group throughout the recording process.

Swollen Members – Armed To The Teeth LP: Track listing and Credits

1.) Reclaim The Throne
2.) Porn Star
3.) Kyla
4.) Red Dragon (Download)
5.) Bollywood Chick (Download)
6.) Meltdown
7.) My Life
8.) Bang Bang
9.) Here We Come
10.) Warrior (Watch Video)
11.) Certified Dope
12.) Funeral March
13.) Flyest
14.) Lonely One
15.) Cross Fire f/Talib Kweli (Download)
16.) Concerto
17.) Dumb f/Everlast and Slaine of La Coka Nostra
18.) Real P.I. f/Glasses Malone

Swollen Members – Myspace

Mad Child’s VLOG Recanting His Ascent Into Addiction: