Monday, August 17, 2009

Swollen Members – Music To Snowboard To.

I was sleepin’ on this, but better late than never right? I have been a big fan of Swollen Members for years. They are always on the Ipod when I hit the slopes. Obviously the premier on The Jason Ellis Show (who I am also a fan of) already happened, but you can still check out some S&M and see what you think. Check them out on Twitter, fAYCEbook, or myspAYCE. Here’s the official word from “Da Inbox”:


Swollen Members Will Premier “Red Dragon” from forthcoming LP, "Armed To The Teeth,” Which Will Be Released On 10-13-09

Swollen Members will debut the new song “Red Dragon” this coming Friday August 14th, 2009 on the Jason Ellis Show on Sirius XM Radio’s FACTION Channel. The track is taken from their heavily anticipated new studio album “Armed To The Teeth”, which lands in stores October 13th, 2009 through Suburban Noize Records and Battle Axe Records.

“Everyone growing up in the skate world knows how important Red Dragon is. They definitely have some of the best threads and skate gear out there and we’ve known Colin McKay and Sluggo for years,” commented Prevail. “Swollen Members has been repping Red Dragon since the beginning and when it came time to release our first cut from ‘Armed to the Teeth’, we wanted ‘Red Dragon’ to be the first thing people heard. We also wanted the first thing people hear from this new album to be some classic Swollen Members and to have our old friend and SM-alumni Moka Only on the track. Remember this is just a first taste and the main course is heating up.

"These guys make me wanna smash shit," added SIRIUS XM Radio Host Jason Ellis about the track. "Fuck the man!!!”

Swollen Members have risen to the top of the underground hip-hop scene with a series of classic albums that have made them one of the genre’s brightest rising stars. Founded by two of the game’s best MCs, Mad Child and Prevail, along with the help of DJ Rob The Viking, Swollen Members have created a huge fan base while staying completely independent under their own label Battle Axe Records. Swollen had taken a break over the past few years while Mad Child dealt with drug addiction and some legal issues, but, the group has come back stronger than ever with their upcoming new studio album "Armed To The Teeth”, which features guest appearances La Coka Nostra, Talib Kweli, Tech N9NE, Krondon, Saafir and Phil Tha Agony.

Over the years Prevail, Madchild, Rob The Viking have continued to work hard to keep their hungry, rapidly growing audience satisfied. They tour relentlessly, and always try to throw us a bone to give a taste of the studio albums. It’s been about three years (which feels like an eternity) since their last studio album. The new track “Red Dragon” is basically a remake of the original – with new lyrics from Prevail and Mad Child, but I’m pretty sure the Moka Only vocals are straight off the original track - he left the group (for the 2nd time) a few years ago.

Anyway my name ain’t fuckin’ Wikipedia, so go check them out your damn self. I do recommend that you start by listening to Balance, which is their first album – came out around ten years ago. Peep a couple videos, and try to catch them live – they’re touring right fucking now.

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