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Brand New Day for Swollen Members

Rob The Viking, Prevail and Mad Child of Swollen Members. The hip-hop group plays the Haney on June 25. - Contributed
Rob The Viking, Prevail and Mad Child of Swollen Members. The hip-hop group plays the Haney on June 25.
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Swollen Members are back on the road again with their ninth studio album, Brand New Day.

The record will land in stores on June 17 through the newly re-launched label, Battleaxe Records, and their B.C. tour includes a stop at the Haney Public House in Maple Ridge.

“With Brand New Day, Swollen Members have written a powerful new chapter in our history,” says Prevail.

“We have all become forward-thinkers and our level of expression has benefited. This album is a landmark for us in that it doesn’t feature any guests. Our belief system has been renewed and we agreed that between the amazing production and the complexity of the lyrical value, we could let Brand New Day speak for itself.”

Since re-grouping in 2009 after a four-year hiatus, Swollen Members have been creatively revitalized, and their profile in the hip-hop scene has skyrocketed.

The group’s independent grind is unrelenting as they have released three full length studio albums, a greatest hits collection, and followed up their critically acclaimed Monsters In The Closet album with a sequel.

During that same time, Madchild and Prevail have both launched solo efforts, while they toured the globe with the likes of Tech N9ne, La Coka Nostra, The Grouch & Eligh, the Vans Warped Tour, and Alchemist and Evidence’s new hip-hop group Step Brothers.

Swollen Members continue to gain strength and add to their musical legacy. Their fan base of fanatical Battleaxe Warriors continues to grow and Swollen Members continue to be one the most relevant groups in hip-hop today.

Showtime

The Haney Public House hosts Swollen Members on June 25. Tickets are $10 for the first 200 people. Doors open at 8 p.m. The show starts at 10 p.m. Info: haneypub.com.

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