Swollen Members “Dagger Mouth” Nominated For 2012 Juno Award
Swollen Members’ new studio album “Dagger Mouth” has been nominated for a 2012 Juno Award in the category of “Rap Recording of the Year” alongside Drake, Classified, D-Sissive, and Kardinal Offishall. The 2012 Juno Awards, which are the Canadian equivalent of a Grammy award, are set to take place on Sunday, April 1st, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario at Scotiabank Place and be hosted by fellow Canadian William Shatner. Swollen Members have won four Juno Awards throughout their career and this year’s nod is the fifth time the group has been nominated.
“I’m really proud of this Juno nomination for ‘Dagger Mouth’,” says Prevail. “Swollen Members have gone through some trials and tribulations the last few years so to come together and create an album that was purely about artistry and have it be nominated for such a prestigious award is very heartfelt and appreciated.”
“It’s been an extremely rewarding year coming back to the music, both creatively and spiritually,” commented Madchild. “What a great reward and honor to be nominated for a Juno this year! We look forward to the event this March in Ottawa!”
“Prevail, Madchild, and myself are honored to be nominated this year,” added Rob The Viking. “We worked hard to make ‘Dagger Mouth’ sound exactly how we had envisioned it and it feels amazing to get the recognition for all the blood, sweat and tears we put into it.”
With Madchild now free from his addiction to pain killers and having exorcised all his demons, Swollen Members have returned with a vengeance on their seventh studio album “Dagger Mouth”. From the powerful production of Rob The Viking, to the dark poetic abstract expressionism of emcees Madchild and Prevail, “Dagger Mouth” is a return to the classic Swollen Members sound and harnesses the group’s savage chaotic energy into one focused and commanding effort.
Madchild will release his heavily anticipated debut solo album, “Dope Sick”, later this year on Suburban Noize/Battle Axe Records. Madchild recently dropped his “Little Monster” digital EP online at http://tinyurl.com/6vv6eum and the video for his new single “Sh*t Talker” online
Prevail of Swollen Members recently released his digital “SpaseFase” EP, which features production work by Ol’ City Rocker. The EP is available online at http://tinyurl.com/86cnea3 and the video for the track “Razorblades” featuring Malia May can be seen online
Swollen Members are currently wrapping up a sold-out Canadian tour with hip-hop super crew La Coka Nostra.
SWOLLEN MEMBERS TOUR DATES:
Feb 09 – Sydney, NS @ Joan Harris Cruise Pavilion w/ Royce Da 59′
Feb 10 – Saint John, NB @ Tonic
Feb 11 – Moncton, NB @ Oxygen
Feb 12 – Halifax, NS @ Toothy Moose