Vancouver, British Columbia Hip Hop trio the Swollen Members will release their second album of 2011 on August 2. Titled Monsters II, the Suburban Noize/Battle Axe Records project will follow up April’s Dagger Mouth. The work is themed as a sequel to the group’s 2002 album, Monsters In The Closet, which was certified gold in Canada.

Monsters II will feature appearances by other west coast independent Hip Hop groups such as Dilated Peoples, Souls of Mischief and Strong Arm Steady. Production is largely handled by the Members’ Rob The Viking, with Evidence and DMC champion, DJ Swamp.