Published Mar 27, 2015A few years ago, BC rapper Merkules was the target of a serious attack, and that incident provided the inspiration for his new album Scars. It's due out on April 19 through Stealth Bomb Records, and its release will be promoted with a Canadian tour.
Merkules recorded the album in Edmonton. Production was provided by Vokab, Vanderslice, C-Lance, Aspect, Bo Beats and Dedov, while guest performers include Sticky Fingaz (of Onyx), Snak the Ripper, Caspian and more.
A press release explains, "The record is based around his very visible scars on face and tells the tale of how his life was nearly taken over an argument in the street at the spry age of 16. He recorded his first song ever and as he was walking home some ruffians were drinking and driving, nearly hit Merk's posse, the two parties exchanged words, a scuffle ensued and Merkules was struck about the head with a bat and face with a machete."
That's the cover art above. Look for the single "Humble" to arrive soon.
Below, check out Merkules' tour schedule with JD Era and Verbal Kent. It runs for three weeks this spring and includes 14 Canadian shows, including stops in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec.
04/18 Nanaimo, BC - Harbour City Theatre ^
04/19 Surrey, BC - Olympia ^
04/23 Calgary, AB - Dickens ^*~
04/24 Red Deer, AB - Wild Bills ^
04/27 Saskatoon, SK - The Thirsty Scholar ^
04/28 Thunder Bay, ON - Crocks ^
04/30 Val Gagné, ON - Country Inn ^
05/01 Guelph, ON - Biggie's ^
05/02 Montreal, QC - Belmont ^
05/03 Toronto, ON - Rockpile ^*
05/06 Toronto, ON - Nocturne (Canadian Music Week) ^
05/07 Sudbury, ON - The Coulson ^
05/08 St. Catherines - Mikados ^
05/09 Sarnia, ON - Liquid Johnny's ^
^ with JD Era and Verbal Kent
* with Afu Ra
~ with Non Phixion