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The Flatliners Unveil New Material Before European Tour

On the heels of an upcoming European tour, Canadian rock quad The Flatliners have released the nostalgic 7-inch Resuscitation of the Year on the San Francisco-based punk label, Fat Wreck Chords.

The double A-side’s title track, “Resuscitation Of The Year,” was originally featured as the opening number on their 2013 full-length album, Dead Language.

The record also includes a previously unreleased track from the Dead Language sessions, “Fangs.” The Flatliners’ singer Chris Cresswell said the band struggled with the decision to hold the track from their fourth studio album, which was nominated for the Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year at the Canadian Juno Awards last year.  

“It took us almost 2 weeks to decide the fate of “Fangs” back in 2013. Should we keep it on the record? Should we save it for something else? It was without a doubt the toughest call to make overall surrounding Dead Language,” Cresswell said in a statement. “And now for your listening pleasure, it’s yours. Loud and gnarly, so crank it up and bang your head.”

The Flatliners“Fangs,” could have easily been a title track; it’s unapologetic, brazen sound is clearly reminiscent of Dead Language’s power. On “Resuscitation,” Cresswell commands audience to head his cry: “Cause the skies of mine are clear / And for that I’m forever in your debt, my dear friends / I’m coming back to life again.” The blood pumping 7-inch combines fast-paced drumming, powerful guitar riffs and introspective story telling to achieve melodic punk rock perfection.

The band worked with Grey Days to produce the artwork for the double record cover 7-inch.

“To us, this release is equal parts “Resuscitation of the Year” and “Fangs,” so we wanted to showcase that through the art. Feast your eyes. Feast your ears. Feast your brain,” Cresswell said.

The Flatliners will begin touring with Lagwagon and Western Addiction next week. Check out the dates below.

03/13/15 Madrid, Spain at Sala Aqualung w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction

03/14/15 Bilbao, Spain at Sala Santana 27 w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction

03/15/15 Barcelona, Spain at Sala Apollo w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction

03/17/15 Tolouse, France at Connexion w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction

03/18/15 Lyon, France at Jack,Jack w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction

03/19/15 Cognac, France at West Rock w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction

03/21/15 La Harve, France at Le Tetris w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction

03/22/15 Paris, France at Petit Bain w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction

03/23/15 London, UK at O2 Academy Islington w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction

03/24/15 Bristol, UK at Bierkeller w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction

03/25/15 Manchester, UK at Club Academy w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction

03/26/15 Portsmouth, UK at Wedgewood Arms w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction

03/27/15 Amsterdam, Netherlands at Melkweg w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction

03/28/15 Dortmund, Germany at FZW w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction

03/29/15 Hanover , Germany at Bei Chez Heinz w/ Western Addiction

03/30/15 Berlin, Germany at SO36 w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction

03/31/15 Leipzig, Germany at Connie Island w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction

04/01/15 Ljubljana, Slovenia at Kinko Siska w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction

04/02/15 Milan, Italy at Fabrigue area 1 w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction

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