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NAPOLEON Releases poignant new single & video HEARTLESS.

Heartless sees Napoleon going stronger, sounding heavier, and playing faster than ever before. Over the last couple of years, the band has been making a forceful sonic transition from hard rock into a staunchly heavier sound. A shift that is apparent not only in sound but also in the vocals in the new single, where they lyrically spit in the face of a God they have come to know as false and share a sheer disgust for preachers and followers – “am I not worthy? // they told me that you’d always be there for me // but I know now, they were just lying through their teeth.”

Heartless is a step forward for the band and just a taste of what’s to come,” comments Jon Elmaleh shares on the single, hinting at more new material on the way… Stay tuned!

The track was given the full treatment, coming paired with a compelling music video that’s almost as hard to pull yourself away from as the song.

Reflecting on the video, Elmaleh comments:
Heartless is my favourite video we have done so far for a few reasons. It was really cool and fun to play a small show, to get some friends/fans involved, and we had a ton of fun filming it at the bunker – who we’d like to shout out for donating their space to us for it. Also, because the video connects thematically into the next one, which will show the ending of the female character’s journey. Both Michael “Crusty” Amaral who directed it and Mya Manion who played the unnamed character absolutely crushed it, and we’re grateful to have had them working with us to make this video come to life.

Based in Toronto ON, Alt-Punk/Post-Hardcore four-piece, ​Napoleon,​ has been attracting attention from fans and media alike since their formation in early 2018.

Celebrated as one of ‘23 Canadian bands Silverstein’s Shane Told knows will keep the scene alive’ in an article by Alternative Press where the famed vocalist filled the publication in on what he feels is the best of the best in Canadian music, the band’s praises are sung far and wide. Alt-Press went on to call the band “heavy in an original fashion,” and say that “Toronto should be proud of these up-and-comers.

Known and loved for their high-energy, in-your-face performances that will leave a mark on not only your mind but probably your body too (if you’re doing it right), the band has played alongside acts including Escape The Fate, Single Mothers, Cancer Bats, Fame On Fire, Indian Handcrafts, Bastardane, Michale Graves of the Misfits, and more. They have also left their indelible mark on the stages of NXNE, Canadian Music Week, Gusapalooza, No Passage Fest, and are always announcing more gigs. Their distinguished live show is well-known in the Canadian music scene, once described by Canadian Beats Magazine (who has also interviewed the band) a​s “loud, sweaty, and completely overwhelming in all of the best ways.” 

Best served live, the band naturally has a lot of energy on stage and make a point to get the crowd involved as much as possible. While you can get a pretty good taste of just how wild it’d be to see them thrash in person by listening to the music, vocalist Jon Elmaleh says that “there is a certain amount of energy that is just not translated onto the record.

Collaborating within the Canadian music industry is something Napoleon is always thrilled to do and pride themselves in doing often. Since early 2020, the band has been managed by Scott Middleton of Cancer Bats, who has also produced every Napoleon release since ‘20. Other stand out collaborations include; the band’s latest EP “Enemy Within” (2021), which features guest vocals from Shane Told of Silverstein and Corbin Giroux (ex-Rarity), as well as their 2020 single, “Amends,” featuring Luke Bentham of The Dirty Nil.

For Fans Of: Alexisonfire, Counterparts, Comeback Kid, Silverstein

NAPOLEON Band Members

Jon Elmaleh – Vocals
Tom Whyte – Guitar
Camilo Martinez – Bass
Eitan Garazi – Drums

03.10.24 Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
03.16.24 North Bay, ON @ Canadore Auditorium

NAPOLEON ONLINE: Website // | Facebook // Instagram // Spotify // Apple Music

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