NAPOLEON announce debut album ‘Newborn Mind’ and reveal video for ‘Afterlife’

Melodic hardcore quartet NAPOLEON have announced the release of their long-awaited debut album ‘Newborn Mind’ on the 27th May 2016 via Basick Records. The record is the first to feature the band’s new vocalist Wes Thompson, formerly of Climates. Pre-orders of ‘Newborn Mind’ are now live via the band’s website:

To coincide with the announcement, Napoleon have given us a glimpse of the new material with their single ‘Afterlife’, which was given its first play on the BBC Radio One Rock Show by Dan P. Carter.

Since their inception in 2011, Napoleon have become highly revered on the hardcore scene for seamlessly combining abrasive punk attitude with technical virtuosity and inventive hook laden songwriting. In true punk rock style, Napoleon have barely left the road in their time as a band, touring with Being As An Ocean, The Devil Wears Prada, Architects, Comeback Kid, Defeater, The Amity Affliction, and jumping on countless underground DIY tours across Europe.

Having honed their skills in the live arena, the resulting sound is truly organic and energetic, setting them leagues apart from the many bedroom projects with players of a similar technical calibre. Napoleon could be compared to the likes of Architects, At The Drive In and Propaghandi, who have all shown fearless boundary pushing whilst retaining real attitude and feel.

Check out how fierce Napoleon are at one of the following live dates:

13.05.2016 Haus Der Jugend – Wittlich, Germany
14.05.2016 Longlive Rockfest – Lyon, France
15.05.2016 La Hacienda – Antibes, France
16.05.2016 Rock N Roll – Milan, Italy
17.05.2016 Il Blocco – Verona, Italy
18.05.2016 La Tenda – Modena, Italy
19.05.2016 Das Bach – Vienna, Austria
20.05.2016 Explosiv – Graz, Austria
21.05.2016 Kafe Marat – Munich, Germany
22.05.2016 A38 – Budapest, Hungary
23.05.2016 Plan B – Ostrava, Czech
24.05.2016 Cross Club – Prague, Czech
25.05.2016 Bunte Kuh – Berlin, Germany
26.05.2016 4Rooms – Leipzig, Germany
27.05.2016 JKZ Scheune – Ibbenburen, Germany
28.05.2016 MTC – Cologne, Germany
29.05.2016 Keller Klub – Stuttgart, Germany
30.05.2016 Werkk – Baden, Switzerland
31.05.2016 L’Univers – Dijon, France
01.06.2016 Gibus Live – Paris, France
02.06.2016 Elfer Club – Frankfurt, Germany
03.06.2016 Krachgarten – Wabern, Germany
04.06.2016 Garcia Lorca – Brussels, Germany
26.08.2016 6K Fest – Juprelle, Belgium

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