CeVILAIN was initiated in 2017 with the idea to bring together standout musicians in the Ottawa music scene to carve out a place in the genre that was clearly lacking – a hard rock band that focuses on storytelling in a positive light. The result is a raw, emotional heavy hitting band with a sound similar to Thrice, Highly Suspect, and Three Days Grace.
This new EP, “As Above, So Below” will be the follow up to the 2018 EP Rise and the band expects that it will show a more mature sound that they have been developing:
“The new single, “Better Angels”, is a progressive step forward for the band in establishing our identity. The single further expresses and showcases our ability to deliver captivating pieces highlighted by exceptional vocalizations and instrumentation.”
The band continues with the meaning behind the song:
“The single is meant to highlight acceptance and growth. The heart of the song drives home the notion that it’s okay to ask for help, it’s okay to be vulnerable, and that you will come out of it stronger.”
CeVILAIN is a hard rock band that clearly stands out for the genre – they craft thunderous pieces that aspire to evoke positivity, unity, acceptance, and inclusion rather than solely expressing simple angst and discord. They channel their creative energies into captivating tracks whose impact is only surpassed by their energetic live performance and their ability to engage their audience.
Inspired by titans of the genre – Breaking Benjamin, Bring Me The Horizon, and Thrice – CeVILAIN is a band that will never be satisfied resting on their laurels. Building upon the success of their first EP – the independently produced and released “RISE” (2018) – the band is already back with brand new material that continues to forge ahead their heavy, melodic and driven sound.
Mixed by Mike Langford (Deadset Society) and mastered by Peter Leitros (Wreckhouse Mastering), the new single “Better Angels” showcases their ability to hammer home searing instrumentation with soaring melody and harmony. This ability is on full display as the vocalization plays off each contributor before coming together in a massive chorus hook.
CeVILAIN was formed in Ottawa, Canada in 2018 and quickly became the go-to, must see artist in the Nation’s Capital. In short order, their first single – “Hush” – surpassed 10,000+ streams across all platforms and has become a mainstay, and regular request, on rock radio. The band has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with exceptional talent such as: Adam Gontier (Three Days Grace), Bif Naked, Jeff Martin (The Tea Party), One Bad Son, Crown Lands, The Lazys, and Richie Kotzen (Poison, Mr Big).
2019 looks to be a massive step forward for CeVILAIN as they continue to establish their presence and influence in mainstream rock.
Cliff MENZIES – Vocals/Guitar
Andrew PARMELEE – Drums
Joel LEFEBVRE – Guitar/Vocals
Evan DAVIS – Bass
CeVILAIN – Better Angels
CeVILAIN – HUSH
CeVILAIN – Lost
Band/Artist location – Ottawa Canada