CeVILAIN is the presentation of the duality of perspective. Of cause and effect. Of action and consequence…
The band crafts pieces that aspire to evoke thoughtfulness, unity, acceptance, and inclusion.
Inspired by artists such as Thrice, Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle and Highly Suspect – CeVILAIN puts a twist on typical song structure to allow seamless transitions and free expression of storytelling. Frontman Cliff Menzies and bassist Adam Tremblett often match riffs in unison to drive home song elements. This, supported by the power-house drumming of Andrew Parmelee, allows the listener to connect with the heart of the songs. The vocal power of Cliff is nothing short of extraordinary; easily transitioning from quiet, emotive crooning to expressive high notes, to growling, raspy expressions.
The band has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with various well-established, international touring acts such as: Adam Gontier (Three Days Grace/Saint Asonia), One Bad Son, Ritchie Kotzen (Mr. Big), Crown Lands, and The Lazys as well as many incredible local artists from across Ontario and Quebec.
In 2017, their first single "Borrowed Time" was released and has received regular radio play on several stations in Canada – including Rebel 101.7 in the nation's capital of Ottawa, Ontario.
In 2018, the band will release a new EP entitled “RISE”. The new album finds the band further expanding on the heavier elements and soundscapes that their live shows have been known for. The first single “Hush” is to be released in summer 2018 supported by a music video, radio release, and live performances.