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 of hammering 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 15,000+ 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.



  • Direct support for Adam Gontier; former voice of Three Days Grace in 2017 & 2019 and secured him as vocal feature on upcoming EP
  • "Better Angels" video receiving over 7000 views in the first week of it's release via SpaceUntravel (click here to view).
  • Direct support for Jeff Martin of The Tea Party in Nov. 2018
  • Winners of the Rebel 101.7 Rock Search (over 16 bands)
  • "Hush"; CeVILAIN's 2018 single reached 12 000+ plays on Spotify
  • "Hush" receiving 700 "Shazams" after 8 weeks of airing on Rebel 101.7 in Ottawa, ON.
  • Opened for Bif Naked in Oct. 2018
  • Toured to most major cities in Ontario, Canada
  • Members have a combined 40 years experience in the music industry and 15 years touring experience with various other acts



  • Voodoo Rockfest 2018 // Napanee, ON
  • Rebel 101.7 Rockfest 2018 // OTT, ON
  • Soundtrack Of The City 2018 // TO, ON
  • Rebelfest 2018 // OTT, ON
  • Canadian Music Week 2019 // TO, ON


  • Ottawa, ON
  • Toronto, ON
  • Montreal, QC
  • Kingston, ON
  • Windsor, ON





"This is a band to keep an eye on...These guys stole the hearts of tons of guests at Voodoo Rockfest and people are still telling me how much they loved CeVILAIN" - Joe Mathews, Founder of Voodoo Rockfest

...the band is not static, and they truly emerse themselves into what they're doing, losing themselves in the performance. Peeling your eyes away is a task and a half with this band. - The Ottawa Showbox

I dug the latest from CeVILAIN - "Hush" - 30 seconds into spinning it live on our morning show. Takes balls to say this deserves to be on the radio...and deliver, AGAIN. - Daryl Kornicky, Rebel 101.7