“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” ― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Much like a storm, CEVILAIN has swept onto the scene and left a poignant and lasting impression. Inspired by titans of the genre - Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, and Thrice - CEVILAIN channels their creative energies into captivating tracks whose impact is only surpassed by their energetic live performance and their ability to engage their audience. Members Cliff Menzies (Vocals/Guitar), Joel Lefebvre (Lead Guitar), Eddy Fox (Bass) and Andrew Parmelee (Drums) give every ounce of themselves night in and night out…
This is no more evident than on their upcoming release: “On Death & Dying”. The concept EP is based on the Kübler-Ross model, better known as the “Five Stages of Grief”, with each full-track highlighting a stage (Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance).
The first single off the EP, "How It Ends”, showcases CEVILAIN’s ability to hammer home searing instrumentation with soaring melody and focused harmony. Released in October 2019, the single has become the bands most successful release to date – receiving significant play on rock radio and streaming for over 250k+ plays!
The band continues to display their unique talents on the follow up single: “Take Shelter”. The song highlights the desperation and fever of the “bargaining” stage and further establishes their straight forward, no-holds-barred brand of hard rock. Layers of raw emotion are surrounded by tight musicianship leading to a massive chorus that will leave the listener hooked and coming back time and again.
“On Death & Dying” was recorded and produced by CEVILAIN at Fill The Void Studios in Ottawa, Canada. Each full-track was mixed by Jon Lundin (Point North), engineer for: Fever 333 & Atreyu.