“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), and Eddy Fox (Bass) give every ounce of themselves night in and night out…
This is no more evident than on their 2020 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 – streaming for over 300,000+ plays!
The EP has found substantial success since its March release with multiple tracks being picked up at rock radio and receiving placement on establish Spotify & Apple playlists. All in all, the album has seen over 500,000+ streams!
As for 2021... it looks to be an incredible follow up for CEVILAIN. The highly anticipated release of a collaboration with Adam Gontier (Saint Asonia, ex-Three Days Grace) came about in March 2021. "WARS" will establish that CEVILAIN is ready for the world stage.
"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 immerse 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 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