Dead Defined Talks of the Here and Now!


Pop, rock, industrialist band DEAD DEFINED have a handful of single's out, along with some music videos, and new music is in the works as well. Nothing but growth is to come for this band and that is just what the future has in-store for them. See what the band talks about, covering these and how they came to be as well.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Dead Defined was formed in 2018 and is a Pop/Rock/Industrial project. It’s instrumentally written and sang by myself, Craig Ewan. It is produced and engineered by Mike Dmitrovic of Voodoo Records Canada. It’s more or less an amalgamation of all my favorite styles of music focused into one place.  

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

The band name actually comes from a dark place but the music is actually quite positive ha. The origin of it stems from questioning one’s own mortality. I’d been watching too many documentaries at the time about assisted suicide in the critically ill and elderly and the question I always asked myself was how does one define death? It’s a bit morbid I know, but Dead Defined had a better ring to it than any other descriptive pairing of words.  

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

The band is based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada as the recording studio and my band players live all over the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) Being a solo act it’s easier for me to just coordinate a meetup/rehearsal spot when needed in the Toronto area that everyone has access to easily. 

The Rock’n Roll music scene has taken quite a hit since Covid has just about shutdown every live venue in Southern Ontario. A lot of bigger name venues have had to close their doors permanently because of the pandemic which is very disheartening. 

4. How would you describe your style?

I like to describe my style as Pop/Rock/Industrial. I have way too many influences when it comes to narrowing myself down just one musical style so more or less it’s an amalgamation of many genres and artist influence.

 5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

I’ve released 6 previous singles along with coinciding Music Videos prior to my latest single ‘Ignite’. I like to put as much effort into promoting and creating awareness around each release as I can. Being somewhat of an ‘artsy’ person I can get quite anal about the look and style of each release as in single artwork, music video, social media promotion; not just the song itself. Being a solo artist I have to dip my toes in the water when it comes to everything surrounding the song itself.   

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

I always have new music in the works. Maybe not fully completed songs yet, but I always have new ideas that come to me out of the blue on the daily. Having a cell phone on me all times really helps to be able to record any new ideas on the fly wherever I am. 

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

As COVID numbers in Canada have just now seemed to stall out there isn’t any set plans for live music in 2021 as of yet. My main focus is to try and write/record/video a new single every 2-3 months to stay consistent and relevant when the time comes to open the venues back up.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

I try not to predict the future too much these days to be honest. I like to focus on the now and try to grow the fanbase and quality of my music in hopes to continue an uphill climb. Just trying to be consistent in these times is hard enough. 

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can listen/stream all of Dead Defined’s music WORLDWIDE on Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud and YouTube Music. It’s available on all other digital streaming platforms as well. As mentioned each single has it’s own coinciding Music Video and they’ve been exclusively uploaded to YouTube so it’s easy to find and share. I highly suggest you watch those as well.  As for MERCH, find everything that’s available at www.deaddefined.com/store

I will continue to update the merch store monthly with new items and swag. 

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

I’d like for them to be open minded about the music and lyrical content. I try to write from a place that everyone can relate to personally. Whether it be from darkness, happiness, loving, hating… I try to connect with the listener as much as they do with my music.

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