When art can’t be pigeonholed or pinned down, it elevates the very medium itself. Dead Defined thrives on that sort of unpredictability, standing confidently at a crossroads between anthemic hard rock infectiousness and thought-provoking technically-charged industrial pop. Think a cross between the mind-numbing musical malevolence of american super group Filter and Alice in Chains' timeless irresistibility, and you’re halfway there. This is the vision of singer/songwriter Craig Ewan (ex-Shadows in Red) and previous driving force of Toronto hard rock band Waveline, Dead Defined's sophomore single Unwholey represents metallic industrial rock evolution in its purest form.
"Industrial rock ain't dead! Dead Defined are putting a modern spin on the genre, and evoking the spirit of Stabbing Westward, Depeche Mode and Econoline Crush." Soundsphere Magazine - Hull, United Kingdom (England)
"Unwholey" is the sophomore single release for the Industrial/Pop/Rock group 'Dead Defined'. This project is lead by Singer/Songwriter Craig Ewan, based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
'Dead Defined' and their debut single 'I Fear Nothing' (released March.20.2018) has found radio play in Canada, USA, Germany, Australia, Spain, United Kingdom and the Netherlands. The independent rock bands debut single reached over 50,000 song views via Youtube in just 9 months and thousands of streams via Spotify, Soundcloud, Google Play and Apple Music.
"Unwholey" is a play on words and is also best described through the chorus of the song. "Hollow, I've never felt so alone, but now you're here, I'm so lonely in here, I'm so lonely in here, I'm unWHOLE-y, I'm so lonely in here" This song was written soon after the unexpected passing of Craig's father on May.21.2018.
The single "Unwholey" is now officially released to all digital platforms. Release date: January, 18, 2019.
The official music video shot by Camozzi Films, will coincide with the single release date of January, 18, 2019.