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Infected Rain
Infected Rain at Full Force 2019 in Germany
Infected Rain at Full Force 2019 in Germany
Background information
OriginChișinău, Moldova
Years active2008–present
Past members
  • Andrei "Mednyi"
  • Ivan Kristioglo (DJ Kapa)
  • Vadim Protsenko
  • Vladimir Babich
  • Sergey Babich

Infected Rain is a Moldovan heavy metal band formed in 2008 in Chișinău. They are signed to Napalm Records.[3]



The group was formed in 2008 by guitarist Vadim "Vidick" Ojog, lead vocalist Elena Cataraga a.k.a. Lena Scissorhands, and DJ Ivan Kristioglo a.k.a. DJ Kapa.[4][5] They debuted in August 2008 at a concert dedicated to Slayer. Later that month, Infected Rain took part at a heavy metal festival in Crimea, named Red Alert, and recorded their first demo CD composed of three songs ("With Me", "Parasite", and "No Idols"). Also, the group held a number of concerts in Chișinău and Ukraine.[citation needed]

Infected Rain took part at heavy metal festivals like Red Alert 2008, Metal Heads' Mission 2009, RockHausen 2008/2009, Fuckin'FuckFest 3, Big Up! Urban Fest 2009 (where the band took the second place),[4] and Forest Kap 2009/2010. In the summer of 2009, they released the "ЕР2009", composed of six songs (Judgmental Trap, Panika, No More, Escape, Go Away, and Homeless).[6] The combination of female screaming, hard riffs and electronic samples brought to Infected Rain an individual style. In the winter of 2010 they shot their first video, for the song "Judgemental Trap". Then, the band held a number of concerts in Moldova and Romania.

On 25 November 2011, the group released their first full-length album titled Asylum,[7] and then the band went on a tour in Romania. In January 2012 was released the second video of the band, for the song "At the Bottom of the Bottle". In June 2012 Infected Rain performed on the same stage with well-known bands like Mötley Crüe and Dimmu Borgir.[8] In the summer of 2012 were released two songs with their videos: "Me Against You"[9] (collaborating with Moldova Extreme Moto Cross), and "Stop Waiting". In the autumn of 2013 Infected Rain toured Romania, Ukraine, Russia and Bulgaria, as their first big tour.

On 15 May 2014 they released a new full-length album titled Embrace Eternity.[10] In the summer of 2014 the group took part at festivals like "FajtFest 2014" [11] (in the Czech Republic), Maraton Festival,[12] Route68 Summerfest[13] and Rockstadt Extreme Fest 2014[14] in Romania, where it performed along with groups like Obituary, Behemoth, Sodom, Katatonia, The Agonist, and others. Then the band went into a two-months tour across 12 European countries to support their new album. Next year the band released the songs Serendipity, Intoxicating, Mold, and Fool the Gravity.

On 20 April 2017 was released a new full-length album titled 86, as American English slang for getting rid of something, ejecting someone, or refusing service, which is also appeared to be the birth year of the lead vocalist Lena Sсissorhands (1986). The album features 11 tracks.[15] The three albums were recorded in a Moldovan studio named Must Music, and were produced by Valentin Voluța and Infected Rain.[citation needed]

On 4 May 2023, the band announced the departure of the Babich brothers. At this date, it was also announced that a new bass player - Alice Lane will be joining the band.

The latest album called "TIME" was released on February 9, 2024.

Musical style


The lyrics for Infected Rain songs are written by Lena Sсissorhands,[16] and they are in English. The music is composed mainly by the guitarist Vidick, with contributions from all other members. As a female frontwoman, Lena was noted for her tattoos and her strong vocals. She is coached by New York-based Melissa Cross.[17] For her style, Lena was named by local media "the most eccentric vocalist of Moldova".[18]


Vocalist Lena Scissorhands

Current members

  • Elena "Lena Scissorhands" Cataraga – vocals (2008–present)
  • Vadim "Vidick" Ojog – guitars (2008–present)
  • Eugen Voluta – drums (2012–present)
  • Alice Lane – bass (2023–present)

Former members

  • Ivan Kristioglo (DJ Kapa) – disc jockey (2008–2010)
  • Andrei "Mednyi" – guitars (2008–2010)
  • Vadim Protsenko – drums (2008–2012)
  • Vladimir Babich – bass (2008–2023)
  • Sergey Babich – guitars (2010–2023)





Studio albums

  • Asylum (2011)
  • Embrace Eternity (2014)
  • 86 (2017)
  • Endorphin (2019)
  • Ecdysis (2022)
  • TIME (2024)

Live albums

  • The Devil's Dozen (2023)


  • EP Judgemental Trap (2009)


  • Demo 2008 (2008)


  • "Stop Waiting" (2013)
  • "Serendipity" (2016)
  • "Intoxicating" (2016)
  • "Mold" (2017)
  • "Fool the Gravity" (2017)
  • "Passerby" (2019)
  • "The Earth Mantra" (2019)
  • "Lure" (2019)
  • "Storm" (2019)
  • "Black Gold" (2019)
  • "Postmortem Pt. 1" (2021)
  • "Fighter" (2021)
  • "The Realm of Chaos" featuring Heidi Shepherd (2022)
  • "Longing" (2022)
  • "Dying Light" (2023)
  • "Never to Return" (2023)
  • "Because I Let You" (2023)
  • "Vivarium" (2024)
  • "Lighthouse" (2024)


  1. ^ a b "INFECTED RAIN - Ecdysis". Blabbermouth.net. 5 January 2022. Retrieved 28 December 2022.
  2. ^ Cordova, Daniel (7 January 2022). "THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases from WILDERUN, INFECTED RAIN, and More Out Today - 1/7". Metal Injection. Retrieved 28 December 2022.
  3. ^ "Infected Rain sign to Napalm Records & release new track "Passerby"". The Rock Pit. 20 February 2019. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  4. ^ a b ""INFECTED RAIN" INTERVIEW by Trisha Lindley". mhf-mag.com. 7 February 2017. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Infected Rain – Fresh Act December 2016". stalker-magazine.rocks. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Ep 2009 par Infected Rain sur Apple Music". iTunes. 25 March 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Infected Rain now delivering their full-length debut album entitled "Asylum"". Archived from the original on 16 August 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  8. ^ ROM, Bucharest — OST Fest 2012
  9. ^ "The latest chart entry from Infected Rain "Me Against You"". Archived from the original on 16 August 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  10. ^ Интервью с Infected Rain в честь выхода альбома Embrace Eternity
  11. ^ Infected Rain at FajtFest 2014, Velké Meziříčí, ČR
  12. ^ Maraton Festival 2014 în Pădurea Măgura
  13. ^ ROUTE68 SUMMERFEST 2014 Gurasada Park, Romania
  14. ^ Rockstadt Extreme Fest 2014 (Râșnov, Brașov, Romania)
  15. ^ INFECTED RAIN – 86 Archived 29 November 2018 at the Wayback Machine, bloodrockmedia.com
  16. ^ About Infected Rain
  17. ^ De vorbă cu Lena de la Infected Rain (in Romanian)
  18. ^ Este cea mai excentrica solista de la noi! Cum si-a sarbatorit ziua de nastere, Elena din Infected Rain (in Romanian)