“The Earth Mantra” is a visual message for humankind. From the insects and other reptiles utilized to the stop motion images this track has a message and feel that cannot be denied.

Infected Rain is finally receiving the accolades they deserve and they did it on their own terms. Hailing from the most unlikely of places The Republic of Moldova. A landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east, and south. The group was formed in 2008 by guitarist Vadim ‘Vidick’ Ozhog, vocalist Elena Cataraga aka Lena ‘Scissorhands’, and DJ Ivan Kristioglo aka ‘DJ Kapa’.

I first discovered the band a couple of years ago when the music video for the song “Orphan Soul” caught my attention.

I reached out to the band and did an interview with Lena ‘Scissorhands’. Her honesty and positive attitude won me over. This was a group that was going to do it their way or no way at all. I picked up a copy of the band’s latest self-released effort (86 – 2017) and waited for the rest of the world to catch up.

Fortunately, they did. Infected Rain was recently signed to Napalm Records with a new album, The Earth Mantra, set to drop later this year. A new music video entitled “The Earth Mantra” was just released to hype the effort and introduce this great band to the rest of the world.

“The Earth Mantra” is a visual message for humankind. From the insects and other reptiles utilized to the stop motion images this track has a message and feel that cannot be denied. We need to take care of our planet, our home, before there is nothing left.

Lena’s depiction of a forestry goddess reminds me of Gaia (Gaea). In Greek Mythology she is considered the personification of the Earth. A primordial deity, Gaia is the ancestral mother of all life.  It’s only fitting that this divine being rips her own heart out, crying tears of blood, with the hope that her sacrifice might ignite humanity to save the beauty of life all around us.

Infected Rain is a band on the rise and their message has only begun to be heard. I urge you to check out this group and join the ranks of our planet’s self-preservation! \m/

Infected Rain are:

  • Vadim “Vidick” Ozhog – Guitars
  • Vladimir Babici – Bass
  • Serghei Babici – Guitars
  • Eugen Voluta – Drums
  • Elena “Lena Scissorhands” Cataraga – Vocals
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