Two Girls Rock the City

Moldova’s Hard Rock and Heavy Metal scene was at its peak in the 90s. Today, a lot of newcomer bands scream and shout for a rock revival. The two lead singers Lena Cataraga and Olga Buionovskaia are amongst the new courageous and motivated generation of Chisinau’s rockers. Lena is the voice and composer of “Infected Rain”, a band that describes itself as a combination of female scream, hard riffs and individual style. Olga performs in three rock bands: as a lead singer in “Bionic Art”, in the well-established bands “Uje Utro” and “Mate” she is the back vocalist. met both girls after their rehearsals and got to know more about Black Elephant, Nashe Radio and the relation between Drum & Bass and Rock Music.

Olga Buionovskaia, “How Chisinau rocked ten years ago”

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Black Elephant & Yellow Submarine

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You can’t make a living

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Uje Utro has a sponsor

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No more place to rock today

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Lena Cataraga, “I loved Nirvana”


Winner at Nasha Radio

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Open Air concerts

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My first vocal lessions

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Infected rain history

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I am out of the norm

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Songs come from heart

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My childhood influences lyrics

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Live on stage in Romania



Due to a lack of a proper Hard Rock Café at the moment, Chisinau’s rock concert organisers have to be very flexible and inventive. The editors of the Internet platform organise regular concerts in different location all over the city. The Romanian event manager Richard Constandinidi sees a great potential in Moldova’s rock scene. He annually organises the “Live No Lies”-Festival and hopes that in a couple of years it will be the biggest festival east of Sziget. banged their heads at a international rock concerts in the Disco GL organised by and at the second edition of the “Live No Lies”-Festival in Chisinau’s Filarmonica. (Stage-)Dive into Moldova’s rock scene by clicking here!

Infected Rain