Tel Aviv's Tomorrow's Rain with the second full length studio album "Ovdan" (A.O.P Records 2024).
"Ovdan" is the Hebrew word for "Loss", it was almost the end of all…
By March 12th 2023 Tomorrow's Rain vocalist Yishai Sweartz was rushed to the hospital and quickly diagnosed with a severe heart attack, the heart catheterization has failed and Sweartz went through an open heart surgery lasted almost 8 hours to save his life, spent 3 weeks in intensive care and few months at home Sweartz's life has been saved, but let's go back in time first…
In 2020 Tomorrow's Rain entered the worldwide scene with the debut album "Hollow", the album summed up the band's previous years working in the underground scene, writing the songs for 4 years and played shows with acts as Paradise Lost, Kreator, Swallow The Sun and Tribulation as an opening act.
"Hollow" was a special debut, released both in English and Hebrew and featured many artists close to the band as guests during the songs, members of My Dying Bride, Moonspell, Rotting Christ, Septicflesh, Paradise Lost, Orphaned Land and Arch Enemy among others.
The album, released in the peak of the Pandemic made it impossible for the band to tour and in 2021 a special release show took place in Tel Aviv in the mid of the pandemic, My Dying Bride's vocalist Aaron Stainthrope was the band's special guest on stage, coming all the way from Yorkshire, the show was recorded professionally and later released as a live album "October Night In Tel Aviv" (A.O.P Rec).
Shortly after the band played few shows with acts as Tiamat, Rotting Christ and Samael and started to write "Ovdan" (the Hebrew word for "Loss").
"Ovdan" is the second chapter in Tomorrow's Rain unique journey, the material push the boundaries further yet keep the band's spirit.
Featuring members of: Mayhem (Attila Csihar), King Diamond/Mercyful Fate (Michael Denner), Sisters Of Mercy (Ben Christo), Sol Invictus/Death In June (Tony Wakeford), Dark Funeral (Andreas Vingback), Unanimated (Mickael Broberg), Depressive Age (Jan Lubitzki) and Anja Huwe (Xmal Deutschland).
"We go further in our trip, the main difference compared to "Hollow" is that this album was written in 2 years while "Hollow" was more or less written for 14 years with many line-up changes, it makes "Ovdan" sounds different, I believe we have to bring something fresh to the table with every album as I see ourselves as artists and not as entertainers, I prefer to "be" David Bowie than lets say Motorhead, to explore ourselves is the cause of the whole idea and the way I see art in general" stated band's vocalist Yishai Sweartz.
Yet for Sweartz it was almost the end of all, By March 12th 2023 Tomorrow's Rain vocalist was rushed to the hospital and quickly diagnosed with a severe heart attack, the heart catheterization has failed and Sweartz went through an open heart surgery lasted almost 8 hours to save his life, spent 3 weeks in intensive care and few months at home Sweartz's life has been saved.
"It was the scariest thing ever happened to me, I knew I lived with full stress 24/7, I knew I had blood pressure issues and I was smoking like hell from the age of 14 till like few years ago, I felt it coming, I knew it could come, but was too self confident that it will not, stupid from my side, I paid almost the highest price, I will have to take medicines for the rest of my life and being occasionally checked, I changed my life completely since the surgery, I remember in the days before the surgery I was reading King Diamond's interview about his surgery as he went through exactly the same thing, he described it the same way he write lyrics: scary as hell, I was sure it will be super scary but I also thought "well it's King Diamond, I am sure he spiced it up with horror", well.. he was NOT, every word was true, but it gave me a lot of inner strengths, I got a lot of courage from his words and here I am" said Sweartz.