Heaven Rain was founded in the summer of 2006. in Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia, by keyboardist Goran Baštinac. The idea was to create original music in the progressive metal genre, combined with influences from the Finnish school of power metal. Some of the band’s chief influences are bands such as Kamelot, Sonata Arctica, Nightwish, Dream Theater and Ayreon.
After writing and arranging the initial ideas that would later become the framework for the debut album, Baštinac linked up with a fellow student at the Academy of Arts he studies at in Banja Luka, guitarist Igor Paspalj. Later, singer Božidar Šević became the vocalist of the group. The line-up is finally completed in early 2008, turning Heaven Rain into a live band instead of a studio project with the addition of the rhythm section – Bojan Jokšić on bass and Nebojša Lakić on drums. Shortly after signing a deal with Dutch record company Moonwolf Records, Heaven Rain entered the studio to begin recording their debut album. The album, entitled “Far and Forever”, was released on July 2008. and it was availabile world wide.
The band has been working in the meantime, on presenting the material in a live setting, starting from bands hometown then in rest of region.
In 2009. Heaven Rain founded a new lead vocalist, Miona Graorac, and a guitar player Igor Dragelj. Several live shows followed. Soon after, “Evolution” EP (2010) was recorded which includes two new songs, “Dreamless” and “My Only One”, and a cover version of the song “Galebovi” (originally recorded by the cult Yugoslavian band Bolero back in the 80′s).
In this line up, Heaven Rain recorded second album called “Second sun” released on June 1st. 2012. by German label MBM.
Since 2013. Heaven Rain works as 6 members band, introducing Aleksandar Zrnić (drums) and Boris Golić Bota (additional guitarist).
Rain will fall again, CDS 2006.
Can’t stay, CDS 2007.
Heaven Rain, EP 2007.
Far and forever, LP 2008. Moonwolf Records
Dva, CDS 2009.
Evolution, EP 2010.
Nowhere, CDS 2011.
Vejte snegovi, CDS 2011.
Second sun, LP 2012.
Second sun symphonic, CDS 2012.
Miona Graorac – vocal
Igor Dragelj – guitar
Boris Golić Bota – guitar
Bojan Jokšić – bass
Goran Baštinac – keyboards
Aleksandar Zrnić – drums
Miona Graorac – vocal Igor Dragelj – guitar Boris Golić Bota – guitar
Bojan Jokšić – bass Goran Baštinac – keyboards Aleksandar Zrnić – drums