Artists on Life Festival Oswiecim


Ice Nine

Formed in Israel in 1993 the band took its name from from Kurt Vonnegut's novel Cat's Cradle.

The combination of a charismatic front man, guitar fuelled pop music, witty and perceptive lyrics and a sound and look inspired by the global pop/rock scene- made Ice nine an instant sensation and brought a fresh spirit to Israeli music.

In 1996 the band was signed by NMC Music label and released its debut album The Beginning of The Right Life which had included the hit song With Him Forever- the first explicit gay love song in Hebrew. In 1999 the band released its second album (self named Kerach Tesha) and later spilt in 2000.

In 2004 band members Ohad, Roy and Uri recorded a rock album consisting of the originally composed poems of Abramek Koplowicz, a boy from the Łódź Ghetto who was murdered in Auschwitz in 1944.

Front man Noam Rotem embarked on a successful solo career and in 2009 recorded his version of Jacek Kaczmarski's song Nasza Klasa (our class).

Throughout the years all band members have collaborated on numerous musical projects with one another and with other Israeli artists.

In 2013 the band reunited and their brief Israeli tour received raving reviews.

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