Guitarist, composer, singer, producer Valeri Gaina is famous not only within the borders of Russia and other former USSR countries, but in the whole world, mainly as a mastermind of the second formation of KRUIZ, the leader of Soviet heavy metal stage in mid-80’s and the first metal band from USSR/Russia made the break-through to the international rock scene.
Together with Gaina KRUIZ recorded the album “Kruiz-1” 12 which sold millions copies in USSR, recorded and released the album “Kruiz” abroad and made the huge European tour supporting this LP.
After KRUIZ stopped its activity Valeri Gaina created his new project "GAIN" in United States together with his colleagues, renowned Soviet musicians Vladimir Bajin (ex-TYAZHELI DEN) and Alexander Krivtsov (ex-ZEMLYANE, later this musician entered the famous L.A.Guns). Soon the band was signed by "Warner Brothers". The album "GAIN" was published worldwide in 1995. After that Valeri established the bands "KARMA" and "iNSULATED". Besides the career of musician, Gaina has actively worked producing various bands and making music for TV projects. In 2004 Valeri Gaina established his new solo-project "GAiNA". Under this name the musician has already released two CDs “Snova Tvoi” (2004) and “S kem ty igraesh i poiosh” (2008).