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 to make the breakthrough to the international rock scene.
This debut LP of the second generation of Soviet legend KRUIZ headed by guitarist Valeri Gaina released in USSR (on vinyl) in 1986 was sold by 12.000.000 millions copies around its home country. It was the first breakthrough of heavy metal music to the mass audience in conservative Soviet Union right after the Iron Curtain was broken. The album was re-released in 2007 for the first time on CD, totally digitally re-mastered and supplemented by 7 bonus tracks. All this stuff including bonus tracks is available here now!
The 2d studio album of the second formation of Soviet legend KRUIZ headed by guitarist Valeri Gaina. After the outstanding national success of the first LP “Kruiz-1” the band signed a label deal with German company "WEA". “Kruiz” (also famous as “Kruiz-WEA”) recorded its debut album in English in Germany at the renowned studio Red Line. Released in 1989 and distributed by "Warner Brothers", “Kruiz” became a real and the first breakthrough of Soviet heavy metal act worldwide. The album was re-released on the CD through CD-Maximum, digitally re-mastered and supplemented by 2 bonus tracks. All this stuff including bonus tracks is available here now!