|Labels||Transmission/The End Records|
|Associated acts||Heavens Gate, Avantasia, Rhapsody of Fire, Kamelot|
Michael "Miro" Rodenberg
Aina is a progressive metal supergroup, containing members from all over the world and from all strands of metal and hard rock. Together they created the metal opera Days of Rising Doom, which was released in 2003 by Transmission/The End Records. In an April 2013 interview, when asked about the future of Aina, founder and producer Sascha Paeth responded:
|“||We've talked about it but... It's a little bit complicated, we have to see if this will happen again. I really can't tell, there are no definite plans.||”|
- Days of Rising Doom - 2003
- Sascha Paeth (Heavens Gate, Luca Turilli, Rhapsody of Fire, Kamelot) - Producer
- Amanda Somerville (HDK, Epica, Kamelot)- Story, lyricist & vocalist: Maiden Voice and Oriana's Conscience
- Robert Hunecke-Rizzo (Heavens Gate, Luca Turilli, Rhapsody of Fire, Kamelot) - Music, drums, guitar, & bass
- Michael "Miro" Rodenberg (Heavens Gate, Luca Turilli, Rhapsody of Fire, Kamelot) - Arranger & keyboardist
- Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath) - Talon
- Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween) - Narrator
- Andre Matos (ex-Shaaman, ex-Angra, ex-Symfonia) - Tyran
- Candice Night (Blackmore's Night) - Oria
- Sass Jordan - Oriana
- Tobias Sammet (Edguy, Avantasia) - Narrator
- Marco Hietala (Nightwish, Tarot) - Syrius
- Sebastian Thomson - The Storyteller
- Damian Wilson (Ayreon, Star One, Landmarq, Threshold) - King Taetius
- Thomas Rettke (Heavens Gate) - Torek (Sorvahr)
- Olaf Hayer (Luca Turilli) - Baktúk
- Cinzia Rizzo (Luca Turilli, Rhapsody, Kamelot) - Opera Voice and Background Vocals
- Rannveig Sif Sigurdardoffir (Luca Turilli) - Opera Voice
- Simone Simons (Epica) - Mezzo-Soprano Voice
- Oliver Hartmann (ex -At Vance) and Herbie Langhans (Luca Turilli, Seventh Avenue) - The Prophets
- Also featuring The Trinity School Boys Choir as the Angelic Ainae Choir
- Directed by David Swinson
- Olaf Reitmeier (Virgo) - Acoustic guitars on "Revelations" & "Serendipity"
- Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater) - Keyboard solo on "The Siege of Aina"
- Jens Johansson (Stratovarius, Yngwie Malmsteen, Majestic, Dio) - Keyboard solo on "Revelations"
- T.M. Stevens (Steve Vai, Tina Turner) - Bass on "Son of Sorvahr"
- Axel Naschke (Gamma Ray) - Organ on "Son of Sorvahr"
- Erno "Emppu" Vuorinen (Nightwish, Altaria) - Guitar solo on "Rebellion"
- Thomas Youngblood (Kamelot, Ian Parry) - Guitar solo on "Lalae Amêr"
- Erik Norlander (Ayreon, Ambeon) - Keyboard solo on "Rebellion"
- "Sascha Paeth (Avantasia) Interview @ PPM 2013". Metal Blast. Mons. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2014.