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Guitarist NITA STRAUSS Set For New Album The Call Of The Void

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Thursday, May 18, 2023 @ 7:36 AM


Out July 7th; New Single "The Golden Trail" Now Streaming

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Fresh off the news that she would be returning to her role as guitarist with the legendary Alice Cooper, Los Angeles-born guitar hero and musical force of nature Nita Strauss has just announced her brand new album The Call of The Void, out July 7 via Sumerian Records.

Regarding the album's title, Strauss shares, "Have you ever been at the top of a high building and had the fleeting thought, '… I could jump right now?'

This feeling is sometimes called 'The Call of the Void', also known as 'high place phenomenon'. It's not a suicidal impulse, rather the exact opposite — a subconscious decision to live your life, to step back from the ledge, and take control. As researcher April Smith aptly put it: 'An urge to jump affirms the urge to live.'

I wanted the follow up to Controlled Chaos to be exciting, new, and fresh, to take listeners to a new place and take myself somewhere new as an artist too. We have some amazing collaborations on this album with incredible musicians, as well as the instrumental guitar music that first inspired me to play.

Some pieces of music come into the world gracefully and easily. This album is not one of them! The Call of The Void was born kicking and screaming, a labor of love for sure, but also of blood, sweat and plenty of tears. I couldn’t be more proud of the end result. Making this album helped me learn and grow so much as a musician and songwriter and I'm excited to finally unleash it on the world."

THE CALL OF THE VOID TRACK LISTING:
PHYSICAL:

  • "Summer Storm"
  • "The Wolf You Feed" (Feat. Alissa White-Gluz)
  • "Digital Bullets" (Feat. Chris Motionless)
  • "Through the Noise" (Feat. Lzzy Hale)
  • "Consume The Fire"
  • "Dead Inside" (Feat. David Draiman)
  • "Victorious" (Feat. Dorothy)
  • "Scorched"
  • "Momentum"
  • "The Golden Trail" (Feat. Anders Fridιn)
  • "Winner Takes All" (Feat. Alice Cooper)
  • "Monster" (Feat. Lilith Czar)
  • "Kintsugi"
  • "Surfacing" (Feat. Marty Friedman)
DIGITAL:
  • "Summer Storm"
  • "The Wolf You Feed" (Feat. Alissa White-Gluz)
  • "Digital Bullets" (Feat. Chris Motionless)
  • "Through the Noise" (Feat. Lzzy Hale)
  • "Consume The Fire"
  • "Dead Inside" (Feat. David Draiman)
  • "Victorious" (Feat. Dorothy)
  • "Scorched"
  • "Momentum"
  • "The Golden Trail" (Feat. Anders Fridιn)
  • "Winner Takes All" (Feat. Alice Cooper)
  • "Monster" (Feat. Lilith Czar)
  • "Kintsugi"
  • "Surfacing" (Feat. Marty Friedman)
  • "The Wolf You Feed" (Instrumental)
  • "Digital Bullets" (Instrumental)
  • "Through the Noise" (Instrumental)
  • "Dead Inside" (Instrumental)
  • "Victorious" (Instrumental)
  • "The Golden Trail" (Instrumental)
  • "Winner Takes All" (Instrumental)
  • "Monster" (Instrumental)
Today, Strauss has shared the new single "The Golden Trail", featuring IN FLAMES' Anders Fridιn. Listen BELOW.

"When I was first learning how to play guitar, IN FLAMES were my BEATLES; my first favorite band," Strauss shares. "Anders' iconic vocal style is burned into my mind! To write a song like this and have him sing on it, as a kid who grew up with IN FLAMES posters on my walls, is an absolute dream come true."

"“It was a lot of fun to collaborate with Nita on "The Golden Trail"," says Fridιn. "She's an amazing guitar player and I can hear the history of metal flowing through her fingers!"

IN FLAMES' fourteenth studio album Foregone is out now. It’s an unequivocal masterpiece from a band whose artistry and influence on modern metal is undeniable. Foregone combines the greatest aggressive, metallic, and melodic strengths of the band's landmark records with the seasoned song writing of their contemporary era.

All Nita Strauss tour dates are below.

NITA STRAUSS + ALICE COOPER ON TOUR:

  • 5/18 — Biloxi, MS — Beau Rivage Theatre
  • 5/20 — Daytona Beach, FL — Welcome to Rockville*
SUMMER HEADLINE TOUR:
WITH LIONS AT THE GATES:
  • 6/13 — Nashville, TN — Exit / In
  • 6/14 — Atlanta, GA — The Loft
  • 6/15 — Greensboro, NC — The Hangar 1819
  • 6/17 — New York, NY — The Meadows
  • 6/18 — Toronto, ON — Horseshoe Tavern
  • 6/19 — Mechanicsburg, PA — Lovedraft's
  • 6/21 — Harrison, OH — The Blue Note
  • 6/22 — Flint, MI — The Machine Shop
  • 6/23 — Angola, IN — The Eclectic Room
  • 6/24 — Bloomington, IL — The Castle Theatre
  • 6/25 — Madison, WI — Majestic Theatre
  • 6/26 — Omaha, NE — The Waiting Room
  • 6/28 — Denver — The Bluebird Theater
  • 6/29 — Salt Lake City — Urban Lounge
  • 6/30 — Boise, ID — Neurolux
  • 7/1 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theatre
  • 7/2 — Vancouver, BC — The Rickshaw Theatre
  • 7/3 — Seattle, WA — El Corazσn
  • 7/5 — Sacramento, CA — Goldfield Trading Post
  • 7/6 — Los Angeles, CA — Whisky a Go Go
  • 7/8 — Las Vegas, NV — The Space
  • 7/9 — Phoenix, AZ — Crescent Ballroom
  • 7/11 — San Antonio, TX — The Rock Box
  • 7/12 — Dallas, TX — Trees
  • 7/13 — Houston, TX — Scout Bar
  • 7/14 — New Orleans, LA — The Parish @ House Of Blues
WITH DEF LEPPARD + MOTLEY CRUE:
  • 8/5 — Syracuse, NY — JMA Wireless Dome
  • 8/8 — Columbus, OH — The Ohio State University Ohio Stadium
  • 8/11 — Fargo, ND — Fargodome
  • 8/13 — Omaha, NE — Charles Schwab Field Omaha
  • 8/16 — Tulsa, OK — Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium
  • 8/18 — El Paso, TX — Sun Bowl Stadium
CO-HEADLINE "FREAKS ON PARADE" TOUR WITH ROB ZOMBIE:
  • 8/24 — Dallas, TX — Dos Equis Pavilion
  • 8/26 — Tampa, FL — Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre
  • 8/27 — West Palm Beach, FL — iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
  • 8/29 — Raleigh, NC — Coastal Credit Union Music Park @ Walnut Creek
  • 8/30 — Virginia Beach, VA — Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre
  • 9/1 — Tinley Park, IL — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
  • 9/2 — Des Moines, IA — Wells Fargo Arena
  • 9/5 — Clarkston, MI — Pinke Knob Amphitheatre
  • 9/6 — Toronto, ON — Budweiser Stage
  • 9/8 — Scranton, PA — The Pavilion @ Montage Mountain
  • 9/9 — Wantagh, NY — Northwell Health Theatre @ Jones Beach
  • 9/10 — Hartford, CT — XFINITY Theatre
  • 9/12 — Nashville, TN — Bridgestone Arena
  • 9/15 — Bonner Springs, KS — Azura Amphitheatre
  • 9/16 — Englewood, CO — Fiddler’s Green
  • 9/19 — Ridgefield, WA — RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheatre
  • 9/20 — Auburn, WA — White River Amphitheatre
  • 9/22 — Concord, CA — Pavilion
  • 9/23 — Anaheim, CA — Honda Center
  • 9/24 — Phoenix, AZ — Ak-Chin Pavilion


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