The debut solo album from Los Angeles-born guitarist, Nita Strauss, one of the most sought after and respected musicians in the world, is out now.
“Controlled Chaos” was released via Sumerian Records on 16 November and went straight into the top ten on the iTunes Rock chart. The critically acclaimed debut is an epic, 11-track journey of jaw-dropping technical proficiency and highly emotive song writing and is available now from nitastrauss.com.
To compliment the release of her debut solo album, Nita has also released the blistering new video for her new single ‘Mariana Trench‘ – watch the video here:
The track was featured as the official theme song of the breathtaking WWE NXT ‘War Games’ that took place this weekend at The Staples Centre in LA and was streamed to millions of homes worldwide. Nita also appeared on the pre-show panel and was interviewed backstage at the event. further establishing her amazing relationship with WWE, having already playing superstar Shinsuke Nakamura to the ring at Wrestlemania this year and opened the all-women pay per view, Evolution.
As well as wowing fans all over the world as Alice Cooper‘s touring guitarist, gracing the covers of Guitar World and Guitar Player, performing for millions upon millions of WWE fans worldwide at Wrestlemania and Evolution, becoming the first female to have a signature Ibanez guitar (which now hangs in the entrance to the legendary Guitar Centre on Sunset Blvd), breaking attendance records at guitar clinics across the country, playing ‘America The Beautiful‘ at the recent Seattle Seahawks vs Los Angeles Rams NFL game and being interviewed about her strict fitness regime in the likes of Muscle and Fitness Hers, Nita also found time to write, produce, engineer and record all guitar and bass parts on her debut solo album, “Controlled Chaos“.
Having launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the recording of the album, which reached it’s goal in 2 hours and ended up being over 800% funded, Nita signed a deal with Sumerian Records who have released the album worldwide. Speaking on her solo debut, Nita says:
“From bright and fun to aggressive and dark, from peaceful to chaotic, this album is a way for me to give the listener a glimpse into my personality and what goes on inside my mind.”
Through obsession, dedication and sheer hard work, Nita has not only been firmly established as one of the best guitarists in the world, she is also a role model, a trail blazer, a fitness fanatic, a phenomenal performer and a total badass. As well as performing with Alice Cooper, she has also played with R&B star Jermaine Jackson, early MTV darlings Femme Fatale, video game supergroup Critical Hit and popular tribute band The Iron Maidens.
“Controlled Chaos” Track Listing
1. Prepare For War
3. Our Most Desperate Hour
4. Mariana Trench
5. Here With You
6. The Stillness At The End
7. The Quest
8. Hope Grows
9. Lion Among Wolves
10. Pandemonium 2.0
11. The Show Must Go On
Controlled Chaos is available now and can be purchased here
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