Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, etc.) has teamed up with Anders Fridén (In Flames) for a new song titled “The Golden Trail.” This track is from the guitarist’s new album “The Call Of The The Void,” which will be released on July 7.
Strauss said the following about the song:
“When I was first learning how to play guitar, In Flames were my Beatles; my first favorite band. 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.’ She’s an amazing guitar player and I can hear the history of metal flowing through her fingers!”
Strauss also commented on the album:
“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 The Void” Track Listing:
01. “Summer Storm”
02. “The Wolf You Feed” (feat. Alissa White-Gluz of Arch Enemy)
03. “Digital Bullets” (feat. Chris Motionless of Motionless In White)
04. “Through The Noise” (feat. Lzzy Hale of Halestorm)
05. “Consume The Fire”
06. “Dead Inside” (feat. David Draiman of Disturbed
07. “Victorious” (feat. Dorothy)
10. “The Golden Trail” (feat. Anders Fridén of In Flames)
11. “Winner Takes All” (feat. Alice Cooper)
12. “Monster” (feat. Lilith Czar)
14. “Surfacing” (feat. Marty Friedman)
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