Last night (January 25), Metal Allegiance, the metal supergroup featuring core members David Ellefson (Megadeth), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, ex-Dream Theater), and Mark Menghi, were joined onstage by Bobby Blitz (Overkill), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Chuck Billy (Testament), Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil), and John Bush (Armored Saint) during their show at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, CA. You can see footage from that set below:
Angel Vivaldi has premiered a new video for his new track “Serotonin,” feat. Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper). This song is from Vivaldi‘s new album “Synapse,” which will be released on October 6.
“There’s a huge contrast between the video release for ‘Dopamine‘ and this one for ‘Serotonin.’ My videos are another piece of the concept album that allow me to express what each song is about cinematically. Dancing is one of the best examples of ‘Serotonin‘ working its magic – you feel good, you’re confident and the vibes are just right.
Out of all of my music videos, this was the one that required the most amount of effort to pull off. I really thought it was going to be easier… turned out to be 6 months of constant choreography practice while playing. Even though it’s not a live performance I strived to make sure I put the work in to be authentic, not just some bozo miming sloppy guitar playing while dancing. This is where my Michael Jackson influence undoubtedly shows.”
We Start Wars, the new band featuring Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), Alicia Vigil (Vigil Of War), Shauna Lisse, Nicole Papastavrou, Katt Scarlett (Femme Fatale), and Lindsay Martin, have premiered a new song titled “The Animal Inside,” via Revolver. You can check that out below. The group will play their first live show on May 25 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California.
Strauss commented on the band’s name:
“A phrase I heard years ago has always stuck with me: ‘Some of the greatest wars in history were fought over a beautiful woman.’ I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of the female warrior, someone who fights her own battles and doesn’t take shit from anyone, and equally fascinated with the concept that a woman’s love or defending her honor would be worth so much that people would actually put their own lives and the lives of others at risk over it. The most famous story everyone thinks of first is of course, ‘The face that launched a thousand ships,’ Helen of Troy. But there was also Cleopatra and Marc Antony, Attila the Hun’s invasion of Rome, Richard the Lionheart rescuing his sister Joan of England during the crusades, General Wu Sangui’s betrayal, which led to the downfall of the Ming Dynasty in the 1600s, and the Celts uprising against the Roman Empire in AD 60. The list goes on and on. So that’s the story behind the name—We Start Wars represents not only the battles that women face in daily life, but also the battles that have followed them throughout history.”
Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper) has teamed up with Alicia Vigil (Vigil Of War), Shauna Lisse, Nicole Papastavrou, Katt Scarlett (Femme Fatale), and Lindsay Martin in a new band called We Start Wars. The group plan to release new music on Monday (April 24). They will also play their first live show on May 25 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California.
The Starbreakers, the rock/metal covers group featuring Jill Janus (Huntress), Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), Courtney Cox (The Iron Maidens), Lindsey Martin (Glam Skanks), and Emily Ruvidich (Misty Day), played their first show at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, California on March 11. Check out some footage from that below:
Jill Janus (Huntress), Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), Courtney Cox (The Iron Maidens), Lindsey Martin (Glam Skanks), and Emily Ruvidich (Misty Day) have joined forces in a new rock/metal covers group called The Starbreakers. The band will perform at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, California on Saturday March 11.