"Dead Inside" is the debut single off Nita Strauss' new record (due Spring/2022) Look for the "Winter Wasteland Tour" (11/10 - 12/18)
David Draiman says about "Dead Inside" - "We live in an age of over-stimulation. We're barraged on a daily basis by sound bites of every kind. Driven into a media driven frenzy, we've become hopeless outrage addicts, dead to the true travesties and injustices of the world that are right in front of our eyes. Nothing shocks us anymore. After all, how can you be shocked, when you can no longer trust?"
"Serendipity can be really cool. We've been friends for years. Nita sent me the track…I didn't have time to work on it right away…then in literally a couple of days, while killing time in Santa Monica, the whole thing just came together. Incredibly proud of how it turned out and honored to be a part of it." - David Draiman
"This is my first time releasing my own music with a vocalist, and I am so honored to take this step alongside a legend like David Draiman. David's voice and powerful lyrics took this song to a level I could never have imagined! And we are so excited to unleash this song on the world" - Nita Strauss
Los Angeles born guitarist Nita Strauss has become a force to be reckoned with in the music world, dazzling audiences across the US, UK, Europe, South America, Asia, Australia and Africa. Most fans will recognize Nita as Alice Cooper's touring guitarist, but 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. Her skill, exuberant stage presence and love for all things about her instrument have earned her a stellar reputation in the music industry and endorsements including Ibanez Guitars, Marshall Amplification, DiMarzio pickups, Monster Energy and more. In January 2018, she was officially announced as the first ever female Ibanez signature artist with her own model, the Ibanez JIVA. Nita has been featured on the covers of many worldwide print magazines and on dozens of albums,trailers, and soundtracks, including Heroes Of The Storm (Blizzard) and Grammy-nominated Metal GearRising: Revengeance (Konami/ Platinum Games); and is the author of the Guitar World column "Like A Hurricane". She is one of the most sought after clinicians in the industry and has done extensive clinic tours across multiple continents. Nita has performed many times with WWE, including Wrestlemania and NXT Takeover. Her consistent touring schedule has shown her to play in front of over a million audience members per year consistently for the past several years. In 2021, Nita also became the official in-house guitarist for the LA Rams NFL team, playing every home game at SoFi Stadium.