Nita Strauss shares video for her explosive new track Mariana Trench

(Image credit: Stephen J. Cohen - Getty)

Nita Strauss has released a video for her track Mariana Trench.

It features on the Alice Cooper guitarist’s debut solo album Controlled Chaos, which launched last week via Sumerian Records.

Mariana Trench might be familiar to wrestling fans, as it was the official theme song of the WWE NXT War Games that took place last weekend at The Staples Centre in Los Angeles.

Strauss appeared on the pre-show panel and also played superstar Shinsuke Nakamura into the ring at this year’s Wrestlemania and opened the Evolution event with Lzzy Hale.

Speaking about the album, Strauss said: “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.”

Strauss also previously reported that focusing on Controlled Chaos gave her the opportunity to reconnect on the music that inspired her to start playing guitar.

She added: “I started playing guitar because of instrumental guitar music. All my real heroes made instrumental albums. 

“All my own career has been spent playing in bands, but I never forgot that dream of what inspired me to pick up the guitar in the first place.”

Nita Strauss: Controlled Chaos

Nita Strauss: Controlled Chaos
Alice Cooper guitarist Nita Strauss releases her debut solo album, Controlled Chaos. It's packed with 11 instrumental tracks – including the lead single Our Most Desperate Hour.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers, magazines and online as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014 before moving to the e-commerce team in 2020. Scott maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald, covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott's favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Cocteau Twins, Drab Majesty, Marillion and Rush.