All-Girl Metal Band WE START WARS Launch First Single

All-Girl Metal Band WE START WARS Launch First Single

“The Animal Inside,” the first song from We Start Wars, the new all-female group led by  Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the Alice Cooper band, can be streamed below.

Strauss said of 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 AntonyAttila 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.

Strauss previously stated about her decision to launch We Start Wars: “I’ve been wanting to be in this exact band since I started playing guitar, and after over a year of putting this together and auditioning musicians, finally ended up with an amazingly talented, hard-working and driven group of girls. I truly couldn’t be more proud of how these songs are coming out.

We Start Wars will make its live debut on May 25 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California.

The band’s lineup is as follows:

Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper) – Guitar
Alicia Vigil (Vigil of War) – Bass
Seana (a.k.a. Shauna Lisse) – Vocals
Nicole Papastavrou - Guitar
Katt Scarlett (Femme Fatale) – Keyboards
Lindsay Martin - Drums

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