Guitarist Nita Strauss said “yes” to drummer Josh Villalta at her record release party for her new album “The Call Of The Void”
Congratulations are in order for rock’s dynamic duo, guitar virtuoso Nita Strauss and her drummer beau Josh Villalta (aka Josh V.), as they are now officially engaged! The heartwarming proposal took place in front of a cheering crowd during the record release party for Nita Strauss‘ latest album, “The Call of The Void“, in the vibrant city of Los Angeles.
The joyful moment was captured in photos and videos, both on stage and behind the scenes at the iconic Whisky-a-go-go. Sumerian Records‘ Vice President & Radio Promotions honcho, Mike Jakubow, couldn’t contain his excitement as he shared the memorable occasion on Facebook. Jakubow expressed his congratulations to the happy couple and described how the record release party unexpectedly turned into an engagement celebration.
In his post, Jakubow tagged #nitastrauss #thecallofthevoid #recordreleaseparty #engagementparty #sumerianrecords #thewhiskyagogo @thewhiskyagogo @sumerianrecords, ensuring that the wonderful news reached fans and followers far and wide. Alongside the post, a video of the heartfelt proposal moment on stage showcased the love and joy shared by Nita Strauss and Josh V.
While the exact year of their blossoming romance remains a mystery, Nita Strauss previously commemorated their anniversary on January 12 in a social media post from 2021. In the heartfelt message, she professed her love for Josh V. on their special day, exemplifying the bond they share.
“One of the many ways that @thejoshv and I differ is that Josh is never satisfied with the way things are- he’s always, ALWAYS thinking about the next move. (After I played Wrestlemania, and we finally made it to our hotel room, I was giddy and bouncing around and he was quiet. When I asked why so quiet, he said pensively, with the New Orleans superdome bright in our hotel window, ‘I’m just trying to think how we can top this.’) The world is playing checkers, and Josh is playing chess,” she explained.
“So 2020 continued, and the pandemic hit. All our plans went out the window. But thanks to Josh always thinking a step ahead, we were ready. In the most difficult time of all our lives, we were as prepared as we could have been. And to me… THAT is a great partner,” she added.
“Yes- he’s strong, brilliant, creative, brave, and he makes me laugh, which are all qualities that I cherish in him. But maybe more importantly- he protects me and our little family at all costs. He pushes me even when I don’t want to be pushed, and every time it makes me better.
“I love to watch his amazing ideas come to life, whether I’m the one executing them or he is. I can’t wait until you guys get to hear the music he’s working on. It’s truly something else to watch these songs come to life. We’ve made some big moves lately, and our journey isn’t the easiest one, but there’s no one I’d rather be on it with. Us against the world. I love you baby! Happy anniversary!”
As stated, the engagement comes at one of the biggest moments in Nita Strauss’ career as her new album “The Call of the Void” arrives. The new LP features guest appearances by David Draiman, Lzzy Hale, Dorothy, Anders Friden, Alissa White-Gluz, Chris Motionless and Lilith Czar, as well as Nita Strauss‘ longtime bandmate Alice Cooper. Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman also makes a guest turn on the new record.
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