Joe Satriani's guitar exploring The Elephants of Mars

Joe Satriani’s guitar exploring The Elephants of Mars

Joe Satriani's guitar exploring The Elephants of Mars out on earMusic 8th April while we wait - enjoy the desolate beauty of Sahara the opening track

JOE SATRIANI is kicking off the new year with a brand-new album. Set for release on April 8, 2022“The Elephants of Mars” marks the legendary guitarist’s 19th studio album in his 35+year career in music.

This album also marks the debut of his new label partnership with earMUSIC, the international rock label of entertainment group Edel. Pre-orders are available now and include a special limited digi-pack CD release featuring seven double-sided cards of original artwork by Satriani representing each song from the album. In addition, several coloured vinyl options will be available as well to pre-order including an orange, pink (D2C only) and purple version. The first single, “Sahara” with a video directed by ZZ Satriani.

The Elephants of Mars

Pre-Order Album HERE
Formats: Coloured & Black Vinyl, Digipak CD and Digital

With this new album, Satriani joins the eclectic and exciting roster of earMUSIC. General Manager, Max Vaccaro remarked, “Some years ago, we were lucky to be the label chosen by Joe Satriani for the extremely fortunate Chickenfoot project. It was impossible not to notice and admire the dedication, the work ethic, and the monstrous talent in the recording studio and on stage. We knew, though, that he had the same “home” for his solo music for decades and that for him, being signed to a record company meant loyalty and belonging. “It is with great joy and sense of responsibility that now, some years later, we welcome Joe for his first solo work with earMUSIC. We thank him for having written and recorded very special music that will make a lot of fans happy, and we like to think this will be the first of many great albums to come.”

Joe Satriani's guitar exploring The Elephants of Mars

Bluesdoodles thoughts: Otherworldly, station leading us in the desolation coloured by the spicy guitar from Joe Satriani.
The music takes you beyond yourself, asks questions and leaves you floating in a mystifying array of answers. The only conclusion is once again Satriani delivers an epic tale through his manipulation of the electric guitar. Leaves you wanting more and hyper-excited for the whole album to burn the airwaves when released on the 8th April 2022.

From the gripping, sci-fi madness of “Through A Mother’s Day Darkly” to the isolation felt in a decaying urban landscape, as depicted in first single “Sahara,” to the general endorphin levels that peak as the elephants finally roar in the title track, “The Elephants of Mars” will stampede across your mind, leaving a sonic imprint that doesn’t fade.

In 2020 with all time constraints removed, “The Elephants of Mars” truly represents the album that Satriani himself hoped he could deliver with his band. “We did everything. We tried the craziest ideas. And we entertained every notion we had about turning something backwards, upside down, seeing what could happen.”

Joe Satriani's guitar exploring The Elephants of Mars
Joe Satriani’s guitar exploring The Elephants of Mars
Listen to Sahara on Spotify

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