JOE SATRIANI ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF A NEW STUDIO ALBUM Les Elephants de Mars
JOE SATRIANI kick off the new year with a brand new album. Release scheduled for April 8, 2022, The Elephants of March marks the legendary guitarist’s 19th studio album in his more than 35-year career in music. This album also marks the start of his new label partnership with earMUSIC, the international rock label of entertainment group Edel. Pre-orders are available now and include a special digi-pack limited CD release featuring seven double-sided cards of original Satriani artwork depicting each song from the album. Additionally, several colored vinyl options will also be available for pre-order, including orange, pink, and a special purple version sold only through Guitar Center.
Joe Satriani had an admirably productive working vacation, with a pandemic forced off the road, which ultimately gave him and his touring band all recording remotely in separate parts of the world. during lockdown, the ability to deliver an album-length journey that never gets boring. The Elephants of Mars crackle with exciting new energy, traveling fast through stylistic routes that feel freshly updated when seen through new eyes.
The guitarist challenged himself to create a “new standard” for instrumental guitar albums, one that would operate from a “new platform of his own design”, as he calls it. “I want to show people that an instrumental guitar album can contain a lot more creative and entertaining elements than what I think people are using right now.”
From the gripping sci-fi madness of “Through A Mother’s Day Darkly,” to the isolation felt in a decaying cityscape, as exemplified by debut single “Sahara,” to the general endorphin levels that peak when elephants finally roar in the title track, The Elephants of Mars will rush through your mind, leaving a sonic imprint that won’t fade.
In 2020, with all time constraints removed, The Elephants of Mars truly represents the album Satriani himself hoped he could deliver with his band. “We have done everything. We tried the craziest ideas. And we entertained all the ideas we had about flipping something upside down, seeing what might happen.
With this new album, Satriani joins the eclectic and exciting list of earMUSIC. Managing Director Max Vaccaro said: “A few years ago we were fortunate enough to be Joe Satriani’s chosen label for the very lucky Chickenfoot project. It was impossible not to notice and admire the monstrous dedication, work ethic and talent in the recording studio and on stage. We knew, however, that he had the same “house” for his solo music for decades and that for him, being signed to a record label meant loyalty and belonging. It is with great joy and a sense of responsibility that now, a few years later, we welcome Joe to his first solo work with earMUSIC. We thank him for writing and recording very special music that will make many fans happy and we like to think this will be the first of many great albums to come.
For more than three decades, the guitar virtuoso has traveled the world, performing to sold-out crowds as both the headliner and founder of the all-star guitar extravaganza “G3.” . Satriani’s studio and live recordings have sold over 10 million copies worldwide to date and of his many solo albums, two have gone platinum and four others have gone gold, with 15 Grammy nominations between them. His side project, Chickenfoot, with former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar, former bassist Michael Anthony and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith saw its first album certified gold and its second studio album debuted at 9th place.
THE ELEPHANTS OF MARCH Track list
1. Sahara 8. E 104th St NYC
2. The Elephants of Mars 9. Pumpin’
3. Faceless 10. Spore Dance
4. Blue Foot Groovy 11. Night Scene
5. Tension and Release 12. Through a Mother’s Day in Darkness
6. Sail the Seas of Ganymede 13. 22 Memory Lane
7. Gates of Perception 14. Desolation
For ongoing updates on tour dates or album information, visit: SATRIANI.com
Pre-orders available here.