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Watch Joe Satriani’s Tripped Out Sci-Fi Music Video for "The Elephants of Mars"

Joe Satriani "The Elephants of Mars"
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Joe Satriani has just unveiled a music video accompanying the title track from his new album, "The Elephants of Mars."

Released today on earMUSIC, Satriani’s latest studio effort is available on various formats including limited-edition colored vinyl, regular black vinyl, Digipak CD, and digital platforms.

Directed by ZZ Satriani, the video marks the release of the guitarist’s 19th studio album in a monumental career that spans more than three decades

Renowned as one of the world’s leading electric guitar virtuosos, Satriani has sold over 10 million records to date – two of which have achieved platinum status – while picking up 15 Grammy nominations along the way.

Additionally, Satriani’s all-star supergroup Chickenfoot – featuring Van Halen’s Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony, along with Red Hot Chili Pepper Chad Smith – scored a top-ten hit with their sophomore album Chickenfoot III after the band’s eponymous debut was certified Gold.

Joe Satriani 'The Elephants of Mars' album artwork

Joe Satriani's The Elephants of Mars (opens in new tab) is out now on earMUSIC  (Image credit: earMusic)

With the pandemic forcing Satriani off the road and into the studio, The Elephants Of Mars was tracked with other band members in remote locations. And with plenty of time on their hands to experiment with the album exudes a unique energy, taking the listener on a journey into some uncharted sonic territory.

“We did everything. We tried the craziest ideas,” commented Satriani. “And we entertained every notion we had about turning something backwards, upside down, seeing what could happen. 

“I want to show people that an instrumental guitar album can contain far more creative and entertaining elements than I think people are using right now.”

Also... don’t miss the special online event kicking off today after the video release at 12:00pm (PT) where Satriani, ZZ and the band will be joining fans around the world for a release party Q&A session.

Order The Elephants of Mars here (opens in new tab).

Rod Brakes is a music writer with an expertise in all things guitar-related. Having spent many years at the coalface as a guitar dealer and tech, Rod's more recent work as a journalist covering artists, industry pros and gear includes writing hundreds of articles and features for the likes of Guitarist, Total Guitar, Guitar World, Guitar Player and MusicRadar, as well as contributions for specialist books, blogs and social media. He is also a lifelong musician.