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Joe Satriani Releases Details, Artwork for New Album, 'Unstoppable Momentum'

Joe Satriani has confirmed the release of his 14th studio album, Unstoppable Momentum, on May 7 through Epic Records.

The album was recorded at Skywalker Sound in the Bay Area and produced by Satriani and Mike Fraser (AC/DC). It features Vinnie Colauita (Sting, Jeff Beck) on drums, Chris Chaney (Janes Addiction) on bass and on keyboards and Mike Keneally (Dethklok).

The albums' 11 songs (Check out the track listing below) are “heading in different directions and touching on a variety of musical influences,” Satriani said. “The idea was to crank up the energy level of the sessions and allow for more individual expression of the material from each player. The chemistry with Mike, Chris and Vinnie was fantastic and we blazed through all of the tracks with everyone laying down amazing performances.”

After returning from the South American G3 Tour last October, Satriani got down to writing new music over the next two months. As he recalls, “A very prolific and cathartic two months followed resulting in a bundle of new music I was very excited to get recorded!”

Track listing for Unstoppable Momentum:

  • 01. UNSTOPPABLE MOMENTUM
  • 02. CAN'T GO BACK
  • 03. LIES AND TRUTHS
  • 04. THREE SHEETS TO THE WIND
  • 05. I’LL PUT A STONE ON YOUR CAIRN
  • 06. A DOOR INTO SUMMER
  • 07. SHINE ON AMERICAN DREAMER
  • 08. JUMPIN' IN
  • 09. JUMPIN' OUT
  • 10. THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD
  • 11. A CELEBRATION

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.