Joe Satriani announces new album, The Elephants of Mars, unveils expansive first single, Sahara

Joe Satriani
(Image credit: Eduardo Peña Dolhun)

Joe Satriani has debuted a new song, Sahara – the first single to be taken from his forthcoming album Elephants of Mars.

The full album – Satriani’s 19th – is due for release on April 8 via earMUSIC and, like many artists’ recent efforts, it’s a pandemic baby – conceived and recorded remotely as the guitarist and his band waited out the storm in various locations. 

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.