Thursday, February 5, 2015

Joe Satriani Has New Album in the Works

Guitar wizard extraordinaire Joe Satriani seems to have some new music up his sleeves, as he is currently working on a brand new album at his favorite recording studio Skywalker Sound in California. This will be a follow up to 2013's Unstoppable Momentum.

The new album is happening during an extended lack of activity with Satriani's super group Chickenfoot, which consists of Satch, Sammy Hagar on vocals, Michael Anthony on bass and backing vocals, and Chad Smith on drums. Supposedly the album is going to drop on July 15th of this year. On this album Satch will be joined by Marco Minnemann on drums, Bryan Beller on bass, and Mike Keneally (who has worked with Satch on multiple albums) on keys.

Personally, I'm hoping Satch's new album takes a more focused direction with more memorable melodies and riffs like his album Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards. Unstoppable Momentum didn't really do it for me. However, I do applaud him for going in a slightly more progressive direction with the Unstoppable Momentum album.

Satch also has a new set of UK tour dates lined up; his first in about two years; calling it the Shockwave Tour. They will be happening much later this year.

Shockwave Tour Dates

11/1 – Manchester
11/2 – Birmingham
11/3 – Glasgow
11/4 – Sheffield
11/5 – Cardiff
11/7 – Southend
11/8 – Bristol
11/9 – Portsmouth
11/10 – London

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