Fifteen studio albums into his career as a pivotal force in instrumental guitar rock, Joe Satriani shows no signs of slowing down; if anything, the Satch is progressing on his latest installment, ‘Shockwave Supernova.’
The new effort is the first Satriani album since 2008’s ‘Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock’ to feature producer John Cuniberti, and boasts futuristic overtones in addition to a variety of ethnic influences.
Songs such as the anthemic title track “Shockwave Supernova” showcase bold departures into the former, which is propelled by melodic chord progressions and delving bends.
Rounding out the progressive rock-themed roster are keyboardist and guitarist Michael Keneally, drummer Marco Minnemann and bassist Bryan Beller.
“I couldn’t have asked for a better band to help bring these songs to life,” says Satriani, who is preparing to bring this lineup back onto the road in support of his new album later this year.
Satriani has released the otherworldly music video for “Shockwave Supernova,” which depicts the renowned guitarist as a hologram while zooming out to reveal cosmic regions beyond.