Sunday, March 21, 2010

Back Out Of The Cellar

80's hair metal mainstays RATT will re-emerge from their eleven year studio hiatus with "Infestation", scheduled for release on April 20th.

Looking to re-create the classic pop-meets-metal sound found on their multi platinum-smashes "Out of the Cellar" and "Invasion of Your Privacy", the band has pulled in former Quiet Riot lead guitarist Carlos Carvazo for six-string duties. The caterwouling Steven Pearcy is once again working his magic at the mic. Rounding out the orignal membership is the shred-tastic Warren DiMartini on lead axe and Bobby "Blotz" Blotzer behind the drum kit.

You can check out the press for the new album at Blabbermouth; listen to the new single "Best of Me" at Road Runner Records; or bask in raunchy Ratt-ness at their official website.

With the core Rattsters in place, and a few new tricks up their sleeve, "Infestation" hopefully will signal a return to prominence for one of L.A.'s premier metal outfits. I'm crossing my fingers for a major U.S. tour and even better - a Fargo date. - - J.

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