Ratt release Infestation
Infestation is the seventh studio album by American glam metal band Ratt.
It is the band's first original effort since their self-titled album in 1999. It marks the Ratt studio debut for guitarist Carlos Cavazo, formerly of Quiet Riot. It was released by Roadrunner Records, a sub-label of their longtime home Atlantic Records.
In a February 17, 2010 interview with the Artisan News Service, lead singer Stephen Pearcy said of Infestation: "We wanted this to be like something that we would have written right after [1984's] Out Of The Cellar. We definitely went back to basics with the mind set of a band with a lot of excitement and some great songs to get out."
In a March 18, 2010 interview with Metalholic Magazine, guitarist Warren DeMartini said of Infestation: "It really exceeded our expectations. Conceptually we kind of wanted to revisit the period of Out Of The Cellar and Invasion Of Your Privacy. We were sort of loosely trying to shoot for something that could fit between those two records. We were looking for more uptempo ideas and the double leads that Robbin Crosby and I started doing back in 1983."