Reactivated California rockers RATT have issued the following update:
"Warren De Martini and Carlos Cavazo are back in Virginia to complete guitar tracks and solos for the new RATT release. It's been 10 years since the last RATT studio album and the band is back to its original way and format of RATT music circa 1983-1985.
"Stephen [Pearcy] will start on lead vocals most likely after the RATT/EXTREME shows for the 12 songs recorded."
Commented Pearcy: "This music is exactly what's expected, and a whole lot more! This is RATT music at its best. The band writing together without any outside writers, (the best RATT songs came from the band members) and this time RATT music will do the talking. It kicks fuckin' ass!"
RATT's new CD is being produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette, whose credits include PUDDLE OF MUDD, CHEVELLE, SALIVA, LIMP BIZKIT, ALTER BRIDGE and THREE DAYS GRACE, to name a few. The recordings are taking place in Mathews, Virginia — the first time the band has steped outside of Los Angeles to track a new CD in 20-plus years. A late 2009 release via Loud & Proud/Roadrunner Records is expected.
Fan-filmed video footage of RATT's June 27, 2009 performance at the SummerJam at Water Works Park in Des Moines, Iowa can be viewed below.
Over the past two years, RATT has toured the world in support of their releases "Tell The World - The Very Best Of Ratt" and their first-ever DVD, "Videos from the Cellar - The Atlantic Years". During this time, the current lineup of Stephen Pearcy, Warren DeMartini, Bobby Blotzer, Robbie Crane and Carlos Cavazo played shows in Australia, Colombia and Peru for the first time in their careers.