RATTURDAY COMES THREE DAYS EARLY THIS WEEK WITH NEW RATT VIDEO!
I’m so legitimately happy for the dudes in Ratt; not only did they write the most ass-kicking metal album of the year in Infestation, but they were able to follow it up with a legit club headline tour thanks to all the praise and press they received because of it. No more lame-o fairs and festivals or shitty dive bars for these Ratt N’ Rollers — actual, real-deal clubs, with big stages and enough room for their own production. I’d imagine it felt really good after slogging it out in the dregs of the live music circuit for well over a decade; especially so for DeMartini, Blotzer and Crane, who finally got Stephen Pearcy back in the fold (a big part of the band’s newfound success, to be sure). Fitting then that Ratt’s new video for Infestation opening slammer “Eat Me Up Alive” chronicles that experience; if you missed Ratt in 2010, well, too bad for you ’cause they ain’t gonna be back on the road for a while… but at least you can live vicariously through this video.