Infestation (album)

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Infestation
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 20, 2010 (2010-04-20)
Recorded20082009
StudioStudio Barbarosa, Bavon, Virginia
Genre Heavy metal, hard rock [1] [2]
Length42:08
Label Loud & Proud/Roadrunner
Producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette
Ratt chronology
Tell the World: The Very Best of Ratt
(2007)
Infestation
(2010)
Singles from Infestation
  1. "Best of Me"
    Released: 2010
  2. "Eat Me Up Alive"
    Released: 2010
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Exclaim! (favourable) [7]
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Infestation is the seventh and most recent studio album by American heavy metal band Ratt. It is the band's first original effort since their self-titled album in 1999, and the first album since the death of Robbin Crosby in 2002. This is the only album to feature guitarist Carlos Cavazo, formerly of Quiet Riot. The band would enter a turbulent time after the edition of the album, and by 2018 all musicians in it had left the band, excepting for lead singer Stephen Pearcy. It was released by Loud & Proud via Roadrunner Records, a then-sub-label of their longtime home Atlantic Records.

Contents

In a February 17, 2010 interview with the Artisan News Service, 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." [10]

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." [11]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Eat Me Up Alive" Carlos Cavazo, Stephen Pearcy, Warren DeMartini 4:13
2."Best of Me"Cavazo, Pearcy, Michael "Elvis" Baskette4:19
3."A Little Too Much"Baskette, Pearcy, DeMartini4:05
4."Look Out Below" Bobby Blotzer, Pearcy, Baskette,3:44
5."Last Call"DeMartini, Cavazo, Pearcy, Baskette,3:55
6."Lost Weekend" Robbie Crane, Pearcy, Baskette3:46
7."As Good as It Gets"Pearcy, Baskette, Cavazo4:38
8."Garden of Eden"DeMartini, Pearcy3:03
9."Take a Big Bite"DeMartini, Pearcy, Baskette2:46
10."Take Me Home"Pearcy, DeMartini, Baskette4:23
11."Don't Let Go"Blotzer, Pearcy, John Corabi, Baskette3:22
Japanese and iTunes special edition bonus track [12]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
12."Scatter"DeMartini, Pearcy4:26
iTunes special edition bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
13."You Think You're Tough" (live from the Rockline Studio)Pearcy, Robbin Crosby 3:36
14."Tell the World" (live from the Rockline Studio)Pearcy, Crosby3:14
15."Way Cool Jr." (live from the Rockline Studio)DeMartini, Pearcy, Beau Hill 4:16

Personnel

Ratt

Production

Charts

In the US, the album debuted at No. 30, selling around 14,000 copies, making it Ratt's highest charting album since 1990. [13] The album has since gone on to sell over 50,000 copies in the US. In Japan, the album charted at No. 5.[ citation needed ] The album also reached No. 49 in Finland, [14] No. 55 in Canada,[ citation needed ] No. 78 in Switzerland, [15] and No. 139 in France. [16]

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