Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ratt & Scorpions 80s Metal

Both metal groups Ratt and Scorpions are releasing new material next month. Ratt has been bolstered by the addition of Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot) to the band and is putting out an album of new music for the first time since 1999. Classic lineup members Stephen Pearcy (vocals), Warren DeMartini (guitar) and Bobby Blotzer (drums) are in as well as bassist Robbie Crane who has been with the group since 1996. This song has the classic Ratt sound and stands out to me so I am looking forward to the new album Infestation. I had a chance to see Ratt at Rocklahoma in 2007 (John Corabi was on guitar then) and frankly while the band sounded great Pearcy sounded horrible. I'm sure that they will be touring to support this new album so we'll see how he sounds live this time around. Yes I'll go if they come around here.

Scorpions have announced that they are calling it quits after 45 years (!?!) of playing music. They will release their new album Sting In The Tail next month and will follow with a massive world tour that will last until 2012 or 2013 and then go their seperate ways. The band has continuously released new music since their heyday in the 80s most notably with their album Humanity: Hour 1 in 2007 and still play to huge audiences in Europe and South America. With such a large your planned I can only pray that they will come around here once or dare I hope even twice? It'd be nice to see them again in Tulsa.

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