Italian power metallers TRICK OR TREAT, who feature in their ranks frontman Alessandro Conti (Lione/Conti, Twilight Force, ex-Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody), have launched a crowdfunding campaign in order to finance the production of their new album “The Legend of the XII Saints”, a concept album based on the famous manga comic and anime Saint Seiya.
Before putting the finished full-length out, TRICK OR TREAT are planning to release a new song every month, based on the corresponding zodiac sign. Each new song will tell the story one of the 12 Golden Knights featured in the comic.
The Musicraiser campaign started last week: the band have already collected €14.000 and they are hoping to reach the €15.000 goal very soon.
Says the band:
“We have such a great and supportive fan-base! Thanks to you we will be able to realize all our fantasies and goals as musicians. This campaign will lead to better videos, higher set quality, more studio time and maybe even some illustrious guests!
To celebrate with you, we invite you to watch our first video: “Aries: Stardust Revolution” HERE!
More information on the crowdfunding campaign and the band at:
Formed back in 2002 by lead guitarist Luca Cabri and initially performing as an Helloween tribute band, TRICK OR TREAT quickly got very popular and played the most renown live clubs in Italy. After a couple of intense years on the stage, they recorded the “Like Donald Duck” demo and signed a deal with Valery Records for their first full-length, named “Evil Needs Candy Too”, which came out in 2006. The debut got a terrific response and put TRICK OR TREAT back on the road for the following two years, playing over 100 gigs in Europe and U.S.A.
The band kept writing more songs and in 2009 they gave birth to their second LP, called “Tin Soldiers”, which featured Michael Kiske (Helloween, Place Vendôme) on two songs and Michele Luppi (Vision Divine, Killing Touch) on another one: as expected, the record received a brilliant feedback (#29 position in the Japanese chart) and the band played some top festivals in Italy and was selected as opening band for Helloween’s “The 7 Sinners World Tour 2010/11” together with special guests Stratovarius.
In early 2012, Luca Turilli announced singer Alessandro Conti as the new lead singer of the band Luca Turilli’s RHAPSODY and the first album “Ascending to Infinity” ended up in many charts all over the world. The same here TRICK OR TREAT came back with a new album, “Rabbits’ Hill pt.1”, a concept inspired by Richard Adams‘ novel “Wathersip Down”. The record featured Andre Matos of Angra fame on one track. In 2014 TRICK OR TREAT toured as support to Sonata Arctica during the “Pariah’s Child” European tour.
In 2016 the band released the second part of the concept album, “Rabbits’ Hill pt.2”, via Frontiers Records/ King Records. Special guests Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica), Tim “ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest) and Sara Squadrani (Ancients Bards, Ayreon) appear on the record.