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TRICK OR TREAT - Rabbit's Hill Part 2

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Produced By: 
Simone Mularoni & Trick Or Treat
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Musical Style: 
Melodic Metal
Friday, July 8, 2016
This is a strange one. Not known for their high profile, the Italian rockers still managed to find themselves on Frontiers to release the sequel to 2012’s Rabbits' Hill, Pt. 1.
Trick Or Treat deliver their 4th and most accomplished album here, but it’s still not something that’s going to have universal appeal.
For example, the album kicks off with a triple speed kick-drum driven frenzy, only to give up that momentum for a 2.5 minute acoustic renaissance piece that might seem more at home on a Blackmore’s Night record.
Then it’s a fast moving melodic rocker with a good serve of powerhouse drumming and big vocals from the somewhat accented delivery of Alessandro Conti. The guy can sing, no doubt.
And if you’re questioning the album title, let me confirm that the lyrics are indeed a concept piece about our fluffy little friends with the cute big ears.
It’s different alright!
Elsewhere in the album we have a fast moving anthem Efrafa; a nice melodic ballad Never Say Goodbye (featuring duet vocalist Sara Squadrani); a double time melodic hard rocker The Great Escape; the metal menace of They Must Die (not the bunnies….no!); and an 11 minute operatic epic called The Showdown. Closing the album is an over the top farewell to the furry ones called Last Breath. Very dramatic stuff.

The band is clearly growing in stature and this album has a solid production base for the eclectic songs featured. The lyrical content is a little bizarre, but musically, it’s all business. Fans of European melodic metal and hard rock should investigate.

TRICK OR TREAT Climb Rabbit Hill July 8

Friday, July 8, 2016

Frontiers Music Srl is is pleased to announce the release of TRICK OR TREAT's new album 'Rabbit's Hill Pt. 2' on July 8th!

Originally formed in 2002 as a Helloween tribute band, TRICK OR TREAT soon became a popular live attraction in their home country of Italy. After recording their first demo of original material, they were signed by an independent Italian label, Valery Records. In 2006 they released their first full-length album, entitled 'Evil Needs Candy Too', to critical acclaim. The band then spent the following two years on the road playing over 100 gigs in Europe and the USA. The band released their second album, 'Tin Soldiers' in 2009.

Three years later, 2012 proved to be an important year for TRICK OR TREAT, firstly because singer Alessandro Conti was chosen by Luca Turilli's Rhapsody to be the lead singer on the album 'Ascending to Infinity' and secondly, the band released their concept album 'Rabbits' Hill Pt.1,' based on Richard Adams' novel 'Watership Down'.

Four years on, the second chapter, 'Rabbit's Hill Pt. 2' is now finally finished and comes with the news of the band signing a worldwide, multi-album deal with Frontiers Music Srl. The recording sessions for the new album have been the longest the band has ever taken part in and the work with producer Simone Mularoni (DGM) captured all the intricate details of their take on power metal. For this album, the band added huge orchestrations and epic choirs mixed to their usual signature power metal sound, in order to sonically reflect all the epic adventures told through the lyrics. The musical vibes range from acoustic and melodic parts to darker, heavy metal anthems.

Once again on this new album, TRICK OR TREAT had the honor to work with great international guest musicians and friends like Tony Kakko from Sonata Arctica, Sara Squadrani from Ancient Bards and, in the role of the evil general Woundwort, Tim Ripper Owens (ex-Judas Priest, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen).

Frontman Alessandro Conti on the new album and working with Frontiers Music SRL: 'After a long time spent on the production of the new album, we can finally confirm the official release date and the last guest singer. In addition to our friends Sara Squadrani and Tim Ripper Owens, we're so happy and proud to have our friend Tony Kakko on 'Rabbit's Hill Pt. 2' is an incredible honor for us! These guests did an amazing job, helping us to capture the perfect atmosphere of the concept taken from Richard Adam's novel "Watership Down.'

We are so happy about the final result of our new album and we are excited about the new partnership with Frontiers, one of the most important rock labels in the world! This is really a great moment for TRICK OR TREAT! So don't miss the new album!!'

TRICK OR TREAT are now finally ready to unleash their sonic attack on metal maniacs around the globe!

Track Listing:
1. Inle' (The Black Rabbit Of Death)
2. Together Again
3. Cloudrider; Efrafa
4. Never Say Goodbye
5. The Great Escape
6. They Must Die
7. Beware The Train
8. United
9. The Showdown
10. Last Breath

Alessandro Conti : Voice
Guido Benedetti : Guitars
Luca Venturelli : Guitars
Leone Villani Conti : Bass
Luca Setti : Drums

June 26 - S. Felice Rock Fest, S.Felice sul Panaro (MO)
July 16 - Music for Emergency Fest, Cenate Sotto (BG) w/Rage
August 20 - Isola Rock fest, Isola d/Scala (VR)
August 28 - Guiglia Rock Rxperiece, Guiglia (MO)
More shows TBA.

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