Trick or Treat (band)

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Trick or Treat
Origin Modena, Italy
Genres Power metal
Years active 2002–present
Labels Valery Records
Associated acts Luca Turilli's Rhapsody
Members Alessandro Conti
Guido Benedetti
Luca Cabri
Leone Villani Conti
Luca Setti
Past members Nicola Tomei
Mirko Virdis

Trick or Treat is a power metal band formed in 2002 in Modena, Italy. The group's line-up has been the same since its inception, except for the drummer position, which underwent changes in 2006 and 2011. So far, they have released four studios albums.


The band started in 2002 as a Helloween tribute band. After some years performing in clubs around Italy, they recorded a four-track demo (Like Donald Duck) and signed a deal with Valery Records,[1] through which they have released their debut album in 2005, Evil Needs Candy Too. A subsequent tour was started, with shows Europe and USA.[1] In the meanwhile, Mirko Virdis substituted Luca Tomei at the drums.

In 2008 Trick or Treat recorded their second album, Tin Soldiers, featuring former Helloween singer Michael Kiske[2] and former Vision Divine vocalist Michele Luppi.[3] The album reached the 260th position in the Japanese charts.[4]

In 2010 Trick or Treat were chosen via internet pool as part of the "emergent section" of the Italian Gods of Metal festival.[5]

Between December 2010 and January 2011, the band opened several of the dates of the European leg of The 7 Sinners World Tour 2010/2011, with Helloween and Stratovarius.[6]

On November 26, 2012, they released their third album, Rabbits' Hill, Pt 1, with guest performances of Andre Matos (Viper, Avantasia, ex-Angra, ex-Symfonia), Fabio Dessi (Arthemis), Damnagoras (Elvenking) and Maurizio (Folkstone). The album is a concept album inspired by Richard Adams' novel Watership Down.[1] In October 2014, guitarist and founding member Luca Cabri left the band for personal reasons; he was subsequently replaced by Luca Venturelli, from Mad Maze.[7] In 2016, they released the second part of the story started in their third album: Rabbits' Hill, Pt 2, with guest performances of Sara Squadrani (Ancient Bards), Tim "Ripper" Owens (ex-Judas Priest, ex-Iced Earth, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) and Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica).[8]



  • 2003 - Italian Helloween Tribute


  • 2004 - Like Donald Duck

Studio albums[edit]


  • 2009 - Paper Dragon
  • 2010 - Robin Hood (Italian anime theme)
  • 2010 - David Gnomo feat. Elvenking
  • 2011 - Heavy Metal Bunga Bunga


Current members[edit]

  • Alessandro Conti - Vocals (2002–present)
  • Guido Benedetti - Guitar (2002–present)
  • Luca Venturelli - Guitar (2014–present)
  • Leone Villani Conti - Bass (2002–present)
  • Luca Setti - Drums (2011–present)

Former members[edit]

  • Nicola Tomei - Drums (2002–2006)
  • Mirko Virdis - Drums (2006–2011)
  • Luca Cabri - Guitar (2002–2014)


  1. ^ a b c "Band". Trick or Treat official website. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Former HELLOWEEN Singer To Guest On New TRICK OR TREAT Album". September 17, 2008. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "TRICK OR TREAT's 'Tin Soldiers' Featuring MICHAEL KISKE; Japanese Release Date Set". May 16, 2009. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  4. ^ トリック・オア・トリート - ティン・ソルジャーズ Oricon Style. Retrieved on January 24, 2013. (in Japanese)
  5. ^ pool
  6. ^ "TRICK OR TREAT on tour with HELLOWEEN & STRATOVARIUS!". Myspace Blog. October 10, 2010. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Band". Official website. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "Trick or Treat - Rabbit’s Hill Pt. 2 Album Details Revealed". Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. 2 May 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 

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