Former HELLOWEEN singer Michael Kiske has recorded a guest appearance on two songs ("Hello Moon" and "Tears Against Your Smile") on the forthcoming album from the Italian band TRICK OR TREAT. Entitled "Tin Soldiers", the CD is scheduled for release on October 31 via Frontiers Records. Also making an appearance on the album is Michele Luppi (ex-VISION DIVINE), who can be heard on "Take Your Chance".
TRICK OR TREAT consists of Alessandro Conti (vocals), Luca Cabri (guitar), Guido Benedetti (guitar), Leone Villani Conti (bass) and Mirko Virdis (drums).
"Tin Soldiers" track listing:
01. A Night In The Toyshop (intro)
02. Paper Dragon
03. Take Your Chance
05. Hello Moon
06. Elevator To The Sky
07. Loser Song
08. Tears Against Your Smile
09. Final Destination
10. Tin Soldiers Pt. 1 (instrumental)
11. Tin Soldiers Pt. 2
Commented Michael Kiske: "I did sing parts in one song, and another one in whole. What I really liked about them is that they seem to enjoy what they are doing. In German we call it 'Spielfreude'; that's always very uplifting and fresh. No matter how naive the lyrics sometimes may be, as long as a band really is excited about their music, I get a kick out of it. And they seem to be in in with all their heart."
TRICK OR TREAT started out as a HELLOWEEN tribute band before recording a four-song demo of original material, "Like Donald Duck", which received positive reactions. A deal with Valery Records followed and the band released its debut album, "Evil Needs Candy Too", in 2006.