#songoftheday = Trick Or Treat – “United” Feat. Tony Kakko of Sonata Arctica
Are you ready for some kick ass power metal? Good, because it’s here now! Behold, Trick Or Treat’s glorious “United” featuring vocalist Tony Kakko of Sonata Arctica. It’s an instant classic and it’s more likely to wake you up than that extra shot of espresso, just bursting with kinetic energy.
Trick Or Treat, hailing from Italy, has an interesting background because they started off in 2002 as a Helloween cover band, but they grew so popular that they started releasing their own original material. Their first album was 2006’s Evil Needs Candy Too, released on the independent Italian label Valery records. They then spent two years on the road playing over 100 shows throughout Europe and the USA. In 2009, they released their follow up album, Tin Soldiers. In 2012, they released their first concept album, Rabbits’ Hill Pt. 1, based on the classic Richard Adams’ novel Watership Down. On July 8, 2016 they will release its follow up, Rabbits’ Hill Pt. 2 on Frontiers Records worldwide. “United” is the first track to be unleashed from the album it’s an instant power metal classic that actually manages to rival Helloween. Now pump thou fist!
An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.