Origin: Italy  
Genres: Progressive Metal
Last update/review: July 18, 2001

Black Jester

For some reason, Italy has had a monopoly on neoclassical/progressive metal bands, and Black Jester was one such band, with a style heavily influenced by Dream Theater and Fates Warning, with some Yngwie Malmsteen-style theatrics thrown into the mix. Clinically a fine band, though at times the keyboards gave the band too much of a poppy feel. After disbanding in October of 1999, several members moved on to other bands, one of which is Moonlight Circus (link below).

Last Lineup

Alex D'Este


Paolo Viani


Gil Teso


Rocco Prete


Alberto Masiero


Former Members/Guests

Nick Angel


Nico Odorico



Diary Of A Blind Angel  
1993 WMMS
  1. Night voices
  2. The tower and the minstrel
  3. Diary of a blind angel
  4. Time theater
  5. King of eternity
  6. Black Jester opera
  • Alex D'Este
  • Paolo Viani
  • Gil Teso
  • Nick Angel
  • Alberto Masiero

Welcome To The Moonlight Circus  
1994 WMMS
  1. The labyrinth
  2. Mirrors song
  3. The wayfarer
  4. Glance towards the sky
  5. Consciousness hymn
  6. Symphonies of immortal winds
  7. Welcome to the moonlight circus
  • Alex D'Este
  • Paolo Viani
  • Gil Teso
  • Nico Odorico
  • Alberto Masiero

The Divine Comedy  
1997 Elevate
  1. Inferno
  2. Purgatorio
  3. Paradiso
  • Alex D'Este
  • Paolo Viani
  • Gil Teso
  • Rocco Prete
  • Alberto Masiero

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