Lyrically it deals with The Jester Race, a fictional race who are essentially a metaphor for humanity. Though not a concept album, it deals with themes of misanthropy, isolation, and depression. TRIVIA: The Jesterhead, In Flames' mascot, makes its first appearance on this album’s cover art. The Jester Race Q&A. Keyboard Fredrik Nordström & Jesper Strömblad. Acoustic Guitar Jesper Strömblad. Backing Vocals Johan Larsson.
The Jester Race is the second studio album by melodic death metal band In Flames. It is the first album to feature Anders Fridén as the band's vocalist and Björn Gelotte as the drummer. A video for the song "Artifacts of the Black Rain" was also released. It was also the first album to feature the Jester Head, the band's mascot. After releasing The Jester Race, the band then toured with Samael, Grip Inc. and Kreator.
The Jester Race" lyrics. Rush faster on the one-way lane the answers so silent. Rusty gods in their machine-minds armours grind our souls in the millstone of time the "deathbed harvest" is dead man's banquet of mould ridden bread and black, poisoned wine. our steps so silent And we g. .our blooded trace; The Jester Race. Calling our to the gathered masses; their answers so silent.
The release date of the album is uncertain. Nuclear Blast cites February 20, 1996 while it may not have been distributed widely until August. Recording information: Recorded and mixed in November, 1995 at Studio Fredman. Co-produced by In Flames.
Listen free to In Flames – The Jester Race (Moonshield, The Jester's Dance and more). The Jester Race is the second album by melodic death metal band In Flames. A video for the song Artifacts of the Black Rain was also released. It was also the first album to feature the Jesterhead, the band's mascot.
Album Name The Jester Race. Data de aparición 20 Marzo 1996. Labels Nuclear Blast.
Tracklist Hide Credits
|2||The Jester's Dance||2:09|
|3||Artifacts Of The Black Rain||3:14|
Lyrics By [Quotation From " Odel Intimations Of Immortality From Recollections Of Early Childhood"] – William Wordsworth
Backing Vocals – Oscar DronjakLyrics By – Jocke Göthberg*
|7||The Jester Race||4:51|
Lead Guitar – Fredrik Johansson
Keyboards – Kaspar Dahlqvist
|10||Dead God In Me||4:15|
- Recorded At – Studio Fredman
- Mixed At – Studio Fredman
- Licensed From – Wrong Again Records
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Wrong Again Records
- Copyright (c) – Wrong Again Records
- Artwork – Andreas Marshall*
- Artwork [Logo] – Glenn Ljungström
- Bass, Backing Vocals – Johan Larsson
- Engineer – Fredrik Nordström, Patrik Hellgren
- Keyboards – Fredrik Nordström
- Layout – M&A Music Art
- Lead Guitar – Glenn Ljungström
- Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards – Jesper Strömblad
- Lead Guitar, Drums – Björn Gelotte
- Lyrics By [Lyrical Concepts And Song Titles] – Anders Fridén (tracks: 1 to 5, 7 to 10), Niklas Sundin (tracks: 1 to 5, 7 to 10)
- Mastered By – Staffan Olofsson
- Music By – Björn* (tracks: 3, 5, 9), Glenn* (tracks: 4 to 8, 10), Jesper* (tracks: 1 to 10), Johan* (tracks: 2)
- Photography By [Bandphoto] – Kenneth Johansson
- Producer – Fredrik Nordström, In Flames
- Vocals – Anders Fridén
NotesRecorded and mixed in Studio Fredman Nov. 1995
Tracks 2 and 9 are instrumental tracks.
Quotation on track 5 taken from "Ode! Intimations of immortality from recollections of early childhood."
Licensed from Wrong Again Records.
© 1996 Wrong Again Records
℗ 1996 Wrong Again Records
Made in Japan
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Printed): 4988061887777
- Matrix / Runout: Sample/Loaned
- Other (Nr Promo Stamp): 155387
|NB 168-2, 27361 61682||In Flames||The Jester Race (CD, Album)||Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast||NB 168-2, 27361 61682||Germany||1996|
|IROND CD 01-128||In Flames||The Jester Race (CD, Album, RE)||Irond||IROND CD 01-128||Russia||2001|
|NB 168-1||In Flames||The Jester Race (LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl)||Nuclear Blast||NB 168-1||Germany||1996|
|FSR 001||In Flames||The Jester Race (CD, Album, RE)||FighterStreet Records||FSR 001||Europe||2010|
|GFM0131F||In Flames||The Jester Race (CD, Album, Enh, RE, RM)||Good Fight Music||GFM0131F||US||2010|