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.
Tracks 1 to 10 The Jester Race Tracks 11 to 14 Black-Ash Inheritance. this compilation was originally released in 2002. Recorded and mixed at Studio Fredman November 1995. Additonal mastering at Bohus Mastering. Tracks 15 & 16 taken from Live at Sticky Fingers/Used & Abused In Live We Trust. c) & (p) 2014 Century Media Records Ltd. under exclusive license from IF Music. Manufactured in Germany.
Album Name The Jester Race. Erscheinungsdatum 20 März 1996. Labels Nuclear Blast.
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.
The Jester Race/Black-Ash Inheritance. For those who missed either/or the first time around, this release offers greater incentive to discover this seminal Swedish heavy metal band.
The Jester Race Lyrics. Rush faster on the one-way lane The answers so silent. Rusty gods in their machine-mind armours Grind our souls in the millstone of time The deathbed harvest is a dead man's banquet Of mold ridden bread and black, poisoned wine. And we go Our steps so silent And we go Our blooded trace The Jester Race. Calling out to the gathered masses Their answers so silent Their answers so silent. Embracing the tools of the neo-wolf age That speak of silence and silence alone
|The Jester Race|
|2||The Jester's Dance|
|3||Artifacts Of The Black Rain|
|7||The Jester Race|
|10||Dead God In Me|
|11||Goliaths Disarm Their Davids|
|14||Behind Space - Live|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Nuclear Blast GmbH
- Copyright (c) – Nuclear Blast GmbH
NotesManufactured in the USA
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 7 27361 22042 6
- Label Code: LC 07027
- Matrix / Runout: DIDX-148377 1 A01
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI L329
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 50E3
|NB 616-2, 27361 66162||In Flames||The Jester Race ~ Black-Ash Inheritance (CD, Album, Comp, Dig)||Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast||NB 616-2, 27361 66162||Germany||2002|
|MZR CD 698||In Flames||The Jester Race + Black-Ash Inheritance (CD, Comp, S/Edition, Dig)||Mazzar Records||MZR CD 698||Russia||2015|
|NB 616-2, 6616-2||In Flames||The Jester Race ~ Black-Ash Inheritance (CD, Comp)||Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast||NB 616-2, 6616-2||US||Unknown|
|NB 616-2||In Flames||The Jester Race ~ Black-Ash Inheritance (CD, Comp, Dig)||Nuclear Blast, Platinum||NB 616-2||Thailand||2002|
|55616-2||In Flames||The Jester Race ~ Black-Ash Inheritance (CD, Comp)||Nuclear Blast||55616-2||Brazil||2002|