The music of Moonlight Circus collects the style and taste of the members' musical experiences with major bands of the italian prog-metal and power-metal scene between 1990-2013, namely Black Jester, Helreidh, Epica.
The songs of the forthcoming new album Madness in Mask , which could be classified under power-prog metal, represent the new stage reached by the evolution of Moonlight Circus; there are many news, but the band’s peculiarities are not betrayed, and the music is still an unmistakable ensemble of the atmospheres of all the artists, both past and present, who inspired the band, from the harmony of great classical composers to the inspiration and technique of modern legendary rockers (Warlord, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, R.J. Dio, Dream Theater, Y. Malmsteen,...).
Both in Italy and abroad, the quality of Moonlight Circus obtained great acknowledgments, and the apex was reached during summer 2002 when Paolo Viani and Daniele Soravia were called to complete the live line-up of a mythical band of the epic metal history: Warlord, featuring William J. Tsamis (guitars), the Fates Warning drummer Mark Zonder and the Hammerfall vocalist Joacim Cans. The wonderful summer experience included exhibitions in Europe and ended with a great gig at the renowned German metal festival of Wacken. The friendship with Warlord, two years later also brought Daniele Soravia to play keyboards in Joacim Cans’ debut solo album “Beyond the Gates” (released for Sanctuary in 2004); later that year Daniele joined Joacim and the other guest stars of his solo album, namely Mark Zonder (Fates Warning, Warlord), Stefan Elmgren (Hammerfall), Mat Sinner (Primal Fear, Sinner), Metal Mike Chlasciak (Halford) during the summer live tour. In 2013 Paolo Viani joined once more Warlord during their long awaited European tour, which included performances in Germany and, for the first time, in Greece. A new tour is actually being planned by Warlord for summer 2014.