There are at least three groups named Minstrel: 1) The Italian progressive rock band MINSTREL was founded in 1991. However, it was not until in 1997 that the band released their first output in the form of a demo-tape called "New Life". The first and only album so far called “Faust” was released in 2000. It is a symphonic progressive concept album. In this album the band consists of Gianpaolo Pasini (drums), Marco Fiorina (bass), Mauro Ghilardini (keyboards & voice) and Mi.