Third Black Mages Album Released
Posted by on March 18th, 2008

The Black Mages have released their third album, called Darkness and Starlight in Japan.

Published by Dog Ear Records, this long-awaited album will cost you around ¥2,000 and features a total of ten tracks. Nine of them are new versions of classic Final Fantasy songs, and one is a brand new original composition. Being one of many hardcore Final Fantasy fans, I can tell you that this is indeed something we’ve waited a very long time for – and knowing Uematsu’s past history, it’ll be well worth the wait.

For those not familiar with The Black Mages, it’s a Japanese instrumental rock band formed by legendary Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu. The band arranges Uematsu’s musical compositions (from the Final Fantasy series) in a rock style, often similar to progressive metal – with heavy use of synthesizers.

Track List

1. “Opening – Bombing Mission” [Final Fantasy VII]
2. “Neo EXDEATH” [Final Fantasy V]
3. “The Extreme” [Final Fantasy VIII]
4. “Assault of the Silver Dragons” [Final Fantasy IX]
5. “KURAYAMINOKUMO” [Final Fantasy III]
6. “Distant Worlds” [Final Fantasy XI]
7. “Premonition” [Final Fantasy VIII]
8. “Grand Cross” [Final Fantasy IX]
9. “Darkness and Starlight” [Final Fantasy VI]
10. “LIFE ~ in memory of KEITEN ~” [Original Composition]

You can pre-order this album from Amazon.

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