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    Posted: January 22 2006 at 08:13
The Black Mages are a band that covers the compositions Nobuo Uematsu wrote for the Final Fantasy games in prog-metal style.  Nobuo himself did all of the arrangements and keyboards for this band, and yes, they have performed live.

The Black Mages - Dancing Mad


The several-minute-long organ solo, the freakishly ELP-meets-Crimson-like breakdown afterwards, culminating into a guitar solo of the most erotic proportions...  it's enough to make any prog-metal fan smile.

...and did I mention that as a teenager, Nobuo played in an ELP cover band, over covering Emerson's parts at a much faster tempo than Keith played them, yet with extreme accuracy?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 22 2006 at 08:22
The Black Mages are awesome... I wonder where I can get their album...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 22 2006 at 08:34
Yeah, great band!
Should be definitely added!

=> GET AN ALBUM FOR FREE!!!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 22 2006 at 08:35
Game Music Online.

(I tried linking directly to it, but all I got was a link to an "Invalid Prefix" error.)


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 22 2006 at 08:43
You can also get The Black Mages' two albums through iTunes, believe it or not. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 22 2006 at 08:49
If you want your rights preserved, don't use iTunes (A guide to DRM plagued music). 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 22 2006 at 10:17

Originally posted by Man Overboard Man Overboard wrote:

The Black Mages are a band that covers the compositions Nobuo Uematsu wrote for the Final Fantasy games in prog-metal style.  Nobuo himself did all of the arrangements and keyboards for this band, and yes, they have performed live.

The Black Mages - Dancing Mad


The several-minute-long organ solo, the freakishly ELP-meets-Crimson-like breakdown afterwards, culminating into a guitar solo of the most erotic proportions...  it's enough to make any prog-metal fan smile.

...and did I mention that as a teenager, Nobuo played in an ELP cover band, over covering Emerson's parts at a much faster tempo than Keith played them, yet with extreme accuracy?

 

They have been approved of by the prog metal team:

http://www.mikeenregalia.com/ProgMetal.html

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 22 2006 at 10:19
Excellently done.

I'd suggest putting them in symphonic prog metal, however...  it's basically prog-metal renditions of tracks originally composed for symphony. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 23 2006 at 06:45

Originally posted by Man Overboard Man Overboard wrote:

You can also get The Black Mages' two albums through iTunes, believe it or not. 

I don't have iTunes and I'd prefer to get their albums on CD... surprising that you can get them on iTunes though...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 23 2006 at 06:53

You wouldn't believe what interesting stuff you can buy online:

http://www.mikeenregalia.com/home/collection/napster.xhtml

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 29 2006 at 18:31

Originally posted by MikeEnRegalia MikeEnRegalia wrote:

They have been approved of by the prog metal team

I'm really happy!

As I've said before, I started listening to prog thanks to Uematsu's music!!

 

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 30 2006 at 02:06

Me and my friend have always agreed that the Black Mages are prog... I just couldn't be bothered to say it on here.

But Black Mages in the archives would be good.

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