If You Love Star Wars and Heavy Metal, Galactic Empire Should Be Your May the 4th Soundtrack Forever

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Rock Cellar Magazine

The music of Star Wars is well-known to just about everyone — even those that aren’t fans of the film series and its expanded universe knows some of its powerful orchestration, most of it from the great John Williams.

Similarly, quite a lot of people enjoy heavy metal music. Naturally, then, combining the two would be something sure to be a hit with all kinds of people, right?

Enter Galactic Empire, a mysterious ensemble of individuals in full Star Wars character regalia, shredding their way through classic themes including “The Imperial March”:

Darth Vader on lead guitar! Boba Fett on drums!

We have to imagine, back when Galactic Empire was forming in some dark corner of the galaxy, that Boba Fett showed up, was told “go man the drum kit,” to which he replied “As you wish.”

Just who are these masked musical marauders? Well, as you might suspect given their thunderously precise playing, they’re all industry vets.

Via Film School Rejects:

Galactic Empire is out of this world in many ways, but you might be surprised to know that the band is the brainchild of fellow earthlings — and music producers — Carson James Slovak (Bass Commander) and Grant McFarland (Boba Sett). As producers, they’ve worked alongside a number of popular rock and metal artists, including August Burns Red and All That Remains.

Here’s that first album:

In 2018, its follow-up, Episode II, was released — blending in some newer bits of music from the recent Star Wars films, including “March of the Resistance”:

Stream Episode II below.

May the Force be with you, but also, with this band. Forever.


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