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MEET GALACTIC EMPIRE: THE STAR WARS-THEMED METAL BAND GETTING SET TO TAKE OVER THE GALAXY. SINGER (OR, RATHER, SITHER) DARK VADER EXPLAINS HOW…
THIS IS the new band you’re looking for. Ready, John Williams? Okay, let’s go. So, a long time ago, in a practice space far, far away, Galactic Empire’s Sith Lord and lead guitarist Darkvader felt a disturbance inthe Force. The galaxy was out of balance; it needed a new band to restore peace to the Republic. Sovader recruited Shadow Ranger (guitar), Red Guard (guitar), Bass Commander (bass) and Boba Sett (drums), and added some crunch to the classic Star Wars theme music. Okay, look, Galactic Empire are a band who dress like Star Wars baddies and play the iconic Star Wars themes. That’ll do us.and with a UK tour and debut album on the way, we thought we’d askvader what we should expect when his troops march on British soil…
YOU’RE MAKING THE JUMP THROUGH HYPERSPACE TO THE UK NEXT YEAR – WHAT CAN WE EXPECT?
DARKVADER (VOCALS/GUITAR):“IT is true, our technological terror will make its landing in the UK in February with our loyal ally [and support act], Sithu Aye, henceforth known as Sith Lord Aye. Imperial officers and troops have spent the past few months meticulously dialing in our live show to ensure the maximum level of sonic devastation! Our goal is simple: to show our allies and, more importantly, our enemies the power of this fully-armed metal station!”
WHAT CITIES (SYSTEMS) ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO INVADING?
“The Empire does not play favourites. Our goal is simply to bring the citizens of Earth to their knees and grow our galactic army… but London should be sick.”
THIS DEBUT ALBUM… IS IT ALL STAR WARS-THEMED COVERS?
“Our purpose is to bring the power of heavy metal to the brilliant scores put forth by Supreme Sith Lord, John Williams; it is our job to honour his genius. But make no mistake, supporters and Rebels alike can expect to hear these iconic themes like never before!”
GOTCHA. YOUR COSTUMES ARE OUT OF THIS WORLD – ARE THEY TRICKY TO PERFORM IN?
“The armour seen in our first two music videos [Star Wars Main Theme and The Imperial March] proved difficult to perform in. However, Bass Commander – known to the humans as Carson Slovak – has been working tirelessly to build new armour that will not restrict our movements during battle.”
HAVE YOU EVER HAD ANY GRIEF FROM DISNEY ABOUT THE BAND? A STRONGLYWORDED LETTER FROM GEORGE LUCAS?
“The power of Darth Walt Disnius and his elite team of Sith Lawyers is one that even the Empire cannot match.we have been careful to avoid infringing upon his property, which is why our live armour will be altered to provide both optimum battle readiness and superior legal immunity.we hope to become powerful enough to form an alliance with the Supreme Sith Overlord, but until then we will stay off of his radars.”
GALACTIC EMPIRE’S SELF-TITLED DEBUT WILL BE RELEASED ON FEBRUARY 3 VIA RISE RECORDS. THE BAND TOUR THE UK NEXT YEAR – SEE THE GIG GUIDE
AN IMPORTANT QUESTION: WHICH STAR WARS FILM IS YOUR FAVOURITE?
“We are all partial to the film known to Earth as The Empire Strikes Back.we feel it is the best representation of the Empire’s unrelenting power. It doesn’t burden the audience with unnecessary details of my embarrassing adolescent years or any of the embellished Rebel ‘victories’.”
FINALLY, AN EVEN MORE IMPORTANT QUESTION: R2-D2 OR BB-8?
“Both are tools of the Rebel Alliance and therefore seen as traitors to the Empire.that said, if R2 ever wanted to hang out and come over to the Dark Side, I would be stoked to have a droid around that could help open locked doors and tase sleeping guards!”
The stormtrooper found the Rebel bass, then. Badum-tish…