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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…

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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…

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