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Galactic Empire gives Star Wars theme a heavy metal makeover

Director: George Lucas Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness 121 mins., rated PG You've prepared your child with imagination-building fantasy: Now it's…

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The Star Wars party continues thanks to heavy metal band Galactic Empire, who released a raucous cover of John Williams’ classic theme for the franchise last week.

The band is fully committed to the Dark Side and features fully costumed versions of Boba Fett (Grant McFarland) on drums, a Stormtrooper (Carson Slovak) on bass, Darth Vader (Chris Kelly) on lead guitar, a Shadow Trooper (CJ Masciantonio) on guitar, and an Imperial Royal Guard (Josh Willis) on guitar.

“These instruments are crude but should be adequate to shred some faces as we journey across the galaxy,” Kelly tells Revolver Mag. “We have been doubling our efforts to complete our debut full-length album in time for the Emperor’s arrival. If you are not part of the Rebel Alliance or a traitor, buy our single on iTunes and prepare to succumb to the Dark Side upon our album’s release.”

 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens recently broke massive box office records and surpassed the $1 billion mark worldwide this weekend.

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