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Revenge of the riff: Meet Star Wars metal band Galactic Empire

There’s a Star Wars metal band. Of course there is.

We’ve seen it all here at Metal Hammer. Adventure metal, pirate metal, Ned Flanders metal… but what happens when riffs go to a galaxy far, far away? Allow Galactic Empire, Rise Records’ latest, Star Wars-themed signing, to fill you in. In the interests of keeping things all cloak-and-lightsaber (or maybe because his phone was broken), lead guitarist Dark Vader (or Chris Kelly, as his mum knows him) would only answer our questions over email. To our surprise, he and his bandmates – Boba Sett on the drums, Bass Commander on, er, bass, and guitarists Shadow Ranger and Red Guard – didn’t meet at a Star Wars convention, but rather, when Chris interned at Boba and Bass’s recording studio.


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