May 4th is unofficially celebrated around the galaxy as “Star Wars Day” — in large part due to the phrase and hashtag #MayThe4thBeWithYou. Galactic Empire is a band of costumed heavy metal musicians who shred theme music from the Star Wars universe.
They put themselves on the map in 2017 with a gloriously heavy debut album, and what better time to release a sequel than today? The appropriately titled Episode II is out now via Rise Records, and features more songs from the various Star Wars films — including The Force Awakens and the Last Jedi.
There are plenty of songs with Star Wars references, but we have to hand it to Galactic Empire for their steadfast commitment to the gag, not to mention their expertly crafted metal approach. Blast beats, chugging riffs and more, it’s authentic metal and authentically Star Wars.
Stream Episode II below, via Spotify or Apple Music:
And May the 4th be with you!