The Empire Will Rise This Winter

Courtesy: Rise Records/Velocity Records

Courtesy: Rise Records/Velocity Records

The empire will rise this winter.

Cosplay rock outfit Galactic Empire will release its debut album Friday, February 3, 2017.  The 11-song, self-titled record will be released via Rise Records.  It will feature the band’s own take on a number of songs featured in LucasFilms’s Star Wars movies.  Those movies are not limited to just the original trilogy of films.  The franchise’s latest installment, The Force Awakens gets a nod on this record in ‘Ben’s Death: Tie Fighter Attack.’

Also included in the band’s upcoming album are ‘Imperial March,’ ‘The Asteroid Field,’ and other re-imagined songs from the famed franchise.

The band recently released a joint statement announcing the album’s upcoming album in a manner only the Empire could.

“AT LONG LAST!  Our preparations are complete.  The mighty Galactic Empire will unleash our ultimate weapon in the battle to bring heavy metal to your galaxy,” the band said. “The puny humans at Velocity and Rise Records have succumbed to the crushing power of the Dark Side and will release out debut full-length album on which we pay tribute to Supreme Sith Overlord John Williams with 11 tracks of pure sonic devastation.  Join us, and together, we can rule the galaxy!”

The full track listing for the band’s upcoming album is noted below.

 

Track Listing:
01. Main Theme
02. Imperial March
03. Duel of the Fates
04. The Force Theme
05. The Asteroid Field
06. Battle of the Heroes
07. Cantina Band
08. Ben’s Death: Tie Fighter Attack
09. Across the Stars
10. The Forest Battle
11. The Throne Room: End Title

 

Velocity and Rise Records released videos for ‘The Imperial March’ and ‘Main Theme’ earlier this year.  The band has also been keeping audiences updated on the album through its own YouTube Channel.

Pre-orders are available for Galactic Empire now via iTunes and the band’s official website.

More information on Galactic Empire’s upcoming debut album is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/galacticempireofficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/GalacticEmpire8

 

 

 

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Galactic Empire Makes A “Forceful” Debut With Its “Star Wars Main Theme” Cover

Courtesy:  Rise Records/Velocity Records

Courtesy: Rise Records/Velocity Records

The force has officially awoken. Disney’s new mega-blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens is breaking box office records across the country right now. And more than likely so are the movie’s related ad campaigns breaking their own records. And there’s no telling just how many videos are out there featuring people performing music from the original franchise (or its prequels). Speaking of those performances there is now one more to add to that mass in the form of Galactic Empire’s (yes, that’s really the group’s name) take on the famed composition.

Galactic Empire, whose members actually don the costumes of famous figures from the Star Wars universe, debuted the video this week for its cover of composer/director John Williams’ theme from the original Star Wars franchise. The band’s performance of the song can be viewed online now via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPV9NNvtL20&feature=youtu.be. The performance mixes elements of djent with a power metal feel similar to that of Powerglove and others of that ilk for a take on the song that will definitely surprise audiences. It’s not all serious for the band either. There is even a little break in the six minute plus video that reveals the green screen behind the band and more. As of last night, the video had already been viewed more than one million times according to the band’s official Facebook page.

Audiences can download Galactic Empire’s performance of the ‘Star Wars Main Theme’ now via iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/star-wars-theme-end-title/id1068343183?app=itunes. The song’s release comes ahead of Galactic Empire’s upcoming debut full-length album, which is currently slated for a Spring 2016 release. No official date has been announced for its release. But fans can keep up with that information and more online now at:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/galacticemipreofficial

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/galacticempireofficial

 

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Indie Rock Acts Team Up For Summer/Fall Tour

Courtesy:  Velocity Records/Earshot Media

Courtesy: Velocity Records/Earshot Media

Indie rock acts A Loss For Words and Handguns have teamed up for The Lost Boys Tour.  The tour, presented by New Noise Magazine and Loud & Obnoxious Clothing, will see the bands making a near circle on their tour.  The tour gets rolling Friday, October 4th in West Chester, PA before heading up to New York City on the following night.  From there, The Lost Boys Tour will make its way south into Virginia and then to North Carolina where the bands will perform at Greensboro, NC’s Greene Street Club on Tuesday, October 8th.  After its stop in the Old North State, the tour makes its way through Georgia and down to Florida before eventually heading through the Southwest on its way to the West Coast and back to the heartland.  A Loss For Words and Handguns will receive support from City Lights, Stickup Kid, The Sheds, and Light Years on select dates.  The current slate of tour dates for The Lost Boys Tour is available below.

Oct 04 West Chester , PA The Note O

Oct 05 New York , NY Tobacco Road

Oct 07 Richmond , VA Kingdom

Oct 08 Greensboro , NC Greene Street Club

Oct 09 Atlanta , GA The Masquerade

Oct 10 Jacksonville , FL Roc Bar

Oct 11 Tampa , FL Epic Problem

Oct 13 Houston , TX Fitzzgerald’s

Oct 14 Dallas , TX Sons of Hermann Hall

Oct 15 San Antonio , TX Korova

Oct 17 Scottsdale , AZ Pub Rock Live

Oct 18 Anaheim , CA Chain Reaction

Oct 19 Canoga Park , CA Cobalt Cafe

Oct 20 San Diego , CA Soma Sidestage

Oct 21 Henderson , NV Eagle Aerie Hall

Oct 22 Salt Lake City , UT In The Venue

Oct 23 Englewood , CO Moe’s

Oct 25 Joliet , IL Mojoe’s

Oct 26 Cleveland , OH Peabody ’s

Oct 27 Detroit , MI Majestic Theatre

Oct 28 Jeannette , PA Gator’s

Oct 29 Rochester , NY Dubland Underground

Oct 30 Toronto , ON Sneaky Dee ‘s

Oct 21 Montreal , QB Underworld

Nov 01 Poughkeepsie , NY The Loft

Nov 02 Worcester, CT The Palladium (Upstairs)

Tickets for the current slate of shows go on sale tomorrow, Friday, August 23rd.  Audiences can get more information on A Loss For Words online at http://www.facebook.com/aloss4words and http://al4w.tumblr.com.  More information about Velocity Records, New Noise Magazine, and Loud & Obnoxious Clothing is available online at http://www.velocityrecords.com, http://facebook.com/velocityrock, http://www.newnoisemagazine, http://www.facebook.com/NewNoiseMag, http://loudobnoxious.3dcartstores.com, and http://www.facebook.com/loudobnoxious.

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