Happy Star Wars Day! Galactic Empire Premiere Metal Cover of "Imperial March"

A lot of people out there consider May 4 "Star Wars Day."

If you happen to be one of those people—or if you're considering taking Star Wars Day at least semi-seriously—you might appreciate a brand-new video by a band called Galactic Empire.

It's their rather awesome cover of John Williams’ legendary “Imperial March,” that powerful, Wagner-esque piece of music from the original Star Wars.

You might even remember these guys from late last year, when they covered the Star Wars theme to celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

If you enjoy the two videos mentioned above (one of which can be viewed below), be sure to check out the band's recently launched Kickstarter campaign right here.

The band seeks funding to "promote the release of their debut full-length album"—and so they can take their galactic show on the road later this year. Enjoy!

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.