Star Wars-themed prog-metal band signs to Rise Records, releases “Imperial March” cover

Galactic Empire

Galactic Empire, the instrumental prog-metal quintet comprised of guitarists Josh Willis (Conquering Infinity/Unparalled Height), Chris Kelly (Alustrium) and CJ Masciatonio (Unparalleled Height), bassist Carson Slovak (ArmsBendBack/Century) and drummer Grant McFarland (This Or The Apocalypse/Century), has released their second song, an epic reimagining of “The Imperial March.” You can hear it below.

Furthermore, the band indicates via their Facebook page that they are now signed to Velocity/Rise Records, home to the likes of PVRIS, Issues, Of Mice & Men and more. The band has also launched a Kickstarter to help fund a national tour—they’re seeking a whopping $60,000.

You can see Galactic Empire’s first music video, for the Star Wars main theme, below.