Tag Archives: Star Wars

Galactic Empire celebrates Star Wars day with new “March of the Resistance” video

Posted by on May 4, 2018

Star Wars-themed progressive instrumental metal outfit Galactic Empire have premiered a video for their take on John Williams’ “March of the Resistance.” These clone troopers are doing more than celebrating Star Wars day, they are also praising the release of their new album Episode II that has also arrived via Rise Records.   Check out […]

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Record Store Day 2017 Metal and Hard Rock Preview

Posted by on April 19, 2017

The tenth annual Record Store Day is fast approaching! This Saturday, record stores nationwide will be releasing some great new records to add to your vastly growing music collection. It’s a long list of new limited edition releases, but let’s check out what they have to offer for Heavy Metal & Hard Rock. New to […]

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Is Metallica the musical equivalent of Star Wars?

Posted by on March 9, 2017

In the 1980’s, film culture was dominated by Star Wars, episodes IV-VI were three of the most influential films of that decade (sure, episode IV was in 1977 but its influence flowed into the 80’s.)  Metallica released four of the most influential metal albums of the 1980’s, and one in the early 90’s. Both Star […]

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Metal Insider’s top 5: ‘Star Wars’ metal crossovers

Posted by on December 28, 2016

The world, nay, the galaxy, is mourning the loss of Carrie Fisher. As Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, she was many a female’s role model and many a man’s first crush. And apart from those films, she went on to star in others and become a sought-after script doctor and screenplay writer in her […]

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May the 4th be with you: The four best fourth albums

Posted by on May 4, 2016

Today is the international day of Star Wars, based on today being May 4th, which is based on ‘May the Force be With You.’ While Star Wars movies are great, now that Disney acquired Lucasfilm and we’re going to be getting pretty much another Star Wars movie every year until long after we’ve shuffled off this mortal […]

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This is the best ‘Star Wars’ theme cover ever

Posted by on December 18, 2015

[youtube]https://youtu.be/pPV9NNvtL20[/youtube] By now, you’ve either already seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens or are actively avoiding spoilers. We don’t have any, since we haven’t seen it yet. However, this is the best cover of the theme we’ve heard, by a band calling themselves Galactic Empire. Featuring a pair of Stormtroopers, Darth Vader on guitar and Boba […]

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The force is strong with Robots and Monsters’ “Rebel”

Posted by on December 16, 2015

[youtube]https://youtu.be/aKePTFzLNXo[/youtube] With Star Wars: The Force Awakens hitting theaters Friday and everything from cars to apples already, we’ve reached mass saturation. But metal has been all about the 38 year-old franchise for years now. Hell, bands like Hoth have made a career out of it. And while there’s no shortage of songs written about Star Wars, but […]

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Killswitch Engage debut new song, video

Posted by on December 10, 2015

[youtube]https://youtu.be/iAipqW5YDH4[/youtube] You’ve already gotten a chance to hear the new Killswitch Engage song if you saw them over the summer with Letlive and Rise Against (or if you read metal websites). They’ve been playing “Strength of the Mind” since then, and today they released a video for the song. If you’re fan of the band, […]

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Here’s all 31 parts of the ‘Star Wars’ theme played on guitar

Posted by on December 8, 2015

[youtube]https://youtu.be/nYk1VVWFP-0[/youtube] There’s this little indie movie coming out next week called The Force Awakens. It’s about stars at war with each other or something. You’ve probably never heard of it. Cooper Carter has, however. The guitarist did a jaw-dropping version of the Star Wars theme on guitar using all 31 tracks for parts of the orchestra. Using an […]

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Decrepit Birth drummer farts the Imperial March From Star Wars

Posted by on November 18, 2014

[youtube]http://youtu.be/VNftyfVtixw[/youtube] Decrepit Birth drummer Samus Paulicelli is very talented. We’re not talking about his drumming, which is fine, but rather, his ass. A few months ago, he recorded “Fart Metal,” a song in which the vocals were provided by his posterior. And it turns out he’s a Star Wars fan too. He just recorded a purported […]

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