Following a rollout of intergalactic proportions, the metal outfit hailing from a galaxy far, far away has delivered their fourth full length studio effort with the early arrival of Special Edition from Star Wars-themed collective, Galactic Empire.
Initially set to land May 5th via Pure Noise Records, the Empire's assembly of heavy practitioners has pushed up the project a few days to better coincide with the unofficial Star Wars' global day of recognition, May the Fourth. (Be with you... get it?)
Having already unloaded impactful previews with the release of a handful of singles from the Star Wars cannon including, “The Battle Of Hoth”, “The Imperial Suite”, and “The Mandalorian”, the momentum leading into the arrival Special Edition was at an all time high. To capitalize on that swell, Galactic Empire has opted to launch their assault early and have brought Knotfest along to experience the album with an exclusive track-by-track breakdown.
Joining Jon Garcia, Galactic Empire's own Lord Sikh guested to run through the complete 11-track opus that gives the music of the Star Wars universe the heavy treatment. Including familiar favorites like the theme from "The Bad Batch" and the latest from "The Book of Boba Fett", the commentary gives fans a first-hand account of the soundtrack inspired by the transcendent franchise.
Along with the album release festivities, Galactic Empire will be performing a special livestream concert broadcasting via their Twitch channel on Thursday, May 4th. The performance will be part of a streaming marathon featuring Vincent Bennet of The Acacia Strain, Scott Carstairs of Fallujah, plus viral virtuosos Chainbrain, Thongg Delong, and Nicole Papastavrou. The broadcast will be raising funds for the Make A Wish 501st Legion Fund. Find more information on the effort - HERE
Watch the Knotfest track-by-track with Jon Garcia and special guest Lord Sikh of Galactic Empire.
Special Edition, the latest album from Galactic Empire now available via Pure Noise Records - HERE