Galactic Empire’s The Rise Of Shredi is the only Star Wars fix you’ll need today

The world, indeed the entire galaxy, seems to be talking about Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker – the ninth chapter in the long-running space saga.

It’s just come out of hyperdrive and landed in cinemas across the cosmos and appears to be dividing the opinions of fans and critics alike.

And, to coincide with the follow-up to 2017’s The Last Jedi, Star Wars-obsessed metal outfit Galactic Empire have travelled across the Dune Sea, skimmed the tree tops of Endor and whizzed past Bespin Cloud City to bring you their video for The Rise Of Shredi.

Check out the video below, where you can see the Emperor dealing with Jar Jar Binks – but not before the Gungan rips out a Dantooine-sized face-melter.

Speaking about the band with Metal Hammer in 2017, lead guitarist Dark Vader, aka Chris Kelly, was asked about Galactic Empire’s plans for universal domination (opens in new tab).

“Our goal is to take this band as far as it can go,” he said. “We want to play in as many places and to as many groups of people as possible. This band possesses the potential to transcend the boundaries of the traditional rock band because it comes with a built-in audience. 

"We’d fit just as well at Download as we would at Comic-Con and I think that’s really cool.”

And if you’re wondering what their favourite Star Wars film is, it’s The Empire Strikes Back, which, of course, is the right answer.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.