The Finnish rock’n'roll foursome is known for the sweaty, action drenched live shows, and always delivering their absolute best for the crowds.
As the ambassadors of the Finnish denim-rock scene The Empire Strikes have toured in Finland, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Baltic countries since 2012. They’ve opened for great bands like Phil Campbell & the Bastard Sons (Motörhead) and Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg, shared stages and made friends with Märvel, Scumbag Millionaire, Grande Royale and Honeymoon Disease.
The predecessors of the future full length album (“1983” – 2015 and “High Tide – 2017) were both critically acclaimed and the reviews of the 1st new single "Blinded by the Light" are somewhat praising. Finnish webzine Desibeli.net stated: “Imagine Jerry Lee Lewis accompanied by Rolling Stones transferred into the Hellacopters-Blitzkrieg-universe where nothing is prohibited. Uh-huh, the empire strikes back, as always.”
The Empire Strikes is also featured on the Hellacopters Blitzkrieg-tribute LP “Payin’ Our Dues” as the only Finnish band. They will release their 3rd album in September 2019 via Spanish Ghost Highway Recordings in Europe and Savage Magic Records in the US.
"...In my book this is easily the record of the year, hands down..."
- Dario from Cityslangzine.com
"With their sophomore album, The Empire Strikes rises to the major league of their genre of music...”"
- Asko Alanen from Soundi Magazine
Booking contact: Martha