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Action Rock

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 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.

The Empire Strikesreleases its 3rd album on September 6th 2019 via Spanish Ghost Highway Recordings in Europe and Savage Magic Records in USA.


"...In my book this is easily the record of the year, hands down..."
- Dario from

"With their sophomore album, The Empire Strikes rises to the major league of their genre of music...”"
- Asko Alanen from Soundi Magazine

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Booking contact: Martha

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  • Vocals, Guitar – Tommi Tuoriniemi
  • Lead Guitar – Topi Tarkki
  • Drums – Jaakko Vilpponen
  • Bass – Paavo Kuukasjärvi


  • 2017 – High Tide LP, Savage Magic Records
  • 2016 – Split Stacy Crowne, Savage Magic Records
  • 2015 – 1983 LP
  • 2014 – The Empire Strikes EP, Hitsville
  • 2012 – The Empire Strikes EP

Empire Strikes 1983

Empire Strikes - High Tide

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