The Empire Strikes
Tommi Tuoriniemi - vocals, guitar
Topi Tarkki - lead guitar
Jaakko Vilpponen - drums
Paavo Kuukasjärvi - bass
The Empire Strikes combine the past, present and future of rock’n roll into one brilliant band hailing from Helsinki, Finland. The band started in 2012, released a couple of EP´s and in 2015 their debut album “1983”. It got great reviews and the band played shows in Central Europe, Spain, Italy, The Baltics and Finland. In autumn 2016 the band toured in Sweden with the Swedish bands Grande Royale and Scumbag Millionaire and released a 7” split vinyl with Stacy Crowne from Germany.
In spring 2017 the band released their second full-length album titled ”High Tide” with Bootleg Booze Records (Europe) and Savage Magic Records (North America).
Vocalist / guitar player Tommi says: "High Tide” is a really good and solid rock album, the kind they used to make back in the day, you know, but with a fresh The Empire Strikes 2.0 signature soundscape!"