A lot happened in a galaxy far, far away, and it turns out the Cantina Band wasn’t the only musical act in the Star Wars universe, if the latest cover of Revolver magazine is to be believed. The cover stars of the rock magazine’s upcoming issue are Killswitch Engage, donning near-perfect character garb.
Here’s the full cover:
“We are all very excited to have the pleasure of being on the cover of Revolver dressed as a characters from Star Wars,” singer Jesse Leach said. “We had a total blast dressing up and trying not to laugh the entire time. It is such a fun cover and represents who we are as people. I am just very grateful to see the beginnings of an album cycle that I feel will define a whole new chapter for us.”
The issue will hit newsstands on December 22, and in terms of non-Star Wars band activities, Killswitch Engage has plenty going on. The band also just released a new music video for a song called “Strength of the Mind”, from their upcoming album, which is due in the spring of 2015.
The clip is premiering exclusively here on Nerdist, and Leach said of it, “The video visually captures a bit of the anxiety and chaos that the song touches on lyrically. It is almost a bit surreal and dream–like with the camera effects, called ‘whacking.’ It is always a pleasure to work with McFarland and Pecci, as they are both artists who give it their all with no shortcuts. Watching Mike work the camera live, while Ian paces around and directs, is a very involving and creatively satisfying experience.”
What do you think of Killswitch Engage’s Revolver cover? Do you dig it as much as their new track? Let us know in the comments below.