Johan Kihlberg’s Impera Releases New Single & Video ‘The Empire Strikes Back (Medley)’

Johan Kihlberg’s Impera has made its new single and video ‘The Empire Strikes Back (Medley)‘ available on streaming services and digital service providers.

Stream ‘The Empire Strikes Back (Medley)‘: here

Johan Kihlberg says: “I’ve been a huge John Williams fan ever since I first watched the Star Wars movies that Williams so brilliantly composed the music for. And after hearing MECO’s covers of Williams’ score, I always wanted to do a rocking version of one of those songs.
In waiting for the release of our upcoming live album (recorded this summer in Gothenburg, Sweden as special guest to KISS), it felt like a good opportunity to finally release this as a single and video”.

Johan Kihlberg’s Impera released their latest album ‘Spirit Of Alchemy‘ in 2021 on the Metalville label.
The album features John Leven (Europe) on bass, Snowy Shaw (King Diamond, Sabaton) on drums, Jonny Lindkvist (Nocturnal Rites) on vocals, Lars Chriss (Lion’s Share), on guitars, Kay Backlund (Lion’s Share), on keyboards – main man Johan Kihlberg, with Pontus Egberg (King Diamond) and Mats Vassfjord (220 Volt) playing bass on one song each.

On June 22nd. 2022 Johan Kihlberg’s Impera performed as special guest at the final performance by hard rock icons KISS in Gothenburg, Sweden.


Johan Kihlberg – Guitar
Kay Backlund – Keyboards
Kristoffer Ehn – Bass
Lars Chriss – Drums

Mixed by: Lars Chriss
Mastered by: Mike Lind
Artwork by: Tommy Denander
Video by: Tommy Denander

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