Two albums that take inspiration from the Star Wars trilogy:
VONDUR - STRIDSYFIRLYSING (1995)
Foul troll "It", of the noise-metal hatefest Abruptum, along with his buddy "All", put out this album under the name Vondur back in 1995. It's basically an over-the-top caricature of lo-fi black metal, all buzzy guitar, drum machine, and orc-in-a-cave vocals. Obviously the major selling point here is the awesome album cover, featuring Darth Vader and a bunch of Stormtroopers. Are the lyrics about Star Wars? Who knows? They're in Icelandic.
Aesop over at Cosmic Hearse posted this sucker awhile back, and while I try not to "cross streams" too often, this little oddity is really just too good/bad not to share.
AMBOOG-A-LARD - A NEW HOPE (1993)
Strangely-named Amboog-A-Lard was a Floridian thrash band active from 1987-1996. A New Hope was their only release, somewhat of a concept album celebrating the genius of George Lucas. Song titles like "Do Or Do Not" and "Medicine Man (L.O.G.R.A.Y)" reveal the Star Wars influence here (Logray was the Ewok medicine man, duh), and although the concept is cheezy, it's actually a pretty solid thrash album. Amboog-A-Lard is some weird shit, occasionally flaunting a semi-industrial sort of early Ministry sound, but they know how to ROCK, and the fact that they wore pink Quicksilver shirts (above, right) didn't hurt either. I heard one of the guys went on to play with Marilyn Manson after these guys split up. WEAK.
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