Impaled Nazarene

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Impaled Nazarene wave the flag of Finnish nationalism. The name came to founding member Mika Luttinen when he read a pamphlet imagining Jesus as a vampire. Formed in 1990 Imp Naz has evolved from straight black metal to incorporate more thrash and punk elements. Luttinen cites Motorhead, Kreator, and Sodom as influencers. Their demo Tol Cormpt Norz Norz Norz earned them a spot on Finnish music charts, and their long-buried dislike of Norwegian black metal bands gave Impaled Nazarene notoriety early on. Impaled Nazarene have a running tradition of including a song with “Goat” in the title of every album. In 2015, Impaled Nazarene will smash you face in during their second MDF set.

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