"Impaled Nazarene" is a Finnish black metal band that incorporates from thrash metal, heavy metal and hardcore punk. The band is signed to Osmose Productions of France. The band have for most of their history displayed extreme Finnish nationalism. In a recent interview the band addressed and clarified their nationalistic reputation.
When asked about the origin of their name, Mika Luttinen stated in an interview that he had read a pamphlet about Christ appearing to be a vampire. He got to thinking on how impaling a vampire is one of the only ways to kill them, and thus, thought of the name "Impaled Nazarene".
The band has been infamous for seeming to hate the Norwegian black metal scene back in the early 1990s but nowadays, the band seems to disassociate with such hatred. They also stopped wearing corpse paint in the mid 1990s due to it being "too trendy", but in recent shows, they began wearing it again.
In 2003, guitarist Teemu Raimoranta died falling off a bridge on the frozen water below. Although officially stated to be caused by intoxication, Mika Luttinen speculated it was suicide.
*Mika Luttinen (1990-, Vocals)
*Tuomo Louhio (2003-, Guitar)
|music genre|| Black Metal|
|current members|| *Mika Luttinen|
*Tuomo Louhio *Jarno Anttila *Mikael Arnkil *Reima Kellokoski