In 2019, Impaler celebrates their 36th year of Shock Rock!! And on December 6th, you can celebrate Merry Krampus with the legendary shock rockers along with special guests Plague of Stars, Blackbird Bridge, VolsungaSaga plus Minnesota Krampus and Joe Lyon Magician Of The Living Dead at the Uptown VFW! The show is also a record release party for the new vinyl EP “If Death Were A Horse!”.
Impaler is a Minnesota horror rock band from the Twin Cities. The band formed in the spring of 1983 with founding members Bill Lindsey (vocals), Michael James Torok (guitar), “Commander” Court Hawley (bass), Robert “Meaty Bob” Johnson (drums), and Mike Senn (guitar). Bill Lindsey is the sole continuing member of Impaler, keeping the band alive for more than 30 years.
Impaler has a theatrical show which features fake blood, cages, coffins, latex severed heads and a finale that includes a mock disemboweling of victims. Impaler recorded demo tapes which caught the ear of Important Record Distributors and lead to the band being signed to the in-house labels IRD Records and Combat Records. They released two records with these labels, the first being the Rise Of The Mutants EP (1985), which caused much controversy with Tipper Gore and her P.M.R.C. organization. The record cover was also used as a prop in the cult horror movie Trick or Treat.
In addition to the vinyl EP “If Death Were A Horse!”, Impaler also recently released a Live CD of their First Avenue show on September 1, 2018.
Doors open at 8 pm, and music starts at 9 pm.
Tickets are available at the door.