On Dec. 9, Impaler will help ring in the Christmas season with their Merry Krampus show at the Entry. Becoming a must see Holiday tradition, Impaler will be playing songs from their latest album, The Great Hereafter (including the Holiday classic “Krampus Has Returned”), along with many of their other classic songs.
In 2021, Impaler celebrated their 38th year of Shock Rock, releasing their latest album, The Great Hereafter, the previous year. 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 almost 40 years. Current band members are Bill Lindsey (vocals), Bradley Johnson (guitar, backing vocals), “Commander” Court Hawley (bass, backing vocals), “Dr. Corpse” Zach Lindsey (backing vocals), Erin Ryan (drums), Andy Radio (guitar, backing vocals), Tim Lusk (general mayhem).
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.
Impaler is a Minnesota legend that just gets better over time. Appearing with Impaler are Plague of Stars and Semtex. Doors open at 7:30 pm and the show starts at 8:30 pm.
Tickets are available HERE.
All concerts and events at First Avenue and associated venues will require either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 72 hours. Patrons must have a completed COVID-19 vaccination card, with their final dose at least fourteen days prior to the event, or a negative COVID-19 test result from a test taken 72 hours or less prior to the event.