Impaler

Impaler is a Shock Rock band formed in 1983 in St. Paul, Minnesota, and influenced by bands like Alice Cooper Group, KISS, and a healthy dose of '70s Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. Visual pop culture like pro wrestling and comic books also played a big part in Impaler’s genetic makeup.

The band will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2023, and reissues of their first two releases on vinyl are just one part of a year-long celebration. Also, in January 2019, Impaler received a Metty Award for Lifetime Achievement in Heavy Metal Music for the state of Minnesota.

Impaler has released albums worldwide on Combat Records, Roadrunner Records (Europe), Century Media, and several others. They have been featured in numerous heavy metal publications, radio shows, and television appearances on Twin Cities Live, KARE 11 Mornings, and an episode of Minnesota Original on TBS.

With founding members Bill Lindsey (vocals) and Commander Court Hawley (bass), Impaler puts on a spectacular theatrical show which features fake blood, cages, coffins, latex severed heads, and a finale that includes a mock disemboweling of victims. Much to the displeasure of Tipper Gore’s PMRC and record-burning ministers The Peters Brothers. (Some people have no sense of rock and roll theatre!)

A show you will never forget! Impaler is Halloween at the speed of sound.

Past Shows


Dec
15
th
2023
Turf Club
Dec
15
th
2023
Turf Club

Impaler

Merry Krampus 2023

★ Local Show ★
with Dumpster Juice, Plague of Stars and New Rocket Union
Feb
11
th
2023
Turf Club
Feb
11
th
2023
Turf Club

Impaler

40 Years of Blood, Guts, and Beers
with Dumpster Juice, Fret Rattles and DJ Rock the Monkey
Dec
9
th
2021
7th St Entry
Dec
9
th
2021
7th St Entry

Impaler

IMPALER presents Merry Krampus
with Plague of Stars and SEMTEX
May
24
th
2019
Turf Club
Sep
1
st
2018
Mainroom
Feb
18
th
2018
Mainroom
Feb
18
th
2018
Mainroom
Dec
31
st
2017
Turf Club
Dec
31
st
2017
Turf Club

Metalachi

with Impaler and Nightosaur
Jul
29
th
2017
Turf Club
Jul
29
th
2017
Turf Club

Impaler

with The Regenerators, THE GRANDE MACHINE, God Came From Space and more!
Oct
15
th
2016
7th St Entry
Oct
15
th
2016
7th St Entry

ZOMBIE PUB CRAWL

with THOR, Impaler and Dawn of Valor
Aug
13
th
2016
Turf Club
Aug
13
th
2016
Turf Club

LEMMY / MOTÖRHEAD Tribute Show

with Impaler, virgin whores, Fret Rattles and more!
Oct
17
th
2015
7th St Entry
Oct
17
th
2015
7th St Entry

Zombie Pub Crawl's METAL STAGE

with Dumpster Juice, Impaler, Witchden and more!
Jul
13
th
2012
7th St Entry
Jul
13
th
2012
7th St Entry

Impaler

with Rivkit, MÖRDWÖLF and Revengeance
Jun
18
th
2011
7th St Entry
Jun
18
th
2011
7th St Entry

Impaler

with Invidiosus, DEATH ROW MARTYR and In Defence

More Shows

Jul
9
th
7th St Entry

The Body and Dis Fig

with Cel Genesis
Sep
16
th
First Avenue

Paul Weller

Jul
1
st
Turf Club

How Long Gone

Jun
13
th
Turf Club

Puppeteers For Fears presents ⏤ Cthulhu the Musical!