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