25 Years Ago: IMPALED NAZARENE release Latex Cult

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25 Years Ago: IMPALED NAZARENE release Latex Cult

We changed our drummer because of musical differences, our new drummer is Reima Kellokoski from BELIAL. At the moment IMPALED NAZARENE is writing material for our 4th CD and we hope to record it sometime in feb'96, but probably this will be delayed. We are going back to the style of Ugra-Karma & Tol...

Mika Luttinen / Impaled Nazarene interview, Imhotep, 1995

IMPALED NAZARENE did record in February and Latex Cult, their fourth album, was released two months later, on this day in 1996 through Osmose Productions.

If somebody is one hundred percent serious about black metal, then so what? It does not bother us. Certainly there's some humour on our first three CDs, but on Latex Cult there's none. We were pissed off when we wrote it, and I think it shows. Lots of shit went down two months before we entered the studio, and it fucking shows.

Mika Luttinen / Impaled Nazarene interview, Chronicles of Chaos, 1996

The bottom line is that Kimmo [Luttinen - Mika's brother and the band's former drummer] changed our style pretty much after the release of Ugra-Karma. It was his vision of how we should sound, and the rest of us weren't happy at all. It is useless for a band like us to try to be a copy of Danzig or fucking Paradise Lost. So, after Kimmo was replaced, it was normal for us to go back to what we do best, i.e. play aggressive and fast metal. I guess you're referring to Metal Maniacs, where they said we just wanted to play it safe. If we wanted to play it safe, we would be doing fucking gothic metal or whatever, in the line of "Blood Is Thicker Than Water" from Suomi Finland Perkele. It was one guy who wanted to go a different way, and the rest did not agree. Nobody expected such a release as Latex Cult from us anymore, but we fucking proved that we are still here, doing our thing our way. We can get only nastier.

Mika Luttinen / Impaled Nazarene interview, Chronicles of Chaos, 1996