Couple use Slayer Track for Wedding Intro
Dan Phillipps and his wife Kinga were married on September 24, 2011 at the Staaten in Staten Island, NY. So far, so good. Couples are really doing some strange but cool things now for their weddings now so here’s another to add to the list. They chose their wedding intro song as Slayer’s “Raining Blood”. Not that any of Slayer’s tunes are strange, mind you, but number one, the track is played at a wedding and, number 2, the couple doesn’t look at all like they’d listen to metal!
Asked why he chose this particular track to serve as the introduction to the newly hitched couple, Dan told Blabbermouth.net: “Slayer has always been a very special band to me. Slayer, Metallica, and Anthrax were the reasons I got into heavy metal. I remember first hearing ‘Hell Awaits’ in 1987 and being blown away. I never heard anything like it.
“When I first met Kinga, I didn’t know she was into extreme music. She’s from Poland so I randomly asked her if she heard of Behemoth or Vader. To my surprise, she heard of them and had seen them live in concert a few times. So we instantly clicked. Our second date was a Rotting Christ concert.
“When I was planning our wedding intro, I knew that I didn’t want your typical wedding music for our intro. I spoke to Kinga about it and she agreed. A standard wedding intro just didn’t seem right for my wife and I. Something about the ‘Raining Blood’ intro seemed like the perfect walk-out music for us. I got goosebumps just thinking about it. Most of my friends and family loved our intro. They said it was perfect for my wife and I.”
I’ve learned my lesson. Never judge a book by it’s cover. You’d think that I, for one, would know this, me being a preacher’s daughter and all but nothing is ever what it seems. Well, most of the time, anyway.