When Dan Phillipps and his wife Kinga got married at The Staaten in Staten Island, New York on September 24, 2011, they chose an unlikely song as their wedding intro: SLAYER‘s “Raining Blood” (see video footage below).
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.”