About Impetigo: Impetigo was an Illinois-based band, often cited as one of the most influential of the 1980s and early 1990s extreme metal scene. Impetigo's music is highly infuenced by the classic horror movies of the 60's, 70's and early 1980's. Meaning of Impetigo: Impetigo is a superficial skin infection most common among children age 2â€“6 years. People who play close contact sports such as rugby, American football and wrestling are also susceptible, regardless of age. The name derives from the Latin impetere ("assail"). It is also known as school sores.