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Altair

Formed: 1997
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

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Altair Parts Ways With Guitarist Martin Ström

Swedish metallers, Altair, have issued the following message regarding the departure of their guitarist Martin Ström:

"After 2½ years of thrashing, our "new guy" Martin Ström has decided to leave the band to focus on softer kinds of music. No hard feelings, though - we still hang out and drink together!" More...

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Altair Issue Post Italy Tour Update

Swedish thrashers, Altair, issue the following update on their Myspace page:

"Altair are at the moment recovering from our little trip to Italy, before we start writing some new material. We had such a great fucking time in Italy, the Italian metal heads surely made us feel welcome. Big thanx goes out to the front row headbangers, the ice cold beers and the beautiful girls. A huge Thanx and Mutta rå goes to Enemynside for inviting us to their country (cant wait to play with them again this summer)!"

"The biggest FUCK YOU goes to Fucking Ryanair and their Fucking personal for breaking one of our guitars. We hope the one who did it gets anal raped and dies in pain!"

"Cheers!!!
Altair"

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Altair To Tour Italy With Enemynside

Swedish thrashers ALTAIR will team up with ENEMYNSIDE for two shows in Italy:

Feb. 23 - Rock House - Pescara, ITA
Feb. 24 - Jailbreak - Rome, ITA

In January 2007, ALTAIR recorded a dour-song demo containing the tracks "Preemptive Strike", "We vs. Us", the instrumental intro "Pyroclastic Flow" and "Altair Attack" in which the lyrics are completely made up of songtitles by classic thrash metal bands. Two of the songs, "Altair Attack" and "We vs. Us", were included on the "Thrashing The Masses 2" compilation released by Last Entertainment Productions in May 2007. All four tracks were then re-mixed and released on a self-financed demo EP called "Two" later that month. More...

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