Interview with Jimmy Lundmark (Altar)

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Those of you reading my webzine Rubber Axe might be aware of my fondness for old (but timeless, I have to say) stuff, be it music, books or movies. And – by any chance –  if you’ve read my review of Altar’s “Dark Domains” CD, it should be no surprise I have reached out to Jimmy Lundmark, the former guitarist of this mighty Swedish OSDM band, to ask him about times past…

Hello, Jimmy, and many thanks for your time conducting this interview. It might seem like going back to some prehistoric era (and in many regards it might be so), but anyway…can you tell us how did you get into metal music?

Hello Rudolf, thanks for remembering! I found Black Sabbath’s Master of reality in my mother’s record collection when I was about 9 years old, that lead me to Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Accept and so on! Longer down that road I found Metallica and Slayer and all those other thrash metal bands! And then I borrowed “Leprosy” from a friend, and you know, that changed my view of metal right there and then!