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Altars of Destruction…formed originally way back in 1986 by brothers Pasi Osmo bass,Kimmo Osmo guitars,Mika Ahlqvist guitars, Seppo Sandberg vocals, Jukka Sandberg drums.The line-up changed a few times and finally in 88 settled down with the new drummer Juhani "Mämmi" Mäenpää, and vocalist Mika Luoma.Demos were made on a regular basis and many shows were played during the stone-age of thrashmetal in Finland, with signed names such as Stone, Airdash, Prestige…the band had a close call with a major lable, that unfortunately did'nt work out.At the end of -88 the band decide to release the single Painful Awakening consisting the two best known tracks Altars of Destruction, and Children of misfortune the band had written at the time.By early -89 the band split up due to several issues, relocating of members, army service, personal issues….Around 2007 former members are getting hints that there is some interest in old materials for a comp.recording, but the quality of the old tapes and sounds of the old era recordings were out of the question.In 2008 the band decides to try and upgrade some of the old material and rewrite lyrics, make two new songs, and in 2009 start to record the "Gallery of Pain"record.The album is asort of comp with 7 old songs totally upgraded, and the 2 new songs.The band members are all Thrash addicts, listening to bands like Slayer,Testament,Exodus,Dark Angel…

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