This is where it all began. The show that changed my life forever.
Eddie is permanent.
1986. September 21. The first rock'n'roll inspired piece. It never got better.
2016 November 25. It only took 30 years to meet.
My name is András, and I am a fan.
I am a fan of music, movies, arcade games, cool t-shirts, art, food, drinks, diving and drums. I am the father of two, I live in Budapest.
Though I have received several awards for my work, I have nothing to do with design.
On September the 17th 1986, a few days after my 13th birthday my life was turned upside down after I saw Iron Maiden live for the first time .
It was still only the intro playing to 'Caught Somewhere in time' when I knew I was home, this was it, I was hooked, addicted, a lifer without parole.
My enthusiasm for music, rock'n'roll culture never wavered, and though later on my horizons broadened significantly, deep down I will always be a fanboy of the genre. Decades after, pinballs caused an almost similar upheaval in my life, and the mixture of the two would later start a new career for me.
I have had the honour and the privilege to spend many fun years in the music business, advertising, and have been self-employed for over a decade, but ALTAR is something different.
It is a mix of will and passion, a dream fueled by a midlife crises and the conviction that it is never too late to have a perfect childhood.
Trust me, you'll feel the same once you've made the decision to share your space with one of our pieces.
Below you will find a few images from the past that remind me of why I am doing this, and what it inspired later (click!).
Come and kneel with me, and let's worship you together.
1996 September 6. The first date of the 'Load' Tour. Back when gold records still mattered.
You had to use every inch of that tape man!
One of the coolest bands I have ever worked with. Mike and crew provided the soundtrack to our high school years. It was epic...
Early fan art no 2. Check out outstanding scissor work.
The early days of the company, under a different name. Pinballs rock our world to this day.
A pass I could not use. Peeling potatoes in the army instead.
The Prague show when Sir Geldof was a girl.
The occult art of arcade culture. Remember: There is no light without darkness.
'I am concerned about the amount of pot inhaled and alcohol consumed on showdays.' A backstage gem from the 'Divine Intervention' days.
Just a cool gift. I was nowhere connected enough to actually get such a thing back then.
Tall and proud. Niether Lars or I have to worry about our haircuts anymore.
Lotti, the cutest Met fan in the world.
Mikkey and me. Awesome guy, and a cassett table owner! His playing was all I saw whenever I saw Motörhead do a show. A mesmerising powerhouse.
A rare peek into Mikkey Dee's flight case. A week later Motörhead played their last show ever...
Where have all the pretty tickets gone?
My first autograph ever from January 1987. Thanks to my sis, and Deep Purple, on their last tour with their classic lineup.
One of the greatest pianists alive! I was lucky enough to sit on stage to watch him play. Then the my watch alarm went off...
When do we open this Dad?
Another band off of my bucketlist!
The time when 2Pac almost came to Budapest.
A show of wich I have very vague memories of. Something like the rest if the '90's I guess...
The first show I saw at Brixton Academy (Yes, this is the venues proper name), and the last UK show for Soundgarden for 20 years.
I'll never forget this wonderful Earthling.
When you skip work to see a show, and bump into your boss backstage. Worth every moment of harassment though.
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