The history repeats itself 3 years after, along with the second album - RESPECT, each of the members receiving an award for the section they represented. In 1998 Altar is officially recognized as leader in the romanian Rock scene with the album BORN AGAIN. In 2006 – ATITUDINE - the first entire album in romanian, nominates Altar for Best Rock in the MTV Music Awards. The band breaks the records by sustaining a very large number of concerts, and consecutively participating at the Open-Air festivals all around Romania, as well as outside the country borders: StudFest, Maniac Depression Tour, Skip Rock, Rock Your Mind, Stufstock, Fanfest, Peninsula, Artmania, Rock la Mures, Top T, Adrenaline Tour, Rockin Transilvania, Rock in Reghin III and many more.
At Hungary’s Pepsi-Sziget festival Altar was the single romanian band ever who performed on the Main Stage, just before the Headliners from PRODIGY in 1996 and beacuse of his crushing show the band was invited again in 2007 to perform on the famous Hammer World Stage. In all these years, Altar has more then often shared the stage with giants names in the worldwide Rock genre, both in Romania and in Europe: Iron Maiden, Sepultura, Testament, Prodigy, Napalm Death, Kreator, Iggy Pop, Uriah Heep, Ian Gillan, Sick Of It All, Exploited, Clowfinger, Him, Anathema, Cradle of Filth, Era, Schint Acht, Amorphis, Moby Dick, Tankcsapda. 2009 brings the UNDER CONTROL E.P. - a new breath, a new level of pure energy&power, an upgrade of the Metal music in Romania and also a preview of the 5th album, announced as the most complex, sophisticated and powerful discographic material, maybe the great masterpiece of the band.
After 18 years of activity, still in the frontlines of romanian rock, Altar remains the band with the most explosive, energetic and spectacular Live Shows, fact certified with every oportunity both by the crowds reaction worldwide and by the promoters of the biggest live events. 2010 ongoing, Altar did some Live dates to fire them up and to bring raw energy and excitement before they hit the Studio. More than that, ALTAR WON the W:O:A METAL BATTLE CHALLENGE@Rockin'Transilvania and proudly represented Romania at WACKEN OPEN AIR 2010 !!! Right now the "Recordings" are about to begin ! Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..