Altar (Dutch band)

Altar is a Dutch death metal band. The band started in the early 1990s under various names, including Manticore and Anubis, in the town of Hardenberg. Eventually they settled on Altar. In 1992 they released their only demo, which landed them at Displeased Records. After five full-lengths the band split up in 2001. From time to time, the classic line-up reunites to play a limited number of shows under the name Altar-native.

OriginCoevorden/Hardenberg, Netherlands
GenresDeath metal
Years active1992 (1992)–present
LabelsDispleased Records
MembersMarcel van Haaff
Nils Vos
Marco Arends
Edwin Kelder


  • ...And God Created Satan to Blame for His Mistakes (Demo, 1992)
  • Youth Against Christ (CD, 1994)
  • Ego Art (CD, 1996)
  • Provoke (album) (CD, 1998)
  • In the Name of the Father (album) (CD, 1999)
  • Until Heaven Forbids (EP, 2000)
  • Red Harvest (CD, 2001)
  • Altar (Demo, 2007)

Band membersEdit

Current line-upEdit

  • Marcel van Haaff - guitar
  • Edwin Kelder - vocals
  • Nils Vos - bass
  • Marco Arends - drums

Former membersEdit

  • Marcel Verdurmen - guitar
  • Richard Ludwig - guitar
  • Michel Coppens - vocals
  • Andre Hemel - bass
  • Frank Schilperoort - drums
  • Sjoerd Visch - drums
  • Bert Huisjes - guitar
  • Marco de Groot - drums