Altar (Dutch band)

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Origin Coevorden/Hardenberg
Genres Death metal
Years active 1992 (1992)–present
Labels Displeased Records
Members Marcel Verdurmen
Bas Karman
Janneke de Rooy
Martin Bruinewoud
Wilfred Hake

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.

As of 2017, Altar has risen from the ashes with a new line-up. The band will kick off its first live show June 17, 2017.


Band members[edit]

Current line-up[edit]

  • Marcel Verdurmen - guitar
  • Bas Karman - guitar
  • Janneke de Rooy - vocals
  • Martin Bruinewoud - bass
  • Erwin ‘Bakvet’ Koerts - drums

Former members[edit]

  • Marcel Verdurmen - guitar
  • Richard Ludwig - guitar
  • Michel Coppens - vocals
  • Andre Hemel - bass
  • Frank Schilperoort - drums
  • Nils Vos - bass
  • Sjoerd Visch - drums
  • Bert Huisjes - guitar
  • Marco Arends - drums
  • Edwin Kelder - vocals
  • Marcel van Haafe - guitar
  • Marco de Groot - drums