Altar De Fey originated in San Francisco in the early 1980's as part of the emerging musical form that would come to be known as Deathrock. Out of the Zeitgeist flash of 70s Punk Rock the new sound took the darkest elements of the counter culture into ever deeper gloomier and more mature territory. Performing at legendary San Francisco venues Mabuhay Gardens, Graffiti, The Nightbreak and the rest billed with Christian Death, 45 Grave, and all the fellow architects of West Coast Post Punk. The original incarnation passed through a rotating cast of characters centered strongly by the vision and experimental guitar of founding member Kent Cates. Though the band had a strong base of support, no original recordings were ever released and the young members carried on into new musical endeavors. By 1985 ADF disbanded. A new generation of underground Deathrock music is growing across the world, in closer, more direct communication than ever before, and interest in the band has quickly escalated. Altar De Fey has recorded a full album of original material and is eager to get the sound out into the world once and for all.