The Gathering

The Gathering

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The Gathering is a successful rockband from Holland. In their 23 years of constant evolution The Gathering managed to touch on everything from trip-rock to styles featuring more ambient or progressive sounds. The band has sold over a million records and has done extensive tours worldwide.

Biography

The Gathering is one of the most successful Dutch groups which extraordinary music, and has influenced many bands. In their 23 years of constant evolution The Gathering managed to touch on everything from metal and trip-rock to styles featuring more a ambient or progressive edge. No matter what direction they choose, they universally succeed.
The band has sold a million records from their backcatalogue and toured the world with extensive tours in Europe, the USA and Canada, South-America and Central America.

The change in the line up from vocalist Anneke Van Giersbergen (1994-2007) to Silje Wergeland led to the album ‘The West Pole’, and recently The Gathering revealed their latest album ‘Disclosure’ (September 2012). On this 10th release Silje’s presence seems to inspire in ways that no previous vocalist ever has. From start to finish, the 8 songs are a extraordinary endeavor into the farthest reaches of The Gathering’s progressive/experimental side. Dark and light collide in a beautiful way as guitars, drums and bass-lines melt together with Silje’s pitch-perfect vocals, together with synths, violins en even a trumpet.

Discography

Studio albums:
'Always... '(1992) Foundation 2000
'Almost a Dance' (1993) Foundation 2000
'Mandylion' (1995) Century Media
'Nighttime Birds' (1997) Century Media
'How to measure a planet?' (1999) Century Media
'if_then_else' (2000) Century Media
'Souvenirs' (2003) Psychonaut Records
'Home' (2006) Noise/The End
'The West Pole' (2009) Psychonaut Records
'Disclosure' (2012) Psychonaut Records

Live albums:
'Superheat' (2000) Century Media
'Sleepy Buildings' – A Semi Acoustic Evening (2004) Century Media
'A Noise Severe' (2007) Psychonaut Records

EPs:
'Adrenaline' / Leaves' (1996) Century Media
'Amity' (2000) Century Media
'Black Light District' (2002) Psychonaut Records
'City From Above' (2009) Psychonaut Records
'Afterlights' (2012) Psychonaut Records

Singles:
Strange Machines (1995) Century Media
Kevin's Telescope (1997) Century Media
The May Song (1997) Century Media
Liberty Bell (1998) Century Media
Rollercoaster (2000) Century Media
Amity (2000) Century Media
You Learn About It (2003) Psychonaut Records
Monsters (2003) Psychonaut Records