Gathering, The

Anneke van Giersbergen, Frank Boeijen, Marjolein Kooijman, Rene Rutten, Hans Rutten

Also known as Gathering
Members of Gathering, The: Anneke van Giersbergen, Bart Smits, Frank Boeijen (2), Hans Rutten, Hugo Prinsen Geerligs, Jelmer Wiersma, Marike Groot, Marjolein Kooijman, Martine van Loon, Niels Duffhues, René Rutten, Silje Wergeland
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.gathering.nl, http://thegathering.bandcamp.com, http://www.facebook.com/pages/theGathering/211336444812

Discography of Gathering, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 If_then_else 11 Audio 2000 Century Media
2 Mandylion 8 Audio 1995-08-28 Century Media
3 How To Measure A Planet? 14 Audio 1998-11-09
4 Nighttime Birds 9 Audio 1997-08-12 Century Media
5 Downfall - The Early Years 18 Audio 2001-05-22 Hammerheart Records
6 Always... 8 Audio 1992 Metal Mind Records
7 Black Light District 4 Audio 2002-06-17 Psychonaut Records
8 Souvenirs 11 Audio 2003-03-00 Psychonaut Records
9 Sleepy Buildings - A Semi Acoustic Evening 14 Audio 2004-01-00 Century Media
10 Strange Machines 4 Audio 1995 Century Media
11 Large 2 Audio 2002 Impuls International
12 Monsters E.P. 7 Audio 2003 Psychonaut Records
13 Rollercoaster 4 Audio 2000 Century Media
14 Souvenirs 11 Audio 2003 Infinite Vinyl Series
15 Accessories: Rarities & B-Sides 29 Audio 2005-08-22 Century Media
16 If_then_else 11 Audio 2000 Century Media
17 Home 13 Audio 2006-04-18 The End Records
18 Almost A Dance 9 Audio 1999
19 Nighttime Birds 9 Audio 1997-08-12 Century Media
20 Almost A Dance 9 Audio 1993 Metal Mind Records
21 Almost A Dance 9 Audio 1993 Foundation 2000
22 Mandylion 11 Audio 1997 Metal Mind Records
23 If_then_else 11 Audio 2000
24 Always... - Remix - 8 Audio 1994 Foundation 2000
25 Nighttime Birds 9 Audio Century Media
26 Mandylion 8 Audio 1995 Century Media
27 Souvenirs 10 Audio 2003 Irond
28 Almost A Dance 9 Audio 2003 Irond
29 Nighttime Birds 9 Audio 1997-05-15 Century Media
30 Always... 8 Audio 1999
31 Sleepy Buildings - A Semi Acoustic Evening 14 Audio 2004-01-00 Century Media
32 Accessories: Rarities & B-Sides 29 Audio 2005-08-22 Century Media
33 Always... 7 Audio 1992 Foundation 2000
34 Mandylion 17 Audio 2005
35 Leaves 3 Audio 1995 Century Media
36 You Learn About It 2 Audio 2003 Psychonaut Records
37 The May Song 4 Audio 1997 Century Media
38 Adrenaline / Leaves 4 Audio 1996 Century Media
39 A Sound Relief 14 Audio 2005-10-00 The End Records
40 Nighttime Birds 12 Audio 1997-06-21 Century Media
41 How To Measure A Planet? 14 Audio 1998 Century Media
42 The West Pole 10 Audio 2009-05-03 Psychonaut Records
43 City From Above 5 Audio 2009-05-03 Psychonaut Records
44 Mandylion 8 Audio 1995 Century Media
45 Sand And Mercury - The Complete Century Media Years 116 Audio 2008-01-25 Century Media
46 Souvenirs 14 Audio 2004
47 Home 13 Audio 2006 Scarecrow Records (2)
48 Mandylion 8 Audio 1995 Century Media
49 Always... 13 Audio 2000 Vinyl Collectors
50 Always... 8 Audio 1993 Pavement Music


The Gathering is a Dutch alternative rock band founded in 1989. The Gathering earliest releases were categorized as atmospheric death/doom metal, inspired by such underground acts like Celtic Frost and Hellhammer. The addition of vocalist [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Anneke+van+Giersbergen]Anneke van Giersbergen[/url] in 1994 marked an evolution in The Gathering's musical style, with the group acknowledging the growing influence of shoegaze, post rock, experimental rock and the more ethereal sounds of 4AD bands, such as Dead Can Dance, Cocteau Twins, as well as Pink Floyd and Massive Attack; they expanded their sound, which acquired characteristics of progressive, alternative, and trip rock and gained success and recognition beyond the European borders. The group continue to expand upon the experimental nature of their music. In August 2007 Anneke van Giersbergen left the group to focus on her solo project [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Agua+De+Annique]Agua de Annique[/url]. On 12 March 2009, The Gathering announced that their replacement vocalist was Silje Wergeland (ex-[url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Octavia+Sperati]Octavia Sperati[/url]). Their most recent album, Afterwords, was released in 2013, on October 25th.

Besides the discography of The Gathering their are some notable collaborations and sideprojects:

In 2005, The Gathering provided the music for the educational project [url=http://www.discogs.com/Wim-Kratsborn-Gathering-Passengers-In-Time-The-Musical-History-Tour/release/3303712]Passengers In Time: The Musical History[/url] by Professor Wim Kratsborn although the band did not consider it to be an official release of theirs. Four groupmembers also contributed to the release of [url=http://www.discogs.com/Drive-By-Wire-Drive-By-Wire/release/3485972]Drive By Wire[/url].


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