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The Gathering  


Though originally a doomdeath band (notably on the debut, Always), The Gathering's fortunes took a turn for the better with the arrival of Anneke van Giersbergen and the subsequent release of their landmark album Mandylion. Here the band have relied less on grinding rhythms and more on atmospherics and emotion (somewhat similar to the style change by Tiamat on Wildhoney), a progression that continued on the ambitious and diverse How To Measure A Planet?, as well as the recent if_then_else and Souvenirs. The Gathering continue to push the envelope of atmospheric metal, and they continue to be an innovative and highly interesting band.

In a surprising move, Anneke has decided to step down from the band, desiring to pursue new musical projects (she already has a new band in place). Her last performance with The Gathering will take place on August 4th in Finland.

Current Members

Silje Wergeland

vocals (Octavia Sperati)

René Rutten

guitars

Marjolein Kooijman

bass

Frank Boeijen

keyboards

Hans Rutten

drums

Former Members/Guests

Bart Smits

vocals

Niels Duffhues

vocals

Martine Van Loon

vocals (Lords Of The Stone, Orphanage)

Anneke Van Giersbergen

vocals (Agua De Annique, Devin Townsend Project)

Jelmer Wiersma

guitars

Hugo Prinsen Geerligs

bass


Discography



Always 
1992 Foundation2000
  1. The Mirror Waters
  2. Subzero
  3. In Sickness And Health
  4. King For A Day
  5. Second Sunrise
  6. Stonegarden
  7. Always...
  8. Gaya's Dream
  • Bart Smits
  • René Rutten
  • Jelmer Wiersma
  • Hugo Prinsen Geerligs
  • Frank Boeijen
  • Hans Rutten




Almost A Dance 
1993 Foundation2000
  1. On A Wave
  2. The Blue Vessel
  3. Her Last Flight
  4. The Sky People
  5. Nobody Dares
  6. Like Fountains
  7. Proof
  8. Heartbeat Amplifier
  9. A Passage To Desire
  • Niels Duffhues
  • Martine Van Loon
  • René Rutten
  • Jelmer Wiersma
  • Hugo Prinsen Geerligs
  • Frank Boeijen
  • Hans Rutten




Mandylion 
1995 Century Media
  1. Strange Machines
  2. Eléanor
  3. In Motion #1
  4. Leaves
  5. Fear The Sea
  6. Mandylion
  7. Sand And Mercury
  8. In Motion #2
  • Anneke Van Giersbergen
  • René Rutten
  • Jelmer Wiersma
  • Hugo Prinsen Geerligs
  • Frank Boeijen
  • Hans Rutten
1995 BNR Top Ten album

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 



Nighttime Birds 
1997 Century Media
  1. On Most Surfaces
  2. Confusion
  3. The May Song
  4. The Earth Is My Witness
  5. New Moon, Different Day
  6. Third Chance
  7. Kevin's Telescope
  8. Nighttime Birds
  9. Shrink
  • Anneke Van Giersbergen
  • René Rutten
  • Jelmer Wiersma
  • Hugo Prinsen Geerligs
  • Frank Boeijen
  • Hans Rutten
1997 BNR and Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Chronicles Of Chaos 



How To Measure A Planet? 
1998 Century Media
  1. Frail (You Might As Well Be Me)
  2. Great Ocean Road
  3. Rescue Me
  4. My Electricity
  5. Liberty Bell
  6. Red Is A Slow Colour
  7. The Big Sleep
  8. Marooned
  9. Travel
  10. South American Ghost Ride
  11. Illuminating
  12. Locked Away
  13. Probably Built In The Fifties
  14. How To Measure A Planet
  • Anneke Van Giersbergen
  • René Rutten
  • Hugo Prinsen Geerligs
  • Frank Boeijen
  • Hans Rutten
1998 BNR Top Ten album

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 



Superheat  LIVE
2000 Century Media
  1. The Big Sleep
  2. On Most Surfaces
  3. Probably Built in the Fifties
  4. Liberty Bell
  5. Marooned
  6. Rescue Me
  7. Strange Machines
  8. Nighttime Birds
  9. My Electricity
  10. Sand and Mercury
  11. Eleanor (CD Rom track)
  • Anneke Van Giersbergen
  • René Rutten
  • Hugo Prinsen Geerligs
  • Frank Boeijen
  • Hans Rutten




if_then_else 
2000 Century Media
  1. Rollercoaster
  2. Shot to pieces
  3. Amity
  4. Bad movie scene
  5. Colorado incident
  6. Beautiful war
  7. Analog park
  8. Herbal movement
  9. Saturnine
  10. Morphia's waltz
  11. Pathfinder
  • Anneke Van Giersbergen
  • René Rutten
  • Hugo Prinsen Geerligs
  • Frank Boeijen
  • Hans Rutten
2000 BNR Top Ten album




Downfall - The Early Years (demos) 
2001 Hammerheart
  1. In Sickness And Health
  2. Always...
  3. Subzero
  4. Anthology In Black
  5. Second Sunrise
  6. Downfall
  7. In Sickness And Health
  8. Second Sunrise
  9. Six Dead, Three To Go
  10. Downfall
  11. Another Day
  12. Share The Wisdom
  • Bart Smits
  • René Rutten
  • Jelmer Wiersma
  • Hugo Prinsen Geerligs
  • Frank Boeijen
  • Hans Rutten




(EP) Black Light District 
2002 Psychonaut
  1. Debris
  2. Black Light District
  3. Broken Glass (Piano Version)
  4. (Multimedia Track)
  • Anneke Van Giersbergen
  • René Rutten
  • Hugo Prinsen Geerligs
  • Frank Boeijen
  • Hans Rutten




In Motion 
2002 Century Media




Souvenirs 
2003 Psychonaut
  1. These Good People
  2. Even The Spirits Are Afraid
  3. Broken Glass
  4. You Learn About It
  5. Souvenirs
  6. We Just Stopped Breathing
  7. Monsters
  8. Golden Grounds
  9. Jelena
  10. A Life All Mine
  • Anneke Van Giersbergen
  • René Rutten
  • Hugo Prinsen Geerligs
  • Frank Boeijen
  • Hans Rutten

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal 



Sleepy Buildings - A Semi Acoustic Evening 
2004 Century Media
  1. Locked Away
  2. Saturnine
  3. Amity
  4. The Mirror Waters
  5. Red Is A Slow Colour
  6. Sleepy Buildings
  7. Travel
  8. Shrink
  9. In Motion Part II
  10. Stonegarden
  11. My Electricity
  12. Marooned
  13. Like Fountains
  • Anneke Van Giersbergen
  • René Rutten
  • Hugo Prinsen Geerligs
  • Frank Boeijen
  • Hans Rutten




A Sound Relief 
2005 Psychonaut

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Home 
2006 Psychonaut
  1. Shortest Day
  2. In Between
  3. Alone
  4. Waking Hour
  5. Fatigue
  6. A Noise Severe
  7. Forgotten
  8. Solace
  9. Your Troubles Are Over
  10. Box
  11. The Quiet One
  12. Home
  13. Forgotten Reprise
  • Anneke Van Giersbergen
  • René Rutten
  • Marjolein Kooijman
  • Frank Boeijen
  • Hans Rutten

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



A Noise Severe 
2007 Psychonaut
  1. Shortest Day
  2. In Between
  3. Liberty Bell
  4. Probably Built In The Fifties
  5. Even The Spirits Are Afraid
  6. Saturnine
  7. Monsters
  8. Alone
  9. A Noise Severe
  10. Leaves
  11. Eléanor
  12. In Motion # I
  13. Waking Hour
  14. On Most Surfaces
  15. Strange Machines
  16. Adrenaline
  17. Third Chance
  18. Black Light District
  19. Travel




A Noise Severe 
2007 Psychonaut




Downfall  COMPILATION
2008 Century Media
  1. Heartbeat Amplifier
  2. Her Last Flight
  3. On A Wave
  4. The Illusionist
  5. Passage To Desire
  6. Of Pavilions And Fountains
  7. In Sickness And Health
  8. Gaya's Dream
  9. Always...
  10. Second Sunrise
  11. Six Dead, Three to Go
  12. Downfall (Demo version)
  13. Another Day
  14. Share The Wisdom
  15. Dethroned Emperor
  16. Subzero
  17. Anthology in Black
  18. Second Sunrise
  19. Downfall
  20. In Sickness and Health
  21. Anthology In Black (Live)
  22. Downfall (Live)
  23. Subzero (Live)
  24. Second Sunrise (Live)
  25. Gaya's Dream (Live)
  26. Stonegarden (Live)
  27. Heartbeat Amplifier (Live)

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



The West Pole 
2009 Psychonaut
  1. When Trust Becomes Sound
  2. Treasure
  3. All You Are
  4. You Promised Me A Symphony
  5. The West Pole
  6. Capital Of Nowhere
  7. No Bird Call
  8. Pale Traces
  9. No One Spoke
  10. Constant Run
  • Silje Wergeland
  • René Rutten
  • Marjolein Kooijman
  • Frank Boeijen
  • Hans Rutten

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Disclosure 
2012 Psychonaut
  1. Paper Waves
  2. Meltdown
  3. Gemini I
  4. Heroes For Ghosts
  5. Missing Seasons
  6. See For Miles
  7. Paralyzed
  8. Gemini II




Afterwords 
2013 Psychonaut
  1. S.I.B.A.L.D. (Sometimes It's Better a Little Dusty)
  2. Echoes Keep Growing
  3. Areas
  4. Afterwords
  5. Tuning In, Fading Out
  6. Gemini III
  7. Afterlights
  8. Sleep Paralysis
  9. Bärenfels
  • Silje Wergeland
  • René Rutten
  • Marjolein Kooijman
  • Frank Boeijen
  • Hans Rutten


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