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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 has continued on albums such as the ambitious and diverse How To Measure A Planet?, 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, even surviving the departure of van Giersbergen in 2007.

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 (ex-Lords Of The Stone, ex-Orphanage)

Anneke Van Giersbergen

vocals (Agua De Annique, ex-Devin Townsend Project)

Marike Groot

vocals

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

Reviews:   Sputnik Music 



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

Reviews:   Sputnik Music  Metal Storm 



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  Sputnik Music  Metal Storm 



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  Metal Storm 



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  Metal Storm 



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

Reviews:   Metal Storm 



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  Brave Words  Metal Storm 



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  Brave Words  Metal Storm 



Accessories: Rarities & B-Sides  COMPILATION
2005 Century Media
  1. In Motion #1 (live)
  2. Leaves (live)
  3. Adrenaline
  4. Third Chance (alt. version)
  5. Strange Machines (live w/ orchestra)
  6. In Power We Entrust the Love Advocated (Dead Can Dance cover)
  7. When the Sun Hits (Slowdive cover)
  8. Confusion (demo/Eroc session)
  9. Shrink (alt. version)
  10. Frail (live)
  11. Theme from "The Cyclist"
  12. Leaves (live w/ orchestra)
  13. Life's What You Make It (Talk Talk cover)
  14. Amity (live at Isabelle)
  15. New Moon, Different Day
  16. Kevin's Telescope
  17. Shrink
  18. The Earth Is My Witness
  19. Diamond Box (previously unreleased)
  20. Nighttime Birds
  21. On Most Surfaces
  22. Hjelmar's (previously unreleased)
  23. My Electricity
  24. Probably Built in the Fifties
  25. Illuminating
  26. Red Is a Slow Colour
  27. Travel




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  Metal Storm 



A Noise Severe  LIVE
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
  • Anneke Van Giersbergen
  • René Rutten
  • Marjolein Kooijman
  • Frank Boeijen
  • Hans Rutten




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  Sputnik Music  Metal Storm 



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
  • Silje Wergeland
  • René Rutten
  • Marjolein Kooijman
  • Frank Boeijen
  • Hans Rutten

Reviews:   Angry Metal Guy  Sputnik Music 



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




TG25: Diving Into The Unknown  COMPILATION
2014 Psychonaut
  1. Kevin's Telescope
  2. Strange Machines
  3. Treasure
  4. The May Song
  5. Shortest Day
  6. Leaves
  7. Gemini I
  8. You Learn About It
  9. Liberty Bell
  10. All You Are
  11. Afterwords
  12. Stonegarden
  13. Saturnine
  14. Rollercoaster
  15. Broken Glass
  16. Even the Spirits Are Afraid
  17. Waking Hour
  18. No Bird Call
  19. Amity
  20. Nighttime Birds
  21. Echoes Keep Growing (edit)
  22. Travel
  23. Home
  24. Adrenaline
  25. Great Ocean Road
  26. Heroes for Ghosts
  27. A Life All Mine
  28. Amity
  29. In Motion II
  30. Golden Grounds
  31. The Big Sleep
  32. Like Fountains
  33. Alone
  34. Herbal Movement
  35. Rescue Me
  36. Kevin's Telescope
  37. Red Is a Slow Colour
  38. No One Spoke (acoustic version)
  39. Treasure (acoustic version)




TG25: Live At Doornroosje  LIVE
2016 Psychonaut
  1. Saturnine
  2. Strange Machines
  3. Meltdown
  4. Nighttime Birds
  5. The Mirror Waters
  6. King For A Day
  7. Even The Spirits Are Afraid
  8. Broken Glass
  9. Heroes For Ghosts
  10. Afterwords
  11. Amity
  12. On Most Surfaces (Inuit)
  13. Paper Waves
  14. Leaves
  15. In Motion I
  16. Travel
  17. Waking Hour
  18. I Can See Four Miles
  • Bart Smits
  • Anneke Van Giersbergen
  • Silje Wergeland
  • Marike Groot
  • René Rutten
  • Jelmer Wiersma
  • Hugo Prinsen Geerligs
  • Marjolein Kooijman
  • Frank Boeijen
  • Hans Rutten




Blueprints  COMPILATION
2017 Psychonaut
  1. Blister
  2. Alone (demo)
  3. Waking Hour (demo)
  4. Converted Shuffle
  5. Shortest Day (demo)
  6. Fatigue (demo)
  7. A Noise Severe (demo)
  8. In Between (demo)
  9. Silent Hymn
  10. Forgotten (demo)
  11. Inner Combat
  12. Box (demo)
  13. Mokaka
  14. Monsters (rough mix)
  15. Zion (early "In Between" version)
  16. The Intangible
  17. These Good People (rough mix)
  18. Disarm (demo version of "You Learn About It")
  19. We Just Stopped Breathing (rough mix)
  20. A Life All Mine (demo)
  21. Oil
  22. Debris (rough mix)
  23. Film Glass
  24. Out of Breath ("We Just Stopped Breathing" live jam)


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