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The Gathering

Band Members:

Silje Wergeland – Vocals
René Rutten – Guitar
Hugo Prinsen Geerligs – Bass
Hans Rutten – Drums
Frank Boeijen – Keyboard

Band Info:

Year Formed – 1989
Country – Netherlands
Record Label – Psychonaut Records

Discography

The Gathering - Afterwords

Afterwords
2013

The Gathering - Disclosure

Disclosure
2012

The Gathering - The West Pole

The West Pole
2009

The Gathering - Home

Home
2006

The Gathering - Souvenirs

Souvenirs
2003

The Gathering - if_then_else

if_then_else
2000

The Gathering - How to Measure a Planet

How to Measure a Planet?
1998

The Gathering - Nighttime Birds

Nighttime Birds
1997

The Gathering - Mandylion

Mandylion
1995

The Gathering - Almost a Dance

Almost a Dance
1993

The Gathering - Always

Always…
1992

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Biography

Welcome!
Alternative rock, gothic metal, doom metal, triprock, shoegaze, postrock, progressive rock, melodic rock; The Gathering’s unique sound makes them hard to pigeonhole.
The band formed in Oss (Netherlands) in 1989 as a doom metal band, and has since evolved into an experienced alternative rockband. Founded by brothers Rene Rutten (guitars) & Hans Rutten (drums) and Bart Smits (vocals), soon joined by Frank Boeijen (keyboards) and Hugo Prinsen Geerligs (bass), the band has seen some different line-ups ever since. In 2008 current singer Silje Wergeland joined the band, after the previous vocalist, Anneke van Giersbergen, pursued a solo career.
The Gathering has released 19 albums to date, with worldwide sales and multiple tours through Europe and North and South America. No album is similar to the previous one, with ‘Strange Machines’ (Mandylion), ‘Travel’ (How to measure a planet), ‘You learn about it’ (Souvenirs) and ‘Echoes keep growing’ (Afterwords) as some of their most successful songs.
The last albums (Disclosure & Afterwords) were released in 2012 and 2013, but in 2019/2020 the band celebrates its 30th (!) anniversary and is working on new material.
Cheers!
Silje Wergeland, René Rutten, Hans Rutten, Frank Boeijen, Hugo Prinsen Geerligs.