Gathering, The

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  • The Gathering 'Souvenirs' CD

    The Gathering 'Souvenirs' CD


    'Souvenirs' was originally released on 24 February 2003 through the band's own independent label, Psychonaut Records. Their first since parting ways with Century Media, it was recorded at E-Sound, Loud and A1 studio's during 2002 and 2003 under the...

  • The Gathering 'Always...' LP White Vinyl The Gathering 'Always...' LP Vinyl

    The Gathering 'Always...' LP White Vinyl


    The Gathering is a Dutch alternative rock band founded in 1989 by brothers Hans and Rene Rutten and vocalist Bart Smits. The early incarnation of the band featured a much more death & doom metal based style than the more atmospheric rock &...

  • The Gathering 'Almost A Dance' LP Vinyl

    The Gathering 'Almost A Dance' LP Vinyl


    1993's pioneering second studio album of atmospheric and progressive doom rock from The Gathering.    Almost A Dance was originally released on Foundation 2000 Records. Produced by Tom Holkenborg - who became famous as Junkie XL - on this...

The Gathering is a Dutch heavy rock band, founded in 1989.

The Gathering earliest releases were categorized as atmospheric doom metal with influences from death metal acts like Celtic Frost and Hellhammer. In 1998, with the release of their fifth studio album How to Measure a Planet?, they had a major shift in musical style, with the group acknowledging the growing influence of shoegazingpost-rockexperimental rock and the more ethereal sounds of 4AD bands, such as Dead Can DanceCocteau Twins, as well as Pink FloydRadiohead and Massive Attack; they expanded their sound, which acquired characteristics of progressivealternative rock, and trip hop and gained success and recognition beyond the European borders. The group continue to expand upon the experimental nature of their music.