The Gathering

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 Anneke van Giersbergen 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 label 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 Agua de Annique. On 12 March 2009, The Gathering announced that their replacement vocalist was Silje Wergeland (ex-Octavia Sperati). Album Afterwords, was released in 2013, on October 25th.

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

In 2005, The Gathering provided the music for the educational project Passengers In Time: The Musical History 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 Drive By Wire.


FDN 2004 MC The Gathering - Always... album art The Gathering Always... (Album) Foundation 2000 FDN 2004 MC Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
FDN 2008 2 The Gathering - Almost A Dance album art The Gathering Almost A Dance (Album) Foundation 2000 FDN 2008 2 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
77098-2 The Gathering - Mandylion album art The Gathering Mandylion (Album) Century Media 77098-2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
RBR 860, NEMS 24, 77168-2 The Gathering - Nighttime Birds album art The Gathering Nighttime Birds (Album) Century Media RBR 860, NEMS 24, 77168-2 South America 1997 Sell This Version
VICP-60525 The Gathering - How To Measure A Planet? album art The Gathering How To Measure A Planet? (Album) Century Media, Century Media VICP-60525 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
MASS 0775 The Gathering - Superheat album art The Gathering Superheat (Album) Century Media MASS 0775 Poland 1999 Sell This Version
7998-2 The Gathering - If_then_else album art The Gathering If_then_else (Album) Century Media 7998-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
PSYN0003 MCD The Gathering - Black Light District album art The Gathering Black Light District (MiniAlbum, Maxi) Psychonaut Records PSYN0003 MCD Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
IROND CD 03-474 The Gathering - Souvenirs album art The Gathering Souvenirs (Album) Psychonaut Records IROND CD 03-474 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
77468-2 The Gathering - Sleepy Buildings - A Semi Acoustic Evening album art The Gathering Sleepy Buildings - A Semi Acoustic Evening (Album) Century Media 77468-2 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
N04182 The Gathering - Home album art The Gathering Home (Album) The End Records N04182 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
PSYN0009 The Gathering - A Noise Severe album art The Gathering A Noise Severe (Album) Psychonaut Records PSYN0009 Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
MR 4432-2 The Gathering - The West Pole album art The Gathering The West Pole (Album) Psychonaut Records MR 4432-2 Ukraine 2009 Sell This Version
PSYN0017 The Gathering - Disclosure album art The Gathering Disclosure (Album) Psychonaut Records PSYN0017 Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
PSYN0020 The Gathering - Afterwords album art The Gathering Afterwords (Album) Psychonaut Records PSYN0020 Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version
PSYN0023 The Gathering - TG25: Live At Doornroosje album art The Gathering TG25: Live At Doornroosje (Album) Psychonaut Records PSYN0023 Netherlands 2015 Sell This Version
AR-069LP The Gathering - In Motion album art The Gathering In Motion (Album) Alone Records (2) AR-069LP Spain 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

77109-2 The Gathering - Strange Machines album art The Gathering Strange Machines(CD, Maxi) Century Media 77109-2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
77135-2 The Gathering - Adrenaline / Leaves album art The Gathering Adrenaline / Leaves(CD, Single) Century Media 77135-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
77192-3 The Gathering - Kevin's Telescope album art The Gathering Kevin's Telescope (EP) Century Media 77192-3 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
MASI 0028 The Gathering - The May Song album art The Gathering The May Song (Maxi, Single) Century Media MASI 0028 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
77267-3 The Gathering - Liberty Bell album art The Gathering Liberty Bell(CD, Single) Century Media 77267-3 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
77296-3 The Gathering - Rollercoaster album art The Gathering Rollercoaster(CD, Single, Enh) Century Media 77296-3 2000 Sell This Version
77358-3 The Gathering - Amity album art The Gathering Amity(CD, EP, Enh) Century Media 77358-3 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
PSYN0005CDSINGLE The Gathering - You Learn About It album art The Gathering You Learn About It(CD, Single) Psychonaut Records PSYN0005CDSINGLE Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version