The last time we heard of The Gathering, the band announced they were taking a break. However, today we have good news for their fans. The Dutch group just confirmed a very special 25th anniversary show. On November 9th this year, The Gathering will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a one-time special show at the Doornroosje venue in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. What's more special is the fact that all band members who ever graced The Gathering's line-up since the beginning in 1989 until the present day will appear on stage and perform in this unique show together.
The Gathering have some bad news for their fans. Longtime bassist Marjolein Kooijman is leaving the band after ten years of service and the band is taking this time to reflect on their future. After being very active in terms of releases, the Dutch group will be taking a break. The two shows in Nijmegen and Dordrecht next week will be the last with Marjolein Kooijman.
The Gathering recently announced their new release Afterwords. It features three songs from the Afterlights EP from 2012, two fresh Disclosure remakes as well as three brand new tracks. The band has now unveiled one of those new songs, "Afterwords", and the special thing about it is that the band recorded the song together with Bart Smits, one of The Gathering's founding band members. You can stream this new song right now at this location.
Last year, The Gathering released a new album Disclosure and also the EP Afterlights. They have now announced their new release titled Afterwords which will come out in September. It will drop on CD, vinyl and different packages and bring three new songs.
The Gathering's new album Disclosure will be available for streaming in its entirety today only (Friday, 24th August 2012), from 00:01 until 23:59 CET. You can stream Disclosure at their Bandcamp page. The band's tenth studio album is released on September 12th in Europe and October 2nd in the US via Psychonaut Records.
Dutch experimental rockers The Gathering have unveiled the final tracklist for their upcoming new album entitled Disclosure, which will be released on September 12th in Europe and October 2nd in the US.
"Meltdown", a brand new song from Dutch rockers The Gathering is now available for streaming at this location. Alternatively, you can check it out below. The song comes off the band's upcoming new album entitled Disclosure, which has been tentatively penned in for a September 12th release.
The following news has been taken from The Gathering's official newsletter.
"You can download a brand new The Gathering track called "Heroes For Ghosts" right now at our Bandcamp page. For free! Go click here. You can choose various formats, such as mp3 320k or VBR, FLAC, ACC, ALAC and Ogg Vobis.
"Heroes For Ghost" is a song which will appear on our new album, title and release date t.b.a.
We will play this song live in the Netherlands (May/June) and during our South American Ghost Ride Tour. We thought it would be nice if you people already know the song a bit so you can sing with us. We hope you will like it as much as we do. We think we made something really special. On top of this, our friend Marcus Moonen is also busy with a videoclip (or short movie). We let you know when it's finished. In the mean time, enjoy! (and yes, it's totally for free! )"
The Gathering will embark on South American trek this summer.
The band added the following: "We have some new South American tour dates for you. Yes, we will play in Colombia and Peru for the very, very first time ever in our history! We are still negotiating to add some more South American gigs, so don't worry too much if your country is not on the list yet. We are looking forward to see you all!"
The Gathering - South American Tour:
June 24 - Lima, Peru - Auditorio Derrama Majesterial
June 26 - La Paz, Bolivia - Teatro 16 de Julio
June 28 - Santiago, Chile - Teatro Caupolican
June 30 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Teatro Colegiales
July 05 - Bogotá, Colombia - Teatro Libre
Vocalist Silje Wergeland has issued the following update on behalf of The Gathering:
"As I write this a little storm is coming in over Holland. It has been some amazing summer days here, and now it seems like Thor (or Tor as we say) is riding across the sky with his hammer smashing clouds. We are having a BBQ so fingers crossed he is off for some sleep or go for some mjød soon!
Saturday we played in Roermond for the first time. The nice people behind Rockschool Open Air put up this festival for the first time and had no one less than their major and people from the local government attending. All festivals needs some time to establish, and there are always a few hiccups here and there. This year someone - I think he has a Norse origin - were a bit too enthusiastic behind his drum kit kicking through the bass-drum skin (how metal is that!). It took some time to get a new one, so the sets of the bands later had to be cut a bit short. We had a nice time there though, and especially for me meeting up with the Bergeners of Batallion. If you have ever met anyone from Norway, you know the Viking way of drinking. There were no exceptions Saturday...
Dutch metallers The Gathering have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
We want to thank all you nice people that has supported and followed us through 2009; a very exciting year for us here in The Gathering.
We are truly grateful and it means a lot to us that we had such a nice response on The West Pole and the new line up of The Gathering! We are very much looking forward to another eventful year with touring lots of countries and meeting many of you friends and fans playing and sharing our common interest: music.
When all the snow came down here before Christmas we used the opportunity to enjoy it making a brand new little video for "No Bird Call". You can see it here."
The Gathering drummer Hans Rutten has issued the following update about the band's 20th Anniversary plans:
"I am proud to announce the first dates for our upcoming The West Pole/20th Anniversary European Tour (Jan/Febr. 2010). Please note there will be more gigs added this tour. We are still working on a couple of Greek dates too, as well as a South American tour and some more club gigs in The Netherlands.
As you might know Marjolein will not be able to play with us the first week. Old bandmember Hugo Prinsen Geerligs will join us on stage, after 6 years! So these gigs will me memorable for sure! Hugo will join us from Krefeld untill Bratislava, Marjolein will be on stage again in Budapest untill the end.We are thrilled and excited and we hope the same goes for you!"
"All You Are", the new video from Dutch metallers The Gathering, has been made available online. According to the band, the video contains lots of live images shot at Graspop Metal Meeting 2009 festival.
"All You Are" comes off the band's latest album, entitled "The West Pole", which was released in Europe on May 4, 2009 via Psychonaut Records.