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Habitants - Crowdfunding Debut Album, Share New Song

Back in 2015, the Rutten brothers, founding members of the legendary Dutch band The Gathering, started a new project Habitants. After two years, the line-up is complete and the band is ready to record their debut album. The crowdfunding campaign turned out to be a success and the recording is tentatively scheduled for a December release.

The band has revealed its origins and future plans: "With a solid rock history, Hans and René Rutten, members of the Dutch band The Gathering decided to start a new band in 2015. Soon they found an extra guitar player and songwriter in Gema Pérez."

"Hans and René knew Anne van den Hoogen (vocalist Rosemary & Garlic) when they worked with her recording The Gathering's The West Pole album back in 2009. After recruiting Mirte Heutmekers on bass guitar, the band was complete and ready to go. With a mix of atmospheric and dynamic melodies and soft and heavy electronic and organic beats, the music of Habitants can be best described as film music noir. A slow rollercoaster ride from bright colorful lights to uncomfortable pit dark caves."

Habitants have released their first song entitled "Meraki". What do you think about it?

Habitants are:

Anne van den Hoogen - vocals
René Rutten - guitars
Gema Pérez - guitars
Mirte Heutmekers - bass
Hans Rutten - drums

Band profile: The Gathering
Posted: 23.02.2017 by robpal


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Comments: 2   Visited by: 33 users
23.02.2017 - 13:23
Very familiar guitar and drum sound... Loving it, could be a great album.
24.02.2017 - 17:48

Sounds like Souvenirs-era The Gathering. Love it!

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