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  The Gathering CD Reviews
The Gathering are Anneke van Giersbergen on vocals, Rene Rutten on guitars and flute, Jelmer Wiersma on guitar, Frank Boeijen on synthesizer, Hugo Prinsen Geerlings on bass, and Hans Rutten on drums.
The band retains a healthy dose of heaviness on tracks such as "Strange Machines" and "Sand And Mercury." The historical journey that is "Strange Machines" adds a sci-fi mood to the disc while the glorious "Sand And Mercury," undeniably the highlight of the disc, patiently explores loss and longing within the realm of human relationships.
The Gathering are nearly like Pink Floyd in their ability to create a symphonic sound with passion and sensibility in their songs while avoiding sentimentality.
roughedge.com /cdreviews/gathering.htm   (1225 words)

 The Gathering (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Gathering is a Dutch band which came to fame in the second half of 1990s with vocalist Anneke van Giersbergen.
The Gathering had to run their new born label Psychonaut Records and their 12½-year anniversary was coming up.
Please note that this DVD is not considered as part of the official releases by the band, due to the contents and its quality, and the fact the band was not consulted for this DVD released by their former label, Century Media Records.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Gathering_(band)   (1353 words)

 themusicedge.com :: The Gathering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Definitely the best move this band ever did was booting their previous growling singer Bart Smits and picking the incomparable and refined Anneke Van Giersbergen, who since joining the fold has elevated and added a touch of delicacy to a band that judging form their first releases was anything but promising.
It is not like the music does not have any impact on the listener or any weight on the recording, but judging by how much downtime her voice has in all the 13 tracks included here, I believe there is very little to discuss.
Not every extreme metal band that has opted for exploring different sounds has succeeded, for The Gathering that was perhaps their only choice, their best chance of survival in a cutthroat business, and simply the wisest move.
www.themusicedge.com /moxie/news/reviews/the-gathering.shtml   (282 words)

 Prog4you.com - Band Interview - The Gathering
The Gathering were also fed up with the music industry, so they decided to take matters into their own hands and start their own label, Psychonaut Records.
After this, the band members took a well-deserved break and attended to their private lives.
The band went through a rough time, and this can be heard in the songs.
www.prog4you.com /Band_Interviews/The_Gathering.htm   (2096 words)

 The Gathering Biography - The Dark Chamber
Although The Gathering isn't considered a Goth Rock band, it has all the elements of the best of them: introspective lyrics, moody melodies, and a good and charismatic singer.
The Gathering was formed in 1989 by the Rutten brothers Hans (drums and percussion), and René (guitar), and the vocalist Bart Smits in Oss, Netherlands.
As their contract with Century Media hadn't finished yet, The Gathering released the live album "Superheat" in 2000, with songs recorded from several shows of theirs in Netherlands and with a list comprising songs from all their albums of the Anneke phase.
www.angelfire.com /moon/darkchamber/music/mu_gath.htm   (813 words)

 The Gathering: In Motion DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Though largely unheard off in the mainstream circles (and this is a shame, believe me), the originality of THE GATHERING inspired numerous other metal and gothic acts to incorporate clean female vocals into their doomy compositions.
The band continues to progress both musically and conceptually with each release and none of their albums sound alike.
The band themselves are perfectionists and into multimedia, and I can’t believe they approved of this release.
www.dvdcult.com /mus_Gather1.htm   (842 words)

 The Gathering - Biography - AOL Music
Smits was replaced primarily by Niels Duffhues, a strange choice for the band; Duffhues' punk-ish tone was decidedly out of step with the music, and the album was largely written off as a result.
It would appear that the seed had been planted in the band's head to try their uniquely compelling songwriting style with a passionate female vocalist; the result was the addition of the incomparable Anneke van Giersbergen, an incredible singer capable of stretching miles of emotion out of each and every syllable.
The Gathering will be of interest to more than just heavy metal fans: they have the potential to appeal to countless different audiences, from metal to progressive rock to anyone who values excellent songwriting and powerful female vocalists.
music.aol.com /artist/the-gathering/29848/biography   (389 words)

 Rough Edge: The Gathering CD Reviews
It means that The Gathering will most likely be exploring the very outer limits of their interests as they no longer wish a label to dictate what they can produce creatively.
The Gathering is Anneke van Giersbergen on vocals, Rene Rutten on guitar, Frank Boeijen on keyboards, Hugo Prinsen Geerlings on bass, and Hans Rutten on drums.
A unique touch that evidences The Gathering's constant evolution and achievement is the use of French horn, trombone, oboe, cello, and violin to accent the band's songs.
www.roughedge.com /cdreviews/g/gathering.htm   (1934 words)

 Testament (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Being one of the most influential American thrash metal bands, they were perhaps the most popular band of that scene to not break into the mainstream and see the success that the "Big Four of Thrash" did.
The band quickly managed to increase their exposure by heading out on a successful tour of America and Europe with Anthrax, who were then touring in support of their Among the Living album.
In 2004, the band changed their lineup once again for their summer festival live appearances, and John Allen was replaced by Paul Bostaph, returning to the band for a second stint after a decade's absence.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Testament_(band)   (1329 words)

 The Gathering | MUSICA.MUSTDIE.RU   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
THE GATHERING have posted an MP3 clip of a brand new track called "Debris", taken from the group's forthcoming mini-CD Black Light District, at this location.
The Gathering are still working very hard to record and finish new album "Rockumentaries".
The Gathering have left Century Media and the are starting their own label, Psyconaut Records.
musica.mustdie.ru /en/band/the_gathering   (452 words)

 Metal Storm - The Gathering - Biography
The band's early Celtic Frost/Hellhammer-inspired music was as welcomed as it was primitively heavy, and their transformation into a more atmospherically and euphorically rocking outfit brought even more wonder, amazement and adoration from their growing fan-base.
Expanding on the foundation set by the band's fifth release and first double-album, How to Measure a Planet?, the band's new opus has a heavier overall feel to it, while the intense texturing and astounding progressions of the band's sound are still very present.
At that point The Gathering stood at what could be seen as the first crossroads of their career: They were successful, but nevertheless they felt trapped in a artistically-controlled corner, which was very limited and small due to the high expectations from their fan-base.
www.metalstorm.ee /bands/biography.php?band_id=187   (603 words)

 The Gathering - Concert :: 03/21/06 :: John Dunphy
Being a relatively unknown band from Holland on a relatively unknown label at the time (Century Media), chances were I wouldn’t see The Gathering cross the pond for a tour of the United States for a while.
Though, thankfully, the band hasn’t decided to disregard the past completely – it is, after all, what made me and many of the 250 people in attendance that night such fans (so much so that some had traveled Grateful Dead-style across the country during the 6-show jaunt.
Two things that are very evident after seeing The Gathering live for the first time: even when the band is mind-numbingly tired, even when they’re forced to play on a stage that, at this point in their career is really way too small, they pull it off for their fans.
www.musictap.net /Concerts/GatheringKnittingFactoryNYC032106.html   (1264 words)

 :The Gathering Band:: Christian Rock Music (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Gathering Band is not a rock band...
The Gathering Band is a group of friends...
The Gathering Band is a generation united in worship.
www.mabcgathering.com.cob-web.org:8888 /tgb   (147 words)

 The Gathering
While the band can write three-minute pop songs, more often they take the listener on sonic adventures of a much longer duration.
Before joining this label they made a couple of albums without Anneke, which I can’t bear to investigate as she is an integral part of the experience for me. Post-Century Media The Gathering have released an album and an ep on their own label.
The Gathering are a magical band, but this compilation offers little enough that is new.
www.starvox.net /cdr/gathering.htm   (914 words)

 The Gathering [online]
This season’s band is “Verses”: (featuring Taylor Reese on electronic percussion, Jeff Nelson on bass guitar, Michael Buttrey on keyboards and Jenica Perschon on vocals.) Think Massive Attack does worship and you’re getting an idea of their sound.
The next three services at the Gathering are going to be great contemplative, creative and interactive worship experiences.
This Sunday, August 13, the Gathering will gather in the parking lot of Laurier park (just down the hill from the Zoo)at 6:00PM for a drum circle lead by Craig Brososky and Taylor Reese.
www.gathering-online.com   (709 words)

 Amazon.com: Home: Music: The Gathering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Gathering haven't made their music mainstream, they haven't dumbed it down, they've remained true to themselves and put out a CD that is nothing short of stellar.
The Gathering have also not forgotten the extreme talents of their front woman and there are many moments on “Home”; where one is reminded of just how good she can be.
This is the first album The Gathering made with Marjolein Kooijman, and I think she did an excellent job on this album.
www.amazon.com /Home-Gathering/dp/B000EQ5QA4   (2593 words)

 The Gathering Field   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Though we've avoided the phrase "breaking up," Gathering Field is no longer functioning as a living, breathing band.
It has been our honor to share our music with you and we're hopeful it will live on in your memories (and CD players.) Thanks for hundreds of great gigs and countless cool experiences.
Click on a band member’s picture to see what we’re each doing these days.
www.gatheringfield.com   (96 words)

The Gathering, a band that went though different stages, starting with gothic, via (prog)metal to what they call “atmospheric rock”, released their ninth album ‘Home
A rule that certainly applies for the musicians of this band.
The Gathering sounds sometimes too much as a solo project by Anneke, while the other musicians only place a soundscape underneath her vocals.
www.prog-nose.org /engels/albums_2006/thegathering_home.htm   (570 words)

The functions within the band are blending into one another in a way that single sources of sound, instruments or starting points of ideas are hardly distinguishable.
But in spite of their increasing popularity the band had to pay a high price for their innocence in business affairs and was nearly smashed in their struggle with their record company of the time.
The gathering were great, they are great and they will be great as long as they´re going on to create there own kind of music.
www.myspace.com /gatheringofficial   (2762 words)

 THE GATHERING launch video clip contest - Forums
Dutch rock band THE GATHERING has launched a special contest for their fans to create a video clip for one of the tracks off their most recent release, ‘Home’ (The End Records).
The Gathering informed their fans of the contest in one of their regular band newsletters.
The band released ‘Home’ in April of this year to rave reviews and did a small North American tour that coincided with their headlining slot at this year’s SXSW Showcase in Austin, Texas put on by THE END RECORDS.
www.theendrecords.com /forum/showthread.php?t=522   (326 words)

 The Gathering band interview - interview Decibels Storm.com 2006
Another important thing for The Gathering is that you founded Psychonaut Records, I guess to have more control over your new releases.
The song "Alone" caused quite a buzz in The Gathering community, because it was a new song played for the first time on the "Sound Relief" DVD ; Listening to the album version of that song, there have been a lot of changes on it!
Anneke: Well, for us "How to measure a planet?" is our favourite Gathering album, because it was such a creative process for us, we had these ideas for a long long time, even before "Nighttime Birds" we worked around with a lot of sounds we couldn' record then, but they still stuck in our heads.
decibelsstorm.free.fr /interviews/the-gathering_itw_2006_en.htm   (2854 words)

 The Gathering Page
It says they started as a "primitive deathmetal band" but with the addition of Anneke van Giersbergen in 1994 have evolved into a more Pink Floyd/Dead Can Dance type sound.
Secondly, let's say some additional words: thanks to Anneke joining the band, The Gathering have moved away from their metal roots into a more progressive direction.
Partly because they wanted to experiment, partly because their second guitarist decided to call it a day (just didn't feel like it anymore), partly because they decided to take a new producer and an entirely different studio.
www.e-prog.net /bands/gathering.htm   (765 words)

 Northwest Coast Artists' Gathering - CONCERT
The concept of Little Big Band brings it all together with an exciting blend of funk music, blending dance, soul, jazz, rock and blues with theatrical performance, poetry and spoken word.
His original bands include Heard of Turtles and One Against Five, where he was songwriter, lead vocals and arranger.
He is director and arranger of the Seattle big band, the Jazz Police.
www.artstream.net /gathering/LittleBigBandbio.htm   (768 words)

 :The Gathering Band:: Christian Rock Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Gathering Band just released their newest CD, 'Converge'.
The Gathering Band is a fellowship of redeemed believers...
The Gathering Band is an offering to the Living God...
www.mabcgathering.com /tgb   (138 words)

 The Gathering - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Gathering (band), a Dutch alternative rock band
The Gathering (improvisers), a weekly social/creative meeting of improvisers, mainly based in London
The Gathering, the contest between immortals in the Highlander storylines
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Gathering   (203 words)

 The Gathering @ WMU (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Gathering is a campus ministry at Western Michigan University that is devoted to Loving God and Loving People.
Hundreds of people each week gather on the second floor of the Bronco Center to worship, listen to a teaching, and share their lives with others.
We invite you to stop by and see what all of the commotion is about.
www.wmugathering.org.cob-web.org:8888   (104 words)

 Fredericksburg.com - The Gathering Band
TGB's main function is to lead worship once a month during a Gathering service for any young adults in the area wanting to come enjoy fellowship and worship that's as God-focused as possible.
The band members see themselves as a few of many artists simply leading the way and being "as transparent as possible."
Christian rock bands aren't all that uncommon anymore, but this band's music style is certainly unique, combining everything from an American Indian flute to a piano to a mandolin, then including three backup vocalists to try to communicate something that is ultimately bigger than sounds or words.
www.fredericksburg.com /News/FLS/2005/092005/09222005/130962   (476 words)

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