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"The Gathering A Sound Relief" Live Concert



CREATIVITY &  ROCK

The Gathering 
"A Sound Relief" LIVE
A JOURNEY THROUGH ROCK&BEAUTY
"Music gives a Soul to the universe, wings to the Mind, flight to the Imagination & life to everything" Plato... Watch now this amazing and magic concert, "A Sound Relief" with Anneke van Giersbergen & The Gathering  at Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL 2005.


The Gathering is a Dutch progressive/alternative rock band, founded in 1989 by brothers Hans and René Ruttent; Anneke van Giersbergen is a Dutch singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist who became known worldwide as the lead singer and songwriter for "The Gathering" between 1995 and 2007.

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The Gathering "A Sound Relief" Live






 The Gathering earliest releases were categorized as atmospheric death/doom metal, inspired by such underground acts like Celtic Frost and Hellhammer. In 1998 with the release of their 5th studio album, How to measure a planet?, they had a major shift in musical style, with the group acknowledging the growing influence of shoegaze, post rock, experimental rock and the more ethereal sounds of 4AD 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.






Photography of "The Gathering A Sound Relief"  






Anna Maria van Giersbergen, known artistically as Anneke van Giersbergen, is a Dutch singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist who became known worldwide as the lead singer and songwriter for the Dutch progressive/alternative rock band, The Gathering, between 1995 and 2007.  On 5 June 2007 it was announced that Anneke would be leaving The Gathering in August 2007 to focus on a new project, The project, was originally called Agua de Annique, but later going by her own name.







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 (Octavia Sperati). Their most recent album, Disclosure, was released on 12 September 2012.





The Gathering -  "A Sound Relief"



The Gathering  - Etymology
 
Frank Boeijen on the origins of the name of the band:



 "The name the Gathering has been made like eleven years ago when we started this band. We were all between 15 and 17. We were watching a lot of movies those days. One of the movies spoke about immortality and that you could kill the immortals with cutting their head off [it's the first Highlander Frank is speaking about]. In the first part of the movie, they speak a lot about the gathering. There will be a gathering once with all the immortals. We thought it was a nice name for a band, and that's how we created this name. And you can feel it's a cool name for five people who come together to make fine music."







SOURCE: wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gathering_band
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anneke_van_Giersbergen

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anneke_van_Giersbergen 


Photo 2: Concierto de Anneque Van Giersbergen en Barcelona, Sala Bikini by Rosario López via Alterna2 http://www.alterna2.com (CC BY)
Photo 1: Anneke van Giersbergen by Martijn van de Streek  (CC BY)















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