On June 5, Chile’s Blitzkrieg metal magazine conducted an interview with drummer Hans Rutten of Dutch/Norwegian rockers THE GATHERING before the band’s concert in Enschede, The Netherlands. You can now watch the chat below.
THE GATHERING‘s new video, “Heroes For Ghosts”, was shot in Norway by the band’s “dear friend” Marcus Moonen.
“Heroes For Ghosts”, which is available for free download at the group’s Bandcamp page, will appear on THE GATHERING‘s new studio album, the title and release date of which have yet to be announced.
THE GATHERING‘s latest album, “The West Pole”, was released in North America on June 2, 2009 via Season of Mist. The CD was issued in most of Europe on May 4, 2009 via the group’s own label, Psychonaut Records.
“The West Pole” marks the recording debut of new THE GATHERING singer Silje Wergeland, who was previously in the Norwegian band OCTAVIA SPERATI. It also includes two very talented guest vocalists, Anne van den Hoogen and Marcela Bovio (STREAM OF PASSION), along with other guest musicians.
Singer Anneke van Giersbergen announced her departure from THE GATHERING in 2007. She has since launched a project called AGUA DE ANNIQUE, which has released three albums so far: “Air” (2007), “Pure Air” (2009) and “In Your Room” (2009).