Good news, guys!! Anneke's new band of progressive metal is called 'Vuur' (means "fire" in dutch)! The debut album will be out in fall (in Europe) of 2017!!!
Check the band's page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vuurband
“blueprints ” es el nuevo lanzamiento de the gathering que contiene demos y canciones ineditas como blister * tema lanzado el pasado 8 de diciembre, lo pueden escuchar en la página bandcamp de the gathering..
Souvenirs and Home are their best works, imho. I like something of their metal era, like Mandylion and Nighttime Birds (the best albums of their first artistic incarnation), but defo I prefer the downtempo/trip hop/psychedelic-oriented stage of their career, and I miss Anneke's unique voice.
It's probably a fact that people listened to their earlier stuff the most... so, the metal tags are dominant. I guess that, if the band is not 'metal' or what have you nowadays, it would make more sense if the tags relating to the kind of music they've been playing NOW (and really, for a long time now) were the dominant ones? Ah. I don't know. I would personally take off most of the tags. I think most of them are crappy, useless and misleading (and some of them sexist and laughable), specially within this new version of the website. Transcend the tags, people. If people are really interested in discovering a band, I don't think they'll be put off by that... they can hopefully draw their own conclusions and form a personal judgment just by listening to the music itself, and just enjoying it.
Why should we take off the metal tags? Just because they're not metal anymore doesn't mean the albums that were need to simply just be ignored and thrown away. I personally still listen to their metal albums the most, I'm sure there are lots of others who do as well.
I understand, but a lot of people who dislike metal wouldn't listen to them thinking that they are "a metal band". This is sad also because the Gathering had troubles with old fans and the old label since 1997, when they shifted genre (thus being always underrated from both worlds).