The tenth studio full-length from Dutch atmospheric pioneers THE GATHERING, entitled Disclosure, is nearing release, with a confirmed North American street date of September 25th via Psychonaut Records.
Now in their twenty-third year as a band, and having sold over a million records worldwide to date, this next step in the band’s process was produced by founding member René Rutten, mainly taking place in the THE GATHERING’s own home studio, with segments recorded at additional studios abroad, the final product then mixed by Guido Aalbers. This is the worldwide renowned outfit’s second album with Norwegian vocalist Silje Wergeland — who debuted her talents on their The West Pole LP released in 2009. The handcrafted cover art was created by Chilean artist Carlos Vergara Rivera.
“Disclosure is the most personal soundscape the band has ever made, both lyrically and musically,” stated keyboardist Frank Boeijen, who presents himself vocally for the first time on Disclosure. “The album is a great marriage between electronic and organic sounds, and has a wide range of colorful songs. With long, epic songs, we stayed close to ourselves. We are incredibly proud of this album which is a reflection of what we do best, and our urge for experimentation. Every band says the same thing about their new album, but we think we’ve made our best album yet.”
Stream Disclosure at THE GATHERING‘s Bandcamp page.