The wheels are in motion once again for Dutch rock act THE GATHERING who will return to the studio sometime this fall to follow-up the well-received electronic/atmospheric-tinged opus, Souvenirs (2003). The yet-to-be-titled album is due out next year on The End Records in North America.
Founding member/drummer Hans Rutten says of the band’s upcoming recording process, “We are working our asses off (again) on the new tracks. We will start recording in an old church in the south of Holland by the end of November. We will build a studio, together with Attie Bauw, in the main part of this little church. How it will sound? We have no idea, it’s an experiment, as always!”
He adds, “We will start recording end of November 2005 and have a possible release date by the end of March 2006. We will master half of the album by January 2006. It will be a huge return of guitars! Yes, a guitar orientated album.”