release date: 23-06-2022
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LIMITED WHITE VINYL EDITION OF THE 1992 DEBUT OF ATMOSPHERIC DEATH/DOOM FROM THE DUTCH LEGENDS, MARKING THE ALBUM'S 30th ANNIVERSARY.
The Gathering is a Dutch alternative rock band & was founded in 1989 by brothers Hans & René Rutten & vocalist Bart Smits. The early incarnation of the band featured a much more death & doom metal-based style than the more atmospheric rock & experimental music they became known for over the years, having enjoyed a highly successful career globally over a 20-year period. The band recorded 2 demos initially before making their full-length studio debut with ‘Always…’.
‘Always…’ was originally released in 1992 , it is a prime example of classic atmospheric death/doom metal with brutal vocals & slow funereal riffing influenced by bands such as Celtic Frost, as well as the implementation of keyboards to accentuate the dark ambience. Now released on Peaceville for the first time, a track from the release was even featured on an early Peaceville Records compilation, ’Volume 4’, with the track ‘In Sickness & Health‘.
This edition of ’Always...’ is presented on limited white vinyl & coincides with the 30th anniversary of the album.
TRACKS: 1. The Mirror Waters 2. Subzero 3. In Sickness & Health 4. King For a Day 5. Second Sunrise 6. Stonegarden 7. Always... 8. Gaya's Dream