I used to listen to this band before but I lost my copy of their songs when my workstation was changed. Luckily, I was able to find a site for free downloads of their albums and got myself some songs which I missed or has never heard yet. Sorry, I'm not into piracy but I just can't find their album in the local store so the Web is the last resort.
Anyways, as I was listening to the songs from their latest album release "Home" (2006), I decided to look for the latest news of the band. I was saddened to know that the woman behind that beautiful voice of their songs, Anneke van Giersbergen, had decided to leave the band to go into a new project/band named Agua de Annique. Oh well, just like most of the bands today. I hope her new group can still produce those same music as The Gathering.
They have several songs that I like and the video below is one of them. This is the live performance of the song "Strange Machines" from the album Mandylion. I can't find the original music video and I bet there's none yet since the song was released way back in 1995. If you are a fan of gothic metal music then I'm sure you'll love this one. Check it out.
*thanks to Wikipedia for the band's info.