Album info
ReleaseAugust 22, 1995
RecordedWoodhouse Studios, Hagen, Germany, 1-16 June 1995
GenreProgressive metal, Doom metal, gothic metal
LabelCentury Media
ProducerSiggi Bemm, Waldemar Sorychta, and The Gathering

Mandylion is the third album by the Dutch doom metal band The Gathering. It was released on August 22, 1995 by Century Media Records. It is their first album to feature vocalist Anneke van Giersbergen. The album was recorded and mixed at Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany between June 1st and June 16th, 1995 under the guidance of Siggi Bemm and Waldemar Sorychta.

Two of the songs have quotes from popular culture inserted into them: "Strange Machines" contains a passage from George Pal's film version of H.G. Wells's The Time Machine, and "Sand & Mercury" ends with a recording of J.R.R. Tolkien reading a quote from Simone de Beauvoir.

Track listingEdit

All lyrics written by Anneke van Giersbergen, all music composed by The Gathering.

Original release
# Track title Length
1. "Strange Machines" 6:04
2. "Eléanor" 6:42
3. "In Motion #1" 6:56
4. "Leaves" 6:01
5. "Fear the Sea" 5:50
6. "Mandylion" (instrumental) 5:02
7. "Sand & Mercury" 9:57
8. "In Motion #2" 6:08
Disc 2 - 2005 Century Media Reissue
# Track title Length
1. "In Motion #1 (Demo)" 7:28
2. "Mandylion (Demo)" ((instrumental)) 4:42
3. "Solar Glider (Demo)" 4:35
4. "Eléanor (Demo)" 6:38
5. "In Motion #2 (Demo)" 7:18
6. "Third Chance (Demo)" 5:53
7. "Fear the Sea (Demo)" 6:28

Disc 2, 1–3 Demo recorded in June 1994 at Beaufort Studio.
Disc 2, 4–7 Demo recorded in early 1995 at Double Noise Studio in Tilburg.


Chart (1995) Peak
Dutch Albums Chart[1] 20



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