Bohren & der Club of Gore

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Bohren & der Club of Gore
Background information
Also known asBohren (1992-1993)
Bohren und der Club of Gore (1993-1995)
OriginMülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
GenresDark jazz (Jazz noir),[1] ambient
Years active1992–present
LabelsPIAS Recordings, Ipecac Recordings
MembersMorten Gass
Robin Rodenberg
Christoph Clöser
Past membersReiner Henseleit
Thorsten Benning

Bohren & der Club of Gore is a German ambient/jazz band from Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


The band was founded in 1992 in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany by Thorsten Benning, Morten Gass, Robin Rodenberg and Reiner Henseleit. Originally, group members started out playing in various hardcore punk bands such as 7 Inch Boots (all members since 1988) and Chronical Diarrhoea (Thorsten Benning and Reiner Henseleit).[2] In 1992 they produced a crossover of jazz and ambient, which they self-described as an "unholy ambient mixture of slow jazz ballads, Black Sabbath doom and down-tuned Autopsy sounds". Henseleit left the band in 1996 and was replaced by Christoph Clöser in 1997, replacing the guitar with a saxophone at the same time.[3]


Current members[edit]

Former members[edit]





  • 1994 – Bohren & der Club of Gore
  • 1995 – Schwarzer Sabbat für Dean Martin (split with Wald)
  • 2009 – Mitleid Lady
  • 2011 – Beileid[5]


  • 1992 – Langspielkassette (as Bohren)[6]
  • 1993 – Luder, Samba und Tavernen


  • 2016 – Bohren for Beginners[4]

Compilation appearances[edit]

  • 2022 – "Plateau" on The Others (Lustmord remix/covers album, 2022)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nathalie Vincent-Arnaud (2017). "Music and thrill(er)s: an interview with American novelist Peter Farris". Miranda. doi:10.4000/miranda.11125.
  2. ^ "Drilling For Doom: And Finding It": Rock journalist Rick McGrath's intro/review of Bohren und der Club of Gore Archived May 1, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Geisterfaust": Review by Rick McGrath Archived May 9, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ a b "BUDCOG, Index". Archived from the original on 2017-07-11. Retrieved 2013-12-26.
  5. ^ "Index". Archived from the original on 2010-11-25. Retrieved 2011-04-02.
  6. ^ "Bohren – Langspielkassette (1992, C60, Cassette)". Retrieved 17 December 2021.

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