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The Klinik (1985-1990 // 2003 // 2009-now) are Belgian ebm / minimal / synth / post-punk / electro / industrial / power electronic pioneers.

In 1985, Marc Verhaeghen (X10, D-Sign, Noise Unit, Para) joined forces with two other bands: Absolute Body Control - Dirk Ivens (Dive, Sonar, Blok 57), Eric van Wonterghem (Insekt, Sonar, Monolith) // and The Maniacs - Sandy Nys (Hybryds) to form one “super group” Absolute Controlled Clinical Maniacs. This rather unwieldy name was soon dropped in favour of the shorter name “The Klinik”. Nys soon left the band to form Hybryds, followed in 1987 by van Wonterghem, leaving The Klinik as the “classic” duo of Dirk Ivens and Marc Verhaeghen.

The Klinik soon made a name for themselves with their cold and harsh sound and their live shows, where both Ivens and Verhaeghen performed with their heads wrapped in gauze, wearing long black leather coats. Ivens’ hissing vocals and minimalist lyrics were complemented by Verhaeghen’s synthesizer skills and distorted trombone playing (the latter giving the music a slightly feverish sound). This however, did not last forever; after Time, an album neither member was fully pleased with, musical differences became too great, and they decided to go their separate ways.

Ivens concentrated on his own project Dive, and Verhaeghen continued as Klinik; sometimes as a solo project, sometimes with various other members. Recently, Klinik is a Verhaeghen solo project, making mostly instrumental dark ambient techno.


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  • grimel0rd

    the new remasters sounds amazing!

    16 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Moloch93


    9 Jun 2013 Reply
  • TroubleAngel666

    The knew album is completely synthetized...awsomeness. "2013". : ] That album with the 2-3 blacks is not weel. Thats ehy I prefer the [Klinik] page. This CD is named The<-- Klinik. Eat your heart Out.

    18 May 2013 Reply
  • inflikkt

    holy shit this new cd is kicking my ass! great stuff

    3 Mar 2013 Reply
  • SynTecH-X

    Can someone help correct this up to Klinik, thanks.

    2 Mar 2013 Reply
  • culf

    great new album!

    2 Mar 2013 Reply
  • afx777

    Black leather!

    8 Dec 2012 Reply
  • SoylentBlack

    I'm pretty sure this music is not Klinik...

    19 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Coffinwood_Mill

    This is the correct tag.

    31 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Replicant-77

    The Klinik - Original old band Dirk Ivens & Marc Verhaegen 1986-1990. In December 2003, the duo reunited for a one-shot celebrative performance at the BIM Festival in Belgium. The huge success and overwhelming requests from fans led to the appearance of The Klinik in the original line up at the Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig the following year. Other festival appearances followed. In 2009, The Klinik are back as a full time band, with a new studio work to be released in the future. Because of continuing health problems of Marc Verhaegen, it's not sure that he can join The Klinik live on stage in the near future. Therefore, he will concentrate on creating music in his homestudio. The Klinik members anno 2009 are Dirk Ivens (Voice/Lyrics), Marc Verhaegen (Studio Music) and Peter Mastbooms (Live Sounds and Video Images)

    21 Nov 2011 Reply
  • The_Shattered

    Fookin' majestic, lads!

    24 Oct 2011 Reply
  • grimel0rd

    actually... Klinik was first used on Time and Black Leather...

    11 Oct 2011 Reply
  • uhaftmuzik


    7 Feb 2010 Reply
  • matte13black

    List of bands on the hands productions label featuring both Klinik and The Klinik: Discogs profile of The Klinik: When is the incorrect tag going to be removed?

    31 Jan 2009 Reply
  • DerZauberer71

    The Klinik ist einfach super.....

    13 Dec 2008 Reply
  • AuroreMB

    So So good! (short and useless comment but it comes from heart! :) )

    27 Oct 2008 Reply
  • kaiserzeitgeist

    Yeah, on current bandmember/founder websites "The Klinik" is how this band is labeled. "Lastholes" indeed. *chuckles* Ooga booga. Zee korrekta namen ista ZEE KLEENEEKA!

    9 Sep 2008 Reply
  • angelicasiren

    Now that they're touring again - yes!!! 20th December in Antwerpen at BIM Festival!!! - and even have one or two new songs on their playlist - my hopes are rising that "THE KLINIK" - i.e. Vergaehen&Ivens - will be reuniting again... at least for some gorgeous live-gigs I might suspect!!!! Klinik without the "THE" is not the same - coz it is without Ivens....

    25 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Morwing

    to keep that discussion running ..;)..i guess "The Klinik" was used till D. Ivens started with Dive..after the "black leather" or "states" ? and M.Verhaeghen continued with "Klinik" , i m not so interested in this later following stuff anyway...i m totally satisfied" with "The Klinik" stuff ;D ..and of course always an eye on Dive, well at the end i ll continue listening this lp's tagged "The klinik" , even if i should rot in hell virtually bombarded with billions of damn flaming red "keep ur stats clean blah"..(any more ideas about that "the" thing, speculations, maybe real knowledge"" around?? ;]

    31 Jul 2008 Reply
  • LordHali

    True. Sometimes they used the name "The Klinik". But today they (or actually Marc Verhaegen, since he is the only member now) have settled for the name "Klinik".

    12 Jul 2008 Reply
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