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Latest Bethlehem News
Below is our complete Bethlehem news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Germany's Bethlehem has issued the following update about releasing a new mini-CD and working on a full-length album:
"Greetings, the recordings for our self-produced Mini-CD are finished. During the last days 'Niklas Kvarforth' did an amazing vocal job in German, Swedish and English. One song was sung by 'Bartsch' himself. The MCD will contain four brand new songs, a new done version of 'Gestern starb ich schon heute' and a bonus track 'the 11th hour...' sung by 'Nihilist' from Seattle/USA.
"At least this MCD should have a total playtime of around 31 minutes. In the next weeks the songs will be mixed and should be released later in this year by Red Stream, Inc. We gonna keep you informed bout a release date. The line-up: Steve Wolz (Germany) - drums, Bartsch (Germany) - bass guitar, piano, vocals, Kvarforth (Sweden) - main vocals, Eckhardt (Germany) - guitars, piano
"Reuben Jordan (USA) of 'Benighted in Sodom' has a guest guitar appearance on two songs which originally were written by himself. In the meantime both songs completely were recomposed by Bartsch and basically have nothing more in common with these original versions. More...
Metalhit.com, who handles digital distribution for dozens of underground metal labels has announced new, reduced prices on full album. Here's the update from the label:
"We are pleased to announce that our entire catalog of releases are now just $5.25 for full albums!!! We decided to make this change after studying the opinions of buyers of digital music. A rare handful of titles from labels outside of our influence will have albums available at alternative prices in our store, however, about 95% or more are available for only $5.25!
"In the meantime, please welcome these new releases to our store this month! "
AOSOTH "Ashes of Angels" (filthy black metal w/ ANTAEUS members)
ARTERY ERUPTION "Driving My Fist through her Chest" (sicko death metal)
BETHLEHEM "Dictius te Necare" (re-master of this classic dark metal album)
DISMAL LAPSE "Eon Fragmentation" (latest off of Deepsend Records)
INFEST "Moshroom" (crazy death metal off of Metal Age Prod.)
MIND ASYLUM "L'Aisle de l'Espirit" (French black metal)
NATRON "Rot Among Us" (classic old-school death metal from one of Italy's first death metal bands!)
NECROPTIC "Meticulous Pathology" (technical and insane death metal)
NEUROLEPSY "Disintegrated Cognizance" (brutal death metal from NY)
SEPSIS "With No Mercy" (killer tech-death)
THE BEAST OF THE APOCALYPSE "A Voice from the Four Horns..." (occult/mystical black metal)
VIOLATED "Only Death Awaits" (Norwegian thrash metal!)
Plus titles from:
ASPHYXIATE RECORDINGS (Vassafor, Diocletian, Paganizer, Denial, etc.)
DEATHGASM RECORDS (Quinta Essentia, Nominon)
IBEX MOON RECORDS (Nervo Chaos, Fatalist, Goreaphobia)
MY KINGDOM MUSIC (almost their entire catalog of releases including bands like Crest of Darkness, Rain Paint, and more!)
Metalrulez Productions has announed two new releases due this fall. Their announcement follows:
"We are proud to annouce that in Autumn we will release Stahlmantel - "Satan Snuff Machine".
Stahlmantel is a project created by Bartsch (also in Bethlehem). His newest creation is a combination of dark electronic sounds with aggresive black metal vocals of Nihilist (also in Abazagorath, In Memorium, Lord Gore etc) and twisted riffs by Olaf Eckhardt (also in Bethlehem). No fucking remorse! Really sick, twisted, suicidal music!
"In Autumn we will also release a newest Inseminator album. No suprises here, only pure oldschool thrash/black/death metal. Prepare yourself for total destruction!"
German "dark" metallers Bethlehem have completed work on their fifth full-length album, "Mein Weg," for a September release through Red Stream Records. Featuring ten songs with a running time of over sixty minutes, "Mein Weg" is said to have it all: "distinctive melancholic melodies, sturdy heavy metal riffs, rapid black metal blast beats, mega-slow doom dirges, dim piano lines and emotionally serene rock themes." The follow-up to 2001's "Schatten Aus Der Alexander Welt" will be issued in a special digipack containing an 18-page booklet
German Dark metallers Bethlehem are currently working on their 6th Studio Album called 'Kavrassje Vrae'. The album will contain 10 new songs and is a mixture of all Bethlehem albums. The instruments still are recorded, vocals will follow soon by new vocalist Kemna and Bartsch himself. Album release will be sometime in the end of 2004.
Also a special 2 CD edition of 'Dictius te necare' containing RMXes, Videos, strange stuff, the soldout 'Reflektionen aufs Sterben' Mcd, never seen photos etc. is planned for the next months.
And a 7" called 'Alles tot' with special artwork, containing the "not albums" songs 'Schuld unsres knoechrigen Faltpferds' & 'Wo Adlers wagen' will be released thru Amortout records in April/May 2004.
Last but not least Bartsch & Kehren (Deinonychus) started working on a strange perverted electronic project which combines sick & bizarre moods with violent electronic beats, heavy guitars, bass and brutal vocals. Albums are planned for the future.