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WM-Halbfinale 2014: Die Stimmen zum deutschen Finaleinzug #Wm2014

Deutschland demütigt WM-Gastgeber Brasilien im Halbfinale mit 7:1 und steht nach 1990 erneut im Endspiel einer WM-Endrunde. Erfahrt hier wie Spieler und Verantwortliche diese historische Partie erlebt haben. Fußball kann so schön und brutal zugleich sein.…
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Deutschland demütigt WM-Gastgeber Brasilien im Halbfinale mit 7:1 und steht nach 1990 erneut im Endspiel einer WM-Endrunde. Erfahrt hier wie Spieler und V
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Hey guys,

just to make things clear & cos some of you have asked for this:

In 2014 we gonna release the following via Prophecy Productions:

- the new album as a digipack version with 12 new songs + a 20 pages concept booklet about "downfall" & "fugacity". This album is the 3rd chapter of a studio album trilogy which has started with "Schatten aus der Alexander Welt" back in 2001. And finally could be finished to damn continue with what has to wait for such a long time, the more heavy metal sounding Bethlehem + the aim more becoming a Live- than a pure Studioband (again). Certainly a reason for these drastic line-up changes (tho whatever else is/was said about it) cos unfortunately Live shows did not work alright with former band mates. And most of the studio stuff never was meant being part of setlists in general.

- the new album as a premium pack version box + additional self-produced miniCD containing three new songs + a remix of an album song + a gimmick. One of these four songs contains guest-vocals by "Onielar of Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult". Therefore, who can't get enough of Bethlehem would owe 16 (!!) new songs.

- a Dark Metal re-release digipack + Live DVD from a pretty energetic Bethlehem Live performance back in 1994/Poland.

- a limited picture LP boxset containing 10 picture vinyls (including the new album) + 60 pages hardcover artbook + posters. Everything is done black & white, no colors were used for this thing.

Since weeks I hardly am working on all this but finally can see some light at the end of the tunnel. I did all artworks, concepts, the MCD & layouts alone and haven't gotten any help from my mates. That's why this all is taking so long tho I daily & constantly am working on such a huge project.

If all layouts (finally) will get finished - which should happen in this month - Prophecy Productions needs another three months preparing a worldwide release + coordinating things with their sub-office in the USA. Then everything will get released together as a bundle !!

Have some patience, this really is a bugger I have invested lotsa time & energy into it. And don't forget to already collect some coins - the result definitely is worth every Cent.

Soon first previews and such would be posted here.

Luv, peace and I am,
Mr. Bartsch
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Bartsch started working on a new Bethlehem album cos it more and more seems that the actual one never gets released.  All the bollocks about (fake) copyrights, frustrated ex-members who obviously still need Bethlehem for their personal goals and whatnot just are a waste of time and energies in general. You can be certain reading about nextcoming actions first cos basically all the hassle, facefuck, kindergarten, whatsoever crap already is left behind and instead we gonna stay what we are - the bloody darkmetal band and nothing else. Amen.
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Is this after you played MDF? That was one hell of a performance...i died inside....Come Back to USA!!!
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Having grown tired of their earlier joint project, Dark Tempest's thrash-based aggressions, and united by a morbid, almost pathological fascination with suicide and death, bassist Jürgen Bartsch and guitarist Klaus Matton (who as a boy lost his father to suicide and mother to cancer) founded Bethlehem in 1991. Along with vocalist Andreas Classen and drummer Chris Steinhoff, the duo proceeded to channel their rampant negativity into the moody, atmospheric brand of dark/black metal (punctuated by tortured shrieking) presented on 1993's Thy Pale Dominion 7" E.P., and 1994's aptly named full-length debut Dark Metal. Their spirits did not improve on subsequent, despair-drenched outings like 1996's Dictus Te Necare (translation: "Kill Yourself"), 1997's S.U.I.Z.I.D. (full title: Sardonischer Untergang Im Zeichen Irreliogiosen Darbietung) and 1998's Reflektionen Auf's Sterben E.P., and various vocalists, drummers, and keyboard players sifted through their ranks as well. Bethlehem also ran into quite a bit of trouble with German authorities over their perceived glorification of death, and, among many, tasteless self-promotion stunts, claiming that former singer Classen had 'offed' himself! The band managed to stay a few steps ahead of the law, however, and even endured the departure of leader-in-misery Matton to complete 2001's ambitiously dark, industrial-tinged double-disc set Schatten Aus der Alexander Welt. Followed by Mein Weg and Stönkfitzchen with Niklas Kvarforth (Shining) on the vocals.

Many of Bethlehem's songs have morbid and sick lyrics, which may for the most part be personal to the band. On Dictius Te Necare (latin for "You should/must kill yourself") Rainer Landfermann is the vocalist, whose voice is described by Kostas Panagiotou in his review on dark-metal.de as "one of the sickest and most extreme voices you'll ever hear from a human being". On S.U.I.Z.I.D. his place is taken by Marco Kehren from the Netherlands.

Over the years Bethlehem modernized their style which still could be described best as the Dark Metal it always was. In 1998 Bethlehem collaborates on the soundtrack for the American underground movie Gummo with the tracks Schuld Uns'res Knöcherigen Faltpferds and Verschleierte Irreligiösität.

Bethlehem - Discography

Demo I -Bethlehem - *September 1992, Self production

Homevideo -Dark Metal - *May 1993, Self production

Demo II -thy pale dominion - *March 1993, Self prodcution

7" -thy pale dominion - *June/July 1993, Nightmare Records, Mönchengladbach, Germany

Deathophobia I -CD compilation - *August 1993, Force Productions, Donauwörth, Germany

CD -Dark Metal - *August 1994, Adipocere, France

7" -thy pale dominion - *May 1995, re-release, Red Stream, USA

MC -Dark Metal - *February 1996, Morbid Noize, Poland

CD -Dictius te necare - *April 1996, Red Stream, USA

CD -Gummo - O.S.T. *1997, New Line Productions/London Recs., USA

Homevideo -Gummo - *1997, New Line Productions/London Recs., USA

CD -Dark Metal - *January 1998, re-release, Red Stream, USA

CD -Sardonischer Untergang im Zeichen irreligiöser Darbietung - *March 1998, Red Stream, USA

MCD -Reflexionen aufs Sterben - *August 1998, Red Stream, USA

LP -S.U.i.Z.i.D. - (limited edition) *September 1998, Red Stream, USA

PicLP -Dictius te necare - (limited edition) *December 1998, Red Stream, USA

Homevideo -Gepriesen sei der Untergang - *April 1999, Red Stream, USA

LP -Dark Metal - *September 1999, re-release, Solid Recs./Selbstmord Services, Stockholm, Sweden

MLP -Reflexionen aufs Sterben - *December 1999, re-release, Solid Recs./Selbstmord Services, Stockholm, Sweden

7" -Profane Fetmilch lenzt elf krank - (limited edition) *December 1999, Prophecy Productions, Germany

MCD -Profane Fetmilch lenzt elf krank - *February 2000, Prophecy Productions, Germany

2CD Digi -Schatten aus der Alexander Welt -(limited edition) *August 2001, Prophecy Productions, Germany

CD -Schatten aus der Alexander Welt - *September 2001, Prophecy Productions, Germany

2CD Digi -Schatten aus der Alexander Welt - (limited edition) *September 2001, Red Stream, USA

CDRom -Suicide Radio - (special edition) *November 2002, Red Stream, USA

CD -Schatten aus der Alexander Welt - *February 2003, Iron Recs., Russia

Split 7" -Bethlehem/Wraithen - *April 2004, Morbid Wrath, USA

7" - Alles tot - (limited edition) *June 2004, Amortout Prod., Grenoble, France

Special Fan Package - Alles tot - (limited edition) *June 2004, Amortout Prod., Grenoble, France

2CD DVD Box -Dictius Te Necare - (special edition) *August 2004, Red Stream, USA

CD Digi -Mein Weg - *October 2004, Red Stream, USA

CD Digi - Dark Metal - *February 2006, re-release, Red Stream, USA

CD - Dark Metal - *June 2006, re-releases, Red Stream, USA

MCD - Reflektionen auf..s Sterben - *September 2006, re-release, Red Stream, USA

7" Split - Suizidal Ovipare Todessehnsucht (Bethlehem/Benighted in Sodom) - * April 2009, Obscure-Abhorrence, Germany

7" Split - Gestern starb ich schon heute (Bethlehem/Joyless) - * May 2009, VÁN, Germany

CD - A sacrificial offering to the kingdom of Heaven in a cracked dog's ear - * May 2009, remake, Red Stream Inc., USA

LP - Dictius Te Necare -, re-release (limited edition) * August 2009, Ostra, France

LP + CD + TS Die Hard Edition - Dictius Te Necare -, (limited edition) * November 2009, Ostra, France

CD Digi - Dictius Te Necare - (special limited edition + bonus tracks) *December 2009, Red Stream Inc., USA

CD - Schatten aus der....Bethlehem / A Tribut to Dictius Te Necare - *December 2009, Ostra Recs., France

CD - Bethlehems Bastarde - Split Tribut - Ataraxie (Fr)/Imindain(GB), *December 2009, Weird Truth Productions, Japan

CD - Dictius Te Necare - re-release - * June 2010, Red Stream Inc., USA

MCD - Stoenkfitzchen - self-production * October 2010, Red Stream Inc., USA

LP - Stoenkfitzchen - limited to 777 copies * June 2011, TPE, Germany





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