Full EP Premiere: Rainer Landfermann – ‘Mehr Licht’

June 21, 2023

Legendary ex-Bethlehem/Pavor vocalist Rainer Landfermann returns with more vocal acrobatics on his latest two-track EP.

Album Premiere and Interview: Rainer Landfermann

June 17, 2019

Former Bethlehem vocalist Rainer Landfermann on his legendary Dictius te Necare vocals and his incendiary performance on his new solo LP, Mein Wort in Deiner Dunkelheit

German Black Metal Duo Imperium Dekadenz Premiere ‘Dis Manibvs’

July 27, 2016

Black Metal ist sad. Also, did you know that Dis Manibvs autocorrects to “Dis Minibus”? Tr00 story.

‘Black Metal: The Cult Never Dies’ Exclusive Book Excerpt: Suicidal Black Metal’s Birth

July 25, 2016

The troubling early history of depressive suicidal black metal pioneers Bethlehem is revealed in this exclusive Black Metal: The Cult Never Dies Vol. 1 excerpt.


July 15, 2016

Decibel Books is proud to announce the release of the U.S. edition of Black Metal: The Cult Never Dies Vol. 1. Pre-orders are now available.

Jürgen Bartsch (Bethlehem) interviewed

November 10, 2014

** Bethlehem have crafted one of the best albums of the year in Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia. Strange, heavy, explorative, and dark are all adjectives to describe the group’s seventh full-length. As a concept album, Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia picks up thematically where Mein Weg left off. Prepare yourself for a journey from a black, dangerous mind. Jürgen Bartsch’s mind. Have…

STREAMING: Bethlehem “Verbracht in Plastiknacht”

October 3, 2014

Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia. Say that once. Hell, don’t even say it once. The tongue-twister simply means the fear of the number 666. U.S. presidents have feared the number 666, so it’s fair to say some others will as well. The Number of the Beast has affected untold millions since it was written in some stupid book ages…