Bethlehem ‎– Dark Metal

Prophecy Productions ‎– PRO 145
CD, Album, Reissue
DVD, DVD-Video

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Bethlehem - Dark Metal
CD-1 The 11th Commandment
Lyrics By [Poems] – Bartsch*Music By – Bartsch*, Matton*
CD-2 Apocalyptic Dance
Lyrics By [Poems], Music By – Bartsch*
CD-3 Second Coming
Lyrics By [Poems] – Bartsch*Music By – Bartsch*, Matton*
CD-4 Vargtimmen
Lyrics By [Poems] – Bartsch*Music By – Bartsch*, Matton*
CD-5 3rd Nocturnal Prayer
Lyrics By – Classen*Music By – Bartsch*, Matton*
CD-6 Funereal Owlblood
Lyrics By [Poems] – Bartsch*Music By – Matton*
CD-7 Veiled Irreligion
Lyrics By [Poems] – Bartsch*Music By – Matton*
CD-8 Gepriesen Sei Der Untergang
Lyrics By [Poems] – Bartsch*Music By – Matton*
- Bonus DVD - Bethlehem Live In Poland 1994 S'Thrash'Ydlo, Ciechanów
DVD-1 The 11th Commandment 4:43
DVD-2 Apocalyptic Dance 10:25
DVD-3 Second Coming 6:08
DVD-4 Vargtimmen 3:17
DVD-5 Supplementary Exegesis 8:38
DVD-6 End Credits 4:52

Companies, etc.


  • BassBartsch*
  • DrumsSteinhoff*
  • Film Director [Directed By, DVD Movie], Layout [Layouts, DVD], Artwork [Artworks, DVD], Sounds [Background Sounds, DVD Movie]Jürgen Bartsch
  • GuitarMatton*
  • Mixed ByBartsch* (tracks: CD-1 to CD-8), Vogelaar* (tracks: CD-1 to CD-8), Bouwens* (tracks: CD-1 to CD-8)
  • Photography By [Photos]Bartsch*, Matton*
  • Recorded By, ProducerBethlehem (tracks: CD-1 to CD-8), Bouwens* (tracks: CD-1 to CD-8), Montens* (tracks: CD-1 to CD-8)
  • Vocals [Vox]Classen*


Reissue celebrating the 20th anniversary of the "Dark Metal" album.
Released in a 2-fold digipak with clear trays and an 8 pages booklet.
The bonus DVD contains a video recording of a complete Bethlehem concert at the S'Thrash'Ydlo festival from Ciechanów, Poland, 23rd of July 1994.

Expanded DVD information (as printed on the release):
Movie, layouts & artworks by Jürgen Bartsch - 2014.
Background sound by Jürgen Bartsch - 2007
"Satan Snuff Machine" © Stahlmantel - 2007

The DVD track 6 is not mentioned in the tracklisting on the release. Besides the credits, this video track also consists of a festival promo video with all the bands playing at the venue.

All album tracks recorded and produced in Holland, January 1994.
Music for "The 11th Commandment" written in January 1993. Lyrics written in December 1992.
Music and lyrics for "Apocalyptic Dance" written in November 1993.
Music for "Second Coming" written in March 1993. Lyrics written in February 1993.
Music for "Vargtimmen" written in December 1992. Lyrics written in November 1993.
Music for "3rd Nocturnal Prayer" written in May 1992. Lyrics written in May 1991.
Music and lyrics for "Funereal Owlblood" written in September 1993.
Music for "Veiled Irreligion" written in November 1992. Lyrics written in October 1992.
Music for "Gepriesen sei der Untergang" written in November 1993. Lyrics written in October 1993.

Printed inside the booklet:
©+℗ Prophecy • Germany 2014
Made in Germany

The matrix string on the DVD is followed by a symbol (or a letter) similar to a mushroom head.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 84388 71452 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 884388714526
  • Matrix / Runout (CD): 751.853.A PRO145 #1
  • Mastering SID Code (CD): IFPI L173
  • Mould SID Code (CD): IFPI 3050
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD): 751.853.B PRO145 #1
  • Mastering SID Code (DVD): IFPI LP57
  • Mould SID Code (DVD, mirrored): IFPI 3087
  • Label Code: LC 10160

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CD AR 022, CD AR022 Bethlehem Dark Metal(CD, Album) Adipocere Records, Adipocere Records CD AR 022, CD AR022 France 1994 Sell This Version
SOD 1, none Bethlehem Dark Metal(LP, Album) Solid Productions (2), Red Stream SOD 1, none Sweden 1999 Sell This Version
RSR-0117, RSR/0117 Bethlehem Dark Metal(CD, Album, RE) Red Stream, Red Stream RSR-0117, RSR/0117 US 2006 Sell This Version
RSR-0117 Bethlehem Dark Metal(CD, Album) Red Stream RSR-0117 US 2000 Sell This Version
CD AR 022 Bethlehem Dark Metal(CD, Promo) Adipocere Records CD AR 022 France 1994 Sell This Version