Jürgen Bartsch, Bandleader der Dark-Metaller BETHLEHEM, hat das vorläufige Ende der Band bekannt gegeben. Grund dafür ist eine Sehnenscheidenentzündung, die ihm das Bassspielen unmöglich macht. Alle derzeit bestätigten Auftritte wurden abgesagt, ob BETHLEHEM zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt reaktiviert werden, ist derzeit nicht gewiss.
Das Statement der Band liest sich wie folgt:
Game over !
Hey guys. Bethlehem has split-up and does a break. If there will be a comeback or won’t isn’t certain yet. Obviously isn’t. Bethlehem has to stay pure anarchy – against all odds – and certainly isn’t a playground for wannabes. The fuck off. All shows for 2015 got canceled, NYC (Stardust) & Austria (Sick Midsummer) already have found a surrogate. Informations can be requested from the organisers. NYC would be done at another time if this band should dare a comeback. If so, this first would result in a new longplayer anyways. Fingers (double) crossed !
Other than that I got a tendinitis again. This time it’s the right wrist/underarm which fully gets swallen after practising two songs and which makes it impossible playing my instrument at the moment. We also no longer can rehearse and the momentary line-up does not want to perform without me. After the „Devil’s Asylum Tour“ this shit already appeared at the left wrist/underarm and was put in a cast for months. Practising my instrument(s) daily and for decades, completely ignoring all danger signs been sent by the body, damn caused the problem which also is for other instrumentalists I know. Actually, surgery would be wiser than a plaster cast which basically won’t solve the problem. Certainly another reason why a break is more than just welcome. Even typing this crybabies message here produces pain a lot.
Therefore, you no longer can count on us. We’re done for the moment or forever. Ain’t get no clue yet cos I’m no foreboder. Like „Stefan Raduta“ already said it: future does not exist. So all we can do is keeping our fingers crossed until they break cos all hope is gone like Slipknot said…tho I still belive in myself and my skills. At least something.
take it easy,