Bethlehem is a German heavy metal band from Grevenbroich, formed in 1991 by Jürgen Bartsch and Klaus Matton.
Before starting Bethlehem, Bartsch and Matton used to play in a German thrash metal band Morbid Vision.
Many of their lyrics revolve around sickness, morbidity, suicide, death and madness, and may to some extent be personal to the band.
"Dictius Te Necare" is Bethlehem's second full-length album and an undisputed cornerstone of the entire Suicidal/Depressive Black Metal genre.
The Prophecy reissue of this classic comes as Digipak CD with 12-pages booklet and stays true to the original spirit of the album.