Raskol, Batushka’s newest race to Black Metal glory!

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Ah yes, Batushka. The never-ending saga of a deal gone sour. Two former partners that peck at each other like angry cocks. And that, from one of the most promising Black Metal outfits.

Now, some time ago, the crew over here decided to cover both parties. And I’m afraid that the 2019 record Hospodi did not necessarily get great grades in the process. Aggressive it was, true. But the band around Bartłomiej Krysiuk presented a tune so generic it was neither here nor there.

Now, barely one year after that specific bone of contention, we get … [...] Click to raid more!

Corona @ Batushka: Confined!

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Throughout 2019 and beyond, the RMR crew followed the Batushka controversy closely. It’s indeed a pretty interesting case study. All those things that can happen when two parties cease to understand each other. We even enjoyed a trailer of one contestant threatening to expose themselves in the name of truth. Albeit with no return whatsoever to date. At all.

Now remember, this is the band that offered us Litourgyia in 2015. One Black Metal masterpiece that wandered straight onto our top 10 lists. And we don’t really want to lose all that goodness, because of attacks of grandeur.

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Bartłomiej Krysiuk’s Batushka and the missing live gigs!

RockmusicRaider - Bartłomiej Krysiuk's Batushka - Hospodi - Missing Gigs and an impostor

The RMR blog covered the on-going Batushka controversy pretty closely so far. For those who were out of the loop for a while, here’s a quick rundown.

At first, we had a stellar Black Metal album – Litourgyia – that took the genre by storm. It led to a pretty fulminant success of a previously unknown band from Poland.

As is often the case, success (and money) rose to people’s heads, so all those loving bonds were canceled and a truly nasty divorce initiated. Quite unsurprisingly, this ended up in court, with a final decision still out there somewhere. In … [...] Click to raid more!

Batushka: Hospodi or Panihida? A controversy made in Black Metal Hell!

RockmusicRaider - Batushka - Hospodi Panihida Controversy

What a sad pickle.

At the very end of 2015, RockmusicRaider covered this unknown band called Batushka. A new star on the Black Metal horizon serving us Litourgyia on a platter of mightily sepulchral orthodox chanting.

Apparently from Poland, but very secretive at first, they unloaded their unholy wares on the unsuspecting metal crowd. With an unprecedented success to boot. Specialists and critics gushed over the record as if there was no tomorrow. Finally, a band emerged that could slake that blinding thirst for some real Black Metal in a dry desert populated by posers and wannabe satanists.

Truly, … [...] Click to raid more!