Batushka and Bartłomiej Krysiuk seek The Truth.

RockmusicRaider - Batushka Controversy - The Truth by Bartłomiej Krysiuk

The saga of the two Batushkas continues, and the controversy with it. This time with a teaser of an upcoming video from Bart’s camp. One that should whisk all doubts about the trve story of Batushka to fairyland. And provide us with the genuine narrative of this convoluted affair.

Supposedly.

It is indeed true that Bartłomiej Krysiuk was not all that vocal about the ongoing Batushka controversy. A silence of the lambs of sorts. One probably brought about by the legal eagles of the mighty Metal Blade Records. The gold givers and enablers of posh touring and lavish … [...] Click to raid more!

Batushka – Hospodi (2019) – Review

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Hospodi

The big question was if or if not we should review the two offerings of Batushka that are currently out. Because the members of this band caused themselves more trouble than necessary, and generated a major controversy in the process. Which is – of course – not necessarily a good thing, as this wastes energy and resources. Energy that could have been used to write stellar material, not feeding egos and paying lawyers.

It is also an unarguable fact that Hospodi would not exist without this unnecessary drama that spilled into the open lately. Yet, … [...] Click to raid more!

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

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 … [...] Click to raid more!