There has been a lot going on since the controversial split/divide of Polish black metal Batushka which resulted in two different versions of the same band, with singer Bartłomiej “Bart” Krysiuk leading one version of the band and the true founding member Kryzstof “Derph” Drabikowski the other.
Following the dispute between the two sides Bart’s version have just issued a statement saying all tours have been cancelled while the legal proceedings take place.
The statement on their Facebook page says:
As has been reported, we have cancelled all up and coming international touring until a time where the dispute between Derph and myself is resolved.
Massive financial and bureaucratic undertakings are required to make international touring at this scale work, coupled with the daily firefighting of Batushka’s day-to-day business, it has taken it’s toll and we have reached our limit.
There is plenty to be positive about with regards to the legal situation surrounding Batushka – however, we expect a lengthy process and despite mediation with Derph and I, we are no closer to resolving our differences.
We plan to reconvene and carry on preparing new music. Our European dates will continue on – naturally a lot less stressful. We apologise to our international fans but we hope you understand!
Earlier this year we at Dark Art Conspiracy done an exclusive interview with founding member Kryzstof “Derph” Drabikowski to find out about the situation, check it out here: