Batushka returns with a new five-track, over thirty-minute long EP entitled “РАСКОЛ” / “RASKOL” which is due for release 7th August 2020. The title itself, which means a split, a schism, refers to the story contained in the new release but is also an allegory of the current situation of the band. Continue reading BATUSHKA To Release New EP “Раскол/Raskol”→
Interview by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy
We have been covering the shocking split of Polish black metal act BATUSHKA and we were fortunate enough to get an exclusive interview with founder/creator/guitarist and songwriter Krzysztof Drabikowski back in April last year after events unfolded with vocalist Krysiuk going behind Krzysztof’s back and essentially stealing his own band from him which has led to two versions of the band BATUSHKA.
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.
Once again the gates of Brutal Assault Festival located at the Josefov Fortress of Jaroměř and within the heart of Europe, Czech Republic, has opened. The festival took date from August 6th to 10th with the line up of 130 bands. The place and time is kind of sacred to me. Usually, I would be looking forward to about two or three bands. But during the festival I discovered another ten more favourites that I enjoyed and additionally more that I started to like. This is not even mentioning some other stuff that was happening. One starts to think about cosmos games.