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BATUSHKA To Release New EP “Раскол/Raskol”


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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.
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EXCLUSIVE UPDATE INTERVIEW – KRZYSZTOF DRABIKOWSKI OF BATUSHKA 


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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.

You can read the original interview from April 2019 here: https://darkartconspiracy.com/2019/04/12/exclusive-interview-krzysztof-drabikowski-of-batushka/

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Batushka (Bart’s Version) Cancel All Tour Dates


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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.

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REPORT: BRUTAL ASSAULT #24 – DAY 1st (0)


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.

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Bart’s Batushka announce pre-order for “Hospodi” and posts new song via metalblade records


This is a mess. ..Or what do you think?

As far as guitars go, there are a lot of classic rock influences and some early 90’s metal in there” – BART /

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Batushka Updates: New Track from Krzystof, New Album Art from Bart.



“THERE IS ONLY ONE TRUE БАТЮШКА.”

 Batushka recently have suffered a line-up split with both sides claiming to be the real band which has been a very strange and confusing situation for fans.

We recently did an exclusive interview with the founder and creator of Batushka, Krzysztof Drabikowski (guitarist and songwriter)

Then Batushka (Bart’s version) made an announcement about situation few weeks ago. 

And  then the  court has recently ruled that until a final decision is reached as to who owns the band, Batushka, (Bart’s version) is not allowed to release his album or have any concerts under the name “Batushka”, or the cyrillic variant of said name.

After that the Metalsucks.com shared news from the Attorneys’ about Bart’s side . 

And now we have heard amazing new track from Krzystof (listen below) 


Батюшка – “Песнь 1” from “Панихида” album (STEREO version) composer and author of the lyrics: Krzysztof Drabikowski 2019 Батюшка

And now there’s Album art available for the Bart’s version. 

Album art for Bart’s version of Batushka set to be released via Metal Blade Records.