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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.

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Steelfest Open Air 2019 Is Soon Upon Us


It’s almost that time of year again, Finnish metal festival season will be opened, once again, by the most anticipated underground black/death/obscure metal festival in Finland: Steelfest! Located in the heart of Hyvinkää, this year the festival has included an official camping area for those who would rather not be confined to the walls of a stuffy hotel. They also posted on Facebook that a few gracious locals who are attending the festival are offering a couch (or dark corner) to sleep in for those coming from far away.

This festival has really become a globally known legend. Based on a poll posted on social media, people are hailing from over forty different countries, not including the bands, to experience such an epic event here in the cold, dark (but hopefully not too cold or dark during the festival) north.

The festival will begin with a sold out Pre-party at Crafters the Thursday before the festival at 20:00 featuring Havukruunu & Kalmankantaja.

steelfest preparty.jpg

As for the lineup – Seigneur Voland (Fra) not only will be performing for the first time in Finland but will perform an excluive 20th anniversary show based on material from 1999-2019).

SF 2019 Seigneur Voland

Marduk (Swe) will also be performing a 20th anniversary show to celebrate “Panzer Division Marduk”’s 20 year existance. This performance will only happen once, it cannot be missed!

SF 2019 Marduk

Vital Remains (US) will also have their debut appearance in Finland!

SF 2019 Vital Remains

We will also get a double shot of Mr.Spellgoth himself with appearances by both Horna and Trollheims Grott.

Along side these legendary performances, the lineup includes:

  • Mysticum (NOR)
  • Immolation (USA)
  • Mgła (POL)
  • Nargaroth (GER) 
  • Belphegor (AUS)
  • Naglfar (Swe)
  • Gaahls Wyrd (NOR)
  • Odium (UKR)
  • Asphyx (NED)
  • Vargrav (FIN)
  • Antimateria (FIN)
  • Grave Miasma (UK)
  • Deiphago (CRC)
  • Monarque (CAN)
  • Evil (BRA)
  • …And Oceans (FIN)
  • Einherjer (NOR)
  • Trollheims Grott (FIN)
  • Deletere (CAN)
  • Totalselfhatred (FIN)
  • Aeternus (NOR)
  • Advent Sorrow (AU)
  • Morgal (FIN)
  • Myrkskog (NOR)
  • Arkhon Infaustus (FRA)

Here is the day schedule as of right now:

SF 2019 Day.jpg

More information  can be found form their Facebook Page or their Official Website

Tickets can be purchased from KVLT Records or Tiketti.

Check out our Spotify playlist to get hyped!

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Krzysztof Drabikowski Of Batushka (Poland) “There is only one true Батюшка.”


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Interview by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Polish black metal project Batushka was founded and created by guitarist and songwriter Krzysztof Drabikowski back in 2015. They caught the attention of metalheads and press alike with their successful debut release ‘Litourgiya’ and even went on to sign with popular label Metal Blade Records. The project also featured vocalist Bartłomiej “Bart” Krysiuk and drummer Marcin Bielemuk, to accompany Krzysztof however that is no longer the case as in December 2018 a shocking video was released from Krzysztof Drabikowski informing everyone that former vocalist Krysiuk had gone behind the creators back and essentially stolen his own band from him as Krzysztof had parted ways with the vocalist but Krysiuk turned the story around on Krzysztof instead. Currently, there are two sides claiming to be Batushka but there is only one true Batushka and we were lucky enough to speak to the real founder Krzysztof Drabikowski  to get the full details of this unbelievable and shocking deceptive story and get the truth out there…

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