Batushka - Cancel Russian Shows


It is not good news. Polish orthodox black metallers Batushka will not be performing in Russia after all. The band had booked two shows in Moscow in support of their debut release, Litourgiya, but now confirms they were cancelled.

Here's the band's official statement: "Dear Friends & supporters in Russia, It is with sincere regret that we would like to inform you that we have to cancel both our shows in Moscow. We had all the approvals and 'green light' from the Russian Police, immigration control and responsible officials. Unfortunately we received threats from extremists affiliated with the Russian Orthodox Church stating that they will beat up and even kill people attending to both shows. Since it's beyond our control and we are not able to assure that the concerts will be 100% safe for both the audience and us we are forced to cancel both of them immediately. Hope you understand. We would like to thank our Russian promoter for his tremendous work & support he gave us. Once again, we truly apologize and hope that some day we will be able to perform on Russian soil. Stay safe!"






Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Batushka
 
Posted: 09.04.2016 by Paz


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09.04.2016 - 00:21
MetalDoomMaster
So they weren't officially banned then? Just sounds like some assholes with some threats.
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09.04.2016 - 00:28
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
News headline is incorrect since they are not banned from performing.
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09.04.2016 - 00:32
Paź
ex-News Man
Ok, I will change that but even Witching Hour Productions (their label) called it that way.
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09.04.2016 - 00:46
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Polish label? If so I'd say they're showing clear anti-Russian sentiments.
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09.04.2016 - 01:00
Paź
ex-News Man
Yeah, look for problems where there are none.
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09.04.2016 - 01:11
Matus Dust
This seems like a PR stunt.
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09.04.2016 - 02:25
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
Why are extremists threatening anyway? Is this band like... Politically involved with something?
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09.04.2016 - 03:58
MetalDoomMaster
Yeah, I was wondering the same thing. Kinda seems PRish but at the same time I don't really see any reason for this band to pull a stunt like that so I don't fucking know.
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09.04.2016 - 09:59
Hex_Omega
Gem Seeker
Written by Karlabos on 09.04.2016 at 02:25

Why are extremists threatening anyway? Is this band like... Politically involved with something?

Looks like this band is too blasphemous for Russian orthodox church. This time it is more about religion, not politics. But who knows, our relations with Russia are very 'tight' nowadays.
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09.04.2016 - 10:19
LuciferOfGayness
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Religion is politics in russia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pussy_Riot
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09.04.2016 - 12:37
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Masterchief
Written by Guest on 09.04.2016 at 10:19

Religion is politics in russia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pussy_Riot


Its differed story, inside story not outside and Poland has Behemoth issue what Catholics want do, ban band and has issue whit them so it is equal

Maybe band should change name to Babuska
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09.04.2016 - 16:49
Reaper_Redeamer
In Greece it is orthodox Christians again. I hope we won't have that kind of fanatism here too...
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09.04.2016 - 17:26
s_t_s
Thanks to the silly mother f*ckers who threatened the possible attendants to these gigs I will listen to this band ! This kind of news should be spread to people who think that the only extremists these days are islamists !
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09.04.2016 - 18:32
Big-Al
"terrorist threats"
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09.04.2016 - 20:21
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Masterchief
Written by Reaper_Redeamer on 09.04.2016 at 16:49

In Greece it is orthodox Christians again. I hope we won't have that kind of fanatism here too...


Greece is in EU and I never have heard anything like banning happening there
I know many tourists are not let in monasteries if they have shorts, mini skirts etc but in music ... metal has been in Hellenic lands freely , but Christianity in Rus re born in 1991
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11.04.2016 - 03:30
IBlackened
It's funny. Even here in Brazil, a very religious 3rd world country, I never saw this happening at all.
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11.04.2016 - 23:27
Reaper_Redeamer
Written by Bad English on 09.04.2016 at 20:21

Written by Reaper_Redeamer on 09.04.2016 at 16:49

In Greece it is orthodox Christians again. I hope we won't have that kind of fanatism here too...


Greece is in EU and I never have heard anything like banning happening there
I know many tourists are not let in monasteries if they have shorts, mini skirts etc but in music ... metal has been in Hellenic lands freely , but Christianity in Rus re born in 1991


Indeed.
I laughed hard for your reference to greek monasteries, well this is happening, those guys inside there have a long time to see some female body parts
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