Batushka - Both Incarnations Release New Songs


Batushka situation has been quite complicated lately. You may remember when the founder tried to kick out the vocalist but then he got kicked out and now we have two entities by the name of Batushka, with each holding on to its own share of the band's social media. Recently both of those released some new music and/or plans for a follow-up to Litourgiya.

First came the song from Krzysztof Drabikowski's incarnation, a track called "Pecn' 1" (or "Песнь 1" in Cyrillic). The upcoming album will be called Panihida (or Панихида) and it will be released through Sphieratz Production with no further info regarding its release or tracklist. You can watch the video for the track below.



Krzysztof's Batushka's Twitter account also shared the following court order:



It seems that Bartłomiej Krysiuk's incarnation would not be allowed to use Batushka's name for releasing music or playing concerts, but it seems that this did not stop it from releasing a track called "Chapter I: The Emptiness - Polunosznica" (or "Полунощница") and announcing an album called Hospodi (or Господи). You can watch the video for the track below: [Note that the comments are disabled and the likes/dislikes hidden as of the publishing of this news piece]



The album will be released through Metal Blade Records on the 12th of July. You can see the cover art below:



What do you make of this situation? What did you think about either of the tracks?

Source: youtube.com
Band profile: Batushka
 
Posted: 15.05.2019 by RaduP


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15.05.2019 - 20:41
nikarg
Old Nick
It's pretty clear who the real Batushka is.
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15.05.2019 - 20:46
Maco
Carnivore


Krys should just accuse Bart of being nazi and his career will die in an instant. Problem solved.
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15.05.2019 - 21:05
IBlackened
Metal Blade is supporting the fake Batushka from the vocalist who tried to steal the band from its founder!? Shame on them.
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15.05.2019 - 21:22
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by IBlackened on 15.05.2019 at 21:05

Metal Blade is supporting the fake Batushka from the vocalist who tried to steal the band from its founder!? Shame on them.

The fact that they disabled comments on that video says a lot
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15.05.2019 - 22:40
zikon
This whole thing amuses me.
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15.05.2019 - 23:50
Discordant666
Written by nikarg on 15.05.2019 at 20:41

It's pretty clear who the real Batushka is.


Should be, the fact that some big labels and organizers don't is pretty disturbing
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16.05.2019 - 02:31
nikarg
Old Nick
Written by Discordant666 on 15.05.2019 at 23:50

Written by nikarg on 15.05.2019 at 20:41

It's pretty clear who the real Batushka is.

Should be, the fact that some big labels and organizers don't is pretty disturbing

Metal Blade disabled the comments on the video but the shitstorm on the label's Facebook makes me think they might not actually release it in the end. Let alone the fact that it is illegal to release it.
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16.05.2019 - 10:15
Ball Fondlers
I think i like the fake "bart" Batushka more. Maybe because it sounds less like their previous album than the other
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16.05.2019 - 11:24
X-FrEaK
FakeTushka song sucks ass whereas TrueTushka is really in line with Litourgya and its a really nice addition to their catalogue.

Team TrueTushka all the way
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16.05.2019 - 11:31
matt4815162342
Written by Ball Fondlers on 16.05.2019 at 10:15

I think i like the fake "bart" Batushka more. Maybe because it sounds less like their previous album than the other

This is exactly why I like Krys' song a lot more. Bart's songs doesn't sound like Batushka at all. Like it could have been published under totally different name and no one would bat an eye.
Also, I'm not really impressed by Bart's song, it's somewhat generic except for the chanting at the beginning.
But Bart of course needs to parasite on someone else's quite original creation instead of making music under different name. That band would never have reached the level of popularity that Batushka has nowadays.
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16.05.2019 - 11:38
matt4815162342
Written by nikarg on 16.05.2019 at 02:31

Written by Discordant666 on 15.05.2019 at 23:50

Written by nikarg on 15.05.2019 at 20:41

It's pretty clear who the real Batushka is.

Should be, the fact that some big labels and organizers don't is pretty disturbing

Metal Blade disabled the comments on the video but the shitstorm on the label's Facebook makes me think they might not actually release it in the end. Let alone the fact that it is illegal to release it.

Quite the shitstorm indeed. And totally deserved, to be honest. I love how many people stand up to support Drabikowski.
Now I'm impatiently waiting which summer festivals will cancel Bart's Batushka, since he's confirmed on several of them. Just so I know which festivals support thieves and I should never ever attend them. And I'm really hoping that Brutal Assault cancels, because it's the best festival in my area and I already have a ticket.
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16.05.2019 - 12:01
Paź
ex-News Man
This pic is gold.

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16.05.2019 - 12:27
Bad English
Masterchief
Written by nikarg on 16.05.2019 at 02:31

Written by Discordant666 on 15.05.2019 at 23:50

Written by nikarg on 15.05.2019 at 20:41

It's pretty clear who the real Batushka is.

Should be, the fact that some big labels and organizers don't is pretty disturbing

Metal Blade disabled the comments on the video but the shitstorm on the label's Facebook makes me think they might not actually release it in the end. Let alone the fact that it is illegal to release it.


They are not so powerful, cort order is more powerful. There can be consequences later ....
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16.05.2019 - 12:44
Strangely i like both versions Guitarist's one is more to the roots and Singer's is more diverse. Such a great debut this situation is alike Entombed, Venom & Immortal i think, in conclusion none is going to benefit from this awkward situation
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16.05.2019 - 13:44
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by jamescarpathian on 16.05.2019 at 12:44

this situation is alike Entombed, Venom & Immortal i think,

This situation is actually worse because Bart still used the name Batushka when there is a court order specifically ordering him not to do so. If Metal blade actually releases the album under the Batushka name, it would be illegal.
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16.05.2019 - 14:17
BynersA7X
Kudos for the news title, though
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16.05.2019 - 15:31
barry86
What an absolute shame to see this b(r)and being literally torn apart in the tug-of-war between the righteous creative force behind the debut album and that fat thieving bastard from Hermh.
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16.05.2019 - 16:08
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Masterchief
Written by barry86 on 16.05.2019 at 15:31

What an absolute shame to see this b(r)and being literally torn apart in the tug-of-war between the righteous creative force behind the debut album and that fat thieving bastard from Hermh.



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16.05.2019 - 17:11
barry86
Written by Bad English on 16.05.2019 at 16:08

Written by barry86 on 16.05.2019 at 15:31

What an absolute shame to see this b(r)and being literally torn apart in the tug-of-war between the righteous creative force behind the debut album and that fat thieving bastard from Hermh.






Some applicable lyrics there haha
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16.05.2019 - 20:14
nikarg
Old Nick
I had never done this before but I felt obliged and reported the (now fake) Batushka page on Facebook.
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16.05.2019 - 23:43
SatanicBlood
Babushka
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16.05.2019 - 23:50
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Masterchief
Written by SatanicBlood on 16.05.2019 at 23:43

Babushka

Send that name suggestion to fake bsnd
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17.05.2019 - 07:26
Ball Fondlers
Written by SatanicBlood on 16.05.2019 at 23:43

Babushka

Bartushka? Babaganoushka?
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17.05.2019 - 08:25
Unhealer
Eclecticist
What bothers me most about all this is Metal Blade backing up those thieves. Their owners must be made of the same shit that Bart and company are.
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17.05.2019 - 09:00
Zaph
The Nothingth
They're really taking the Rhapsody, Entombed, etc. style of drama to the next level with this.
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17.05.2019 - 22:33
Vombatus
Potorro
Written by Unhealer on 17.05.2019 at 08:25

What bothers me most about all this is Metal Blade backing up those thieves. Their owners must be made of the same shit that Bart and company are.


If I recall, the fat thief signed with Metal Blade while still under Batushka, behind the founder's back, and later decided to "kick him out".
So I wouldn't be surprised if MB was actually expecting to sign the real Batushka at that time but it all went down the drain. If there were legally binding contracts with the fat guy's name on them, they probably have no choice. The fact the label doesn't seem to be very communicative about their new signing might give a hint.
Of course, the easy cash grab is entirely possible and probably the easiest explanation.

What I don't clearly get is that court order. Is the restriction only applied to the fat guy? So the label is allowed to use and sell using the name? Is it applied only in Poland? Plus the fake version is still confirmed to perform some gigs. Not sure how that order stops multiple thieves from making profit.

Music wise: the original one seems like a Batushka intro. Should be decent.
The fat guy's version is not only extremely far from the usual sound, but it genuinely sounds like crap. Sweet Babushka.
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20.05.2019 - 07:38
The Melting Snow
I want to troll the hell out of Poserushka.
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21.05.2019 - 13:02
TheBigRossowski
Dudeist Priest'
Yeah, the Emptiness chapter, within city limits... that ain't legal either...

Definitely prefer the first work. It's noticeably Batushka, as it should be.
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22.05.2019 - 16:00
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Masterchief
Written by Unhealer on 17.05.2019 at 08:25

What bothers me most about all this is Metal Blade backing up those thieves. Their owners must be made of the same shit that Bart and company are.


Listen to Pink Floyd ''Money'' because thats what drives them, they need profit and money comes no matter what, more money you have, more and harder you can violate a law. Money is strong!
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25.05.2019 - 20:11
Archie 666
I put Hermh's 'Cold Blood Mlessiah' into my CD player and it doesn't read it
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