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Subrick
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 10:15 pm 
 

Clearly he had enough money before all the fake Batushka money came in to fund his fast food outings.
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Epicureo
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 5:23 am 
 

Subrick wrote:
Clearly he had enough money before all the fake Batushka money came in to fund his fast food outings.

According to past customers' stories he's more likely addicted to delivery pizza.

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Bogdaniel
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 4:58 pm 
 

Here's a statement from the former drummer of Batushka, Martin:

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Frankly, I don’t know even where to start. I’ll try to present here some facts and my own opinion on the subject. I feel that I’m obliged to make this statement since for the last couple of months there has been a lot hatred directed to one particular person - Bartłomiej Krysiuk. That’s not only not fair to him but also not true. Especially since the whole story of Batushka presented by Krzysztof Drabikowski is far from truth. But let’s start from the beginning.

I participated in the formation of Batushka. I am one of three people that really participated in the recording of the debut album “Litourgiya”. My name is Martin and I recorded the drums for Batushka.

First of all you should know that without Krysiuk Batushka would probably never see the light of day. It would have been a project buried deep in a computer hard drive. An unfinished idea like many others. Perhaps it should have stayed that way. I think that Bart’s vocals were crucial for the debut album. Drabikowski and I agreed that they would fit perfectly to the music so Krzysiek decided to ask him to record them. At that time we thought about bringing in another vocalist but his singing would not be consistent with the whole idea. You must realize that Krzysztof made most of the music for “Litourgiya” but he is not the sole creator of both the album and the band. I shall speak more about my involvement in the drums recording later.

Anyway the songs that made the album were written in a relatively short time. Batushka as you know it today was not a brainchild of Drabikowski, nor his life’s work, as he claims nowadays. Back then it was not a serious endeavour. A joke perhaps, or “something stupid” as he told me back in the day, but not an opus magnum of epic proportions. As far as I’m concerned I was not also seriously thinking about the music that was being made. Everything changed after we uploaded the first song online and the reception from the listeners was more than enthusiastic. Krzysztof told me then that it took him about 8 hours to write it. Even with the good reception we didn’t plan any live shows. Batushka’s goal was to release an album. And that’s it. Of course we needed Krysiuk to do that. Everything that happened later is the sole merit of Krysiuk. He took care of the CD release, bought stage equipment, guitars, costumes, contacted the promoters, started organizing tours and dealt with the proper management of the band. He took care of it all. After a few shows Batushka started the demand for new concerts was growing bigger every day. For Drabikowski, which he stated explicitly many times, the shows were “unnecessary”. He didn’t want to perform live. Even the groundbreaking tour “Rzeczpospolita Niewierna” alongside Behemoth was something that Drabikowski saw pointless. But Batushka performed more and more thanks to Krysiuk, who took on his shoulders the whole thing. You know the rest of the story and how many more shows Batushka played around the world. Long story short it was Krzysztof Drabikowski who largely wrote the first album but it’s success and the fact that this project that started as a joke became a full-time band is only thanks to Bartłomiej Krysiuk. Without him nobody would even notice Batushka.

I will not comment on the name of the band and the whole bicker about it. Who is the owner of that is for the Court to decide. But know this that the band didn’t become popular because of the music. There are many better bands than Batushka out there. But what makes Batushka so special is the whole atmosphere, the stage image, the performance, the vibe - and that’s only thanks to Krysiuk. The bands popularity was achieved by playing live and that’s not Drabikowski’s merit. It’s more of a joint success. Of course Krzysztof poses himself as a leader of the band now but from my perspective he was the leader only when he wanted to take other band members dinner coupons, or close the locker with booze for himself, or wait for him for half an hour at the hotel because he considered himself to be the star of Batushka. It’s unbelievable and I feel really embarrassed that I have to mention it. But it’s the truth. Drabikowski didn’t consider both Krysiuk or the band seriously. As the band grew in fame his Drabikowski’s resentment towards Krysiuk grew. That’s because Bart was in a way the real leader of the band and people associated Batushka with him not with Drabikowski. Krzysztof’s response to the bands growing popularity was that he wanted to stop performing live and wanted to pull out of the contracted shows. He thought the shows were “unnecessary”. Despite his destructive attitude the band continued to perform and deliver “Litourgiya” live night after night.

I almost forgot. As for the drums that I recorded there is a statement of Krzysztof’s that I need to correct. He stated in an interview for kultura.onet.pl that he “recorded” the outlines of drums himself. But it’s not true since he only programmed some dummy drum pads in a computer programme to help him record the guitars. He has nothing to do with the drums recorded on “Litourgia”. He even can’t play this instrument. I recorded the drums for Batushka’s debut alone. It was all very spontaneous. I didn’t prepare and didn’t exercise anything. I simply arranged it all in the studio during the recording session. I think that I had a major influence on the record and my arrangements top the outlines sent to me by Krzysztof.

Anyway, from my point of view it all comes down to this. There was no theft and nobody stole anything from Drabikowski (as he and his friends accuse Krysiuk). The “Litourgiya” era in the history of Batushka is a closed chapter. As far as I know the band will not perform these songs live anymore. Bartek Krysiuk already recorded the sophomore album in spite of Krzysztof’s stating that there will not be another Batushka album. I think that it’s quite natural for the band to continue with Krysiuk since his part in the success of both the record and the band itself is huge. How can he steal something that he largely created himself? You know that the band had a successful run in Poland, Europe, USA and South America. That and other achievements were possibly only thanks to Krysiuk. I know that there is a lot of bad blood around the band and many people are making false accusations following Drabikowski’s statement. Please note that these opinions are far from truth since nobody except the people who actually performed in Batushka has a slightest idea what really happened. I can’t stand those painful comments and lies that Drabikowski and his followers put online. That’s why I decided to make a stand and tell you how it really was from a perspective of a man that was a part of Batushka for years. Also please take that under consideration that this is the first and last time I will speak about this matter and I will not comment any further events.

Since April 2018 I’m not a part of Batushka anymore. I will not participate in the recordings from the band or on Drabikowski’s project. I have no interest in harming any side of this quarrel. I don’t want to discuss the reasons why I left the band but it was an unpleasant situation for me. But know this that after I criticized Drabikowski’s behaviour he removed me from the band by manipulating both the situation and Krysiuk. But that was quite normal for Krzysztof. The constant lack of respect for his fellow musicians, disrespectful behaviour towards the fans and clouded judgement were fine with Drabikowski. He didn’t care about the promoters and anyone that didn’t want to act as he intended. He thought of himself as the most important person and disrespected almost every musician that performed with Batushka (and I mean dozens of people).

I understand that what I wrote here puts Krzysztof in bad light but these are the facts. There is no intention on my part to tell you anything but the truth about the band and how I feel about the whole situation. Krzysztof’s reputation is the result of over three years of him behaving like a diva. I can speak only for myself but I also do know that the other musicians that performed with Batushka don’t want to participate in any online debates (which resemble more a circus than a normal conversation). But know that they stand behind Bartłomiej Krysiuk. The rest will stay neutral. What I said here is enough to make you question Drabikowski’s intention and statements. You read my statement and what I think about the whole situation. The rest is for you to decide.

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 5:32 pm 
 

Ok so Drabikowski isn’t an Angel, or he’s an asshole or whatever. I’m still not sure how it alters any of the facts. Like Drabikowski largely wrote everything himself, and popularity or band management doesn’t really have anything to do with creating the content and content/band ownership. So Batushka was largely a goof before it got some good online feedback by his own admission. Ultimately I’m going to side with the music which is the identity of Batushka and not what is “popular.”
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 5:37 pm 
 

The statement could have been just "Krzysztof Drabikowski largely wrote the first album" and it would still contain the exact same amount of information. So what if Bart acted as a manager? Does that grant him any rights whatsoever to steal someone elses band? Imagine if the Rolling Stones wanted to call it quits and then their manager comes in and says 'hey, all the money you got was thanks to me so I'm going to just use the name and some hired guns to write another album'. 'Oh, by the way, I registered the name in a different country because why the fuck not, I'm your manager!'.

"Without him [Bart] nobody would even notice Batushka" -> "Everything changed after we uploaded the first song online and the reception from the listeners was more than enthusiastic". So what is the truth? These guys are so full of shit.

I actually laughed at this: "I will not comment on the name of the band and the whole bicker about it. Who is the owner of that is for the Court to decide. But know this that the band didn’t become popular because of the music. There are many better bands than Batushka out there. But what makes Batushka so special is the whole atmosphere, the stage image, the performance, the vibe". It's like saying 'yeah, our band is terrible but hey, the costumes are cool!'.

Edit: typos.


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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 2:58 am 
 

Gravetemplar wrote:
"Without him [Bart] nobody would even notice Batushka" -> "Everything changed after we uploaded the first song online and the reception from the listeners was more than enthusiastic". So what is the truth? All these guys are so full of shit.

I actually laughed at this: "I will not comment on the name of the band and the whole bicker about it. Who is the owner of that is for the Court to decide. But know this that the band didn’t become popular because of the music. There are many better bands than Batushka out there. But what makes Batushka so special is the whole atmosphere, the stage image, the performance, the vibe". It's like saying 'yeah, our band is terrible but hey, the costumes are cool!'.

It reads like he realises that it's a sinking ship, and uses the opportunity to credit himself as much as possible for creating a success out of what he calls a joke. Only it doesn't explain at all why Drabikowski would act like that. "Oh I guess he's just an egoistical diva like that, see what Bart and I have had to deal with?" If they're all speaking the truth, the only conclusion I can make is that they're all jerks, or difficult to work with.
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 3:21 am 
 

I read it solely as an attempt to discredit author and to glorify the role of manager instead. Which is exactly as stupid as it seems. Is this the best justification of Bart's actions they could come up with, in what deranged universe do they dwell?
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 3:56 am 
 

And what does Martin has to say about Krysiuk trying to steal another band from its founders?

https://muzyka.interia.pl/wiadomosci/ne ... Id,1619047

This article dates way back to March 2004. Here's what it says according to Google Translate (feel free to verify this yourselves):

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The Dominion group from Białystok sent a statement to the media, in which it responded to the fact that its former members were trying to set up a competitive formation with the same name.

We fully quote the content of the statement sent to us by the Dominium group:

"In connection with the situation, regarding the fact that former members of the Dominium team, namely: Bartłomiej Krysiuk, Wojtek Szuba and Marek Papaj intend to create a competitive band with the same name, we want to inform the media that we are cutting off from the activities of the above-mentioned people because they are absurd, this is inconsistent with reality. "

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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 6:48 am 
 

The more I read, the more I'm confused, as usual in these situations. Only the involved people know the facts and truth.
I had enough, I just want to listen to some great music, life is too short to waste time with such bullshits.
I hope some musicians out there are taking ispiration by Litourgiya to make something great

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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 12:57 pm 
 

Martin: I'm fed up with these accusations about Bart's Batushka being fake!
*writes lengthy statement that completely avoids mentioning what people are actually accusing him of*
That'll set things straight

In all seriousness, he doesn't even offer a denial that all these things were done behind Drabikowski's back, let alone a refutation. Even if all his accusations about Drabikowski are true, pushing him out of the band and taking the name is just about the worst possible decision they could have made - unless, of course, they're not even slightly interested in the band's integrity and are frustrated that Drabikowski's decisions with the project aren't lining their pockets. Couldn't be!

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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 1:16 pm 
 

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But know this that the band didn’t become popular because of the music. There are many better bands than Batushka out there.


At least this we can all agree with.
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 10:18 pm 
 

CrippledLucifer wrote:
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But know this that the band didn’t become popular because of the music. There are many better bands than Batushka out there.


At least this we can all agree with.


Nope. I heard the album without knowing anything about the image and thought it was good regardless.

That guy just sounds salty about not being able to capitalize on the bands popularity. I understand it could be frustrating to not get to play live because of one band member's refusal, but it's pretty clear it's not about the music for these guys (especially when he's so keen to slag the album off as not very good).
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 2:00 pm 
 

The fact that the music itself (and the merits of its creator) gets relegated as a side dish in comparison to all the bells and whistles, to the point that a "manager" gets more credit than the *main composer* really tells all you need to know about this utter travesty of a band, and much of the music industry in general.

That said, I'm always siding with whomever writes the actual material, and if Drabikowski told the truth about that, this Martin fellow can join his buddy Bart on his way to Fuckoffville, and take all his bullshit excuses to justify his thieving, backstabbing dick moves with him.
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 4:28 am 
 

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Anyway, from my point of view it all comes down to this. There was no theft and nobody stole anything from Drabikowski (as he and his friends accuse Krysiuk).


If this is the case then why did Faketushka delete and ban everyone on every social media platform that stated this or anyone that mentioned Drabikowski? On top of this he states that Drabikowski didn't contribute to drums, yet on Drabikowski's Youtube video where he states that his creation has been stolen, you can hear an unreleased song with very polished drums?

Time will clean up this mess.

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hallowed78
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 6:56 am 
 

It seems Drabikowski released his album.

https://batushka-panihida.bandcamp.com/releases

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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 8:21 am 
 

hallowed78 wrote:
It seems Drabikowski released his album.

https://batushka-panihida.bandcamp.com/releases

I have to admit this is vastly superior to the first album. It's listenable as far as melodic and modern black metal goes and the vocals are quite better. The orthodox choir gimmick seems to be less predominant in the songs too.

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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 8:39 am 
 

Gravetemplar wrote:
I have to admit this is vastly superior to the first album. It's listenable as far as melodic and modern black metal goes and the vocals are quite better. The orthodox choir gimmick seems to be less predominant in the songs too.


You need to clean the bias out of your ears and go back and listen to the first album, because this is pretty much a retread of that. The black metal vocals, like the debut, are nothing spectacular but good enough. I find it weird that the main element that sets this band apart from any other generic black metal band ("the orthodox choir gimmick") you prefer not to hear also. Every other element that you are enjoying with this album, is on the debut also.
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 8:50 am 
 

Just got through my first listen, didn't expect it to be this good. Will be interesting to compare this to Bartushkas new album.

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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 8:50 am 
 

schizoid wrote:
Gravetemplar wrote:
I have to admit this is vastly superior to the first album. It's listenable as far as melodic and modern black metal goes and the vocals are quite better. The orthodox choir gimmick seems to be less predominant in the songs too.


You need to clean the bias out of your ears and go back and listen to the first album, because this is pretty much a retread of that. The black metal vocals, like the debut, are nothing spectacular but good enough. I find it weird that you prefer the main element that sets this band apart from any other generic black metal band ("the orthodox choir gimmick") you prefer not to hear also. Every other element that you are enjoying with this album, is on the debut also.


I never said the vocals in the first album are terrible, just less interesting. It works a lot better now that hey aren't as predominant in the mix, some of them are actually pretty similar to Bart's singing. The choir parts in the first album actually felt a bit disjointed at times. For example the midle section of Yekteniya 2 is a mess, two completely different songs playing at the same time. I feel like this album as a whole works better. Don't get me wrong, this is still far from being a great album imho and it's essentialy the same, there are just a few particular decisions that I think are better. It feels a bit more cohesive.

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deopisi
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 11:47 am 
 

For me Litougiya is among the 20-30 best black metal debuts ever, the new album seems just good

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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 1:58 pm 
 

It's already been uploaded to Youtube. Btw, I'm Polish and the whole circus around the band has made me so utterly contemptuous of the band that I have no slightest desire to listen to the full thing. They should have just retired the band name and create new projects. It's as if they forgot about the musical aspect of Batushka and focused solely on capitalizing on the band's debut album. It's indeed incredible how radical their success was, but it's absolutely preposterous to see that money/splendour/honours spoiled a leading underground black metal band. They had released merely one album, and yet they started to act like friggin masters of the scene who are larger than life. Both of them had made mistakes, and it's crystal clear that Krzysztof was the main mastermind of the band, but - to me - there is no Batushka without Krysiuk's versatile vocals and stage "presence". I'm just ashamed of them. You might want to listen to Mgła or Blaze of Perdition instead.

As a postscript, I'd like to add that Krzysztof seems to be an awful person to work with. He's so full of himself in both the interviews he has given over the course of time and his social media posts that it's sometimes difficult to read his inanities. On no account am I Krysiuk's henchman, but I just can't stand Krzysztof as a person.

All in all, Batushka is an admired band all over the world, but in Poland they're treated like some cheap, tasteless joke. Their dramatic story has gone on for far too long, and too many lies have been told for us to discriminate between the facts and made up bunk. I'd rather forget about this joke of a band. At some point, this band made the headlines more often than bands like Metallica, Slayer, etc. lol.

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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 4:58 pm 
 

Holy shit. Ludicrous controversy aside, this new "true" Batushka album is fucking great!

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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 11:53 am 
 

Lissart wrote:
the whole circus around the band has made me so utterly contemptuous of the band that I have no slightest desire to listen to the full thing. They should have just retired the band name and create new projects. It's as if they forgot about the musical aspect of Batushka and focused solely on capitalizing on the band's debut album. It's indeed incredible how radical their success was, but it's absolutely preposterous to see that money/splendour/honours spoiled a leading underground black metal band. They had released merely one album, and yet they started to act like friggin masters of the scene who are larger than life.


This is pretty much exactly how I've felt about them for awhile. I didn't quite understand the insane hype over the first album, it was pretty darn good, but it was JUST ONE ALBUM! I listened to it a handful of times. I know a lot of other long running / well respected black metal band members were even crazy about Batushka. All that being said I did just blindly pay for the new "real" album from Bandcamp last night when I saw it was available. At the end of the day I don't care too much about the drama or who's a nice guy or not, but I don't mind giving a few $ to the good guy.

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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 12:43 pm 
 

The album got deleted from Bandcamp. The Twitter account got suspended too. Even more drama!

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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 12:48 pm 
 

there are two different pages for each Batushka

https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Ba ... 3540454240
https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/%D ... 3540454239

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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 1:26 pm 
 

They moved the Bandcamp album here: https://sphieratz.bandcamp.com/album/-

Seems like Metal Blade and/or Bart are working really hard to take the album down.

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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 2:16 pm 
 

blackmantram wrote:
there are two different pages for each Batushka

https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Ba ... 3540454240
https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/%D ... 3540454239

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why is one in english and one in russian?
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 2:22 pm 
 

raspberrysoda wrote:
blackmantram wrote:
there are two different pages for each Batushka

https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Ba ... 3540454240
https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/%D ... 3540454239

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why is one in english and one in russian?

Maybe it's because Bart has the rights in the USA (English) and Derph in Europe (Russian)?

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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 3:06 pm 
 

We just note how things are publicly displayed by the band, and that's how the band displays their name in this case.

We're not here to question it. Just to catalog things as they are.
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 3:28 pm 
 

Did Drabikowski really do all of the vocals on this new album? Why did he ever need Bart? The vox on this new one are at least as good as the ones on the debut, probably even more aggressive/hateful.

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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 5:23 pm 
 

I remember Krystoff mentioned he'd have several guest singers for Panihida, so it's likely someone else did them instead.
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 6:25 pm 
 

Razakel wrote:
Did Drabikowski really do all of the vocals on this new album? Why did he ever need Bart? The vox on this new one are at least as good as the ones on the debut, probably even more aggressive/hateful.


The vocals are certainly more varied--the first album was essentially 100% high-pitched growls, whereas this one mixes it up with bits of low-growling / groaning. However, the high-pitched growls (which is the predominate style still) sound stunningly similar in timbre to the debut.

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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 10:18 pm 
 

Apparently the “true” Batushka’s Spotify page is here now. Only the first track of the new album is uploaded at the moment.
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 11:32 pm 
 

Gravetemplar wrote:
They moved the Bandcamp album here: https://sphieratz.bandcamp.com/album/-

Seems like Metal Blade and/or Bart are working really hard to take the album down.


I wouldn't be surprised if this was the case.

I'm sure it's pissing Bart off that the real Batushka album has already made over 1,000 sales in a few days and his album has only mustered 40 sales over several weeks and at least two of those sales were just people buying it so they can leave a review to tell people NOT to buy it because Bart is a fraud.

As for Metal Blade, I'm sure they're also upset as they're looking at the low sales numbers and realizing that they should have signed with Drabikowski.
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 11:47 pm 
 

Nokturniis wrote:

I'm sure it's pissing Bart off that the real Batushka album has already made over 1,000 sales in a few days and his album has only mustered 40 sales over several weeks and at least two of those sales were just people buying it so they can leave a review to tell people NOT to buy it because Bart is a fraud.



I don't think his album has been officially released yet.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 12:03 am 
 

Preorders, perhaps.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 9:51 am 
 

It's crazy to me that Bart's version has a song called "Liturgiya." Personally, that's proof to me how little he gets the concept of this band.

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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 10:48 am 
 

Bart is a total fucking toad as far as I'm concerned, and Metal Blade are swine for enabling the copyright bullying. The new (disputed) Batushka album makes it abundantly clear who's vision Batushka is. The vocals were probably the least remarkable thing about the debut and I actually think they're a lot better on the new one. As for the new Bartushka song . . . it's serviceable I guess. It's definitively not Batushka, though.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 11:45 am 
 

I'm enjoying the new album more than the first one so far. Was never a ravenous fan, but this is fucking good.

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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 3:58 pm 
 

Wow. If you take a look at Bandcamp's home page, the best selling album of ANY genre right now on Bandcamp is Drabikowski's Batushka album. Great to see the support.
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