Krzysztof Drabikowski’s BATUSHKA – Močvara, Zagreb 22.11.2023

November 22, 2023 all-day

The legendary Polish blackers Batushka (Batûška), led by founder Krzysztof “Derph” Drabikowski, are coming to enthrall Močvara for the first time, and the date of this exceptional ceremony is November 22 (Wednesday). Information about the start of pre-sale will be available soon. Batushka is a band formed in 2015 in Białystok. Their songs deal with Orthodoxy, and their lyrics are in the Old Slavonic language. The name of the band comes from the word for “father”, i.e. any Orthodox priest, hieromonk. Multi-instrumentalist Drabikowski got the very idea of founding a band while reading comments on YouTube under videos with Orthodox music and how “holy songs are more metal than any satanic black metal”. The band initially decided to be anonymous and covered in masks, in a way stripped of their identity so that listeners could focus more on the music itself. The band released the first single “Yekteníya VII” and then the debut album Litourgiía (“Litourgiya”) (“Lithurgy”) in December 2015. The album became a big hit on the metal scene and ensured the band great popularity and appearances at numerous festivals, and their performances in Russia and Belarus were canceled due to protests. Batushka soon splits into two bands: one led by Drabikowski, the other led by Bartłomiej “Bart” Krysiuk. In 2019, Drabikowski released the eight-song album Panihida (“Panihida”) (Requiem) with the band, which received great reviews and was also very well received by fans. All in all, a great black metal spectacle is in store. See you on 22.11. in the Swamp!