Label: Witching Hour Productions
Genre: Black Metal
Although their album was released late last year via Witching Hour Productions, Batushka have really gained momentum in the metal world in 2016. This has been THE year for Batushka. We do not know who the members of this band are, however, we do know that they come from other well-known acts. With little promotion – or maybe, the most effective promotion: word of mouth – they have reached almost every corner of the world and are confirmed to perform at many international festivals in 2017, including Wacken Open Air. What is special about this act, is not only that the band members are unknown, but the fact that their lyrical themes and the whole image of the band is concentrated on the Orthodox Church and their album is a Litourgiya (liturgy). No other black metal, or metal, band that I know of has done this before. You may have thought that there is nothing new and interesting happening in music…well, think again after you have listened to Batushka.