Batushka guitarist Krzysztof Drabikowski and vocalist Bartłomiej Krysiuk have been sparring publicly over use of the band’s name since the beginning of the year . While Drabikowski claims to have written all the band’s music and says his project is being hijacked, Krysiuk has continued on with his own version of the band and plansto release an album with Metal Blade records.We’ve got some updates on the court situation, a Polish court moved in April that the Krysiuk-led Batushka should cease releasing albums and performing while the case is ongoing, and Drabikowski shared this decision online, touting it as a victory. Then, Krysiuk and the Metal Blade Records-signed version of Batushka issued a statement essentially saying that a) the court’s ruling is a temporary injunction based only on Drabikowski’s version of events and makes no ruling about the case as a whole, b) Krysiuk plans to countersue Drabikowski for causing harm to Batushka’s current business, and c) the Krysiuk-led version of Batushka does not plan to honor the court decision anyway and will continue to release music and perform live.
Here is the court decision, dated April 18th, posted by Drabikowski:
And here is Krysiuk’s position, issued by his attorney:
Also the founder of Batushka, still in control of the official YouTube, dropped an incredible teaser of a new track. This version of Batushka will release a new album this year under the name of the band.