Saturday, 12 May 2018

Batushka - Yekteníya IV

Yesterday did the Polish extreme orthodox rockers BATUSHKA visit Sweden and Stockholm for a show at Nalen. A band that I became familiar with at the beginning of last year when I ran into their debut album. Read the review here! I was there with to friends and hade a pretty good evening.

The Pilgrimage tour is a pretty fun spectacle, much like you think you can expect from these guys. Imagine GHOST, though much darker, you're right close. Here you will get a Priest (BATUSHKA), who lights the candles, wiggles with his incense censer, holy water brush, the icon of "Litourgaya". An orthodox choir behind masks gives the show a great spirit and mystics, the sound was pretty good, the instruments were clear, and crisp in the position I was standing at, the light is the only thing I could whine over, simply too overworked to keep the mystery up, so most of the show became flat and boring in all flashes.

The setlist was simple, tune 1 to 8.

BATUSHKA is pronounced "Batjushka", the band's Cyrillic name Батюшка means "father" and is used to address an Eastern Orthodox priest. Despite their themes and imagery, they are not a Christian band.

Today's tune "Yekteníya IV: Milost" is taken from "Litourgaya"

More info @

Official Batushka Web

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