The End of Batushka Case?

2019-06-07 by former sputnik's home post-punk maester | 58 Comments
In a Facebook post from yesterday, Polish court in Bialystok ruled that Bart is allowed to release music under the name Batushka, as well as operate his brand under it while the lawsuit continues. Hence, neither Bart nor Krys are yet official owners of Batushka, but both can release music under the name. Bartushka have announced that they will now continue touring, as they had previously planned.
Krys is yet to release a statement.

Bart and Krys have been in legal disputes since last year over complete ownership of the band's name and brand. According to Krys, Bart took advantage of him and copyrighted the name on himself behind Krys' back, thus excluding Krys completely from the band. According to Bart and a former Batushka drummer Martin, while Krys has been the founding member of the band and the one who recorded some of the instruments, he was not instrumental to its success or in its creative process.

Batrueshka's album Panihida was released May 26th.
Bartushka's album Hospodi is due July 12th.

The original post on Bartushka's official Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/Batushkaband/posts/2368306169859022?__tn__=-UC-R

Tagged: Batushka

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impoppy
June 7th 2019
2230 Comments


Weird way for this to end.

Relinquished
June 7th 2019
44594 Comments


i see u with those name changes there papa

Papa Universe
June 7th 2019
22505 Comments


unpopular opinion: Hospodi so far sounds better than Panihida

heck
June 7th 2019
4592 Comments


a tale of two tushkas

ThyCrossAwaits
June 7th 2019
3478 Comments


Will listen to both and will probably continue listening to whichever is good and if they both are then well ok

brainmelter
June 7th 2019
7060 Comments


dumb

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DungeonBoy
June 7th 2019
7756 Comments


so are we allowed to like both Babushkas now or what?

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Papa Universe
June 7th 2019
22505 Comments


the court says it's fine

Darius The Imposter
June 7th 2019
22272 Comments


BaASSka

SoulFunction
June 7th 2019
355 Comments


Publicity stunt

neekafat
Contributing Reviewer
June 7th 2019
18772 Comments


so strange

Papa Universe
June 7th 2019
22505 Comments


look on the bright side, we now have double the Batushka

DungeonBoy
June 7th 2019
7756 Comments


Interesting how both variations went with the same design aesthetics as Litourgiya. Also did Kryz give up on the Batushka name now, the bandcamp page I found is Панихида by Krzysztof Drabikowski

advancedwarfighter
June 7th 2019
101 Comments


tbf Bartushka will still be hated till the end. Damage has been done and I believe their release will bomb hard commercially and critically. They will continue touring till someone throws an empty beer bottle and hits Bart in the face.

Papa Universe
June 7th 2019
22505 Comments


he initially released it as Batushka, but then got a copyright strike from Bart and had to rename it, cause at that point, Bart was still officially a copyright holder
actually, he still might be.
actually, if he still is, this story posted above has some informational errors

zaruyache
June 7th 2019
22444 Comments


this isn't the end of the case papa.

Papa Universe
June 7th 2019
22505 Comments


it is the end of A case, I imagine there are more to come

R4zor3dge
June 7th 2019
994 Comments


This was.... Unexpected

Dummit
June 7th 2019
390 Comments


I was sitting at the edge of my seat WAITING to see how this would end

*eyeroll*

artiswar
June 7th 2019
9936 Comments


k I'm confused

Papa Universe
June 7th 2019
22505 Comments


Bart won. that's all you need to know

artiswar
June 7th 2019
9936 Comments


It sounds more like nobody won except the fans

Dimorphic
June 7th 2019
1299 Comments


Literally nobody won. Neither band, nor any fan.

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Deathconscious
June 7th 2019
24632 Comments


http://www.metalsucks.net/2019/06/07/polish-court-grants-barts-batushka-the-right-to-use-band-name-while-lawsuit-continues/amp/

Why am i reading here that the court only temporarily granted Bart permission to continue while the case is ongoing? According to this article the case isnt over.

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Papa Universe
June 7th 2019
22505 Comments


temporarily?

Deathconscious
June 7th 2019
24632 Comments


Yes, this article is from today. Sounds like Bart was full of shit and spinning it in a dishonest way, as usual.

Papa Universe
June 7th 2019
22505 Comments


you know, for a second there I thought that this story really isn't as one-sided as we all thought, if even the court agrees, but...

TheClansman95
June 7th 2019
2511 Comments


two bands with the same name. WHAT

TheClansman95
June 7th 2019
2511 Comments


I didn't expect that it would end this way

Deathconscious
June 7th 2019
24632 Comments


It hasnt...you should update this article, uni.

Papa Universe
June 7th 2019
22505 Comments


already did

ZippaThaRippa
June 7th 2019
10564 Comments


So the case ISN'T over?

ZippaThaRippa
June 7th 2019
10564 Comments


it sounds like Bart probably just filed an injunction to be allowed to release his album and they said okay

TheClansman95
June 7th 2019
2511 Comments


dafuq

TheClansman95
June 7th 2019
2511 Comments


feel the DRAMA

2019 has everything I needed so far: plenty of kickass releases, the new Fleshgod album, the new Deathspell album, THE DRAMA

artiswar
June 7th 2019
9936 Comments


Even if Krys truly got fucked over by Bart, this has been amazing publicity. Both versions of the band got a huge infusion of attention which should be a great thing going forward, whatever happens. So, kind of a win? They'll both keep making music and the fans can make up their minds. Very interested in how this finally shakes out.

Deathconscious
June 7th 2019
24632 Comments


Truedom

artiswar
June 7th 2019
9936 Comments


The only reason I even knew about Batushka is because I randomly stumbled upon them thanks to some awesome Christians last year. Now your average 5FDP fan knows about them if they follow MetalInjection, Ultimate-Guitar or similar sites. That has to be a good thing, so look on the bright side. It's also been brought to my attention that a weird, similar thing happened with Gorgoroth. Can anyone illuminate me on that situation? Too tired for google-fu rn.

TheNotrap
Contributing Reviewer
June 7th 2019
13922 Comments


In short, the mess&drama continues

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artiswar
June 7th 2019
9936 Comments


Well yeah these court-cases don't exactly play out overnight

TheClansman95
June 7th 2019
2511 Comments


With Gorgoroth there was an issue with song credits, which is now solved I think

artiswar
June 7th 2019
9936 Comments


Could you have put that in a more boring way? I want DRAMA

TheClansman95
June 7th 2019
2511 Comments


found on metallum:
"God Seed was formed in March 2009 by Gaahl and King ov Hell following the court's conclusion of Gorgoroth's band name dispute.

An album was supposed to be released in 2009 during the Gorgoroth's name dispute. After Gaahl and King ov Hell lost the court battle, they intended to release the album as God Seed, taking the name from a Gorgoroth song.

The band existed from March 2009 to July 2009 before Gaahl left after he chose to retire from the metal scene. King took the songs intended for the first God Seed album to a new project called Ov Hell, with Shagrath replacing Gaahl as vocalist.

King and Gaahl reunited as God Seed in 2012."


artiswar
June 7th 2019
9936 Comments


God that is such a dry read. I'm sure what happened was way more interesting. I mean, it led to Gaahl probably living alone in a cabin in a forest for 3 years before he got back up on that BM horse. Probably deserves a Hollywood film, but better than Lords Of Chaos plz

Deathconscious
June 8th 2019
24632 Comments


Gorgoroth had a similar thing, Gaahl tried to take over the band and Infernus (the only founding member left and the main force behind the music) took his ass to court and got the rights back.

artiswar
June 8th 2019
9936 Comments


Gaahl tried too hard to take Infernus up the ass. In court.

DarkNoctus
June 8th 2019
11073 Comments


unpopular opinion: Hospodi so far sounds better than Panihida [2]

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InFlamesWeThrash666
June 8th 2019
9656 Comments


[3]



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MetalMarcJK
June 8th 2019
186 Comments


So far, [4], but I'm also digging Panihida.

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OldCrime
June 8th 2019
431 Comments


Not unpopular just plain wrong.

DarkNoctus
June 8th 2019
11073 Comments


idk panihilda just sounds like aosoth with distracting chants to me, all of the moments in litourgiya that i liked are more focused upon in the two tracks that have been released from hospodi.

zaruyache
June 9th 2019
22444 Comments


Bartushka doesn't even sound like the first album. It's so boring

DarkNoctus
June 9th 2019
11073 Comments


that's precisely the reason it's not boring lol

artiswar
June 9th 2019
9936 Comments


The angst I'm feeling about all this cannot be adequately expressed

TheMoonchild
June 11th 2019
1245 Comments


Why does this only ever happen to bands who wear masks that imitate a sacreligious clergy of some sort?

DungeonBoy
June 11th 2019
7756 Comments


[2] lol

butt.
June 11th 2019
7414 Comments


love this article.
long live Batrueshka

WretchedCacophony
June 12th 2019
1920 Comments


Seems like a blanket statement there moonchild



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