Polish black metal legion Batushka kicks off a nearly three-week long European tour later this week. The European Pilgrimage Part III journey will commence January 10th in Tilburg, Netherlands and march its way through eighteen venues, coming to a close on January 27th in Rijssen, Netherlands. Support will be provided by avant black metal act Schammasch and ritualistic death industrial outfit Trepaneringsritualen. The tour trailer can be viewed in the player above.
Pronounced "Batjushka," the band's Cyrillic name 'Батюшка' means "father" and is used to address an Eastern Orthodox priest. Despite the themes and imagery, Batushka is not a Christian act. The identities of the members are unknown, but they are involved with other bands. The live lineup features eight members.
Metal Blade recently reissued Batushka's stunning "Litourgiya" full-length, initially released in 2015 in limited quantity via Witching Hour Productions.
See confirmed live dates below:
1/10/2018 013 - Tilburg, NL
1/11/2018 Biebob - Vosselaar, BE
1/12/2018 Thekla - Bristol, UK
1/13/2018 Rebellion - Manchester, UK
1/14/2018 Islington Assembly Hall - London, UK
1/15/2018 Petit Bain - Paris, FR
1/16/2018 Kulturfabrik - Esch Sur Aslette, LU
1/17/2018 Turock - Essen, DE
1/18/2018 Rockhouse - Salzburg, AT
1/19/2018 Hellraiser - Lepizig, DE
1/20/2018 Szene - Vienna, AT
1/21/2018 Hafen - Innsbruck, AT
1/22/2018 A38 - Budabest, HU
1/23/2018 Futurum - Prague, CZ
1/24/2018 Backstage - Munich, DE
1/25/2018 Kronensaal - Hamburg, DE
1/26/2018 Iduna - Drachten, NL
1/27/2018 Lucky - Rijssen, NL