Opinion Of Krzysztof Drabikowski
Krzysztof Drabikowski, guitarist BATUSHKA, yesterday, on 30.12.2018, on the YouTube channel of the Band-to-word reported, and the internal disputes within the Band mentioned, we are already in the last week reported. The Video and his complete opinion in the German Translation can be found at the end of this article.
Krzysztof tells that BATUSHKA was his sole creation, he had but lost in the meantime, the control of the Social Media Profiles of the Band, as well as Website and Webstore. Only the above YouTube is of him still remained, and therefore he turns this way to the Public. According to his opinion there is a dispute between him and singer Bartłomiej Krysiuk, compiled without Krzysztofs a new BATUSHKA Know Lineup and the brand rights to the Band secured.
In the night from the 22.12. it was, apparently Krzysztof, a new BATUSHKA Album called "Panihida" on the Instagram Account of the Band announced. In the course of the following hours has not been communicated also via Instagram, that singer Bartłomiej was no longer part of the Band. 27.12. however, on the Facebook page of the Band, in turn, Krzysztofs out of throw communicated to, and further performances at Festivals in the coming year announced.
Here is the opinion of Krzysztof Drabikowski:
"My name is Krzysztof "Derph" Drabikowski. Most of you know me under the artist name "Христофоръ", as the Bandleader and Creator of the musical project BATUSHKA. I take this Video because I lost the control over the BATUSHKA Website, the Facebook page, the web shop, and since Tuesday, even on the Instagram Account. The only way I can tell you what happened, and how my ex-singer is trying to take me to my Band.
I founded BATUSHKA in the spring of 2015. I am the author of the music, the lyrics, the Name, as well as the Artwork, you know from the Cover of the Album, and the overall idea of the images of the monks. I made the musical Arrangements, the tunes posted and most of the instruments on the "Litourgiya"Album in my private home Studio. Prior to the last sanding, I invited Bartłomiej Krysiuk, the Vocals according to my specifications, and Marcin Bielemiuk, my drum parts on the new record.
BATUSHKA should be an anonymous musical project, and from the beginning it was about the occupation of the Public not to disclose, so that the listener on the musical experience itself. The Album, released on Krysiuks Underground Label, became a Hit. The demand for Live Shows from all over the world was enormous. So I decided to bring BATUSHKAs music with the help of my friends on the Live stage. In the last two years, I have written the Material for the second Batushka Album and recorded, and Krysiuk urged me to publish it as soon as possible. Since I was with the results and happy that I postponed the Release of the successor of Litourgiya, whereupon followed, that Krysiuk said that he was leaving the Band.
On Friday, 21. December, I know that Krysiuk, the musician has been engaged to produce an Album that he wanted to publish it as a new BATUSHKA plate behind my back! He also has registered BATUSHKA as his personal trademark. Before I could prevent it, he has cut off my access to all media platforms, BATUSHKA, and tried against all media who are interested in the band situation, a kind of censorship to enforce.
I then initiated legal action and I was advised by my lawyer to say this time a lot more. All of the new images that you see on the Website and on the Facebook page, are of Krysiuk and any person, such as his son, pretending to be BATUSHKA. Each of the upcoming Festival, which claims to have BATUSHKA in its Line-Up, has made a Deal with Krysiuk and not with me. I would like to ask you to copy this message and share where you can. The truth must come to light.
From now on, the only true BATUSHKA is the without Krysiuk behind the microphone.
Thanks for watching, and thank you for your support.“