Batushka is a mysterious black metal band from Poland, founded in 2015. Under the musicians’ pseudonyms are, as of what we heard, hidden well-known members from the Black Metal scene… but their identities stay confidential. Litourgiya, the band’s first album, was released on Witching Hour Production and has been warmly acclaimed by the international press especially because of the mystical approach, not too far from bands like Mga or Cult of Fire.
Schammasch is coming from Switzerland and has been created in 2009. The band has released 3 albums (+ 1 EP) so far that became references in the wide black metal family. As for Batushka, Schammasch is (ab)using the liturgical image by inversing the codes.