As previously reported here at Stargazed Magazine, Polish black metal act Batushka will release their sophomore album “Hospodi” through Metal Blade Records on July 12th. Now the band have shared the majestic new song and video for “Wieczernia”. Watch and listen here:
Named after an Old Church Slavonic word for “God”, “Hospodi” enhances all the unique qualities that made the band such an instant phenomenon, while offering an entirely distinct and fresh sensory experience. The album boasts the most ferocious and bewitching songs the band has penned to date – along with a newfound sense of rock swagger.
The band comments: “The whole album is a concept based on the Liturgy of Death, the prayers for the dead, and Orthodox funeral rites and dirges. It’s all about a ritual that involves the dead and the mourners. We also used a lot of old folk songs and elegies from our homeland. These are sung during the wake, around the casket, in the deceased person’s home. Nowadays only a few older people know them and still sing them accordingly in our region. We decided to cherish that tradition and I’m glad that with our album these songs and rites will survive.”
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