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Batushka at the 1720: A Mesmerizing Black Metal Experience

The Polish ensemble brought their ritual to the packed LA warehouse.

batushka, black metal
Photograph by Ekaterina Gorbacheva

Text, Photographs by Ekaterina Gorbacheva (@ekaterinagorbacheva.art) at the

1720 in Los Angeles on August 29, 2023:


The cloaked mystique of Batushka just concluded a second North American Tour in a year, this time with Swallow The Sun and Stormruler joining the fold for one well-rounded bill of standout performances. Their 1720 tour stop was chock full of intrigue amidst its somber, smoke ridden atmosphere. With skulls, candles, and symbols placed throughout the stage. Batushka's black metal reigned greatly, garnering high praise from the hundreds in attendance that evening. The photo gallery we've compiled is but a taste of the tantalizing experience that is a Batushka showing.


Batushka Photo Gallery


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