Polish black metal legion BATUSHKA will release its sophomore album Hospodi through Metal Blade Records on July 12th, 2014. Today, they have shared the first new track and video for 'Polunoszcznica'.
Band coments on new record: "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."