The BandCamp Metal Show

Illustration of Sgah’gahsowáh by Natalie Foss. Sgah’gahsowáh Interviewed by BandCamp’s Brad Sanders during a special all-black metal edition of The Metal Show podcast. Listen to The Metal Show

Blackbraid celebrates first live show! The first ever Blackbraid live ritual was consummated the sold out Supply & Demand venue in Long Beach LA this past full moon.  We give much thanks to Born for Burning LA & Night of the Pale Moon for putting this show together as well as to the opening bands Metztli & Crematory Stench.   […]

Interview with Metal Hammer

““People are bored of a lot of the black metal tropes out there right now,”… Instead of the devil and arson, Blackbraid – which recently released its debut album, Blackbraid I – is infatuated with nature, folk music and screaming about the struggles faced by Native Americans… “ Read the Interview

Blackbraid Recognized Among The Best Metal on Bandcamp: August 2022!

“The indigenous American musician known as Sgah’gahsowáh lives in the far reaches of the Adirondack Mountains, and you can hear the influence of that wilderness in every note of the black metal he makes as Blackbraid. He writes towering, atmospheric epics that evoke the rushing of a river; the wind whispering through hemlock; the view […]


Blackbraid has been spotted on the Knotfest New Flesh list & been included in the official Knotfest Spotify playlist!  Here is what Knotfest had to say about Blackbraid! “Blackbraid came out of seemingly nowhere bringing with him a primal form of black metal that is both soaring and traditional in both black metal essence and […]


“Blackbraid is an impressive solo indigenous black metal project from the depths of the Adirondack wilderness. If you’ve ever been there you know just has inhospitable that particular locale can be. Much of it is cold, desolate and as Gordon Ramsey might say if he were there in winter, “It’s raw!” The music, of course, is as you […]

Interview on the Metal Embassy Radio Show

Sgah’gahsowáh was recently interviewed on the Metal Embassy Radio Show / Podcast discussing the new album’s release and future plans for Blackbraid.  You can also listen to the Metal Embassy Podcast by searching for Metal Embassy in most podcast apps (such as Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music/Audible, iHeartRadio and more). Listen to the Podcast

“BLACKBRAID I” is now out everywhere!

“Blackbraid I” has officially been released and can now be streamed on all major platforms!   Buy CD & Cassette copies of “Blackbraid I” here & on BandCamp! – Stream & Follow –

MetalSucks Feature

“When most people think of black metal, they think of pasty white Scandinavian guys shrieking about topics like pagan rites, death, rebirth, and nature in the middle of the woods. It’s about fighting back against cultural oppression (when it’s not rooted in outright bigotry). You know who else has been oppressed and forced to forget […]