Interview on the Grumpy MetalHeads Podcast

Checkout this weeks “Grumpy Metalheads Podcast” for a new interview with Sgah’gahsowáh of Blackbraid! discussing the upcoming release, future plans, and the inspirations behind the music.


I am so absolutely amazed and humbled by how quickly our initial stock for the album pre-order sold out. 
Thank you, I cannot express this enough.

Since hearing from so many more of you who missed their chance to pre-order a CD or Cassette of the album; we have pulled some strings to create more copies and re-open these pre-orders for the CD & Cassette and all of the bundle options on both & Bandcamp.

Blackbraid is an independent artist.


I am not signed to any record label, therefore my merch offerings will often be in limited quantifies.

I am so beyond thankful that you all have made this possible.

The first Album review hits the web from MoshpitNation!

“I’ve stumbled onto something I find to be truly remarkable”
“If I were to have more children (I’m not), bits of the album would probably be embedded in their DNA…”


From the depths of the Adirondack wilderness comes Blackbraid, a solo Native American black metal project as raw and powerful as the mountains from whence it came. 

The debut album is available now for pre-order on CD, cassette and digital download

New Merch Drop!

The Blackbraid Siege is Beginning

We are Beyond excited to finally share that Blackbraid will be at saint Vitus in Brooklyn, October 7th, in support of our friends Pan Amerikan Native Front, Vilkacis, and Ixachitlan. Don’t sleep on this one!

BlackBraid now Streaming Everywhere!

By popular demand, the first two BlackBraid singles “Barefoot Ghost Dance on Blood Soaked Soil” & “The River of Time Flows Through Me” have been made available for streaming on all major platforms ahead of the full album release! 

Make sure to follow BlackBraid everywhere you stream! 


Apple Music

Amazon Music


INTERVIEW: Rez Metal Podcast

Rez Metal Podcast Ep 50 interviewing Black Braid. 
Streaming on YouTubeSpotify, Apple Podcasts, Sound Cloud, Amazon Music, Stitcher

Exclusive River Wolf shirts now Available for Pre-Order from Labyrinth Tower

The first Black Braid long sleeve is now available for pre-order exclusively at!

Featuring original artwork by @tomifromspace.

The shirts are now available for pre-order with an estimated ship date of MAY 28th! 

BlackBraid Featured in Kerrang! Magazine

Host of Radio 1’s Rock Show, Daniel P Carter, calls out BlackBraid in Kerrang Magazine’s  April 2022 list of bands you need to be listening to right now…

“Finally, we have a one-man U.S. black metal project rising from the Adirondack Mountain region of America’s eastern coast. Black Braid is Native American black metal that is infused with indigenous spirituality and culture. While first offering from the upcoming self-titled album, Barefoot Ghost Dance On Bloodsoaked Soil, rages with blackened ire and draws you into a harsh and beautiful landscape of the area in which it was made, other tracks like the acoustic As The Creek Flows Softly By feel haunting, with flute lines and chiming guitars. If you’re a fan of Cascadian black metal like Wolves In The Throne Room or Alda, I can’t recommend this enough. Certain artists’ work resonates heavily within when you listen to it, and that’s what I got from listening to Black Braid. Very real.”

INTERVIEW: Heavy Metal Citadel

“Deep within the Adirondack mountains, a new sound echoes amongst the ancient pine and spruce trees. The faint yet raw resonance in the distance is that of Sgah’gahsowáh. Sgah’gahsowáh is the creator behind Blackbraid, which has seized a lot of attention in the black metal community recently. Having only released two singles, feedback from many listeners has been strong. It’s no surprise, as Blackbraid brings together a traditional metal sound mixed with brilliant composition, enraged vocals, and brutal riffs, all set to the lyrical content of the landscape and Indigenous history…”

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INTERVIEW: Astral Noize

““It is definitely a war song,” says Sgah’gahsowáh, the artist behind Blackbraid. He’s referring to the project’s new single ‘Barefoot Ghost Dance on Blood Soaked Soil’, and that sense of war-like brutality is certainly apparent in the track, the guitars swirling chaotically at breakneck paces. But for all its ferocity, it is at its heart a mournful and despairing song, the grim melody cutting through to a poignant heart that’s distilled in the pained vocals. Both the anger and the sorrow are more than warranted – the track directly deals with the suffering and genocide suffered by indigenous people in America. Black metal has long been a means of expression, and it’s often inspired by the land in which it is birthed. For Blackbraid that means finding meaning in the natural landscape of the Adirondack wilderness, whilst also reflecting on the atrocities that took place in that same country.

In just two singles, Blackbraid has managed to capture the attention of many, with excitement for an impending full-length already ramping up. So to learn more about the project, the person behind it and what we can expect going forward, we had a chat with Sgah’gahsowáh….”

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“Barefoot Ghost Dance on Blood Soaked Soil” Re-Premiere’s with Black Metal Promotion on YouTube

“The River of Time Flows Through Me” Lyric Video Premiere

The First run of BlackBraid Merch is Available Now!