Living in the Adirondacks near Sacandaga Lake in Spectulator is a star among black metal fans. Over the next few months, his profile in the genre is set to rise even higher.
Blackbraid, the stage name of Capital Region native and solo Native American artist Sgah’gahsowáh, recently announced that his second full-length album will be released on Friday, July 7th. “Blackbraid II” comes on the heels of his first national tour, which kicks off this week. Both the tour and the new album build on the buzz he garnered for his 2022 self-titled debut, a surprise hit that became a top-seller on Bandcamp last summer and was announced as a 14th best metal album of the year by Rolling Stone.