Witness Blackbraid Crush Brooklyn in This Live Video of “Barefoot Ghost Dance on Blood Soaked Soil”
If you’re not familiar with Blackbraid and the Native American angle he’s bringing to the black metal realm, you’re fucking up. As one of the most exciting new artists to emerge from the genre in recent memory, there are very few instances where I won’t highlight Sgah’gahsowáh’s impressive solo work. That’s why when footage of his October 2022 performance at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar showed up in my inbox, I immediately came here to share it with you all.
As you’ll see in the clip below, Blackbraid tore it up. The track, “Basefoot Ghost Dance on Blood Soaked Soil,” was a ripper on Blackbraid I, but it’s a whole other beast live.
For those of you that don’t know who Blackbraid is, he’s a atmospheric black metal has proven to be a welcome divergence from your typical Scandinavian fare. Yes, he makes music about topics like death, rebirth, nature, and cultural oppression — all topics that American Native Americans are acutely aware of.
This May, Blackbraid will hit the road with the Decibel Magazine Tour, which will also feature Dark Funeral, Cattle Decapitation, and 200 Stab Wounds. You can check out a full list of dates below the video.
The Decibel Magazine Tour 2023
05/11: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
05/12: Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
05/13: Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey
05/15: Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
05/16: Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room
05/17: Houston, TX @ The Warehouse
05/19: Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
05/20: Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
05/21: Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
05/23: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
05/26: Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
05/27: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
05/28: Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
05/30: Chicago, IL @ The Metro
05/31: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
06/02: Denver, CO @ The Summit
06/03: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
06/05: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
06/06: Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue Theater
06/07: Portland, OR @ The Roseland Ballroom
06/09: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
06/10: Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater