Blackbraid’s “Moss Covered Bones on the Altar of the Moon” is an Atmospheric Behemoth


Late last month, we were ecstatic to report that Native American black metal badass Blackbraid was released a new album this summer, hot off the success of their debut last year. It’s easily one of the more anticipated releases of 2023 and after hearing the first single “Moss Covered Bones on the Altar of the Moon,” the hype levels are even higher.

As you can hear in the clip below, “Moss Covered Bones on the Altar of the Moon” strikes all of the right notes as a vast sounding piece of black metal.With so many layers in its composition and the prodigious length of this track, it’s often hard to remember that this is a solo project by one dude from the Adirondack wilderness.

While the single will be available on all streaming services this Friday, May 5 at midnight local time, the visualizer below lets fans hear the song ahead of time.

Blackbraid II will be available on July 7.

In addition to the new album announcement, you can catch Blackbraid live starting next week on the Decibel Magazine Tour, which will also feature Dark Funeral, Cattle Decapitation, and 200 Stab Wounds. You can find the full list of dates and get tickets down below.

The Decibel Magazine Tour 2023

05/11: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory [Tickets]
05/12: Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theaters [Tickets]
05/13: Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey [Tickets]
05/15: Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater [Tickets]
05/16: Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room [Tickets]
05/17: Houston, TX @ The Warehouse [Tickets]
05/19: Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum [Tickets]
05/20: Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse [Tickets]
05/21: Charlotte, NC @ The Underground [Tickets]
05/23: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage [Tickets]
05/24: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza [Tickets]
05/26: Montreal, QC @ Club Soda [Tickets]
05/27: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre [Tickets]
05/28: Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom [Tickets]
05/30: Chicago, IL @ The Metro [Tickets]
05/31: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue [Tickets]
06/02: Denver, CO @ The Summit [Tickets]
06/03: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex [Tickets]
06/05: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon [Tickets]
06/06: Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue Theater [Tickets]
06/07: Portland, OR @ The Roseland Ballroom [Tickets]
06/09: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom [Tickets]
06/10: Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater [Tickets]

‘Blackbraid II’ Track Listing:

01. Autumnal Hearts Ablaze (2:10)
02. The Spirit Returns (4:37)
03. The Wolf That Guides the Hunters Hand (7:34)
04. Spells of Moon and Earth (2:24)
05. Moss Covered Bones on the Altar of the Moon (13:30)
06. A Song of Death on Winds of Dawn (11:04)
07. Celestial Passage (2:24)
08. Twilight Hymn of Ancient Blood (6:59)
09. Sadness and the Passage of Time and Memory (7:02)
10 . A Fine Day to Die (8:15)

Total Running Time: 65:59

Blackbraid’s “Moss Covered Bones on the Altar of the Moon” is an Atmospheric Behemoth
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