Ghost Cult’s Album Of The Year 2023: Part 4 – And The Number One Album is Blackbraid’s – “Blackbraid II”

And then there was one.

Ghost Cult started out in the Netherlands in 2012 as a digital magazine, and we mainly covered only underground bands with rare mentions of mainstream artists. As we became a global brand, we incorporated more classic metal, modern heavy bands, and some mainstream coverage too, since that’s what all the big websites and magazines do, and we thought that’s what we should do. We’re okay with that. We still cover tons underground bands with reviews, interviews, and concerts. In a throwback, more underground bands made our final voting list from our staff than in many years. We like that too. 

And now our #1 album for 2023 is…

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INTERVIEW: Blackbraid on “Blackbraid II” – Touring, and Staying DIY


Ghost Cult Keefy caught up with Sgah’gahsowah of  Blackbraid! On the strength of the recently released album “Blackbraid II” – the artist and his brand have taken the world by storm in a few short years. In a candid chat, we discussed working outside the normal channels of the music industry to find success, plans to stay DIY, and more. 

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ALBUM REVIEW: Blackbraid – Blackbraid II

Flowing down from the Adirondack Mountains in New York, just as the rivers do, Blackbraid returns with the second chapter, Blackbraid II (self-released). Created by Sgah’gahsowáh, Blackbraid quickly took the black metal world by storm with his stunning self-titled just last year that mixed atmospheric black metal with indigenous American mythology and history. 

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