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October 2nd, 2008 by Web Master

Check out Taake’s music video for the new track “Umenneske” :
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September 15th, 2008 by Web Master

On September 13th Taake headlined the Wolfszeit festival in front of a 1000 people.
It was a great success and the band hopes that this will be a door opener for future concerts in Germany.
Thanks to everyone who showed up and especially Freki the organizer for having the balls to defy all forces which tried to stop the concert!


September 8th, 2008 by Web Master

Hoest has finally recorded the new anticipated Taake album, simply entitled “Taake” for his own label Svartekunst Produksjoner.
The CD version is licenced to Dark Essence Records and is due to be released in Europe by the end of 2008.
The LP version will be released early 2009 exclusively through Svartekunst Produksjoner.
This double vinyl features a cover version of the Burzum classic “A lost forgotten sad Spirit” as bonus track, as well as different cover and poster.

More Live Dates

March 10th, 2008 by Web Master

April 12th
Oslo, Norway (Elm Street Rock Café)
with Nattefrost

April 24th
Karmøy, Norway
(Hellion pub)

June 6th
Roermond, Holland
(De Azijnfabriek)

June 7th
Leewarden, Holland

June 8th
Zaandam, Holland
(De Kade)

September 13th
Thüringen/Bayern, Germany
(Wolfszeit festival)

New Live performance dates.

February 11th, 2008 by Web Master

-TAAKE: Dark Essence festival, Garage (Bergen, Norway) March 1st
-SLAVIA (Hoest on bass, Dommedag & Thurzur on guitars): Piggtraad festival, Hulen (Bergen, Norway) April 11th
-TAAKE + NATTEFROST: Elm Street (Oslo, Norway) April 12th


January 21st, 2008 by Hoest

Taake will not be performing at the Karmøygeddon festival after all, due to ruthless pressure put on the organizer from, among others, none other than Kreator.
Let it be said that this does not hurt Taake, as we are not at all doing this for the money.
But it certainly hurts innocent parties like the promoter (who is now out of time to find a replacement and loses a lot of money), as well as our fans who bought expensive tickets to see us.
I find it very regrettable that all you people are caught in the crossfire of this ridiculously unnecessary situation!
Anyway, this reaction is obviously because of the swastika episode in Kreator`s hometown Essen during last year`s Taake tour.
I`ve clearly stated that TAAKE IS CERTAINLY NOT A POLITICAL NAZI-BAND, yet some people seem to still insist that we are.
It is not the first time such a situation has occured either, several German festival organizers had to give in to similar pressure last year, disappointing hundreds of people eager to watch us perform and cheating them out of their money.
But doing this to a Norwegian band about to play at a Norwegian festival is way out of line.
I do realize that it is rather unforgivable to display a swastika in Germany, yes.
On the other hand I strongly feel that Black Metal bands should allow themselves to use ANY kind of destructive/negative symbolism, as the basis of this expression is above all: EVIL(!)
Black Metal is still not, and should never become, harmless like all other styles of housebroke metal.
Frankly, I find it prepostrous that we get away with lyrics about murder, torture, rape, necrophilia and suicide, but get boycotted for wearing a symbol (which, by the way, has nothing to do with the band`s concept) on ONE single occasion.
A part of our mission is to invoke negative feelings, so I found it quite appropriate to remind our German audience of their biggest shame.
Some understood it and handled it well, whilst others overreacted far beyond expectance.
It is embarassing to have to point out these things over and over again, but as usual humanity proves to be ignorant.
We feel misunderstood.
So, Guardians of Morality, feel very free to keep up your pathetic boycott, we don`t mind being hated.
But your extortion only affects innocent parties and you should be ashamed of yourselves!
The behaviour of our self-proclaimed enemies is more similar to nazism than anything we`ve ever done..

Yours cruelly,


January 21st, 2008 by Web Master

Terrorizer magazine’s latest readers’ poll features Hoest and Osama Bin Laden in shared 6th place amongst last year’s “most evil persons”.

The following gigs are also confirmed:

-Slavia (Hoest on bass, Dommedag & Thurzur on guitars): Inside/Hinsides (Bergen, Norway) January 24th
-Taake: Dark Essence festival at Garage (Bergen, Norway) March 1st
-Ragnarok (Hoest on vocals, Dommedag on guitars): No Mercy festivals March 12th-24th + 15 following gigs as headliner

Karmøygeddon festival

December 11th, 2007 by Web Master

Taake will perform 26th of April at the Karmøygeddon festival in Norway.


December 5th, 2007 by Web Master


A new 7″EP entitled “Svartekunst” is just around the corner.

1000 copies will be released through Dark Essence records and features live versions of “Eismalsott”, “Tykjes Fele”, “Over Fjell og gjennom Torner” and “Voldtekt”..

Garage Gig photos

November 23rd, 2007 by Web Master



Photos courtesy of Gunn Heidi Teigen.

More photos can be found at:


Set-list from Garage:

Hordalands doedskvad 1
Lamb (VON cover)
Hordalands doedskvad 2
Tykjes fele
Hordalands doedskvad 3
Hennes kalde skamlepper
Over Bjoergvin graater Himmerik 4
Over fjell og gjennom torner (Darkthrone cover)
Nattestid ser porten vid 1

Line up:

Hoest, Skagg, Dommedag, V`gandr, Thurzur

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