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Below is our complete Taake news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Rockstadt Extreme Fest Lineup Announced

If you are planning your Summer vacation and are looking for a place where your favourite bands might have a show, where the beer is outrageously cheap, and the landscape is awesome, you might want to try the lands of Transylvania.

We’re talking about a particular place from this region: Rasnov city, placed in the heart of Romania, near the legendary Castle of Dracula.

Here, an international extreme metal festival is to be held August 12th – 15th 2015: the Rockstadt Extreme Fest. The full ineup includes 45 bands with names such as Moonspell, At The Gates, Marduk, Combichrist, Ensiferum, Kataklysm, Carnifex, Taake, Cattle Decapitation, White Walls, Krisiun, Be'lakor, Suicidal Angels, and many more confirmed.

Besides good music, you’ll be able to enjoy urban sports in a special area inside the festival site, see movies in the dedicated outdoor cinema (set-up in collaboration with the Dracula Film Fest), and more. For further details, head over to this location. More...

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Taake Announces "Stirdens Hus" Release

Following a European release at the end of 2014, Taake's "Stridens Hus" will come to North America via Candlelight Records on February 10th, 2015. The label comments:

"Every third year, Norway’s Taake sets a new level of perfection for black metal. On this, their sixth album, the five-piece once again reinvents their wicked wheel. Founded by vocalist Hoerst in 1993, the Spelleman Award Nominee (Norwegian Grammy), has amassed a sizeable worldwide following. Hoerst avoids the media, making live performances and the limited interview access part of the band’s underground appeal. The North American release follows Europe but fans across these collective states will rejoice on its domestic arrival."

1. Gamle Norig
2. Orm
3. Det Fins En Prins
4. Stank
5. En Sang til Sand Om Ildebrann
6. Kongsgaard Bestaar,
7. Vinger More...

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Taake Live Footage From Oslo Posted Online

Infernal Groovy Beats has released crowd-filmed footage of Taake playing "Fra Vadested til Vaandesmed" live at John Dee in Oslo.

The performance took place on December 5th, 2014 and also featured Alfahanne's Pehr Skjoldhammer on guest vocals. Check it out below.

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Alfahanne Streaming New Song

Alfahanne's new album "Alfapokalyps" is due out Monday, February 10th via Dark Essence Records, with pre-orders available at this location.

You can also hear the track "Såld På Mörkret" below, which features a guest appearance by Hoest of Taake.

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Cancer, More Bands Announced For MDF 2014

The recently reunited UK death metal band Cancer has been confirmed for Maryland Deathfest XII. Other confirmations for the 2014 edition of the extreme metal festival include Sacrifice, Nocturnus A.D., Crowbar, and Death Toll 80K from Finland.

Maryland Deathfest XII takes place in Baltimore, MD from May 22-25, 2014 exact venue to be determined.

An updated list of confirmed bands so far is as follows:

ASPHYX (Netherlands)
AT THE GATES (Sweden)
BONGRIPPER
CANCER (UK)
CANDLEMASS (Sweden)
CROWBAR
DEATH TOLL 80K (Finland)
DIOCLETIAN (New Zealand)
EXCRUCIATING TERROR
EXTINCTION OF MANKIND (UK)
GOD MACABRE (Sweden)
GORGUTS (Canada)
GRAVES AT SEA
HEMDALE
MACHETAZO (Spain)
MGLA (Poland)
NOCTURNUS A.D.
SACRIFICE (Canada)
SARKE (Norway)
SOILENT GREEN
SOLSTAFIR
TAAKE (Norway)
TANKARD (Germany)
ULVER (Norway)
UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS (UK)
UNHOLY GRAVE (Japan)
UNLEASHED (Sweden)
WITCHRIST (New Zealand)

http://www.marylanddeathfest.com/

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More Bands Announced For Maryland Deathfest XII

A few more bands have been announced for next year's Maryland Deathfest, the twelfth edition of the annual festival taking place over Memorial Day weekend in Baltimore:

UNLEASHED (Sweden) - Exclusive US appearance!
UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS (UK) - Exclusive US appearance!
UNHOLY GRAVE (Japan)
WITCHRIST (New Zealand)

The festival organizers have been working on sorting out the venue situation for next year. More details on that are expected in September, with more band announcements coming as soon as next week.

Here's the updated list of confirmed bands for Maryland Deathfest XII 2014:

AT THE GATES (Sweden)
UNLEASHED (Sweden)
GORGUTS (Canada)
UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS (UK)
TAAKE (Norway)
MGLA (Poland)
SOLSTAFIR (Iceland)
EXCRUCIATING TERROR
UNHOLY GRAVE (Japan)
HEMDALE
BONGRIPPER
DIOCLETIAN (New Zealand)
WITCHRIST (New Zealand)

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First Bands Confirmed For Maryland Deathfest

The organisers of the Maryland Deathfest have announced the first batch of bands for next year's edition of the event, which will take place in Baltimore, Maryland from May 22nd to 25th. The initial bands confirmed for the festival are as follows:

At The Gates
Gorguts
Bongripper
Taake
Solstafir
Mgla
Excruciating Terror
Diocletian

More acts are expected to be confirmed soon.

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Taake Announces 20th Anniversary Shows

Norwegian black metallers Taake today announced the dates for an upcoming European tour, which is part of the band’s 20th anniversary celebrations. Supporting Taake on the tour will be Viking metallers Helheim, who themselves celebrated their own 20th anniversary last year. Also on the tour will be thrash act Orkan. Routing for the 10 date tour is as follows:

Thu 2/21, Baroeg, Rotterdam (NL)
Fri 2/22, Iduna, Drachten (NL)
Sat 2/23, Helvete, Oberhausen (DE)
Sun 2/24, Magasin 4, Brussels (BE)
Mon 2/25, Glazart, Paris (FR)
Tue 2/26, Ferrailleur, Nantes (FR)
Wed 2/27, CCO, Lyon (FR)
Thur 2/28, United Club, Turin (IT)
Fri 3/01, Z7, Pratteln (CH)
Sat 3/02, Nifflheim Festival (DE) (HELHEIM only) More...

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Taake Releasing 2CD Set

Having started the band way back in 1993, main man Hoest will celebrate 20 years of staying true to his musical identity by releasing a 20-song, 2 CD collection of Taake rarities. The anniversary album will be released on Dark Essence Records on the 1st of March in Norway and the 4th of March worldwide to coincide with a planned European tour.

Titled “Gravkamre, Kroner og Troner” (Burial Chambers, Crowns and Thrones), the release will not only feature exclusive new tracks, but also rare and previously unreleased material as well as alternative versions and recordings that have, until now, only been available on vinyl. The track “Et Pust av Oeyne” can be heard below and the full track listing is as follows:

DISC 1:
1. Et Pust av Oeyne
2. Hov var Stein (Exclusive new track)
3. Nordbundet (Featuring Niklas Kvarforth & Nocturno Culto)
4. Motpol
5. Hordalands Doedskvad 1
6. Over Bjoergvin Graater Himmerik 4
7. Nattestid ser Porten vid 1 (“Kveld” 12? EP 2011)
8. I am The Black Wizards (“Noregs Vaapen” LP bonus track 2011)
9. Die When You Die (“Swine of Hades” MCD 2011)
10. A lost forgotten Sad Spirit (“Taake” LP Bonus track 2009) More...

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Gorgoroth Parts Ways With Vocalist

Norwegian black metal veterans Gorgoroth have announced that vocalist, Pest, has been fired from the band with immediate effect after he refused to make the band his top priority. The band will still be honouring its touring comittments however. A message from the group reads as follows:

"Out of respect for and loyalty to Gorgoroth's audience and collaborators, Infernus (guitar) has kicked Pest out of the band, effective immediately. This after Pest informed the band that he would not be prioritizing doing the upcoming Latin American tour after all, just two weeks before the band was set to depart for Brazil.

"Infernus has decided that the tour will go on as planned, though, and Hoest of Taake will replace Pest as vocalist on the tour starting on September 7th.

"As for the next Gorgoroth studio album, Instinctus Bestalis, vocal duties will be handled by a Serbian Satanist known as Atterigner, of the band Triumfall (Forces of Satan Records)."

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Taake Streaming New Album Online

"Noregs Vaapen," the latest offering of blackened mayhem from Norway's Taake, was unleashed to North American fans via Candlelight Records yesterday, November 1st. In celebration of its release, a full stream of the record is currently available via The Onion's A.V. Club. Head over to this location to check out the album stream.

The album was produced by Bjørnar E. Nilsen (Dead To This World, The Batallion, Helheim, Vulture Industries, etc.), and features guest appearances by Nocturno Culto (Darkthrone), Attila Csihar (Mayhem), and Demonaz (Immortal). You can check out Metalunderground.com's review of the album here.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Fra Vadested Til Vaandesmed
2. Orkan
3. Nordbundet
4. Du Ville Ville Vestland
5. Myr
6. Helvetesmakt
7. Dei Vil Alltid Klaga Og Kyta

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Taake Streaming New Song

An exclusive premiere of "Dei Vil Alltid Klaga Og Kyta," the seventh track off Taake's upcoming full-length, "Noregs Vaapen," can be found today at Hails And Horns' official website. Check out the track by heading over here.

Scheduled for release in North America via Candlelight Records on November 1st, 2011, the near hour-long blackened epic was produced by Bjørnar E. Nilsen (Dead To This World, The Batallion, Helheim, Vulture Industries, etc.) and features guest appearances by Nocturno Culto (Darkthrone), Attila Csihar (Mayhem), and Demonaz (Immortal). The track listing is as follows:

1. Fra Vadested Til Vaandesmed
2. Orkan
3. Nordbundet
4. Du Ville Ville Vestland
5. Myr
6. Helvetesmakt
7. Dei Vil Alltid Klaga Og Kyta

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Taake Releases "Nordbundet" Clip

Taake has posted a video clip online for the track "Nordbundet," which is taken from the upcoming "Noregs Vaapen" album. The clip features a mix of live footage of the band interspersed with scenes of the countryside around Taake's home town of Bergen. Check out the video below.

"Noregs Vaapen" will be released in North American via Candlelight Records on November 1st, 2011. The track listing is as follows:

1. Fra Vadested Til Vaandesmed
2. Orkan
3. Nordbundet
4. Du Ville Ville Vestland
5. Myr
6. Helvetesmakt
7. Dei Vil Alltid Klaga Og Kyta

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Taake Streaming New Track

Today Gun Shy Assassin is hosting an exclusive premiere of "Nordbundet," the third track off Taake's soon-to-be-unleashed "Noregs Vaapen" album. "Noregs Vaapen" was produced by Bjørnar E. Nilsen (Dead To This World, The Batallion, Helheim, Vulture Industries, etc.) and features guest appearances by Nocturno Culto (Darkthrone), Attila Csihar (Mayhem), and Demonaz (Immortal).

Check out the new song "Nordbundet" by navigating your browser over to this location.

"Noregs Vaapen" will be released in North American via Candlelight Records on November 1st, 2011. The track listing is as follows:

1. Fra Vadested Til Vaandesmed
2. Orkan
3. Nordbundet
4. Du Ville Ville Vestland
5. Myr
6. Helvetesmakt
7. Dei Vil Alltid Klaga Og Kyta

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Taake Announces New Album Details

Taake has announced the new album "Noregs Vaapen" will be released in North American via Candlelight Records on November 1st, 2011. "Noregs Vaapen" was produced by Bjørnar E. Nilsen (Dead to this World, The Batallion, Helheim, Vulture Industries, etc.) and features guest appearances by Nocturno Culto (Darkthrone), Attila Csihar (Mayhem) and Demonaz (Immortal). The track listing is as follows:

1. Fra Vadested Til Vaandesmed
2. Orkan
3. Nordbundet
4. Du Ville Ville Vestland
5. Myr
6. Helvetesmakt
7. Dei Vil Alltid Klaga Og Kyta

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Taake Announces European Tour Dates

Bergen, Norway based black metal outfit Taake has announced that the band will be embarking on a short headlining tour of Europe this October in support of the forthcoming new album, "Noregs Vaapen," which will be released in September. Joining Taake on the trek will be fellow Bergen natives Byfrost, which will also be promoting a new album, "Of Death," which was released this past June, as well as Donn The Philosophy.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Lineup Announced For Emperor Tribute Album

Metal Wamp and Tryzna Production will release a tribute dedicated to the legendary Norwegian black metal band Emperor. Titled "In Honour Of Icon E," the tribute album will feature several bands presenting cover versions of various Emperor songs.

The currently announced bands taking part in this new tribute are: Taake, Helheim, Troll, Horna, Setherial, Demonical, Saltus, Mesmerized, Necrodeath, Midnight Odyssey, Silva Nigra, Infer, Ancestroal Volkhves, and Karpathia.

A promotional poster for the upcoming Emperor tribute album release can also be viewed at this location.

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Demonical Records Emperor Tribute Song

Sweden's Demonical has issued the following announcement about recording a song for an upcoming Emperor tribute album:

"We have recorded 'Night of the Graveless Souls' for the 'Essence of Icon E - a tribute to Emperor' album. This is the first official tribute album - everything approved by the Emperor members and Candlelight Records - honoring the legendary Norwegian masters of black arts.

"Taake, Horna, Setherial and Helheim are some of the other bands taking part in this journey. The album will be released in co-operation between Metal Swamp and Tryzna Production later in 2011."

You can also check out a promotional poster for the upcoming tribute album at this location.

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Metalcamp 2011 Lineup Announced

Zonaria is the latest act to be confirmed for this year's edition of the Metalcamp festival, which is set to take place from July 11th - 16th, 2011 in Tolmin, Slovenia.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):

ABINCHOVA
ACCEPT
ACHREN
AIRBOURNE
ALESTORM
AMORPHIS
ARCH ENEMY
ARKONA
AVA INFERI
BLIND GUARDIAN
BRAINSTORM
BREZNO
BULLDOZER
DEATH ANGEL
DEICIDE
DIE APOKALYPTISCHE REITE
HATE
HEAVEN'S GREY
IMPERIUM DEKADENZ
IN EXTREMO
IN SOLITUDE
KALMAH
KATATONIA
KREATOR
KYLESA
MERCENARY
MOONSORROW
MOONSPELL
OBSCURA
OCTOBER FILE
RISING DREAM
SERENITY
SUICIDAL ANGELS
TAAKE
THAUROROD
THE OCEAN
VANDERBUYST
VIRGIN STEELE
WATAIN
WINTERSUN
ZONARIA

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Triptykon To Play Party.San Festival

The organizers of the Party.San 2011 festival have issued the following announcement about more bands appearing on the bill:

"Raised from the ashes of Hellhammer and Celtic Frost by Tom Gabriel Fischer himself, PARTY.SAN 2011 is proud and honored to announce the addition of Triptykon to its expanding bill of bands. Hell literally broke loose with the release of the band's Eparistera Daimone debut. Pitch black and truly evil music for devoted fans of extreme metal.

"Gorguts from Canada recently joined the PARTY.SAN bill. A death metal dinosaur of sorts, the band formed in 1989 and, having survived a host of trends, tragedies and breakups, are still going strong today. Gorguts will present to you a technical and extremely furious death metal show you will never forget.

"Enslaved are easily among Norway’s finest bands. The progressive black/Viking metal ensemble has remained dark and innovative for their two-decade-long existence and will bring their monolithic blackness to the PARTY.SAN 2011 stage." More...

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