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Formed: 1997
From: CA, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Taken News

Below is our complete Taken 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Misery Signals Announces Anniversary Show

Milwaukee based metalcore outfit Misery Signals celebrated the 10th anniversary of the album "Of Malice and the Magnum Heart" with the Malice X tour, playing shows in select cities in August.

Due to popular demand from fans, the band is back for round two on the West Coast announcing a show at the Glasshouse Theater in Pomona, CA on December 19th, 2014. Malice X features the original lineup of Ryan Morgan, Branden Morgan, Kyle Johnson, Stu Ross, and Jesse Zaraska.

Bassist Kyle Johnson had this to say: “After doing the first run of the Malice X dates I think it made us realize just how important it was for kids to be able to see this version of Misery Signals. So many had missed it in its original incarnation. There seemed to be a bit of an outcry that we didn’t include California as a destination on the last run. We managed to find a weekend in December that worked out so we jumped at the opportunity.”

Along with the special appearance in California, Misery Signals will be joined by seminal hardcore band, Taken, to the show as direct support. Vocalist Ray Harkins commented:

“I wish Misery Signals was around when Taken was regularly touring. When I first listened to their demo/EP I felt an immediate kinship to what they were doing, blending heavy music and melodic guitar into something unique. A few months later, the guitarist Stu Ross sent a very heartfelt and sincere email about how much Taken had meant to him. From that point on a friendship was formed and I continued to love what Misery Signals did throughout their musical career. We can’t wait to hit the stage with these guys for the first time, and hopefully not the last.” More...

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Taken Announce March Canadian Reunion Shows

After breaking up in late 2004, the melodic hardcore band TAKEN has confirmed some reunion shows in March of 2008 in celebration of the release of a B-sides collection through Goodfellow Records.

"This Is Forever: A Taken B-Sides Collection" will see a domestic release via Goodfellow on March 25 while Falling Leaves Records will release the collection in Japan. This release features the band's original 1998 demo, their seven-inch and various unreleased and live material.

"It is strange after a few years that while TAKEN was a very small blip on most people's musical radars, the interest still remained for the band," says vocalist Ray Harkins. "The passion that people have shown me and the rest of the band is something that we could have never imagined." More...

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Horse The Band, Taken Plan Japanese Tour Dates

Horse The Band and Taken will reportedly tour Japan together in March. Here are the planned destinations so far:

Chiba Kashiwa @ Redbomp
Tokyo Shimokitazawa @ ERA
Osaka Shinsaibashi @ Sunhall
Tokyo Shibuya @ Eggman

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Taken Announces Reunion Show

Orange County, California rock/hardcore band Taken will reunite for a show in March 2008. Formed in 1997, the band put out several releases with Goodfellow Records before calling it quits in 2004. Members have gone on to perform with Circa Survive and Mikoto, among others. The reunion show will take place on March 8th at the Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA.

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Circa Survive Sign To Equal Vision Records

Circa Survive, featuring former members of This Day Forward, Saosin, and Taken, have officially signed with Equal Vision Records. On November 15th the band will enter Salad Days recording studios with producer Brian McTernan (Cave In, Drowningman) to record their debut album. The effort should hit stores in April 2005.

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Taken To Release Final EP, Then Disband

Southern California's Taken will soon be disbanding after six years together. During that time, the band has released two EPs and a full-length. According to Taken, the decision has been made as a result of band members' focus shifting from the group to other endeavors. This spring, the band will enter the studio to record a final EP, which Goodfellow Records will be releasing in July. Notably, original drummer Troy Born will be returning for the group's final EP and shows. In addition to the two following shows at Koos Cafe, Taken will play a few last shows, two in SoCal, and one in Southern Ontario.

3/21 Long Beach CA @ Koos Cafe w/ Cursed, Breather Resist, more
4/10 Long Beach CA @ Koos Cafe w/ Hot Cross, Lickgoldensky, more

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