Posts Tagged ‘Taake’

TAAKE: Full Album Stream Available Via The Onion’s A.V. Club

Noregs Vaapen, the latest offering of blackened mayhem from Norway’s Taake, was unleashed to North American fans via Candlelight Records, November 1. In celebration of its long-anticipated release.

A full stream of the record is currently available via The Onion’s A.V. Club at THIS LOCATION.

Produced by Bjørnar E. Nilsen (Dead To This World, The Batallion, Helheim, Vulture Industries, etc.), and featuring guest appearances by Nocturno Culto (Darkthrone), Attila Csihar (Mayhem) and Demonaz (Immortal), Taake again crush ears with new twists on their trademark black metal sound by incorporating black ‘n’ roll grooves, mellotron and banjo. The A.V. Club called the outing, “an impeccably raw, morbidly melodic disc that erupts spasmodically into jagged grooves and soaring choruses,” MetalSucks dubbed it a “strong contender for black metal album of the year…” and Blistering championed the effort saying, “Noregs Vaapen should become Taake’s staple release, the product of a band (or one man, rather) finally hitting its creative stride.” Metal Underground shared the sentiment: “Noregs Vaapen is a solid album that should appease the ravenous black metal hordes,” while Metal Review added, “Noregs Vaapen is filled with engaging songwriting and surprising left-turns, and brims with an enthusiasm and vitality that was somewhat lacking in its predecessor.”

Order Noregs Vaapen HERE.

 

TAAKE: New Song Premiere Hosted By Gun Shy Assassin

Today GunShyAssassin is hosting an exclusive premiere of “Nordbundet,” the third track off Taake’s soon-to-be-unleashed Noregs Vaapen full-length. 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 song HERE.

With their fifth studio offering, Noregs Vaapen, Taake have refined their respected black metal sound, expanding this time around to include new elements. The album is filled with main man Hoest’s trademark riffs, melodies and vocals, but also embraces the unpredictable — more black ‘n’ roll grooves, ice-cold mellotrons and Southern-inspired banjo. It is without a doubt Taake’s most diverse and unique recording to date.

Noregs Vaapen will be released in North American via Candlelight Records on November 1, 2011.

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“…this album truly blows their previous efforts out of the water. Enough traditionalism to still be the last great banner for Norwegian Black Metal, enough experimentation to allow themselves to swerve towards whatever direction these visionaries see fit in the future.” — Metal Archives

“Noregs Vaapen is a must have black metal release. It’s harsh, unforgiving black metal full of surprises. …one of the best black metal releases of the year.” — Metal Delirium

“Noregs Vaapen is stadium black metal. It turns out that coupling Taake’s perfected folk-esque melodies with an enormous, claws-in-the-air back end was an inspired move, and no doubt many are now salivating at the news that Hoest is taking the band on a mammoth European tour to promote the album.” — Lurker’s Path

“The song material on Noregs Vaapen is memorable and adventurous and I’m sure it will find enthrall the Taake’s fan base. Great record!” — Alternative Matter

 

TAAKE: To Unleash New Album This November

Cover Art + Track Listing Revealed

The past few years have seen Norwegian-based Taake busier than ever before with numerous tours around the world and increased productivity. With their fifth studio offering, Noregs Vaapen, Taake have refined their respected black metal sound, expanding this time around to include new elements. The album is filled with Hoest’s trademark riffs, melodies and vocals, but also embraces the unpredictable — more black ‘n’ roll grooves, ice-cold mellotrons and Southern-inspired banjo.It is without a doubt Taake’s most diverse and unique recording to date.

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). View the cover art HERE.

Formed in 1993, Taake have built a loyal fanbase and an even more curious press profile. The controversial episodes of band leader Hoest have resulted in several incarcerations. The band’s previous album, simply titled Taake, was released in the U.S. via Century Media.

Noregs Vaapen tracklisting:

  • 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

Noregs Vaapen will be released in North American via Candlelight Records on November 1, 2011.