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Norway (Bergen, Hordaland) (1993 – present)

Taake (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈtoːkə]) is the solo vehicle of Ulvhedin Høst (Ørjan Stedjeberg), also known as Høst or Hoest. The band was formed in Norway (Bergen, Hordaland). During 1993, originally billed as Thule, Hoest proceeded to issue a brace of demos in 1993’s ‘Der Vinterstormene Rast’ and 1994’s ‘Omfarnet Av Svarte Vinger’ prior to adopting the new title of Taake. Billed as Taake, Hoest, together with Svartulv and Dim, the group cut the 1995 cassette ‘Manndaudsvinter’. A three track 7” EP, issued by Hoest’s own Mosegrodd Productions, arrived the same year with Hoest handling vocals, bass and guitar and Svartulv retained as drummer.

Taake’s next move was to release the debut album ‘Nattestid Ser Porten Vid’ through the Wounded Love label. For these recordings session drummerTundra (a.k.a. Hans Helander) of Frostmoon and Tundra was employed.

A second album, ‘Over Bjoergvin Graater Himmerik’, witnessed the induction of a brand new band unit comprising of Gigantomachy guitarist C. Corax, Vendigeit bassist / keyboard player Keridwen and drummer Mutt of Gaahlskagg, Trelldom and Sigfader. However, studio time would be interrupted when Corax was imprisoned. The band finalised the recordings upon Corax’s release from jail in late December of 2000.

Corax would leave the fold in August of 2001 and Mutt followed suit in January of the following year. Nevertheless, Hoest regrouped for a tour of Germany, Taake now including Hoest on vocals and bass, Keridwen on guitar, Drakkhian of French acts Griffar and Black Dementia on second guitar and drummer T.H. Gjengedal.

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  • wicked-mystic

    Isn't an internet tough guy someone that threatens violence over the internet?

    2 hours ago Reply
  • Zombie-Patte

    Amazin unique Black Metal from Norway!!!

    Yesterday 9:39am Reply
  • SlaveOfN1l

    A lot of internet tough guys in here

    22 Apr 2:53am Reply
  • HammerHeart13

    Dunno why people are arguing about Hoest....I'm just hearing some fucking awesome black metal hail Taake! \m/

    7 Apr 1:12pm Reply
  • Allenozth

    Hail Hoest.

    6 Apr 9:01pm Reply
  • wicked-mystic

    And you guys care more about him caring about the way he looks than the music. It's great to have an easy excuse like that to not like a band isn't it? Means you don't have to go and listen to the music and make an informed opinion.

    4 Apr 12:05am Reply
  • Henrii_Rose

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    2 Apr 7:25pm Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Ślaska dla fanów Taake

    2 Apr 6:11pm Reply
  • abalaan

    this guy cares more about the way he loks than about his music, not something i want to listen to (2)

    30 Mar 3:08am Reply
  • NehCzneg

    this guys cares more abou tthe way he loks than about his music, not something i want to listen to

    28 Mar 3:35pm Reply
  • Marulho

    :<

    21 Mar 5:41am Reply
  • AzraelDanic

    Taake er glimrende!

    17 Mar 11:34pm Reply
  • CommandoBurzum

    shit ...

    11 Mar 12:27am Reply
  • versionfiv

    you people are even worse than me. that's shameful.

    10 Mar 3:17am Reply
  • VVhoreMass

    Just wanted to show him his dumb arguments. wait wat? no arguments in here.

    7 Mar 8:43am Reply
  • wicked-mystic

    Don't be dissing Pearl Jam.

    7 Mar 12:20am Reply
  • VVhoreMass

    :D

    27 Feb 9:57am Reply
  • Samoroth

    I'm so sorry for insulting your boyfriend Hoest. And Shining is not about self-pity in any way.

    26 Feb 1:54am Reply
  • VVhoreMass

    Funny how these days people who listen to Shining, Lifelover and Pearl Jam feel the need to voice their opinion on (black) metal and "metalheads". Stupid boy. Old metal and black metal was all about shocking and had no deeper esoteric believe or religious meaning to the musicians. And your gay dsbm stuff has nothing to do with (black) metal in any way. It's just about whiny girls who can't handle their lives. Just get over it and shut up with your stupid talk about "understanding the real essence of (black) metal." Right?

    25 Feb 11:50am Reply
  • leonidascomet

    they are ok.

    22 Feb 10:02am Reply
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