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).
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 Track Listing:
1. Fra Vadested Til Vaandesmed
4. Du Ville Ville Vestland
7. Dei Vil Alltid Klaga Og Kyta
Noregs Vaapen will be released in North American via Candlelight Records on November 1, 2011.