Tag Archives: Taake

Taake covers The Cure at Inferno fest in response to Talib Kweli

Posted by on April 23, 2019

This past Saturday (20th), Taake played Oslo, Norway’s famous Inferno Festival and ended their set with a little twist on a Cure cover song. Prior to the song, Hoest gives a little introduction, “We’re going to do a little cover song now. Of Mr. Talib Kweli… The song is called ‘Fuck You Nazi Lover.’” For […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 10 Shocking Moments of 2018

Posted by on December 31, 2018

2018 has been one strange year filled with conspiracies, farewell tours, and a few bold statements. While we’ve shared a few of our favorite concerts, as well as Bram’s, Zach’s, Matt’s, Jeff’s, Josh’s, Joe’s, and Zenae’s favorite metal albums of 2018; it’s now time to reveal our top ten shocking moments of the year, which […]

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Talib Kweli cancelled Oslo show due to venue having booked Taake for ‘Inferno Metal Fest’

Posted by on November 19, 2018

In all fields of entertainment, which surpasses the entire metal category, there are several acts made to shock their audience. Whether it’s paying a visit to New York City’s Sleep No More, watching a disturbing film, participating in an escape room, attending a circus, or watching a wrestling match; these experiences are made to have […]

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Norway’s Orkan returns triumphantly with “Element”

Posted by on September 10, 2018

Norway’s Orkan has returned with a new record, just in time for the crisp Autumn air. Element, the band’s follow up to 2015’s brilliantly ever-so-melancholy Livlaus releases this October on Dark Essence Records. You’re likely already familiar with Orkan mastermind Gjermund Fredheim via his work with the legendary Norwegian black metal band Taake. Yes, it […]

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Interview: Taake live guitarist Aindiachai talks about new project Ovate

Posted by on May 22, 2018

As we published here a little over a week ago, Norway’s Ovate is set to release their debut record.  The band is a collaboration between Taake and Gorgoroth live guitarist Aindiachai and Taake live drummer Brodd.  Ovate has released two songs from the five track record and both really hit it out of the park.  […]

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Norway’s Ovate Offers Stunning Debut

Posted by on May 14, 2018

I had the extreme pleasure of a listen to Ovate’s self-titled debut record on Soulseller Records.  To be frank, it is a stunner.  Western Norway, yet again, brings us some brilliantly crafted black metal. Taake, as we know, is generally a one man operation in the studio but a five piece live. Taake’s current lineup […]

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Taake shares statement about the cancelled U.S tour. “Taake is not now, has never been, and never will be a Nazi band.”

Posted by on February 28, 2018

  Musicians have courted controversy for years. Hip-hop artists have previously used the Confederate flag as political art, and lets not forget the punk scene from the 70s and 80s with Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols) and Siouxsie and the Banshees who had the swastika symbol on their clothing. The offensive symbolism has been mainly used as […]

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Is Taake’s entire U.S tour cancelled? [update: yep]

Posted by on February 27, 2018

After two years of battling with visa issues, Taake fans were ecstatic to hear that the band’s issues were resolved and they’d announced their long-awaited rescheduled North American tour dates. Unfortunately, Antifa members have been resilient about the band’s return, posting threats to the group and concertgoers, resulting in select venues cancelling the show altogether. […]

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More venues cancel Taake, Antifa group publicly threatens band and fans

Posted by on February 22, 2018

Following Talib Kweli cancelling his own show at The Riot Room in Kansas City, MO due to the venue booking Taake, the venue has since removed the Norwegian black metallers from their schedule. Read the venue’s statement below: “We have decided to cancel the Taake event scheduled to be held March 31st at The Riot […]

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Talib Kweli cancels Kansas City gig because Taake booked at venue

Posted by on February 21, 2018

Unfortunately, the controversy of Taake’s upcoming North American tour continues. After finally resolving their visa issues after two years, the group have been faced with Antifa threats resulting in the cancellation of their scheduled NYC and Chicago shows (and potentially more) along with King Dude no longer supporting the run. While a similar incident happened […]

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