Taake

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The solo project started in 1993 lead by U. Høst under the name Thule. Høst doesn't do everything himself though, he does get help from session musicians.

Two demos were made, "Der Vinterstormene Raste" in 1993 and "Omfavnet Av Svarte Vinger" in 1994. After the releases the band name changed to Taake, which represents the fog around the seven mountains of his hometown, Bjørgvin. Another demo was made in 1995 under the name "Manndaudsvinter" and a 7" EP was released in 1996, named "Koldbrann I Jesu Marg" on Høst's own Mosegrodd Productions. This solo-project is also very unusual because the lyrics are mostly formulated in old Norwegian verse pattern and written in the old runic alphabet.

In 1999, "Nattestid..." was released, and it gave Taake a lot of fame. Høst had done all (harsh and clean vocals, guitar, lyrics) but bass and drums were done by session musician Tundra. It was recorded and produced in Grieghallen, by the famous Pytten. In 2002 the second full-length was released, "...Bjoergvin...", which was also recorded and produced in Grieghallen by Pytten. Lyrics were of course in old Norwegian and two session musicians helped make the album.

Høst is still the leading force of the band but has a current line-up which consists of: C. Corax (guitar), Mord (drums) and Lava (bass). They are pretty much only used for recording the album and playing live.
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Taake Discography Tracks

Albums

Taake - Nattestid.... album art Taake Nattestid.... (Album) Wounded Love Records Italy 1998 Sell This Version
Taake - ...Bjoergvin... album art Taake ...Bjoergvin... (Album) Wounded Love Records, Avantgarde Music Italy 2002 Sell This Version
Taake - ...Doedskvad album art Taake ...Doedskvad (Album) Karisma Records, Dark Essence Records Norway 2005 Sell This Version
Taake - Taake album art Taake Taake (Album) Dark Essence Records, Svartekunst Produksjoner Norway 2008 Sell This Version
Taake - Noregs Vaapen album art Taake Noregs Vaapen (Album) Svartekunst Produksjoner, Karisma Records Norway 2011 Sell This Version
Taake - Stridens Hus album art Taake Stridens Hus (Album) Dark Essence Records, Svartekunst Produksjoner 2014 Sell This Version
Taake - Kong Vinter album art Taake Kong Vinter (Album) Karisma & Dark Essence Records AS, Svartekunst Produksjoner Norway 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

WLR018, none Taake - Koldbrann I Jesu Marg album art Taake Koldbrann I Jesu Marg(7", Ltd) Wounded Love Records, Mosegrodd Productions WLR018, none Italy 1996 Sell This Version
none Taake - Nordens Doedsengel / Sadistic Attack (Ranch Apocalypse Revisited) album art Taake / Amok (9) Taake / Amok (9) - Nordens Doedsengel / Sadistic Attack (Ranch Apocalypse Revisited)(10", EP) Perverted Taste none Germany 2004 Sell This Version
ARmlp005 Taake - Men Of Eight / Lagnonector album art Vidsyn / Taake Vidsyn / Taake - Men Of Eight / Lagnonector(10", Ltd) Agonia Records ARmlp005 Norway 2006 Sell This Version
S810-11 Taake - A Norwegian Hail To Von album art Norwegian Evil / Amok (9) / Taake / Urgehal Norwegian Evil / Amok (9) / Taake / Urgehal - A Norwegian Hail To Von(2x7", EP, Ltd, Red) Holycaust Records S810-11 US 2006 Sell This Version
ARmlp007 Taake - Dra Til Helvete / Restart The Night! album art Taake / Gigantomachy Taake / Gigantomachy - Dra Til Helvete / Restart The Night!(10", Ltd) Agonia Records ARmlp007 Poland 2006 Sell This Version
KAR029 Taake - Nekro album art Taake Nekro(CD, EP, Dig) Karisma Records KAR029 Norway 2007 Sell This Version
DELP001 Taake - Svartekunst album art Taake Svartekunst(7", Ltd) Dark Essence Records DELP001 Norway 2008 Sell This Version
Taake - Kveld album art Taake Kveld (Maxi, EP) Svartekunst Produksjoner Norway 2011 Sell This Version
Taake - Kulde album art Taake Kulde (EP) Svartekunst Produksjoner Norway 2014 Sell This Version
Taake - Baktanker album art Taake Baktanker (EP) Svartekunst Produksjoner Norway 2017 Sell This Version

Compilations

Taake - Helnorsk Svartmetall album art Taake Helnorsk Svartmetall (Comp) Perverted Taste Germany 2004 Sell This Version
none Taake - Box Set album art Taake Box Set(3xLP, Comp, Pic + Box, Ltd) Perverted Taste none Europe 2004 Sell This Version
KAR069, HOEST008 Taake - Gravkamre, Kroner Og Troner album art Taake Gravkamre, Kroner Og Troner(2xCD, Comp) Dark Essence Records, Svartekunst Produksjoner KAR069, HOEST008 Norway 2013 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

MOSE-004 Taake - Manndaudsvinter album art Taake Manndaudsvinter(Cass, S/Sided, Ltd) Mosegrodd Productions MOSE-004 Norway 1995 Sell This Version