Tag Archives: Taake

Dimmu Borgir, Kreator, Gorgoroth & Deicide to headline Beyond The Gates 2023; daily lineups revealed

Posted by on December 21, 2022

  Beyond The Gates will return in 2023 in Bergen Norway from August 2nd-5th. The full lineup and daily schedules have been revealed, which includes headliners Dimmu Borgir, Kreator, Gorgoroth, and Deicide. This is an event you don’t want to miss as it will be Dimmu Borgir’s only performance of 2023, as well as special […]

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Taake’s ‘Avvik’ blasts an artic chill on a sweltering summer

Posted by on June 22, 2021

Avvik by Taake is a collection of songs from the previous three split 10 inch releases that hit the market over the past two years. These include the splits with Whoredom Rife, Helheim and Deathcult. These were songs that really don’t fit on a full-length Taake release, but mesh well with the bands they share […]

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Taake to release ‘Avvik’ in July

Posted by on May 21, 2021

    The Norwegian word “Avvik” translates to “anomaly” or “deviation” in English and it’s only too fitting that Norwegian black metal legends Taake would choose this word as the title to their newest CD that releases this July. Taake has always chartered their own course and you either get it or you don’t.   Avvik is […]

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The Taake/Helheim 10″ split ‘Henholdsvis’ is just as frigid as you might expect it to be

Posted by on February 16, 2021

  Recorded by Bjørnar E. Nilsen of Vulture Industries, Bergen, Norway’s favorite sons, Taake and Helheim have a new split record on tap for the coldest part of the year. Taake shares two tracks with us. As you might imagine, they are as frigid as the northernmost Norwegian winter, and we wouldn’t have it any other […]

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Gaahl featured on new dark rock track by Norway’s Chris Wicked

Posted by on December 31, 2020

    Gaahl – you know who he is – is featured on the new single “Aleine (tr. Alone)” by Norwegian rocker Chris Wicked. Great retro synth on this song and you can listen for yourself right here:     Wicked is no stranger to Norwegian black metal collaborations. Check out this song from 2018 […]

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New Taake/Helheim Split EP ‘Henholdsvis’ arriving in March

Posted by on December 10, 2020

  2021 is already looking up as Norwegian black metallers Taake and Helheim have just announced the release of a new split EP coming out on Norway’s Dark Essence Records. From Dark Essence Records: “The new EP will see TAAKE join forces with HELHEIM, and will be the last of the three 10″ splits.  Titled […]

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Vital Spirit’s debut ‘In the Faith that Looks Through Death’ is an EP you definitely need to listen to

Posted by on September 16, 2020

  Every once and a while I take a listen to a new band I’ve never heard anything from. I receive, literally, hundreds of new metal releases each month from across the globe and the vast majority of them are rather pedestrian. With that in mind, having never been introduced to Vital Spirit before, I […]

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Taake and Deathcult bring us back to the 90’s with ‘Jaertegn’ 10 inch split

Posted by on July 3, 2020

  It’s a dismal summer here in America and normally about this time I’m getting ready to plan my annual trip over to Norway for August.  Unfortunately, this year I’m stuck in the nation that can’t seem to understand how to properly wear a mask or move politics outside of public health so it’s going […]

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Jeff Podoshen’s Top 5 Metal Releases for First Half of 2020

Posted by on June 23, 2020

  No matter how you look at it, 2020 is going to go down as one of the most dismal years in modern history. And the music industry, unfortunately, took a massive hit with the shutdown of all touring and live performances across the globe. With that being said, however, there have been some incredible […]

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Headbangers Brawl: Metal Insider’s Quarantine Playlist

Posted by on April 1, 2020

  2020 certainly feels like the plague, and it all started with Neil Peart’s passing. Over the last few months alone, many went from laughing at Corona beer memes to no longer taking any of this as a joke. The COVID-19 outbreak feels like a disaster film, and sadly, it has become our reality. While […]

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