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"Taake" is a Norwegian black metal/viking metal band whose name is derived from the Norwegian word "tåke" which means fog.

In 1993 "Ulvhedin Høst" formed the first version of the band "Taake" under the name "Thule". "Thule" released two demos; "''Der Vinterstormene Raste''" 1993 and "''Omfavnet Av Svarte Vinger''" 1994. Somewhere between the release of the latter demo and "''Manndaudsvinter''" in 1995, the band transformed from "Thule" to "Taake" which was more representative of the band and the area where "Høst" was from; the mountains of Bjørgvin (Bergen), Norway. Shortly after this release a 7" EP was released in 1996 called "''Koldbrann i Jesu Marg''," which would be the last demo recording that "Taake" would release.

The first full-length album "''Nattestid Ser Porten Vid''" was released by Wounded Love Records in 1999. The album was written entirely by "Høst" but he brought in a session musician "Tundra" to perform bass and drums. It was recorded throughout 1997 and 1998 at Grieghallen. "''Nattestid...''" is part I of a trilogy, all the writing on the CD and lyrics in the booklet are written in runes. However, all of the lyics are sung in Norwegian.


years active1993 - present
countryBjoergvin, Norway
music genreBlack metal, Viking metal
current membersHoest
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