Today Gun Shy Assassin is hosting an exclusive premiere of “Nordbundet,” the third track off TAAKE‘s soon-to-be-unleashed Noregs Vaapen full-length. 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).
Check out the song HERE.
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 main man 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 will be released in North American via Candlelight Records on November 1, 2011.
“…this album truly blows their previous efforts out of the water. Enough traditionalism to still be the last great banner for Norwegian Black Metal, enough experimentation to allow themselves to swerve towards whatever direction these visionaries see fit in the future.” — Metal Archives
“Noregs Vaapen is a must have black metal release. It’s harsh, unforgiving black metal full of surprises. …one of the best black metal releases of the year.” — Metal Delirium
“Noregs Vaapen is stadium black metal. It turns out that coupling Taake’s perfected folk-esque melodies with an enormous, claws-in-the-air back end was an inspired move, and no doubt many are now salivating at the news that Hoest is taking the band on a mammoth European tour to promote the album.” — Lurker’s Path
“The song material on Noregs Vaapen is memorable and adventurous and I’m sure it will find enthrall the TAAKE’s fan base. Great record!” — Alternative Matter