"Nordbundet", the new video from Norwegian black metallers TAAKE, can be seen below. Directed by Torgeir Ness Sundli, the clip is a mix of live footage of the band interspersed with scenes of the countryside around TAAKE's home town of Bergen, which have been filmed by founder and frontman Hoest, who also produced the video. Audio production is by Bjrnar E. Nilsen.
TAAKE's fifth full-length album, "Noregs Vaapen", was released in Europe on September 20 via Dark Essence Records and will be made available on November 1 in the USA.
"Noregs Vaapen" was a much-anticipated release from the band that is now seen as one of the leaders of the Norwegian black metal scene. While never losing TAAKE's traditional sound and atmosphere with its icy riffs, its melodies redolent of Norway's history, and distinctive vocals, Hoest has not hesitated to add a few twists that have taken everyone by surprise and kept the music fresh and original, including the use of the banjo on one track. The addition of guest appearances by some of black metal's elite, including Nocturno Culto (DARKTHRONE), Attila Csihar (MAYHEM), Demonaz (IMMORTAL) and Skagg (GAAHLSKAGG, DEATHCULT) as well as producer and VULTURE INDUSTRIES frontman Bjrnar E. Nilsen have added a further dimension to "Noregs Vaapen".
TAAKE will celebrate the release of the album with a special live set at Det Akademiske Kvarter in Bergen on September 30, and will then head out for a European tour in October with fellow Bergen blackened metallers BYFROST and the U.K.'s DONN THE PHILOSOPHY.