TAAKE: Bandmember's Imprisonment Forces Concert Cancellations

Controversial Norwegian black metallers TAAKE have issued the following statement:

"All concert plans are being put on hold due to a certain bandmember's imprisonment. Updates to follow shortly after the 20th of September."

TAAKE frontman Hoest (photo#1, photo#2, photo#3) found himself at the center of controversy in March after he appeared on stage in Essen, Germany with a swastika symbol drawn on his chest. According to an article published in the March 26 edition of the Norwegian newspaper Bergens Tidende, TAAKE's record label, Dark Essence Records, has indicated that it may terminate its relationship with the band as a result of TAAKE's behavior at the Essen concert.

TAAKE's third album, "Doedskvad", was released in 2005 via Dark Essence Records. The band had previously released two albums on the Wounded Love label: "Nattestid..." (1999) and "Bjoergvin" (2002). "Doedskvad" is the last installment in this trilogy.

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