Taake Bjoergvin... on 180g LP
In 1993, mastermind Hoest formed the band under the name Thule and quickly released two demos: Der Vinterstormene Raste in 1993 and Omfavnet Av Svarte Vinger in 1994. Shortly afterwards, Thule became Taake (meaning "Fog" in English), a name which better reflected the band’s music and the area where Hoest was from; the mountains of Bergen, Norway.
The second album from Taake, Bjoergvin..., was released in 2002. As with the 1999 debut, Nattestid..., the album booklet lyrics were written using the old runic alphabet, and songs were sung in old Norwegian. The album was again recorded at Grieghallen Studios (Immortal, Mayhem, Gorgoroth) with Pytten, with Hoest bringing in a full band for the recording: C. Corax on guitars, Keridwen on bass, and Mutt (Gaahlskagg, Trelldom) on drums.
Bjoergvin... projects a similarly cold and raw feeling similar to the earlier black metal releases of fellow countrymen Darkthrone and Satyricon. The songs are injected with all manner of gloriously melodic, dark and twisted passages, whilst also introducing piano sections and keyboard experimentation to deepen the creepy atmosphere prevalent throughout.
Peaceville Records is pleased to offer Bjoergvin..., Taake's second album of supreme cold Norwegian black metal on 180g vinyl with superb alternate cover art.
Taake Bjoergvin... Track Listing: