|In 1993, Taake mastermind Hoest formed the band under the name Thule, releasing two demos; "Der Vinterstormene Raste" in 1993 and 1994's "Omfavnet Av Svarte Vinger". 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, 'Over Bjoergvin Graater Himmerik (Heaven Cries over Bjoergvin)', was released in 2002. As with the 1999 debut, 'Nattestid_', 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 & raw feeling to the earlier black metal releases of fellow countrymen Darkthrone & Satyricon. The songs are injected with all manner of gloriously melodic, dark & twisted passages, whilst also introducing piano sections & keyboard experimentation to deepen the creepy atmosphere prevalent throughout.