Taake (pronounced /t?kj?/) is the solo vehicle of one U. Hoest. The band was formed in Norway (Bergen, Hordaland). During 1993, originally billed as Thule, Hoest proceeded to issue a brace of demos in 1993's 'Der Vinterstormene Rast' and 1994's 'Omfarnet Av Svarte Vinger' prior to adopting the new title of Taake. Billed as Taake, Hoest, together with Svartulv and Dim, the group cut the 1995 cassette 'Manndaudsvinter'. A three track 7" EP, issued by Hoest's own Mosegrodd Productions, arrived the same year with Hoest handling vocals, bass and guitar and Svartulv retained as drummer.