CVLT Nation Captures TAAKE At The Siberia in NOLA

All Photos and Text by Teddie Taylor

Now together for twenty-three years, Taake are bringing true Norwegian black metal to North America this summer. Last night, they played at Siberia in New Orleans with Wolvhammer and local NOLA groups Mehenet and Witch Burial.

Mehenet, the more obviously Taake-influenced of the local openers, sped through their slot with knives at their belts and runes on their foreheads.

 

M2

 

Witch Burial was much more subtle in their black metal visuals, though lead singer Jared Benoit’s vocals cut through the night like a chainsaw. The New Orleans black metal scene is very much alive.

 

WB1

 

Cloaked in the southern humidity, Wolvhammer crawled their way through songs from their incredible 2014 release Clawing into Black Sun and annihilated anyone unfamiliar with their sound. Their “Slaves to the Grime” was not only relevant in the muggy, Louisiana summer night, but it hit you dead center in the chest and made you even hungrier for a new album.

 

W5

 

At midnight, the venue went dark, and Taake drifted through the crowd onto the stage; Hoest followed in the rear like a low-hanging fog. The venue exploded with sound, and insanity ensued. Hoest mentioned the heat and growled that they would share some Norwegian cold with the Big Easy. They finished with a request for “Die When You Die” and disappeared as quickly as they had entered.

 

T16

 

The tour continues west until 6/17 in Vancouver for The Covenant Fest. Young and in the Way join the lineup on 6/10 in San Diego at Brick By Brick.

 

13131764_1100814173319156_8130952651956261873_o

13230122_1042963209111799_7015273835568214032_n

 

MENEHET

 

WITCH BURIAL

 

WOLVHAMMER

 

TAAKE

 

 

 

Enjoy this post? Donate to CVLT Nation to help keep us going!

 
Previous post

Premiere UNDERPASS's Ashes + "Red Reflection" LP - Review

Next post

The Pioneer Fetish Photos of Elmer Batters

The Author

Sean Reveron

Sean Reveron

8
Leave a Reply

avatar
4 Comment threads
4 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
5 Comment authors
Greg GardnerAmber L BlackReynold B. BonaventeJacob GoudeauSaul Chavez Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Greg Gardner
Guest

Salt Lake City in just a few short hours. Can’t fucking wait

Reynold B. Bonavente
Guest

Amber L Black

Amber L Black
Guest

Sweet

Amber L Black
Guest

Oh your stickers are being ordered

Reynold B. Bonavente
Guest

wow! tnx sis! 👍👍👍

Amber L Black
Guest

No problem Brother

Jacob Goudeau
Guest

Jai Benoit Jerik Thibodeaux and yall didn’t go..

Saul Chavez
Guest

nice… going this Sunday 🙂