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Background information
OriginÅnge, Sweden
Years active1999–present
LabelsNinetone Records (2006–2008)
Se7en (2009-present)
Roadrunner Records (2009 -present) (International)
MembersRobert Petterson
Tomas Wallin
Mattias Larsson
Kristoffer Söderström
Fredrik Pålsson
Chris Rehn
Past membersFredrik Holm
Roger Olsson
Niklas Källström

Takida is an alternative rock band from Ånge, Sweden, formed in 1999. The band's name "Takida" comes from the character Gohei Takeda in the Japanese anime series Nagareboshi Gin. Takedas name was mispronounced as "Takida" in the Swedish voiceover of the anime series.

In 2000 they recorded their first demo, "Old", and in 2005 they were signed up by Swedish indie-label Ninetone Records. They released their first single, "Losing", in January 2006 and in April 2006 their first album ...Make You Breathe was released. Their second album, Bury the Lies, was released in May 2007. The same year the single Curly Sue topped radio channel P3s "Tracks" list for ten consecutive weeks.[citation needed] Handlake village[1] and The Things We Owe[2] also got to number 1 on the Tracks chart.

After the success of Bury The Lies Takida received a number of offers from large labels but decided to turn them down and record their follow up album The Darker Instinct on their own label Takida AB. The album is slated to be released on September 2, 2009.[3]

August 18, 2009 Takida announced that they had signed a contract with the global Roadrunner Records. The first release outside Scandinavia will be Bury The Lies in Germany on October 2.

During the fall of 2009 Takida supported Theory of a Dead Man for their four German shows and were the supporting act for The Butterfly Effect when they toured Germany during the winter of 2009. During this period they had their first headlining tour in Sweden.

On 28 September 2012 they released a new single, "Swallow (Until You're Gone)", the first single of their greatest hits album "A Lesson Learned - The Best Of" the album was released in late 2012.

On January 7, 2014 the first single from their upcoming album All Turns Red was released. The song's name is One Lie, the new album is scheduled for release in March.


Current members
Former members
  • Roger Olsson - guitars
  • Niklas Källström - drums
  • Fredrik Holm - drums
  • Fredrik Pålsson - bass


Studio albums


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-29. Retrieved 2009-10-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.sr.se/p3/topplistor/tracks/?getListW=40&getListY=2009&showyear=2009&listID=1[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Takida ger ut nya skivan på eget bolag". Dagbladet. 2009-06-12. Archived from the original on 2009-06-25. Retrieved 2009-07-03.

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