Swedish rock band tAKiDA releases new music video for ‘Third strike’

Swedish rockers tAKiDA have revealed a brand-new official music video for their recent single, “Third strike”, cut from the band’s upcoming Napalm Records debut The agony flame, set for release on February 9, 2024! The astonishing looking video captures Sweden’s snowy, freezing landscapes, underlined by frightening AI-created, impressionism-influenced faces, skeletons and creatures.

tAKiDA’s recent singles have exceeded the already extremely well-accomplished band’s previous   international radio chart success, with “The loneliest hour” hitting #1 on German Rock Airplay Charts,  and “Third strike” currently ranking at #4 on Antyradio’s Turbo Top Charts – Poland’s biggest and most important rock radio channel. This new video arrives on the heels of tAKiDA’s recent announcement of their 2024 “Smoke & Mirrors Tour”, including an extended run through several major cities in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Supported by the English band Those Damn Crows, the tour kicks off in Offenbach, Germany on April 2. Tickets are on sale now, so get your tickets while they last!

Watch the official music video for “Third strike” below, and make sure to pre-order your copy of The agony flame!

tAKiDA on “Third strike”:

“’Third strike’ is about self-sabotage. The main character, however hard they try to be the person they want to be, to do good, to be successful, they will always lose the battle with the voices in their head.”

tAKiDA has six platinum singles (one of them 4x platinum), three platinum albums and five #1 albums under their belts, and their new material is surely expanding upon their previous successes. In 2023, tAKiDA embarked on their biggest tour so far, including arena shows in their home country and huge festival appearances – even conquering the main stage at Wacken Open Air. The agony flame is the successor to tAKiDA’s stunning 2021 album, Falling from fame, which garnered tAKiDA a solid international fanbase that will certainly continue growing with the new full-length.

tAKiDA on The agony flame:

The agony flame is our “now or never”-album and you’re free to interpret that however you want. Hope you’ll like it.”

Pre-Order Your Copy of The agony flame HERE

The agony flame Tracklisting:

1. Third strike

2. The other side

3. Sacred spell

4. In time

5. Your blood awaits you

6. Nothing but a misplace

7. The loneliest hour

8. Sickening

9. Isolated (smoke & mirrors)

10.On the line 11.Second fiddle

The agony flame embodies the distinctive, unmistakable tAKiDA sound, rich with infectious, huge choruses. On the new album, listeners get to witness some of singer Robert Pettersson’s strongest vocal performances to date. Over the course of tAKiDA’s fruitful career, the band has regularly topped radio airplay charts, and their star doesn’t show any signs of dimming! The first track released from The agony flame“The loneliest hour”, became the band’s biggest radio success to date by going straight to #1 on the German Rock Radio Airplay Charts after its release as a standalone single in summer 2023. In trademark tAKiDA manner, songs like “Your blood awaits you”“Third strike” and “On the line” are loaded with emotion and unlimited hit potential.

More than two decades after the band’s formation, tAKiDA’s new offering makes it crystal clear that the unit’s pop-infused rock is still relevant today.

tAKiDA Live 2024

Smoke & Mirrors Tour 2024

w/ Those Damn Crows

02.04.2024 DE – Offenbach / Stadthalle

04.04.2024 DE – Hanover / Capitol

05.04.2024 DE – Leipzig / Felsenkeller

06.04.2024 DE – Filderstadt / FILHarmonie

07.04.2024 CH – Pratteln / Konzertfabrik Z7

09.04.2024 DE – Munich / TonHalle

10.04.2024 AT – Vienna / Szene Wien

12.04.2024 DE – Hamburg / Edel-Optics.de Arena

13.04.2024 DE – Cologne / Palladium

14.04.2024 DE – Berlin / Columbiahalle

16.04.2024 DE – Saarbrücken / Garage

17.04.2023 DE – Nürnberg / Löwensaal

tAKiDA are:
Robert Pettersson – Vocals
Tomas Wallin – Choirs, Guitars
Mattias Larsson – Guitars
Chris Rehn – Bass, Keyboards, Guitars, Programming and Arrangements
Kristoffer Söderström – Drums

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