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Leading Swedish rockers tAKiDA release new video for 'Third strike' single


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 video captures Sweden’s snowy, freezing landscapes, underlined by frightening AI-created, impressionistic faces, skeletons and creatures.


tAKiDA’s recent singles have already exceeded the 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 Those Damn Crows, the tour kicks off in Germany on 2nd April. 


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 seeks to expand upon 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 is set to grow with this new release.



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 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 The agony flame here: https://lnk.to/Takida-TheAgonyFlame/napalmrecords


The agony flame tracklisting:


2. The other side

3. Sacred spell

4. In time

6. Nothing but a misplace

8. Sickening

9. Isolated (smoke & mirrors)

10.On the line

11.Second fiddle

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