My HeadBangers this week something different from Los Angeles, California, welcome the Hard Rock Band with a little 90’s  Grunge mixed in:


“Smells Like Mistakes”


Well my HeadBangers, this week is something a little different.  Let me explain what I mean.  As I have said I have been reading a lot of books lately to educate myself lmao, you know I always say I am still a student, there is always more to learn my HeadBangers and me I like to know where and how did this whole world that I live, breathe and devour on a daily basis begin.  We all know that metal has progressed in so many ways, but I went back and I got stuck in Seattle in the Grunge movement during the 1980-1990’s.  I had never listened to the bands such as Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, hell don’t get me started on Chris Cornell, and  Mark Lanegan and the Screaming Trees.  I know you are all thinking wth is she talking about and how does this relate to a metal blog.  Stay with me HeadBangers, my mind runs 24/7 on my metal.  Now I’m just taking a step back in history to see where did this all begin.  Sadly some if not most of the above are not in this world anymore, a few are and talk about history.  But to the point, I wanted to bring this band, ALL TAKEN to the front line because,  they just make me think of all the bands above that started in a garage and ended up on the biggest stage of all and took their music to another level.  All our bands started out as a thought, then friends got together, brought in more people and started a band, where did they all end up, well that’s another story for another day, but I can promise you that I am going to tell their story.  So now I am going to tell you the story of a band called ALL TAKEN.

After the end of another musical endeavor,  Daniel and Avo started ALL TAKEN  in 2015, as a way to streamline the music making process, having always been in larger bands it was nice to only have to worry about 2 schedules.

After the band was formed and some songs were written the band needed a name.  They went through several lists, band generators and other argues processes and every time they found something that sounded good they were ALL TAKEN.  So the name stuck with them.   See what I mean, I have heard stories like this from bands all over this planet, it all just falls into place, I love it.  

The band is a full time project but because they are independent, they like so many musicians have jobs and spend a lot on the band.  The band is looking forward to playing from East to West coast across this country as well as Canada and would love to visit their fans in Japan.  Right now all bands are finding it hard to do anything because of COVID.  It seems like everytime we think we might get back to seeing gigs, it starts all over again.   

The song “DOUBT” above will be released as a video on April 20th, so look for it on UTube.  They also have been working on more songs and will continue to release them during the year.

Let’s meet these guys:

David Eye – Bassist

Daniel Daghlarian – Lead Singer & Guitarist

Avo Karapetyan – Drummer

There music can be found on Spotify, Apple Music and all other music streaming services.  Check them out on their social media at:

Instagram:  @alltaken_band

Twitter: @alltaken_band

FB:  facebook.com/alltaken

Here is a message from the band about their music:

Like any kind of art to an artist we use our music as an outlet for what we are going through at the time and our problems, if anyone out there listening to our music finds something useful in what we have to say that’s more than we can ever ask for.

So my HeadBangers, take some time and listen to their music.  After all in the end we are all family and that will never change.  I hope you find this interesting and to those who haven’t heard or read anything about the Grunge movement in Seattle, man look it up you will be amazed.  Now it will never take the place in my heart for my Nordic Metal, nothing ever could, that’s a done deal.  But history and how it all started is so amazing, but I’ll be back with more on that soon.

Well my HeadBangers that’s it for this week.  Join me next week for another band and another song.  Until then you know don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn…..

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