Taken formed in the summer of 1997 by five friends. Chad and original guitarist Dan Baird knew each other since high school and had played in a few punk bands together before starting to write heavier music. After being tired of playing punk they began looking for three other members to form a hardcore band.

Like most bands, Taken has gone through some member changes since the beginning. In October 2001, Troy decided to leave the band for personal reasons. After trying out several drummers in the coming months, the band decided that Juan Pereda was the best man for the job and began rehearsing with him. Dan also decided to leave the band in May 2002 after being accepted to a well known University for grad school. Band friend Erik Bensberg joined the band in July as the second guitarist.

The band toured the U.S. and Canada twice in the summer of 2002 with This Day Forward, The Rise and Curl Up and Die. In 2004 the band decided to call it quits, to find out more about what caused the break up. Here are some interviews for your enjoyment.
Mikoto

Mikoto

Circa Survive

Circa Survive

Taken

Gared O'Donnell (Planes Mistaken for Stars/Hawks and Doves)