Taka (Swahili for "Waste") is an American heavy metal band from East Orange, New Jersey, United States that plays "pride lands metal"; a geek rock subgenre themed around the mythos of the Disney franchise The Lion King. All five members perform under pseudonyms reflecting the mythos, and perform live wearing elaborate makeup and costumes.
The band, created as a response to "nerd-focused" genres such as wizard rock and Time Lord rock (according to it's lead singer, Moto, in a rare out-of-character interview), has gained social media attention for it's unusual concept. The band released their debut album, The Strike, in 2015.
In 2019, the band performed at the D23 Expo.