(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)
SoCal hardcore / crossover thrash stalwarts TAKE OFFENSE drop the news and events hammer with several up to the minute action announcements.
First, they have just unleashed a new official video for “Trust“, one of the songs from their ‘Tensions On High’ EP (streaming), which was released earlier this year through Flatspot Records. The clip is accompanied by news of upcoming co-headlining tour dates of the U.S. East Coast with CRUEL HAND in November, with support from BLIND JUSTICE.
Drawing stylistic inspiration from old school acts like Suicidal Tendencies, Leeway, and S.O.D., TAKE OFFENSE are keeping the spirit of crossover metal alive in the modern age. Aggressive, fast paced, and musically merciless, they transmit a riff-driven tempest of thrilling contemporary sonics capable of genre-crossing appeal.
Along with today’s new video and imminent tour undertaking, TAKE OFFENSE will join NYHC legends SICK OF IT ALL, OCHC (Orange Co. Hardcore) act IGNITE, RVA’s manic metallers MUNICIPAL WASTE, and Detroit’s ‘Core crusaders WALLS OF JERICHO on “The Persistence Tour 2019“. This all-star power package will decimate Europe early next year, and you can find both tour itineraries below.
w/ Cruel Hand, Blind Justice
11/19 – Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY (w/ Mind Force, No Idea)
“The Persistence Tour 2019”
1/27 – 02 Forum Kentish Town – London, UK