Setting out to do a band more in touch with the frustration and aggression that people deal with in everyday life, something more real and relatable to the three founding members of what would become a force to be reckoned with in the worldwide hardcore scene.
After years of hard work for the band, playing every show they were offered up and down the country and heading to mainland Europe for tours/weekenders/festivals whenever the opportunity presented itself, it soon paid off and they were soon being hand-picked by overseas acts such as TERROR, SICK OF IT ALL and TRAPPED UNDER ICE (to name but a few) as touring partners and the name BROKEN TEETH HC was making its stamp on the hardcore scene more and more with each tour.
Weathering countless trends and defying all odds, over the past decade Take Offense has established themselves as one of the West Coast’s most prominent hardcore acts. Sonically, Take Offense hits hard, with a sound steeped in late 80’s NYHC tradition, coupled with the distinctively Venice crossover stylings of Suicidal Tendencies and the like.
Take Offense manages to both whet the palate of the stodgy old guard, while satisfying the youths’ insatiable lust for hard hitting, mosh riffage. Established in 2005, Take Offense have never been ones to rest on their laurels, and after a handful of EPs, 2011’s landmark full length Tables Will Turn, and a hell of a lot of time on the road with stalwarts such as Terror, Agnostic Front, D.R.I., Trapped Under Ice, Backtrack, Alpha & Omega, and Rotting Out, the band are set to unleash their latest magnum opus, United States of Mind, on the mighty Reaper Records.
Though Take Offense are at a point in their lifespan when many bands shrug their shoulders and crank out half hearted riffs and reheated lyrics, United States of Mind proves the group has the stamina and creativity to push their sound forward without losing touch with their roots. In short, Take Offense are one of the most engaging hardcore bands to emerge in recent years, and lucky for all of us, they don’t appear to be going anywhere.
All that’s left is to accept your fate and enter: THE T.O. ZONE