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Video Premiere: Take Offense’s Trust Is Mosh Heaven

In their new video, the California crossover thrashers help fans stomp out their demons.

Take Offense are doing crossover thrash right. The Chula Vista, CA, quintet channel all the energy and attitude of classic acts like S.O.D. and Suicidal Tendencies without making a retro spectacle of it. The riffs drive with buzzsaw overdrive but are still janky and danceable, the drums are stripped-down and insistent, and the vocals are harsh but honest. 

The result is music that makes you wish you were there, in whatever basement or humid bar or abandoned pool Take Offense are playing, throwing bows and bouncing impatiently. Their upcoming tour with Cruel Hand can’t come soon enough.

Take Offense Promo Color Photo By Veronika Reinert

That’s why the band’s new video for Trust, a track from their latest album Tensions On High, is so effective. Most of the time, live performance videos feel a little stale, because they’re just about watching other people have fun. But in this one, Take Offense transport the viewer to the place where their music makes one want to go: to a Take Offense show! Add to that footage of fans going nuts old-school style, and you’ve got a killer video by an awesome new thrash act.

Kerrang! is excited to premiere the video for Take Offense’s Trust. Watch it below for as long as you can before you start circle-pitting around the room:

When you’re done with that, check out the absolutely bonkers cover for Tensions On High below:

Take Offense Tensions On High Cover

And make sure you get your head knocked off by Take Offense at one of the dates below:

w/ Cruel Hand, Blind Justice

11/15/2018 Elk’s Lodge – Cambridge, MA
11/16/2018 Shaker’s Pub – Oakdale, NY w/ Somerset Thrower, guest headliner TBA
11/17/2018 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Red Vision, Watch Dogs, Outsider
11/18/2018 St. Mary’s – Baltimore, MD w/ Queensway, End It
11/19/2018 Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY w/ Mind Force, No Idea 

The Persistence Tour 2019 w/ Sick Of It All, Municipal Waste, Walls Of Jericho:
1/17/2019 Astra – Berlin, DE
1/18/2019 Grosse Freiheit 36 – Hamburg, DE
1/19/2019 Krafwerk Mitte – Dresden, DE
1/20/2019 Sono Music Club – Brno, CZ
1/21/2019 Backstage Werk – München, DE
1/22/2019 Inselhalle – Lindau, DE
1/23/2019 Les Docks – Lausanne, CH
1/24/2019 Schlachtof – Wiesbaden, DE
1/25/2019 De Brielpoort – Deinze, BE
1/26/2019 Turbinenhalle – Oberhausen, DE
1/27/2019 02 Forum Kentish Town – London, UK

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Take Offense’s new album Tensions On High is out now on Flatspot Records. Stream it or buy it digitally here, or buy a physical copy here.

Words: Chris Krovatin
Photos: Veronika Reinert

Posted on October 8th 2018, 6:00p.m.
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