CA hardcore / crossover band TAKE OFFENSE have premiered their new single and video for “Internalized”.
“This song is about personal experiences, things you’ve gone through that have stuck with you throughout your life” explains frontman Anthony Herrera. “It’s about the moments that have shaped the way you act and see things” “Internalized” is lifted from the band’s new album “Keep An Eye Out”, due out tomorrow via Pure Noise Records.
Their first new album in six years, “Keep An Eye Out” was a challenging record for the Chula Vista-based five-piece.
“I won’t sugarcoat it, this record was extremely challenging on all of us” elaborates lead guitarist Greg Cerwonka. “The bar was definitely set high for what we could do as musicians, but it wasn’t forced. There is always a form of progression between our records and with ‘Keep An Eye Out’ it comes 6 years after our last album, ‘United States of Mind’. In that time, the band has gone through every up and down you can think of. We’ve grown older as people, as musicians, as band mates, and as friends. Not once did I stop writing riffs in that time period. This is the band pushing it self as hard as it can, while firing on all creative cylinders”.
Prior to “Internalized”, the band unveiled the title track “Keep An Eye Out”, of which BrooklynVegan said:
“The first single is the very fun title track which hearkens back to ’80s/early ’90s hardcore but sounds very modern too”.