“Hardcore used to be followed by the word punk and that’s what we originally wanted to create”. What emerged is a refreshing mix of punk, oi, hardcore and rock & roll with melodic yet raspy vocals and a new approach to underground music.
THE TAKE was founded by famed NYHC drummer Will Shepler (formerly of Agnostic Front, Madball) and Sick Of It All bassist Craig Setari (also formerly Agnostic Front), together with longtime friend, guitarist/vocalist Scott Roberts (formerly of Biohazard, The Spudmonsters, Bloodclot!), who had just left Biohazard only weeks before. It was perfect timing for Scott as he wanted to move on and create something new from the ground up with complete creative freedom and passion.
Soon after, Scott and Will began working on what would become THE TAKE’s self-titled debut record. Craig was busy with Sick Of It All’s hectic touring schedule so Scott recruited friend and oi veteran Carlos Congote (formerly of 45 Adapters, Urban Noise) to complete the lineup.
THE TAKE’s self-titled debut LP (engineered, mixed and produced by Scott Roberts) was released worldwide on German label Demons Run Amok on June 28th 2019. The album debuted at #2 on the Coretex Weekly Top 20 and moved up to #1 the next week. The album sold out shortly after. Four months later, the album is still in the top 10.
The first and second press of THE TAKE’s self-titled LP sold out within weeks and the third press has been released in October. The band is momentarily on their second European tour, during which they share the stage with Agnostic Front and Cock Sparrer.
1.The Skins are out Tonight
4.Place the Blame
6.People Like You
8.Tits on a Bull
9.King of the World
10.Dead to Me
11.Pray for a Miracle