KROSIS Ask The Hard Questions In This Exclusive Music Video For “TO PERSIST OR ADHERE”

You might remember Raleigh-based progressive metal act KROSIS from our exclusive playthrough by bassist Brian Krahe for their track “Duplicity” back in May of this year. Well, the back with a vengeance in this new music video for their single “To Persist or Adhere”, which is off their upcoming record, A Memoir of Free Will, which is set to drop in February 2020 via Unique Leader Records. Check it!


If you know anything about Krosis, it could be that they’re one of our favorite progressive and technical metal bands out there these days. Super slick production, absolutely amazing players, and some of the darkest and densest riffs all combine together to form the band’s unique-yet-approachable sound. And memorable and heavy as absolute fuck, “To Persist or Adhere” only seeks to further their path into the modern prog and death metal fan’s field of view.

About single, the band had this to say:

“‘To Persist or Adhere’ is a symbolic milestone for all of us in Krosis. It is the debut of our matured and redefined stylistic sound, while also representing our progression as a band over this past year. It is a journey of perseverance that can be related to everyday life, as well as our willingness to progress through all obstacles that we may face. It is the most meaningful piece of art that I have ever worked on and I truly hope it can impact other people as it has impacted us.”

And as for the gear used in the music video, here’s what the dudes are rockin’:

Adam Thiessen (Guitar):

  • Schecter Reaper-7 Multiscale in Satin Charcoal Burst:
  • Swamp Ash Body
  • Poplar Burl Top
  • Maple/Walnut Neck
  • Ebony Fretboard
  • Ultra-Thin C Neck
  • 25.5″-27″ Scale
  • Hipshot Hardtail String-Thru Bridge
  • Diamond Decimator Bridge and Neck Pickups with Option to Coil Split
  • Strings: D’Addario NYXL 7 String pack .011 – .064

Brandon Scurlark (Guitar):

  • Ibanez RGDIX7MPB In Blue Burst
  • Poplar Burl Top
  • Layered Ash Body
  • 26.5″ scale Nitro Wizard-7 3pc Maple/Purpleheart Neck
  • Birdseye Maple fretboard
  • DiMarzio Fusion Edge 7 Humbucker Neck and Bridge pickup
  • Gibraltar Standard II-7 bridge
  • Tuners: Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads
  • Strings: D’Addario NYXL .011 – .064
  • Tones: Misha Mansoor Toneforge and Neural DSP Parallax

Daniel Cece (Drums):

  • Mapex Armory 4-pc drums
  • 12″ 14″ snare 16″ 18×22″ bass
  • Soultone Cymbals – 12″ hi-hats, 17″ and 18″ crash, 22″ ride, 8 and 10″ splash
  • Xcel Classic Drumsticks
  • Vratim shoes
  • DrumDial Tuners

Brian Krahe (Bass):

  • ESP B-1005SE Multiscale
  • Nordstrand Big Split 5 Pickups
  • 37″ to 34″ Multiscale
  • ABQ-3MS 3-band EQ
  • Hipshot Solo Bridge
  • Gotoh Tuners
  • Swamp Ash Body
  • Rosewood Top
  • Five-piece Wenge/Bubinga neck
  • Strings: Kalium .174, D’addario 40-95
  • Tuning: Drop E (E B E A D)

Mac Smith (Vocals):

  • His natural gnarly voice.

Be sure to pre-order the new album A Memoir of Free Will here if you’re in the US and here if you’re in the EU. And don’t forget to follow these dudes on Facebook and Instagram, as well as to peep their other tunes on Bandcamp. Lastly, don’t forget to catch these guys on tour in November/December with Existence and Symbolik. Dates and deets below.

Krosis only dates:
11/7 Nashville TN @ Springwater 
11/8 Springfield MO @ Outland Bar
11/9 Tulsa OK @ Mass Movement Community ARts
11/10 Lubbock TX @ Demons Den Underground 
11/11 Tempe AZ @ Palo Verde Lounge 

W/ Inanimate Existence, Symbolik 
11/14 Sacramento CA @ The Boardwalk
11/15 Laguna Niguel @ Karman Bar
11/16 Kingman AZ @ Sportsman’s CLub
11/17 Santa Fe NM @ Tumbleroot Brewery
11/18 San Antonio TX @ The Anthem Entertainment
11/19 Austin TX @ Come and Take It Live
11/20 Corpus Christi TX @ Boozers 
11/21 New Orleans LA @ The Goat
11/22 Pensacola FL @ Rodeo Rock
11/23 Tallahassee FL @ The Warrior On The River 
11/24 Jacksonville FL @ Jack Rabbits
11/25 Spartanburg SC @ Ground Zero
11/29 Allentown PA @ Sportsmen’s Cafe
11/30 Brooklyn NY @ The Kingsland
12/1 Revere MA @ Sammy’s Patio
12/2 Providence RI @ Alchemy 
12/4 Buffalo NY @ Stamps 

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Senior Editor at Gear Gods living in LA. Just trying to figure this whole music thing out, really.

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