North Carolina progressive deathcore outfit KROSIS have premiered a lyric video for their slamming new track “Battles Are Won Within” today at Invisible Oranges. The song is off of their brutally stunning new album A Memoir Of Free Will which will see a February 7th release date through Unique Leader Records.
Vocalist Mac Smith commented, “Battles Are Won Within” is our modernized tribute to pioneers of ‘90s death metal and innovators of the slam subgenre, including bands such as Suffocation, Internal Bleeding, and Devourment. We wanted to write an extremely heavy jam that is musically abnormal for us while still maintaining our stylization as a group, and we feel that this track turned out to be exactly that. We wanted this song to be as intense as possible and to overwhelm the listener with different dynamics of heaviness, as well as to try out our hand at complimenting classic styles of brutal death metal with a modern twist. Aggression, groove, riffs, slams, punishing vocals, you name it: This track has it all. As a death metal enthusiast, this one comes from a special place in my heart, and I hope everyone enjoys this track as much as I do! SLAM!”
A Memoir Of Free Will is the follow-up to KROSIS’ jaw dropping debut Solem Vatem which Dead Rhetoric called “an unexpected treat” adding “Many pleasant and fresh twists await, done in such a way that they still can find flow and cohesiveness within their structures.” The 10 track album has already begun garnering critical praise of its own with Noob Heavy saying “…the unpredictable nature of this sound and the freshness of the composition feels very new”. Two Guys Metal Reviews added “A Memoir Of Free Will is a strong step forward for the band and seems to continually prove that there is a lot to this group and that they have countless great albums ahead of them.”
A Memoir Of Free Will sees the group truly coming into their own with the band’s ambitious sound culminating into something truly unique.
On February 1st KROSIS vocalist Mac Smith will be hosting a 2 hour special on Gimme Radio. The show will feature 3 singles from the group’s new album as well as selections from artists that the band is fans of.
To coincide with the album’s release KROSIS will be hitting the road in February on the “Memoir of Free Will Release Tour”. The trek, which runs from February 6 – 15, will cover a portion of the US East Coast and Midwest with support coming from A Wake In Providence and God of Nothing.
A Memoir Of Free Will Release Tour
2/6 Chapel Hill NC @ Local 506*
2/7 Winston Salem NC @ Breaktime
2/8 Asheville NC @ The Odditorium
2/9 Columbus GA @ The Plughouse
2/11 Lafayette IN @ The Spot Tavern
2/12 Pittsburgh PA @ Black Forge Coffee
2/13 Montclair NJ @ Meatlocker
2/14 Philadelphia PA @ Century
2/15 Virginia Beach @ West Beach Tavern.
*No God of Nothing