Guitarist Jake Bernsdorf, drummer Dustin Hagenbaugh and vocalist Casey Kemi formed In Existence in spring 2015. A year later, they solidified their current lineup with the addition of Casey’s brother Cory on guitar and Dave Ripley on bass. Casey calls their sound “diverse” with a metal base that incorporates melodic and hard rock. “Our live show is very energetic and crowd involvement is very important to us,” Kemi says. The band has opened for a slew of national acts including Ministry, Mushroomhead, Motograter and Born of Osiris. The band released its first single, “Retrospect,” in January.