Kris Kohls

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Kris Kohls
Birth name Kris Kohls
Born (1972-05-19) May 19, 1972 (age 42)
Bakersfield, California, U.S.
Origin Bakersfield, California
Genres Rock, hard rock, post-grunge
Occupation(s) drummer, mixed martial artist
Instruments vocals, drums, percussion
Years active 1988-present
Kris Kohls
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)[1]
Weight 160 lb (73 kg)[1]
Style Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Trainer Gracie Academy

Kris Kohls (Born in Bakersfield, California May 19, 1972) is an American rock drummer known as member of the band Adema and a mixed martial artist.


In his early life Kris joined several bands (including Cradle of Thorns), a five piece set drummer,[2] Kris developed many skills of drumming during the 1990s. He and 4 other musicians made the band Adema in the early 2000 who was quickly signed with Arista Records. He recorded several albums for Adema, a band that he is still active with. Outside of his primary band, Kris also made several appearance on other musical projects like "Brides of Destruction" led by Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx, and Tracii Guns of L.A. Guns, which he quit because of his touring schedule with Adema.

He also has a passion for mixed martial arts, and has been practicing for ten years. Kris only has 4 professional fights in MMA, but has a Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, given by Gracie Academy. Kris is also a devout Christian. After the Adema reunion in 2010, Kris put on hold his hip hop solo project, but now his solo album is going to be released in 2011[dated info] and titled "Don't Try Rock and Roll".


Kris Kohls is sponsored by Tama Drums[3] and has appeared in many articles relating to drums techniques.



Brides of Destruction[edit]

Cradle of Thorns[edit]

  • Remember It Day (1990)
  • Feed-Us (1994)
  • Download This (1996)



  • Don't Try Rock and Roll (2011)


  1. ^ Cite error: The named reference wwebio was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ "Kris Kohls Modern Drummer Magazine September 2005 Issue". Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  3. ^ "Kris Kohls on Tama Drums Official Page" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  4. ^ "Videodrone - Videodrone (CD, Album) at Discogs". 1999-02-23. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 

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