Rocky Gray

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Rocky Gray
Birth name William Gray
Born (1974-07-02) July 2, 1974 (age 40)
Jacksonville, Arkansas, United States
Genres Alternative metal, Christian metal, death metal
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Drums, guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals
Labels Universal Republic,[1] Solid State, Rogue Records America
Associated acts Living Sacrifice, Soul Embraced, Mourningside, We Are the Fallen, Evanescence Machina

William "Rocky" Gray (born July 2, 1974) is a drummer and guitarist who has been part of the Arkansas metal scene since the early 1990s. He has an extensive career as a musician and is best known as the lead guitarist for Living Sacrifice and the drummer for We Are the Fallen.[2] He also plays drums for Soul Embraced, Mourningside, and Machina and he is the former drummer for Evanescence. Gray is married to Renée Gray with two children, Abraham and Madison, and currently resides in Little Rock, Arkansas.


Current bands[edit]

  • Soul Embraced – lead guitar, drums, vocals (1997–2008), drums (2008–present)
  • Mourningside – drums (2004–present)
  • Fatal Thirteen - guitar (2006–present)
  • Living Sacrifice – lead guitar, backing vocals (1999–2003, 2005, 2008–present)
  • Machina – drums (2005–present)
  • The Killer and the Star – drums (2009–present) (touring member)
  • We Are the Fallen - drums (2009–present)
  • Solus Deus - lead guitar, backing vocals (2012–present)
  • Even Devils Die - guitar, Programming

Former bands[edit]

  • Chalice - (?-?)
  • Shredded Corpse - vocals, guitar, keys (1991–1998)
  • Sickshine - drums (1993–95)
  • PainGod (later known as Flesh Compressor) - ? (1994–1995)
  • Seminal Death - vocals, guitar (1995)
  • Thy Pain - guitar, vocals (2002)
  • Kill System - guitar (2002–2003)
  • Evanescence - drums (2002–2007)
  • The Burning - guitar (2005–2006)
  • 3 for Sorrow - drums, bass and guitar (2005–2006)

Selected Discography[edit]

Other credits[edit]

  • Inner War - Inner War (producer, 1999)
  • Thy Pain - More Than Suffering (producer, 2002)
  • Fatal Thirteen[3] - Music From the Soundproof Torture Chamber (Producer, 2006)
  • At Wars End - Take Off the Mask (producer, 2012)
  • Project 86 - Wait for the Siren (drums, 2012)


In 2005, Rocky launched a clothing line called CrimeWave Clothing, which he has since abandoned. CrimeWave is also the name of Rocky's record label that currently features Fatal Thirteen.