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, Shredded Corpse
Website www.rocky-gray.com

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 also currently doing a solo album titled, Accursed. Gray is married to Renée Gray with two children, Abraham and Madison, and currently resides in Little Rock, Arkansas. His brother-in-law, Chad Moore, is the vocalist for Soul Embraced. Gray formed Solus Deus with members of Bleed the Sky, Chimaira and The Elite. [3]

Bands[edit]

Current bands[edit]

  • Rocky Gray (Solo) - guitars, drums, bass, vocals (2014-present)
  • 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 (2014-present)[4]

Former bands[edit]

  • Chalice - (?-?)
  • Shredded Corpse - vocals, guitar, keys (1991–1998)
  • Six Shine[5] - drums (1993–1995)
  • 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)
  • Bleeding Through - drums (2008) (touring member)

Selected Discography[edit]

Other credits[edit]

Albums
  • Inner War - Inner War (producer, 1999)
  • Thy Pain - More Than Suffering (producer, 2002)
  • Fatal Thirteen[6] - 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)

CrimeWave[edit]

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.

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