Soul Embraced

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Soul Embraced
Origin Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Genres Christian metal, death metal, alternative metal
Years active 1997-1998, 1999-present
Labels Solid State Records, Blood and Ink Records, Clenched Fist, Rottweiler Records
Associated acts Living Sacrifice, Evanescence, Demon Hunter, Abandon the Artifice, Descended from Wolves
Members Rocky Gray
Chad Moore
Jon Dunn
Ed Collins
Cody Smith
Past members Jack Wiese
Devin Castle
David Sroczynski
Lance Garvin
Charlie West
Jeff Bowie

Soul Embraced is a Christian death metal band from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States. It was originally a side project for Rocky Gray and David Sroczynski.


Originally a side project of drummer David Sroczynski and William "Rocky" Gray from Shredded Corpse formed in 1997, the band dissolved after creating one song for a metal compilation in 1998. Gray reformed the band with fellow Living Sacrifice member Lance Garvin (drums) and his brother in-law Chad Moore (vocals). When Gray and Garvin weren't busy with Living Sacrifice, they would hammer away with Charlie T. West at making material for their death metal side project. The band released an EP (The Fleshless EP), and three albums (For the Incomplete, This Is My Blood, Immune) over a five-year span. For the Incomplete was re-released in 2003 by the independent label Blood and Ink Records. Evanescence's song "Tourniquet" is a cover of the Soul Embraced song "My Tourniquet". From 2003 to 2007, Gray was busy with Evanescence as their drummer as well as his numerous other bands. Gray said in an interview after the release of Immune that the band planned on releasing two to three more albums and in 2006 announced two new band members: Jack Wiese on guitar and Jeff Bowie on bass. In June 2007 Jack Wiese left the band to spend more time on his other projects, and he was replaced by Devin Castle (who is also in Mourningside with Gray, Bowie, and Wiese)

Soul Embraced released Dead Alive on April 29, 2008.

Soul Embraced stated on their Myspace that they "will continue with a new guitarist next year when we get ready to record the new record". After 10 years and 3 records Soul Embraced parted ways with Solid State Records. They parted on amicable terms. Mythos is scheduled to be released July 9, 2013 on Rottweiler Records.[1]

Band members[edit]

  • Chad Moore - Lead Vocals (1999–present)
  • Ed Collins - Lead Guitar (2010–present)
  • Cody Smith - Guitar (2012—present) (Abandon the Artifice)
  • Jon Dunn - Bass Guitar (2006–present) (Demon Hunter)
  • Rocky Gray - Lead Guitar, Vocals (1997–2008), Drums (2008–present)

Former members[edit]

  • Jack Wiese - Rhythm Guitar (2006–2007)
  • Devin Castle - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals (2007–2009)
  • David Sroczynski - Drums (1997–1998)
  • Lance Garvin - Drums (1999–2008) (Living Sacrifice)
  • Charlie West - Rhythm Guitar (1997-2006)
  • Jeff Bowie - Bass (1997-2006) (Descended from Wolves)




  • The Fleshless (1999)

Studio Albums

Year Title Label
2000 For the Incomplete Clenched Fist Records
2002 This Is My Blood Solid State
2003 Immune
2008 Dead Alive
2013 Mythos Rottweiler Records


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