Rocky Gray

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Rocky Gray
Birth name William Gray
Born (1974-07-02) July 2, 1974 (age 41)
Jacksonville, Arkansas, United States
Genres Alternative metal, Christian metal, death metal
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Drums, guitar, bass, keyboards, backing vocals
Associated acts Living Sacrifice, Soul Embraced, Mourningside, We Are the Fallen, Evanescence, Machina, Shredded Corpse, Kill System, Solus Deus, Bleeding Through, The Killer and the Star

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.[1] 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 and was the bassist for Kill System and the Vocalist for The Burning. Gray formed Solus Deus with members of Bleed the Sky, Chimaira and The Elite.[2] Gray and Moore's band, The Burning, was put on hold in 2002, due to Gray wanting to focus on his other projects. In 2014, Gray formed a new project with Wretched & Spano of the Horror punk band, Grave Robber, and Jeff Bowie of Descended from Wolves, Mourningside, and Soul Embraced, called Creepy Carnival.[3][4]


Current bands[edit]

  • Rocky Gray (Solo) – guitars, drums, bass (2014–present)
  • Soul Embraced – lead guitar, vocals (1997–2008, 2014–present), drums (2008–2014)
  • Mourningside – drums (2004–present)
  • Living Sacrifice – lead guitar, backing vocals (1999–2003, 2005, 2008–present)
  • Machina – drums (2005–present)
  • We Are the Fallen – drums (2009–present)
  • Solus Deus – lead guitar, backing vocals (2012–present)
  • Even Devils Die – guitar, Programming (2014–present)[5]
  • Creepy Carnival - guitar (2014-present)

Former bands[edit]

  • Chalice – drums (1991)
  • Shredded Corpse – vocals, guitar, keys (1991–1998)
  • Sickshine[6] – 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)
  • Fatal Thirteen – drums (2006–2014)

Touring bands[edit]


Selected Discography[edit]

With Soul Embraced
With Living Sacrifice
With Evanescence
With Kill System
  • Kill System (2002)
With Machina
  • Machina EP (2007)
  • To Live And Die in the Garden of Eden (2012)
With We Are the Fallen
With Solus Deus
As Rocky Gray
  • Accursed (2015)
Other credits


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.


  1. ^ "Carly Smithson to join forces with ex-Evanescence musicians to become the Fallen". LA Times. June 18, 2009. Retrieved June 18, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Solus Deus on Bandcamp". Bandcamp. 
  3. ^ ""Creepy Carnival", a new project with Grave Robber & Living Sacrifice members". Retrieved September 18, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Gray Matter: A Flame in the Dark explores dark mind of Rocky Gray". A Flame In the Dark. October 1, 2014. Retrieved September 18, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Rocky Gray". Encyclopedia Metallum. 
  6. ^ "Rocky Gray Interview". Drummers Zone. 
  7. ^ "FATAL THIR13EN My Space Profile". MySpace. Retrieved 2007-02-04. 
  8. ^ "Every Knee Shall Bow EP available now". Indie Vision Music. March 30, 2012. Retrieved September 24, 2015.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)