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
Labels Universal Republic,[1] Solid State, Rogue Records America, Rottweiler, Clenched Fist
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
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 and was the bassist for Kill System. 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 (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)[4]

Former bands[edit]

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

Touring bands[edit]

Selected Discography[edit]

w/ Soul Embraced[edit]

w/ Living Sacrifice[edit]

w/ Evanescence[edit]

w/ Kill System[edit]

  • Kill System (2002)

w/ We Are the Fallen[edit]

w/ Solus Deus[edit]

As Rocky Gray[edit]

  • Accursed (2015)

Other credits[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Universal Republic Records Signs New Rock Band We Are the Fallen". Reuters. October 28, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Carly Smithson to join forces with ex-Evanescence musicians to become the Fallen". LA Times. June 18, 2009. Retrieved June 18, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Solus Deus on Bandcamp". Bandcamp. 
  4. ^ "Rocky Gray". Encyclopedia Metallum. 
  5. ^ "Rocky Gray Interview". Drummers Zone. 
  6. ^ "FATAL THIR13EN My Space Profile". MySpace. Retrieved 2007-02-04.