|Birth name||William Gray|
July 2, 1974 |
Jacksonville, Arkansas, United States
|Genres||Alternative metal, Christian metal, death metal|
|Instruments||Drums, guitar, bass, keyboards, backing vocals|
|Associated acts||Living Sacrifice
We Are the Fallen
The Killer and the Star
Austrian Death Machine
Every Knee Shall Bow
Even Devils Die
3 For Sorrow
At Wars End
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. 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. 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.
- 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)
- Creepy Carnival - guitar (2014-present)
- Chalice – drums (1991)
- Shredded Corpse – vocals, guitar, keys (1991–1998)
- Sickshine – 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)
- With Soul Embraced
- The Fleshless (1999)
- For the Incomplete (2000)
- This Is My Blood (2002)
- Immune (2003)
- Dead Alive (2008)
- Mythos (2013)
- With Living Sacrifice
- The Hammering Process (2000)
- Subtle Alliance (2002)
- Conceived in Fire (2002)
- In Memoriam (2005)
- Death Machine (2008)
- The Infinite Order (2010)
- Ghost Thief (2013)
- 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
- Tear the World Down (2010)
- With Solus Deus
- As Rocky Gray
- Accursed (2015)
- Other credits
- Inner War – Inner War (producer, 1999)
- Thy Pain – More Than Suffering (producer, 2002)
- Fatal Thirteen – Music From the Soundproof Torture Chamber (Producer, 2006)
- Austrian Death Machine – Double Brutal (guitar solo on track 13, 2009)
- Believer – Gabriel (guitars, 2009)
- At Wars End – Take Off the Mask (producer, 2012)
- Every Knee Shall Bow - Weary Warrior (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.
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- "Solus Deus on Bandcamp". Bandcamp.
- ""Creepy Carnival", a new project with Grave Robber & Living Sacrifice members". Mauce.nl. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
- "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.
- "Rocky Gray". Encyclopedia Metallum.
- "Rocky Gray Interview". Drummers Zone.
- "FATAL THIR13EN My Space Profile". MySpace. Retrieved 2007-02-04.
- Steve (March 30, 2012). "Every Knee Shall Bow EP available now". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved September 24, 2015.