Rocky Gray

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 former drummer for Evanescence from 2002-2007. He is the lead guitarist for Living Sacrifice and Solus Deus, and the drummer for We Are the Fallen. He also plays drums for Soul Embraced, Mourningside, and Machina. Gray is also currently creating a solo album titled Accursed.


In 1999, Gray reunited Soul Embraced with his brother-in-law Chad Moore and fellow Living Sacrifice member, Lance Garvin and released their debut EP, The Fleshless. In 2000, LS released their fifth and Gray, Green and Putman’s debut LS release, The Hammering Process. Later that year, Soul Embraced released their debut studio album, For the Incomplete.

In 2002, LS released their sixth, and Gray’s sophomore LS release, Conceived in Fire, as well as SE’s sophomore album, This Is My Blood. Gray formed the band Kill System in 2002, with Garvin, Moore, John LeCompt (Mindrage, Evanescence) and Allen Robson (Becoming Saints, Descended from Wolves), and recorded their debut, self-titled album. They disbanded in 2003. In early 2003, Gray left the band to play drums live for the Goth rock band, Evanescence; he was replaced by Cory Brandan Putman.[2]

In between Gray’s leaving Living Sacrifice and joining Evanescence, Soul Embraced released their album Immune. In 2004, the band released their debut album, Fallen, which featured a cover of Soul Embraced’s song, “My Tourniquet”.

In 2005, Gray got together with Garvin and Bruce Fitzhugh to record three additional songs for Living Sacrifice’s greatest hits, In Memoriam. Later that year, Gray joined fellow Evanescence member John LeCompt in the band Machina.

Gray left Evanescence along with LeCompt In 2008,