Rocky Gray

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Rocky Gray

Rocky Gray (born July 2, 1974 as William Gray) is the current drummer of Evanescence. Worked with John LeCompt when John was a lead singer in Killsystem. Also worked with LeCompt when John laid vocals on “Seems Like Forever” for Soul Embraced’s Immune album. He made his first appearance with Evanescence in 1998 where he performed the drums on the track Understanding on their first EP. Gray is credited for writing the original version of Tourniquet for Soul Embraced (originally called "My Tourniquet") and revamping it on Fallen. In 2005, Rocky launched a clothing line called 'CrimeWave Clothing'. He is currently in 6 bands: Evanescence, The Burning, Soul Embraced, Mourningside, Machina and Fatal Thirteen.

Immediate family includes his wife, Reneé, and his two kids, Abraham and Madison. Reneé is well known in the Evanescence fan community because she used to provide inside information on new developments when the rest of the band was unavailable.


Rocky uses Tama® Drums, Sabian® Cymbals, Vater Sticks, Evans Drumheads, ddRUM Electronics and Diablo Wheels.

He is frequently featured in advertisements for the equipment he proudly uses.

Band Projects

  • Chalice - ? (?-?)
  • Shredded Corpse - Vocals, Guitar, Keys (1991-1998)
  • Sickshine - Drums (1993-95)
  • PainGod (later known as Flesh Compressor) - ? (1994-1995)
  • Seminal Death - Vocals, Guitar (1995)
  • Soul Embraced - Lead Guitar, Vocals (1998, 2000-Current)
  • Living Sacrifice - Lead Guitar, Additional Vocals (1999-2003, 2005)
  • Thy Pain - Guitars, Bass, Vocals (2002)
  • Kill System - Lead Guitar (2002-2003)
  • Evanescence - Drums (2002-Current)
  • Mourningside - Drums (2004-Current)
  • The Burning - Guitars (2005-Current)
  • 3 For Sorrow - Drums, Bass and Guitar (2005-2006)
  • Machina (formerly called Future Leaders of the World) - Drums (2005-Current)
  • Fatal Thirteen - Guitar (2006-Current)

Other Credits


  • Inner War [1] - Inner War (Producer, 1999)
  • Thy Pain [2] - More Than Suffering EP (Producer, 2002)
  • Fatal Thirteen [3] - Music From the Soundproof Torture Chamber (Producer, 2006)