Evanescence drummer William \"Rocky\" Gray (photo) has apparently regrouped his other band Soul Embraced. The Little Rock, Arkansas-based band, featuring Rocky on guitar in stead of drums, is planning on releasing new material soon. They have also added two new members in the form of Jack Wiese (guitar) and Jeff Bowie (bass).
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Originally a side project of drummer David Sroczynski and William \"Rocky\" Gray, Soul Embraced dissolved after creating one song for a metal compilation. Rocky would reform the band with Lance Garvin on drums and his brother in-law Chad Moore as vocalist.
Since 2003, Rocky has been busy with Evanescence as their drummer, and Chad is serving as Rocky\'s drum tech.
In related news: Modern Drummer magazine recently conducted an interview with Rocky Gray. Among the topics discussed are what it was to grow up in Little Rock, how Gray got his drum parts together for \"The Open Door\", and how it was working with prducer Dave Fortman, a great drummer as well.
Modern Drummer\'s entire interview with Rocky Gray can be found in the magazine\'s February 2007 issue. Other artists featured include Beyoncé\'s Kim Thompson and Nikki Glaspie, and Porcupine Tree\'s Gavin Harrison.