Soul Embraced is a Christian death metal band that formed in Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S..
Originally a side project of drummer David Sroczynski and William "Rocky" Gray from Shredded Corpse formed in 1997, the band dissolved after creating one song for a metal compilation in 1998. Rocky would reform the band with fellow Living Sacrifice member and Christian metal legend Lance Garvin (drums) and his brother in-law Chad Moore (vocals). When Rocky and Lance weren't busy with Living Sacrifice, they would hammer away at making material for their death metal side project. The band released an EP (Fleshless), and three albums (For The Incomplete, This Is My Blood, Immune) over a five year span. For the Incomplete was re-released in 2003 by the independent label Blood and Ink Records. Evanescence's song "Tourniquet" from their debut album Fallen is a cover of the Soul Embraced song "My Tourniquet". From 2003 to 2007, Rocky was busy with Evanescence as their drummer as well as his numerous other bands. Gray said in an interview after the release of Immune that the band planned on releasing two to three more albums and in 2006 announced two new band members: Jack Wiese on guitar and Jeff Bowie on bass. In June 2007 Jack Wiese left the band to spend more time on his other projects, he was replaced by Devin Castle(who is also in Mourningside with Rocky, Jeff and Jack)
On December 23, 2006, the band released two new demos, which are available on their Myspace website. The demos were previously recorded as demos for Rocky Gray's other group, The Burning (Gray has put this project on hold for now), but used them for the new Soul Embraced songs instead. They currently have 7 new songs recorded for their next album. In the band's recent MySpace blog, Rocky Gray states that they will be releasing an album through Solid State Records in early 2008.
Soul Embraced is:
Chad Moore - Lead Vocals (1999-present)
Rocky Gray - Guitar, Vocals (1997-present)
Devin Castle - Guitar (2007 - present)
Jeff Bowie - Bass (2006-present)
Lance Garvin - Drums (1999-present)
David Sroczynski - Drums (1997-1998)
Jack Wiese - Guitar (2006-2007)