Soul Embraced to Release New Album 'Mythos' After 5-Year Absence

Christian metal band Soul Embraced is releasing their fifth album Mythos July 9 on Rottweiler Records after a five-year absence.

The long-awaited album features guest appearances by Bruce Fitzhugh of Living Sacrifice and Jeremiah Scott of Demon Hunter.

The first single "Like A Corpse" is available now at digital retail outlets worldwide and, for a short time, can also be downloaded for free on the music-sharing site NoiseTrade. The download also includes a teaser clip for the full album.

Soul Embraced started as a side project of drummer David Sroczynski and William "Rocky" Gray in 1997 in which time they have been appearing at underground metal scenes for over 16 years.

The band's first release was an EP on indie label Blood & Ink Records. In 2002, their first full-length album was released on Solid State Records, a subsidiary of Tooth & Nail Records, followed by two others.

The five-year gap between albums afforded the band a label change and a new opportunity to create different music.

Soul Embraced returns with a lineup that includes Chad Moore on vocals, Rocky Gray on drums, Cody Smith on guitar and Jon Dunn on the bass.

Rocky Gray, perhaps the best known member of the band, played drums with multi-platinum selling artist Evanescence from 2003 to 2007 and as a guitarist for Living Sacrifice from 1999 to 2003, in 2005, and from 2008 on.

The band is viewed more as a side project then a full fledged touring group, says a press release. However, they promise tour dates will be announced soon.