Deliverance (metal band)

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General information
origin Los Angeles , California , United States
Genre (s) White metal , thrash metal , speed metal
founding 1985, 1986, 2000, 2006
resolution 1985, 1996, 2002
Current occupation
Manny Morales
Mike Phillips
Vocals , electric guitar
Jimmy P. Brown II
Jayson Sherlock
former members
Electric bass
Tim Kronyak
Mike Reed
Jesse Rivera († 2006)
Electric guitar
Marcus Colon
David Gilbreath
Chris Hyde
Electric guitar
Larry Farkas
Electric bass
Brian Khairullah
Electric guitar
Glenn E. Rogers
Electric guitar
George Ochoa
Electric bass
Mike Grato
Jim Chaffin
Kevin Lee
Jon Knox
Jeff Mason
Keyboard, electric guitar
Jonathan Maddux
Johnny Gonzalez
Corin Jae Scott
Eli Prinsen
Electric guitar
Matt Winslow
Electric guitar
Eric Bradfield
Electric guitar
Justin Detie
Jim Calvert

Deliverance is an American white metal band from Los Angeles , California that was formed in 1985.


The band was formed in 1985. In the same year, the group disbanded for the time being, before reuniting in 1986. The group consisted of singer and guitarist Jimmy P. Brown II, drummer Chris Hyde, guitarist Larry Farkas and bassist Brian Khairullah. In 1987 the first appearances in various clubs in Los Angeles followed. Meanwhile, Larry Farkas left the band to join the group Vengeance Rising , then still active under the founding name Vengeance. After listening to a few guitarists, Marcus Colon joined as the new guitarist. The band then recorded songs for a compilation called California Metal , which was released in 1987 through Regency Records . The compilation also featured bands such as Barren Cross , Neon Cross , Guardian and Hero. After Glenn E. Rogers joined the band as the new guitarist, the band recorded their first demo, Greetings of Death , which would sell more than 5000 times over the next two years. Two of these songs, A Space Called You and Attack , appeared on the California Metal compilation . In 1988 the band recorded their next demo After Greetings , some 100 of which were released. After that, the group reached a contract with Intense Records .

In February 1989, the recording of the debut album began. Meanwhile, Glenn Rogers informed Jimmy P. Brown II that he would leave the band after the recordings to join the group Steel Vengeance . George Ochoa should replace the cast. In June the self-titled album was released. In 1990 some appearances in California followed. In April, the band recorded their next album, Weapons of Our Warfare . The band also held some thirteen-week tours promoting the first album before the second album was released in July. In October, drummer Chris Hyde left the band and was replaced by Jim Chaffin. In January 1991 the band lost another member with bassist Brian Khairullah. Drummer Johnny Gonzalez and bassist Mike Grato joined the band as new members. For the song Weapons of Our Warfare , the band created a music video in San Diego with producer Dan Macintosh , son of Mike Macintosh , pastor of the largest Vineyard church in San Diego. After a few appearances, Kevin Lee was added as the new drummer, whereupon the recordings for the album What a Joke began in February . The album was released in April. However, the sales of the album were not satisfactory. In November the group signed a new management contract and the music video for Weapons of Our Warfare aired on MTV . The video premiered on Headbangers Ball in 1991.

In December, Jimmy P. Brown II decided to record a solo album under the name Peter Braun, but the recordings should prove to be less than successful. In March 1992 Michael Phillips joined the line-up as the new guitarist. After that, work began on a new album, which should initially be called Dead Again , but was then released under the name Stay of Execution . In April, Jimmy P. Brown II went into the studio with a new cast and producer Terry Taylor to record the new album. The group consisted besides Brown of drummer Kevin Lee, bassist Mike Grato and guitarist Michael Phillips. During the recording, however, Grato left the band, so Brown and Phillips played the missing bass tracks. Brian Khairullah returned to the band as bassist. Stay of Execution was published in August . The album was listed at number 19 on the Billboard Top 50 charts in September . In October, the band recorded their first live album, Deliverance: Intense Live Series Vol.1 , which was released exclusively in the United States in December. From January to May 1993 a tour followed to promote the album Stay of Execution . In June Kevin Lee and Michael Phillips decided to leave the band so that they only wanted to do the upcoming concerts with Deliverance. Brian Khairullah also left the band and joined the band Max Blam Jam with ex-Deliverance guitarist Glenn E. Rogers. Bassist Manny Morales, keyboardist and guitarist Jonathan Maddux and drummer Jon Knox joined as new members. Together with producer Terry Taylor, the band went back to the studio to record the album Desperate Cries , which would later appear under the name Learn . In July the band paused recording for a few gigs before completing the album in August. Learn was released in September 1993. In November followed a tour together with Savior Machine , which lasted until December.

In January 1994 the band separated from Intense Records and signed a contract with Brainstorm Artists Records . In March, the band went to the studio, with producer Terry Taylor for the last time, to record the album Speed ​​of Light , which would later be released under the name River Disturbance . The band consisted of Brown, bassist Manny Morales, keyboardist and guitarist Jonathan Maddux and drummer Jon Knox. In July the band canceled all concerts in order to continue working on the album before it was released in November. In January 1995 Maddux left the band and was replaced by Matt Winslow in March. Jeff Mason was also added as the new drummer. In addition, the band lost their contract with Brainstorm Artists Records because the label broke up. In April the band began a nine-week tour before the band signed another contract with Intense Records for three more albums in July. In August, guitarist Matt Winslow disappeared without a trace before meeting him again four years later. Winslow had left his gear at the RDM Studios and never picked it up. In September, the group went into the studio, with Brown now also taking on the role of producer. The album initially had the title Book Ends when it was recorded , which was later to be changed to Camelot in Smithereens . Guitarist Marcus Colon could be heard again on the sound carrier, while Eric Bradfield acted as the new guitarist, so that the band now comprised three guitarists. In October, Bill Metoyer , who had also produced the debut album , mixed the album. In November the band went on a tour, which in the eyes of the band members, however, was not very successful. The group consisted of Brown, bassist Manny Morales, drummer Jeff Mason, and guitarists Marcus Colon and Eric Bradfield. Illnesses, bad weather conditions, low attendance numbers and a broken tour bus ensured that the members stopped in the middle of the tour and returned to California. In December, the album Camelot was released in Smithereens . In January 1996 Brown toyed with the idea of ​​breaking up the band as he became increasingly interested in other music. However, he held a European tour with the band . In March the news reached him that Camelot was selling very badly in Smithereens and was very badly received by fans, so that in April he finally decided to break up the band.

In 2001 Greetings of Death, Etc. released a compilation that included the band's demos. In December 2000, Brown re-formed the band, so the group signed a contract with Indie Dream Records in January 2001 . In February the band went to the studio to record the album Assimilation . Other members besides Brown were bassist Manny Morales, keyboardist David Gilbreath, guitarist Justin Detie and drummer Jim Calvert. The album was released in July. The release was followed by appearances, with guitarist Lael Clark and drummer Ian Baird new to the band. Jim Calvert provided the backing vocals . Another live album followed in October, before work on the next album This Sad Veil of Tears began in November . Nine of these songs were pre-released in June 2002 before the band broke up in September. The album appeared on Brown's side project Fearful Symmetry .

In July 2006 Brown began to rehearse with a new line-up and the first concerts took place again. The band also recorded a new album with the working title Enlightened , which was released in 2007 under the name As Above - So Below . Kevin Lee was the drummer again. The band now consists of singer and guitarist Brown, guitarist Michael Phillips, bassist Manny Morales and drummer Jayson Sherlock.


The band is considered an important representative of white metal. In terms of sound, the music can be compared to speed and thrash metal bands such as Slayer , Exodus , Metallica , Anthrax , Believer and Tourniquet . Vocally, Brown is strongly reminiscent of Geoff Tate from Queensrÿche .


  • Greeting of Death (Demo, 1987, self-published)
  • After Greetings (Demo, 1988, self-published)
  • Deliverance (album, 1989, Intense Records )
  • Weapons of Our Warfare (album, 1990, Intense Records)
  • What a Joke (album, 1991, Intense Records)
  • Stay of Execution (Album, 1992, Intense Records)
  • Deliverance: Intense Live Series Vol.1 (Live album, 1992, Intense Records)
  • Learn (album, 1993, Intense Records)
  • River Disturbance (Album, 1994, Brainstorm Artists Records )
  • Camelot in Smithereens (album, 1995, Intense Records)
  • A Decade of Deliverance (Compilation, 1995, Intense Records)
  • Back in the Day: The First Four Years (compilation, 2000, Magdalene Records )
  • Assimilation (album, 2001, Indie Dream Records )
  • Live at Cornerstone 2001 (Live album, 2001, Magdalene Records)
  • Greetings of Death, Etc. (Compilation, 2001, Magdalene Records)
  • As Above - So Below (Album, 2007, Retroactive Records )

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Garry Sharpe-Young : AZ of Thrash Metal . Cherry Red Books, London 2002, ISBN 1-901447-09-X , pp. 125/126 .
  2. Deliverance Greetings Of Death, Etc. , accessed December 25, 2012.
  3. ^ Deliverance . Retrieved December 25, 2012.
  4. ^ Volume , accessed December 25, 2012.
  5. ^ Christian Metal History ( Memento from February 6, 2012 in the Internet Archive ), accessed on December 25, 2012.
  6. Deliverance - Weapons Of Our Warfare , accessed December 25, 2012.