Originated: Los Angeles, California Country: United States of America Genre: Thrash Metal/Metal/Hard Rock
Bio: In 1985, in a small damp garage in the midst of middle class housing in Los Angeles, California, three musicians met up with a 15 year old singer/guitar player who placed an ad in the local Recycler Newspaper classifieds for "band wanted". Little did they know that this was the beginning of what would become one of the most revered and celebrated musical entities, known as LA's own "Deliverance"! After only a few months of rehearsing, "Deliverance" began their march on the LA Club Scene. Playing and becoming regulars to such venues as "The Waters Club", "The Whiskey a Go Go", "The Troubadour", "The Country Club" and "The Oasis" the group was becoming well known amongst their peers and garnering a rather large fan base in a short time.
Deliverance started as a thrash metal band and later shifted more towards heavy metal and progressive metal. Many members have either stayed in the lineup for a number of years, or left and returned to the lineup. Jimmy P. Brown II has been the only persistent member of Deliverance. The Christian metal community first encountered them on the compilation album California Metal. They put forth their self-titled debut album Deliverance in 1989 with Jimmy P Brown II (guitars and lead vocals), Glenn Rogers (lead guitar), Brian Khairullah (bass), and Chris Hyde (drums). In 1989, Deliverance's track "If You Will" from their self-titled album appeared on Hot Metal Summer II along with a recorded interview.
Deliverance garnered significant attention in the Christian metal community with their 1990 release Weapons of Our Warfare. During this time, the band replaced guitarist Glenn Rogers with George Ochoa. Deliverance released a video on MTV for the title track of Weapons. The track was also included on Intense Records compilation album Hot Metal Summer III Hot Licks - Cold Facts.
R.I.P. Chris Hyde: January 3, 1965 - February 18, 2015