Christian Metal Wiki

Los Angeles, California, United States


Heavy metal, Thrash metal, Speed metal, Progressive metal

Years active:
  • 1985-1996
  • 2000-2002
  • 2006-2011
  • 2012-present
  • Frontline Records / Intense Records
  • Brainstorm Artists International
  • Indie Dream Records
  • Magdalene Records
  • Retroactive Records
  • Roxx Records
  • The Bearded Dragon Productions (Associated)
Associated Acts:

Fasedown, Jupiter VI, Vengeance Rising, Mortification, Horde, Once Dead, Recon, The Crucified, Heretic, Hirax, Cauldron of Puke, Fearful Symmetry, Steel Vengeance, Lambs Among Wolves, The Blamed, Tourniquet, 2050, Ossuary, Middle Earth, Sircle of Silence, Holy Soldier, Judgement, Betrayal, Martyr, Sombrance, The Sacrificed, Join the Dead, Decadence, Torn, Synagog, Testimony, Worldview, Kantation, Wrathchild, Eternal Ryte, Shades of Crimson, Sealed Fate, Jambi's Revenge, Sanctified Sister, Stavesacre, Revulsed, Altera Enigma, Soundscape, InExordium, Paramaecium, Where Shadows Lie, Teramaze, White Heart, Applehead


Official Website

Current Members:

Jimmy P. Brown II
Glenn Rogers
Jim Chaffin
Manny Morales

Former Members:

Alan Bostwick
Rick Hawksinger
Mike Banash
Larry Farkas
Jonathan Maddux
Matt Winslow
Marcus N. Colon
Lael Clark
Mike Phillips
Brian Khairullah
Mike Grato
Tim Kronyak
Chris Hyde
John Gonzalez
Kevin Lee
Mike Reed
Jeff Mason
George Ochoa
Victor Macias

Live Members:

John Christianson
Steve Zcone
Corin Jae Scott
Eli Prinsen
Junior Reed
Eric Bradfield
David Gilbreath

Session Members:

Ian Baird
Jim Calvert
Justin DeTie
Jesse Rivera
Jeremy Moffett
Jayson Sherlock
Jon Knox
Greg Minier

Deliverance, also known as Big D, is a Thrash metal/Speed metal band that began in 1985. The band began in Los Angeles, California. The lineup has gone through several lineups, with Jimmy P. Brown II being the only remaining member throughout each. The band's current lineup consists of Brown on Rhythm Guitars and Vocals, Glenn Rogers on Lead Guitars, Manny Morales on Bass and Jim Chaffin on Drums.


Early career and fame (1985-1991)[]

Deliverance formed in the year 1985, as a speed metal band. The band began with the lineup of Jimmy P. Brown II on Vocals and Rhythm Guitars, Alan Bostwick on Bass, Rick Hawksinger on Lead Guitars and Chris Hyde on Drums.

After Bassist Alan Bostwick and Lead Guitarist Rick Hawksinger departed from the band, the band hired Immanuel F. Morales and Larry Farkas. However, Morales departed and was replaced by Brian Khairullah. The band remained with this lineup unttill Farkas departed and formed Vengeance Rising with Doug Thieme and Roger Dale Martin.[1] The band continued on as a three-piece. The band's first appearance being apart of the California Metal, which featured the band, Barren Cross, Guardian (misspelled Gardian), Neon Cross and Hero.[2] Glenn Rogers of Hero joined the band, replacing Farkas on lead guitars.

With the same lineup, the band recorded their self-titled debut album in 1989, released via Frontline Records. The band would then be featured on the Hot Metal Summer II with the track "If You Will", which also featured a recorded interview.

With the band's sophomore release, Weapons of Our Warfare, the band gained a massive following, earning them a level of fame, with comparisons to Metallica. The band were on MTV, with "Weapons of Our Warfare". The band also appeared on Hot Metal Summer III Hot Licks - Cold Facts.

During the production of what became their third album, What a Joke, Khairullah, Hyde and Rogers departed the band and were replaced by Mike Grato (Recon), Kevin Lee and George Ochoa (Recon). The album did not do very well. According to an interview with Brown in 2016, the band did this intentionally to get off of Frontline Records. However, the label found out and forced them to record four more albums.[3][4]

Four more albums and first breakup (1992-1996)[]

"I got tired of being labeled 'Oh, there's Deliverance.... the Metallica clones are back.' You know, that got really old. Because in a sense we were kind of ripping them off. But I definitely know that the Lord wants us to be original. I want to be original. So I think it was time." ― Jimmy P. Brown II on HM Magazine

The band's fourth album, Stay of Execution, went in a progressive metal genre, with new guitarist Michael Phillips (The Sacrificed, Sacred Warrior), which changed the band musically for a long time. Brown explained his stance on the musical change with Doug Van Pelt (Lust Control), founder of HM Magazine. While fans were extremely angered at the time,[3][4] many now feel it is some of their best material.

The band's next album, Learn, continued the progressive metal stage of the the band, featuring Morales on bass once again and new Lead Guitarist/Keyboardist Jonathan Maddux. After this the band's drummers and guitarists began to flux. However, Morales and Brown remained the core of the band. The band released two more albums, River Disturbance and Camelot in Smithereens. After the release of the two albums - one of their most successful, followed by their least successful - the band disbanded in January 1996.[5] Brown ended the band, as he began coming bitter towards the industry, and Morales and Jeff Mason of Betrayal, who played drums for a year, performing on Camelot, needed a break as well.[5]

Reunion and a second hiatus (2000-2010)[]

After disbanding in January 1996, the band went their separate ways until they reunited in 2000 with the lineup of Brown and Khairullah and Lael Clark on Lead Guitars. The band hired Justin DeTie and Jim Calvert to perform additional guitars and drums. The band, however, went through a major lineup change in 2001, with all the members save Brown and Clark departing. Morales re-joined the band once again, recommending Jesse Rivera as their drummer. However, Rivera did not perform with the band, being replaced by Ian Baird. The band, over this brief reunion between 2000-2002, released two compilation albums, a live album and a new album, titled Assimilation, which followed more of an electronic/industrial metal style.

The band disappeared on a hiatus until 2006, resurfacing the What a Joke lineup, minus Grato and having Tim Kronyak on Bass. However, Lee decided not to continue, being replaced by Mike Reed. In 2007, the band released an album titled As Above - So Below.[6] The band's discography also had a few re-releases of their old material in the year. Corin Jae Scott had also played Keyboards over the course of the reunion. The album mixed several different elements from the last several albums.

In 2010, the band announced they would release an album, titled The Annals of Subterfuge, which would mark the band's 25th anniversary. The lineup was unclear at the time, beyond Brown and Phillips. However, the album was never released. The band played a single show in 2010, over the course of October 28-30th, with the only show to be played without Brown and having Eli Prinsen of Sacred Warrior and The Sacrificed perform vocals at NordicFest.[7]

Third breakup and reunion (2011-present)[]

On May 20, 2011, Phillips announced the band would be finally coming to an end and would play their final show in August 2011.[8] However, despite this, by July 2012, the band reunited[9] and begun working on new material.[10][11] However, despite the reports of the album being their final, Brown stated that it most likely would not be.[4] After the album, Hear What I Say! came out in 2013, with the lineup of Brown, Phillips, Morales and Jayson Sherlock of Mortification, Paramaecium and Horde on Drums, the band went on a sort of hiatus, with Brown reuniting the band the next year with himself, Ochoa, Jim Chaffin returning several years later on the Drums and the former Bassist of Tourniquet, Victor Macias.

The band played their first reunion show in 2016, at Exodo Fest with bands such as Abated Mass of Flesh and Silent Planet.[12] In 2017, the band's two first releases were repressed on vinyl and released through Roxx Records and Bombwork Records. In 2017, Ochoa departed the band, as he was performing with his band Worldview and due to some inner conflicts with the other members, which they have now reconciled.[13] In the meantime, the band hired Greg Minier (ex-The Crucified) to record the guitars on the album.[14][15] Later on in the year, Rogers returned to the band and recorded the solos on the upcoming album.[14][15] The band signed to Roxx Records once again and 3Frogz Records (Brown's label and recording studio), which released the band's album, The Subversive Kind on February 23, 2018.[16] On October 28, 2017, the band released "The Black Hand" and a lyric video to go along with it.[17] The track would also be apart of the Metal From The Dragon Vol. 2 compilation.[18] In 2018, the band was scheduled to perform at the Rock Alive Festival, however, the band had to cancel.[19] Brown released a video, explaining why the band would not be able to perform.[20] The band would continue on, however, in February 2020, Macias departed from the band, with Morales returning to the lineup.


Current Members

Instruments Years Active Christian Acts Secular Acts
Jimmy P. Brown II Rhythm Guitars, Vocals 1985-1996, 2000-2002, 2006-2011, 2012-present Jupiter VI Cauldron of Puke, Fearful Symmetry
Glenn Rogers Lead Guitars 1987-1989, 2017-present Vengeance Rising, Primal, Once Dead, Lambs Among Wolves Heretic, Hirax, Steel Vengeance
Immanuel F. "Manny" Morales Bass 1985, 1993-1996, 2001-2002, 2012-2014, 2020-present Eraserhead Fearful Symmetry, The Frydaddy's, Acustyka
Jim Chaffin Drums 1990-1991, 2014-present The Crucified, Fasedown, The Blamed, Once Dead, The Satire, Left Out, Three Kings, Mortal, Living Sacrifice, Wretched Graverobber, Lifesavers Underground Sarge Loda, Final Threat

Former Members

Instruments Years Active Christian Acts Secular Acts
Rick Hawksinger Lead Guitars 1985
Larry Farkas Lead Guitars 1985-1987 Vengeance Rising, Die Happy, Once Dead, Holy Soldier, D.O.G., Neon Cross, Sanctuary Celebration Band, S.A.L.T., Sacred Warrior, Worldview Sircle of Silence
Mike Banash Lead Guitars 1987
Marcus N. Colon Lead Guitars 1987, 1995-1996 Betrayal, Martyr
George Ochoa Lead Guitars 1990-1991, 2014-2017 Recon, Worldview, S.A.L.T., Mortification, Vengeance Rising
Michael "Mike" Phillips Lead Guitars 1991-1993, 2006-2011, 2012-2014 Join the Dead, Fasedown, The Sacrificed, Testimony, Torn, Three Kings, Synagog, Decadence
Jonathan "Jon" Maddux Lead Guitars, Keyboards 1993-1995 Judgment, The Crucified
Matt Winslow Lead Guitars 1995 Judgment
Alan Bostwick Bass 1985 Middle Earth
Brian Khairullah Bass 1985-1990, 1992-1993, 2000-2001 Vengeance Rising, Jupiter VI, Sanctuary Celebration Band Kantation, Max Blam Jam, Wrathchild
Mike Grato Bass 1991-1992 Recon, Eternal Ryte
Tim Kronyak Bass 2006-2011 Join the Dead, Fasedown
Victor Macias Bass 2014-2020 Tourniquet, 2050, Ossuary
Chris Hyde (Deceased 2015)[21] Drums 1985-1990 Holy Soldier, Vengeance Rising
John Gonzales Drums 1991
Kevin Lee Drums 1991-1993, 2006
Jeff Mason Drums 1995-1996 Betrayal Medusa
Mike Reed Drums 2006-2011 Jupiter VI

Live Members

Instruments Years Active Christian Acts Secular Acts
Eli Prinsen Vocals 2010 Sacred Warrior, The Sacrificed, Sealed Fate, Dream Patrol
Eric Bradfield Lead Guitars 1995-1996
Junior Reed Lead Guitars 2010
John Christianson Drums 1991 Recon, Worldview, Lambs Among Lions Shades of Crimson
Steve Zcone Drums 1993
David Gilbreath Keyboards 2001-2002
Corin Jae Scott Keyboards, Backing Vocals 2006-2011

Session Members

  • Justin DeTie - Lead Guitars (2001)
  • Greg Minier - Lead Guitars (2017)
  • Jon Knox - Drums (1993-1995)
  • Jeremy Moffett - Drums (1995)
  • Jesse Rivera - Drums (2001) (Deceased 2006)[22]
  • Jim Calvert - Drums (2001)
  • Ian Baird - Drums (2001-2002)
  • Jayson Sherlock - Drums (2012-2013)



Studio Albums

  • Deliverance (1989)
  • Weapons of Our Warfare (1990)
  • What a Joke (1991)
  • Stay of Execution (1992)
  • Learn (1993)
  • River Disturbance (1994)
  • Camelot in Smithereens (1995)
  • Assimilation (2001)
  • As Above - So Below (2007)
  • Hear What I Say! (2013)
  • The Subversive Kind (2018)

Live Albums

  • Intense Records Presents: Recorded Live, Vol. 1 (1992)
  • Live at Cornerstone 2001 (2001)


  • A Decade of Deliverance (1994)
  • Back in the Day: The First Four Years (2000)
  • Greetings of Death (2001)

Compilation Appearances

  • California Metal (1987)
  • Hot Metal Summer II (Sex, Drugs & Rock N' Roll)‎ (1989)
  • Ultimate Metal 2 (1990)
  • Hot Metal Summer III: Hot Licks - Cold Facts (1990)
  • Metal Mission - The Sampler (1990)
  • Classic Metal (1990)
  • Art For The Ears Intense Records (1991)
  • Hot Metal Summer 4 The Video (1991)
  • The Heaven's Metal Collection (1992)
  • Intense Records: An Intense History of Christian Metal (1992)
  • 17 Frontline Rock Classics (1993)
  • Hot Metal V • Screaming Truth (1993)
  • 100% Full Industrial Strength  (1993)
  • Rock - The Brainstorm Rock Collection (1994)
  • Raw - A Brainstorm Compendium (1994)
  • Power Play 2 (July & August 1995) (1995)
  • Biscuits (1995)
  • Intense Live Series (1998)
  • Rock On: Christian Loud (2002)
  • Headbangin' 101 (2007)
  • Headbangin' 201 (2008)
  • Thrashmaggedon Volume 1 (2013)
  • Repossession: A Christmas Album (2014)
  • Best of 2017 Holiday Sampler (2017)
  • Metal From The Dragon Vol. 2 (2017)


  1. Dale Martin, Roger (November 12, 2017). "Jim Settle, Roger Dale Martin, and Doug Thieme of Vengeance". As The Story Grows. Interview with Travis Turner Retrieved on March 29, 2018.
  2. "Various - California Metal". Discogs. Retrieved on March 29, 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Brown, Jimmy (December 20, 2015). "Jimmy Brown of Deliverance, Jupiter VI (Part One)". As The Story Grows. Interview with Travis Turner. Retrieved on March 31, 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Brown, Jimmy (December 27, 2015). "Jimmy Brown of Deliverance, Jupiter VI (Part Two)". As The Story Grows. Interview with Travis Turner. Retrieved on March 29, 2018.
  5. 5.0 5.1 mpo (November 11-14, 2000). "Deliverance - Interview with jimmy P. Brown II". Art For The Ears Zine. Retrieved on March 31, 2018.
  6. "DELIVERANCE: 'As Above - So Below' Release Date Announced" March 18, 2007. Retrieved on March 31, 2018.
  7. "DELIVERANCE to play NordicFest without Jimmy Brown?!?!". Untombed Zine. October 26, 2010. Retrieved on March 31, 2018.
  8. "The Last Deliverance Concert". The Christian Metal Realm. Retrieved on March 31, 2018.
  9. "The Return of Deliverance". July 19, 2012. Retrieved on March 31, 2018.
  10. "Deliverance To Release Final Album In September". April 28, 2013. Retrieved on March 31, 2018.
  11. xFiruath (April 29, 2013). "Deliverance Announces Final Album". Metal Underground. Retrieved on March 31, 2018.
  12. "Legendary Metal Band, Deliverance to Play Exodo Fest 2016 Mexico (March 25, 2016)". The Metal Resource. February 23, 2016. Retrieved on March 31, 2018.

  13. Brown, Jimmy (March 3, 2018). "Jimmy P. Brown II of Deliverance". As The Story Grows. Interview with Travis Turner. Retrieved on March 31, 2018.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Van Pelt, Doug (September 7, 2017). "Deliverance Rises Again". Heaven's Metal Magazine. Retrieved on MArch 31, 2018.
  15. 15.0 15.1 Beard, Mason (September 7, 2017). "Glenn Rogers returns to Deliverance". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved on March 31, 2018.
  16. "Deliverance: The Subversive Kind". Roxx Productions. September 28, 2017. Retrieved on March 31, 2018.
  17. Jones, Brandon (October 28, 2017). "Deliverance - The Black Hand (Lyric Video)". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved on March 31, 2018.
  18. thrashboy (December 3, 2017). "'The Bearded Dragon' Announces the Release of 'Metal From The Dragon Vol. 2'". The Metal Resource. Retrieved on March 31, 2018.
  19. thrashboy (March 30, 2018). "Veteran Metal Band 'Deliverance' Cancels the 'Rock Alive' Gig, Statement Available". The Metal Resource. Retrieved on March 31, 2018.
  20. thrashboy (March 31, 2018). "'Deliverance' frontman 'Jimmy P. Brown' Talks In Video about Why They Decided to Cancel 'Rock Alive' 2018". The Metal Resource. Retrieved on March 31, 2018.
  21. "Drummer Chris Hyde dies at 50". Classic Christian Rock Zone. Retrieved on March 29, 2018.
  22. "Jesse Rivera Obituary - Victorville, CA". Daily Press. Retrieved on March 29, 2018.