- For the pop band, refer to Deliverance (pop band).
is an United States Christian speed
band which later shifted into more of a progressive metal
outfit that is led and was founded by Jimmy P. Brown II in 1985.
Deliverance formed in the 1985 as a speed metal outfit, where 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 (guitars and lead vocals), Glenn Rogers (lead guitar), Brian Khairullah (bass), and Chris Hyde (drums), but did not make major waves in the Christian metal community until their 1990 release Weapons of Our Warfare
. During this time, the band replaced guitarist Glenn Rogers with George Ochoa, and released a video on MTV for the title track of Weapons
During the production of their third album, Brian Khairullah and Chris Hyde were replaced with Mike Grato and Kevin Lee respectively. The third album did not perform as well, and tensions within the band resulted in George Ochoa leaving.
Their fourth album was a major change in direction for the band musically. "Stay of Execution" went in a more progressive metal direction, complete with new guitarist Mike Phillips. While this move did anger fans at the time, others feel that Stay represents Deliverance's best work. Their fifth album Learn continued in a progressive direction with new bassist Manny Morales. From this time on, the other positions in the band changed with increasing frequency, but the core of the band remained Jimmy Brown and Manny Morales.
Deliverance released River_Disturbance in 1994 and Camelot in Smithereens in 1995. Originally intended to be a single album, conflicts with their record companies resulted in these albums being released separately, with "Camelot" being the poorest seller in the Deliverance catalog at the time.
Deliverance disappeared until 2001, when they released their final studio album (before splitting up), Assimilation, which was not well received by fans due to its major changes from the classic Deliverance style.
After Deliverance, Jimmy Brown started to work on his new line-up, electronica-industrial-gothic group Fearful Symmetry. The name is probably derived from Daniel Amos' album Fearful Symmetry. The only member besides Brown in the group is Corin Jae Scott. The group has published two albums, This Sad Veil of Tears in 2002 and A Loss of Balance in 2005.
Deliverance recently reformed with a lineup of Jimmy P. Brown II, Mike Phillips, Corin Jae Scott, Tim Kronyak, and Mike Reed. The band's most recent album, entitled As Above - So Below was released on April 24, 2007. Full length songs from the album can currently be heard on the band's official MySpace page.
- Deliverance (1989, Intense Records)
- Weapons of Our Warfare (1990, Intense Records)
- What a Joke (1991, Intense Records)
- Intense Records Presents: Recorded Live, Vol. 1 (1992, Intense Records)
- Stay of Execution (1992, Intense Records)
- Learn (1993, Intense Records)
- River Disturbance (1994, Brainstorm Artists, Intl)
- A Decade of Deliverance compilation (1994, Intense Records)
- Camelot in Smithereens (1995, Intense Records)
- Back In The Day: The First Four Years compilation (2000, Magdalene)
- Greetings of Death compilation (2001, Magdalene) (2007, Retroactive)
- Assimilation (2001, Indie Dream Records)
- Live at Cornerstone 2001 (2001, Magdalene Records)
- The First Four Years renamed reissue of the 2000 release (2007, Magdalene)
- Assimilation Expanded Edition (2007, Retroactive)
- River Disturbance Collector's Edition (2007, Retroactive)
- As Above - So Below (2007)
- Jimmy P. Brown II - Vocals, Guitars
- Mike Phillips - Guitars
- Corin Jae Scott - Keyboards
- Tim Kronyak - Bass
- Mike Reed - Drums
- Manny Morales - Bass
- David Gilbreath - Keyboards
- Larry Farkas - Guitars
- Jesse Rivera (deceased 2006) - Drums
- Glenn Rogers - Guitars
- George Ochoa - Guitars
- Marcus Colon - Guitars
- Brian Khairullah - Bass
- Mike Grato -- Bass
- Chris Hyde - Drums
- Kevin Lee - Drums
- Jon Knox - Drums
- Jeff Mason - Drums
- Jim Chaffin - Drums
- Jonathan Maddux - Lead Guitar, Keyboards