As previously reported, Chris Hyde aka DrJekyl former drummer of Vengeance Rising (1991) and Deliverance (1985–1990) has died wednesday at age 50. Here is a beautiful post by Deliverance frontman Jimmy Brown about our brother Chris Hyde.
‘I met Chris Hyde in 1985 when auditioning drummers to start a band. Chris showed up to my parents house with this huge double bass Gretsch kit and Paiste cymbals. Before he even played, I was like “he’s in!” LOL… He told me he played in the band Holy Soldier, but had recently left the band and was looking for something new… We warmed up with a Stryper song, then I asked if he knew anything secular. We both cowardly admitted that we like Sabbath. So I broke into Mob Rules, and Chris followed suit and just owned it!’
‘We met again except this time, I showed him my own material. Without even planning it, Chris just started coming over and we would jam. We played our first show, only 3 songs. We opened for a band called 99 Times. We didn’t have a name, so we went out under the name “anointed”. We later changed the name to Deliverance, and away we went…’