Larry Farkas (born May 2, 1966) is an American musician who primarily performed thrash metal. Farkas performed in many Christian bands, such as Vengeance Rising, Deliverance, Holy Soldier, and Once Dead.


Farkas presumably started his musical career in the Christian rock band, Holy Soldier. He was only briefly in the band before band mate Chris Hyde asked him to join Deliverance, a band Hyde was in. Farkas joined Deliverance and was in the band until 1987. After his departure, Farkas joined the band Vengeance Rising, then known as Vengeance. In 1988, the band released their debut album titled Human Sacrifice. The band's name, Vengeance, got the band into legal trouble, so they changed it to Vengeance Rising. In 1990, Vengeance released Once Dead. After the release, Farkas, Guitarist Doug Theime, Bassist Roger Dale Martin and Drummer Glen Mancaruso left the band and formed the band Die Happy.[1] Die Happy formed in 1990 with the former Vengeance members and Robyn Basauri (ex-Joshua). In 1993 Martin left and was replaced by Greg Chaisson. In 1994, the band disbanded. During the time Farkas was in Die Happy, he also performed in Sircle of Silence. In 2004, Farkas reunited with his former Vengeance members, minus Roger Martinez, along with Scott Waters of Ultimatum. The band was to play two shows, but Martinez threatened to sue over the concerts, as he owned the rights to the name. The band then continued the band under the moniker, Once Dead, named after the Vengeance album of the same name. In 2005, the band released a DVD of their live set, ironically called Return With a Vengeance. After the release of Return With a Vengeance, Mancaruso left the band. Jim Chaffin of The Crucified fame took over drums as well as Glenn Rogers, Farkas' fellow Deliverance alumni, coming on as third guitarist. The next year, 2006, both Waters and Martin left the band and was replaced by Devin Schaefer (Fasedown) and Angelo Espino (Hirax). The band then started the recording of their full-length. During this process, the band signed to Open Grave Records.[2][3] Farkas had issues with the label and refused to work with them and therefore quit.[2] By the time Farkas quit, Thieme was the last remaining original member. In 2010, Farkas was asked by Klank to be on his new album along with Jim Chaffin (The Crucified) and Mike Phillips (Deliverance).[4] In 2015, Farkas recorded lead guitar on a track for the band Worldview.[5] In 2016, Farkas performed as a special guest for the long-awaited return of Bloodgood.[6]




Vengeance Rising
Sircle of Silence
  • Sircle of Silence (1993)
  • Sircle of Silence (demo) (1993)
  • Suicide Candyman (1994)
Die Happy
  • Die Happy (1992)
  • Volume II (1993)
  • Intense Live Series Vol. 4 (1993)
Once Dead
  • Return With a Vengeance (2005)
  • Visions of Hell (2008)


  1. Powell, Mark Allan (2002). "Die Happy". Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music (First printing ed.). Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers. pp. 256–257. ISBN 1-56563-679-1. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 ONCE DEAD Parts Ways With Guitarist LARRY FARKAS. (May 27, 2007). Retrieved on August 13, 2016.
  3. ONCE DEAD Signs With OPEN GRAVE RECORDS. (April 9, 2007). Retrieved on August 13, 2016.
  4. Pelt, Doug Van (April 20, 2010). new Klank album. HM Magazine. Retrieved on August 13, 2016.
  5. Worldview – The Chosen Few. The Metal Resource (May 3, 2015). Retrieved on August 13, 2016.
  6. 'So Cal Metal Fest' Is Coming to Irvine, CA (with Bloodgood, Worldview, Tempest, Join the Dead and Others). The Metal Resource (April 11, 2016). Retrieved on August 13, 2016.

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