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Origin Arkansas
Genres Alternative metal, Christian metal, hard rock
Years active 2002–2009, 2014 – present
Labels Ardent, Ares
Members Vince Lichlyter
Jason Ronney
Joshua Dougan
Cory Riley

Jonah33 was a Christian hard rock band from Arkansas, US. They released three full-length albums before disbanding in late 2009.


Jonah33 was founded by Vince Lichlyter, who grew up in Seattle, Washington. After moving to Arkansas and starting up a student ministry there, he put together a musical ensemble which attracted the interest of Ardent Records.[1] Ardent released the band's first, self-titled album in 2003. A second album, The Strangest Day, followed in 2005, which peaked at No. 49 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart in 2006.[2] Switching to independent Ares Records, their third LP, The Heart of War, was released in July 2007.


Jonah33 disbanded in late 2009. Lichlyter posted a blog on Jonah33's Myspace saying that the band felt like it was time to disband. He said that "everything is a season and the Jonah33 season has ended". He is now a solo artist. At the end of the blog he said his new solo career "is only a season just like Jonah33".[citation needed]


  • Vince Lichlyter - Vocals and Guitar
  • Jason Rooney - Lead Guitar
  • Joshua Dougan - Drums
  • Cory Riley - Bass

Former members[edit]

  • Jonathan Kellum - Guitars
  • Pete Eekhoff - Bass
  • Brian Hitt - Guitars


Studio albums
  • 2003 — Jonah33 EP
  • 2014 — Dead Man Walking


  1. ^ Artist profile at Accessed September 9, 2007.
  2. ^ Billboard,

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