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BROKEN HOPE Issues Update on Injured Fan – Victim of Box Cutter Attack is Doing Well!

November 8th, 2013

At a recent BROKEN HOPE show with Deicide, a fan was horrifically attacked by a maniacal concert-goer with a box cutter. The injured fan, Julio Serrano, had his throat slashed during the band’s set and was immediately rushed to the hospital. Numerous media outlets reported on the status of Julio, and BROKEN HOPE can now issue an accurate update on the progress of their most hardcore of fans!

Right after the incident happened, BROKEN HOPE rushed Julio Serrano a special care package in the hopes that the gifts would brighten his spirits. Julio responded recently with an update that he received the package and he is doing much better now.

BROKEN HOPE states: BROKEN HOPE sent a special BH care-package to JULIO SERRANO– We wanted to lift JULIO’s spirits and let him know we genuinely support and care about him. If this photo says anything, JULIO SERRANO is doing much better! Cheers and the best of health to you, JULIO!!!

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Delaware DeathFest II, Mojo 13, Wilmington, DE, October 4 – 6, 2013

October 24th, 2013

Delaware Death Fest II

Mojo 13

Wilmington, Delaware

October 4 – 6, 2013

Review and Photos by InfamousButcher

DDF

Delaware DeathFest II

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BROKEN HOPE unveils new album title and exclusive appearances in May

April 19th, 2013
BROKEN HOPE - photo credit: Stephanie Cabral

BROKEN HOPE – photo credit: Stephanie Cabral

BROKEN HOPE has revealed the title of their 6th studio release as Omen of Disease. The album title–created by chief-lyricist, Jeremy Wagner–is also an actual album track, which marks the first official BROKEN HOPE “title track” since their 1991 debut album, Swamped in Gore.

Jeremy Wagner comments about this upcoming release:

“Some time ago, a festering death metal prophecy indicated something sick and brutal was coming back from the dead. The malignant signs became evident when BROKEN HOPE first resurrected from the grave and then went on tour. A more sinister foreboding followed when BROKEN HOPE wrote a new death metal album for the world to hear. Today, I’m a harbinger, here to alert everyone of a ‘death metal omen’ that is upon us…I speak of the new BROKEN HOPE album, ‘Omen of Disease.’ The album title itself reeks of a musical offering that is nothing short of gruesome. ‘Omen of Disease’ will be released to infect everyone worldwide this summer. I promise: this death metal album is a most savage, feral, pestilential, and lethal creation. You’ve been warned…” — Jeremy Wagner (April 2013)

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BROKEN HOPE posts new EPK online and offers new album update

January 29th, 2013

Chicago death metallers BROKEN HOPE have now posted a new EPK, which includes a brief recap of the band’s history, information about their upcoming album, and more. To watch it, please click the link below:

http://www.brokenhope.com/EPK.html

In regards to BROKEN HOPE’s new album, Jeremy Wagner (guitars) comments: “We finished writing the new BROKEN HOPE album and plan to start recording in March with Chris Djuric at Belle City Sound and Scott Creekmore at Mercenary Digital Studios. As reported recently, the 11 tracks include, ‘The Flesh Mechanic’ and ‘Give Me the Bottom Half’…and these are just the tip of a massive and sick iceberg. We plan to turn this new monstrosity in to Century Media in May–before our appearances at Extremefest (Germany) and Maryland Death Fest 2013.”

BH was formed in 1988 by Wagner while he was in high school. Shortly after formation, they recorded two demo tapes and signed with indie label, Grind-Core Records. Then in 1991, they released their debut album, Swamped In Gore, launching the band out of the underground and into the mainstream. From there, the band signed to Metal Blade Records and released three more albums, all stellar examples of BH’s fury, which etched their place in death metal history.

After BH’s last album (1999’s Grotesque Blessings) and world tours, Wagner cleaned house and put BH into “metal hibernation” in 2000. On January 20, 2010, original BH vocalist Joe Ptacek tragically committed suicide. He was only 37 years old. Before his death, Ptacek met with Wagner and Glass and discussed the resurrection of BH. With Ptacek’s death, Wagner and Glass took time off to reconsider their next moves.

In 2012, BH signed with Hard Impact Management and vowed to make BH a full-time monster– forever. Wagner and Glass recruited longtime friend and GORGASM vocalist, Damian Leski, as their new vocalist, and shortly after marked their return on the highly successful Carnival of Death tour. BH’s high-intensity COD concerts received top-praise, and confirmed BH was back, and more rabid than ever. BH is currently booked for the 2013 editions of Extremefest (Germany) and Maryland Death Fest.

BH’s first decade was filled with non-stop writing, touring, and constant visibility. The next chapter in their career will be even more productive as the band vows to never go away again.
BROKEN HOPE 2013:

Damian Leski – vocals
Jeremy Wagner – guitars
Shaun Glass – bass
Chuck Wepfer – lead guitars
Mike Miczek – drums

Discography:
Swamped in Gore (1991)
The Bowels of Repugnance (1993)
Repulsive Conception (1995)
Loathing (1997)
Grotesque Blessings (1999)

BROKEN HOPE online:

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http://www.facebook.com/pages/Broken-Hope/44591166983 

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Obituary / Broken Hope: Carnival of Death Tour, The Gramercy Theater, New York City Sept. 11, 2012

October 4th, 2012

Obituary / Broken Hope

Carnival of Death Tour

The Gramercy Theater, New York City

September 11, 2012

Review & Pics by Infamousbutcher


For nearly 30 years Tampa death metal legends Obituary have been playing their brand of low tuned, grinding, brutal death metal, remaining true to their sound. They are also one of the best live bands I’ve ever seen, brining power and ferocity to every performance. Constantly on tour since 2005, Obituary decided to do a special US tour called Carnival Of Death that would only include songs from their first three classic albums, 1989’s SLOWLY WE ROT, 1990’s CAUSE OF DEATH, and 1992’s THE END COMPLETE. The band had asked fans to submit setlist suggestions on Facebook or via email back in August, intending to play songs they had never or rarely played live before. Holy fuck, it’s like a deathmetaller’s morbid dream come true! Having seen Obituary before, I know there are some great songs that never get played, like “Infected” and “Body Bag” so I was chomping at the bit to see what we would get! To make the tour even more awesome, the main support band is Chicago’s Broken Hope who have just reformed after 12 years, ready to swamp us all in gore! Bring on the old school brutality!

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BROKEN HOPE Reunite and Take the Stage with OBITUARY + others on the Carnival of Death Tour

July 12th, 2012

BROKEN HOPE Reunite and Take the Stage with OBITUARY, DECREPIT BIRTH, JUNGLE ROT and ENCRUST on the Carnival of Death Tour – Brought to You by ROCK THE NATION and Sponsored by FENDER

After 12 years, a sleeping death-metal monster praised by the likes of Slipknot, DevilDriver, The Black Dahlia Murder, Dying Fetus, Job For a Cowboy and more, has awoken from the bowels of Chicago. BROKEN HOPE is thrilled to announce not only their highly-anticipated comeback, but also their direct support position on the upcoming Carnival of Death tour, brought to you by Rock the Nation and sponsored by Fender. The new tour features headliners Obituary, as well as additional support from Decrepit Birth, Jungle Rot, and Encrust. Tour dates are scheduled to be announced very soon.

In a recent statement, BROKEN HOPE guitarists Jeremy Wagner and Shaun Glass stated, “For over a decade, we’ve listened to fans worldwide who’ve asked us to return. We’ve listened to our peers in bands who seen us at shows and said, “when is Broken Hope coming back?” Well, you have finally been heard, and frankly, we just miss it too goddamn much—the clubs, the metal, but especially you: the diehards, the most.

“We decided as a first step to return back to the place that always felt like home: the road! So we are proud to announce that this fall, BROKEN HOPE will join forces with OBITUARY and join the Carnival Of Death tour! This tour will solidify that extreme music is still alive and well, we are ready, focused, and hungry to show you what we have in stored for you all! Moreover, we cherish and promote the legacy of our fallen brother, vocalist Joe Ptacek, as we travel from show to show and honor him, he will not be forgotten. With this being said, we would like to introduce Damian Leski of Gorgasm on vocal duties, who will handle the tough task for the upcoming tours. Be ready to be “Swamped in Gore”!!!!”

BROKEN HOPE was formed in 1988 by guitarist/chief-lyricist, Jeremy Wagner, while he was in high school. In 1991, after releasing two demo tapes, BROKEN HOPE secured a recording contract with an independent record label which released Swamped In Gore worldwide. Swamped In Gore was the first death-metal album to ever be recorded digitally. By 1993, BROKEN HOPE quickly signed to Metal Blade Records and released four albums: The Bowels of Repugnance, Repulsive Conception, Loathing, and the Metal Blade re-release of Swamped In Gore. The band’s third album, 1995’s Repulsive Conception, reached CMJ New Music Monthly’s Metal Top 25 chart, as did the follow-up, 1997’s Loathing.

The first four albums during the Metal Blade years are great examples of BROKEN HOPE’s original fury and they are the albums that etched BROKEN HOPE’S place in death-metal history. The first ten years of BROKEN HOPE’s existence were filled with non-stop writing, touring, and constant visibility with these albums. By the end of the ‘90’s, BROKEN HOPE parted ways with Metal Blade and went through lineup changes. The band produced one last album before the decade closed, the 1999 release, Grotesque Blessings. After North American and European tours for the album and a few unsatisfactory line-up changes, the band went on hiatus in 2000.

On January 20, 2010, original BROKEN HOPE vocalist Joe Ptacek committed suicide. Before his death, Ptacek met with Jeremy Wagner and Shaun Glass to discuss the resurrection of BROKEN HOPE. A plan was in motion with these three members to make the band a functioning reality. After taking some time off after Ptacek’s death to reconsider their next moves, BROKEN HOPE signed with Hard Impact Management and Booking with the intention to make the band a full-time monster again. Now, BROKEN HOPE continues onward with main songwriters Jeremy Wagner and Shaun Glass keeping the beast alive…brutal as ever…and with live tour dates worldwide.

To learn more about BROKEN HOPE and the upcoming Carnival of Death tour, please visit www.brokenhope.com.

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