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Broken Hope

Formed: 1988
From: Chicago, IL, United States
Last Known Status: Regrouped

Latest Broken Hope News

Below is our complete Broken Hope news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Broken Hope Premieres New Live Video

Broken Hope premieres a new live music video for "Blast Frozen", taken from the band's latest release, "Mutilated And Assimilated". The footage was captured during the band’s September 03rd, 2017 show at The Underworld in London, England.

Check out now "Blast Frozen" below.

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Broken Hope Releases "Outback Incest Clan" Video

Chicago's Broken Hope recently released the seventh studio album "Mutilated and Assimilated" via Century Media Records. The album pays tribute to John Carpenter's classic film "The Thing" and John W. Campbell Jr's short story "Who Goes There."

In further celebration of "Mutilated and Assimilated" release, the band has prepared a new music video for the pummeling single, "Outback Incest Clan", which can be seen below.

Guitarist Jeremy Wagner commented: "What's in a name? Our song titles usually say a lot, and OUTBACK INCEST CLAN should tell you what's in store. I got the idea for the subject matter straight from our sick vocalist, Damian Leski, who has can given me a few lyrical ideas. This song is based on TRUE EVENTS! I'll give you the Wikipedia lowdown: It's about the 'Colt family incest case,' dubbed by media as the 'Colt incest clan,' an Australian family discovered in 2012 to have been engaging in four generations of incest beginning with 'Tim and June Colt,' a brother and sister who emigrated from New Zealand in the 1970s. The family grew to nearly 40 members ranging from grandparents to mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, aunts, uncles, nephews, brothers and sisters all engaging in various forms of incest. Many of the children suffered from deformities and medical problems. More...

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Broken Hope Premieres Entire In-Studio Session

Chicago's very own conductors of death metal brutality forming Broken Hope recently took part in an in-studio performance for avclub.com. Below you can now watch the band's entire session. A bonus interview is also included.

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Broken Hope Posts "Womb Of Horrors" In-Studio Clip

Chicago's very own conductors of death metal brutality forming Broken Hope recently took part in an in-studio performance for avclub.com. Below you can watch the band performing "Womb Of Horrors" from the band's album "Omen Of Disease" (2013).

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Broken Hope Perform In-Studio Session

Chicago's very own conductors of death metal brutality forming Broken Hope recently took part in an in-studio performance for avclub.com. Below you can watch the band performing the title track to its latest album "Mutilated And Assimilated".

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Cattle Decapitation Announces European/UK Tour

Mad Tour Booking presents this year's line-up for the return of the "Hell On Earth Tour". The line-up boasts Cattle Decapitation, Broken Hope, Hideous Divinity and Gloryhole Guillotine.

Check out the current tourdates below (More dates will be announced soon):

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Broken Hope Posts "The Meek Shall Inherit Shit"

Broken Hope just posted a new 360 degree video for latest track “The Meek Shall Inherit Shit." Explore unique perspectives of the extreme and incredible art of Wes Benscoter and experience a kaleidosphere of death metal misanthropy at every turn in this interactive video.

While much of the album pays tributes to John Carpenter’s classic "The Thing" and John W. Campbell Jr’s short story "Who Goes There," the lyrics behind “The Meek Shall Inherit Shit” were actually inspired by the true horrors observed in the real world.

Guitarist and songwriter Jeremy Wagner explains: “'The Meek Shall Inherit Shit' is a song I've been wanting to write lyrically for some time. I'm an environmentalist - a guy who considers environment, rather than heredity, as the primary influence on the development human beings. Homo sapiens are living in a shitpile.

"We constantly foul our nest, we are killing the planet, and we cause up to 2,000 extinctions every year. Look, I don't want to get all hippy and political here. I just love the natural world so much and I hate what's being done to it. It fucking pisses me off! And you can hear my anger in the lyrics and the music of this track." More...

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Fall Of Summer Adds Five More Bands

The Fall of Summer team is excited to reveal five new bands the impending 2017 line-up, with the festival's organizers commenting:

"Let's get started with a very important project to us, as French metalheads and heavy metal lovers, with a tribute band to the cult heavy metal group Sortilege! Before giving you more details soon, we are very proud to tell you that some original members of the band will come on stage for the occasion!

"Still heavy metal to the core, let's raise our fist and start the rebellion together with German legends Grave Digger! It's also a great pleasure for us to welcome the cult American thrash metal band Toxik for a first show in France.

"Last but not least we are glad to announce two great American death metal bands, with grind death masters of Cattle Decapitation and veterans from Broken Hope, who reformed 5 years ago with Jeremy Wagner joined by vocalist Damian Leski from Gorgasm and other talented musicians, without stopping by the Paris area at all. They had to, at some point, and we're glad it will be at Fall of Summer 2017!"

Tickets for the French Fall of Summer 2017 festival can be obtained over here. More...

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Broken Hope Posts "The Carrion Eaters" Video

Straight from the butchers block, glut yourself on the official music video for brand new Broken Hope banger “The Carrion Eaters.” Warning: this video is NOT for the faint of heart (or light of stomach).

“The Carrion Eaters” is the second single off Broken Hope's "Mutilated and Assimilated" album, due out June 23, 2017 via Century Media Records.

The video, directed by Maciej Pieloch, executes sumptuous gluttony digested in savage death metal as it reveals the twisted feeding rituals of cadaver craving subhumans.

"I’m really proud of ‘The Carrion Eaters.’ It’s super-sick and catchy and rotten to the gore!” shares guitarist Jeremy Wagner. More...

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Broken Hope Posts "Mutilated And Assimilated"

Horror aficionados Broken Hope pay tribute John Carpenter’s 1982 classic, "The Thing," with the worldwide premiere of title track “Mutilated and Assimilated.” Directed by Tommy Jones, and featuring illustrated storyboards by Mark Rudolph; the song details the decimation of the living in this gripping audio-visual recount.

“As you watch and hear, the story of a monstrous alien thawed out of Antarctic ice unfolds in pure horror with a death metal soundtrack. The video was directed by Tommy Jones, who uniquely wove in BH concert footage from Berlin with incredible storyboards by the great Mark Rudolph. Mark Rudolph worked hard to create these amazing storyboards--much like legendary artist Mike Ploog did for the original movie.” elaborates guitarist Jeremy Wagner to Decibel Magazine.

He goes on to say, “Huge thanks to all our fans for waiting patiently for the new BH album and huge thanks to our friends at Decibel for giving us this platform to unleash this title track video. We hope you enjoy it! And remember: Only Death Is Real When Man Is the Warmest Place to Hide." More...

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Broken Hope Announces CD Release Show

Broken Hope will celebrate the release of seventh studio album, "Mutilated and Assimilated," with a special CD release party hosted at The Complex in Los Angeles on June 25th, 2017.

This exclusive LA appearance will also feature local support from Crematorium, Perfidious Sin, and Gloryhole Guillotine. Tickets are on sale now at this location.

New album "Mutilated and Assimilated" officially arrives June 23rd on Century Media Records and will be released as a limited edition CD+DVD digipak in North America, as well as on digital format.

1. The Meek Shall Inherit Shit (02:48)
2. The Bunker (03:28)
3. Mutilated and Assimilated (03:31)
4. Outback Incest Clan (02:31)
5. Malicious Meatholes (03:50)
6. Blast Frozen (01:58)
7. The Necropants (03:14)
8. The Carrion Eaters (03:07)
9. Russian Sleep Experiment (03:15)
10. Hell's Handpuppets (02:48)
11. Beneath Antarctic Ice (01:25)
12. Swamped-In Gorehog (06:21) More...

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Broken Hope Unveils New Album

Chicago's very own conductors of death metal brutality forming Broken Hope are pleased to announce details of their forthcoming full-length album, "Mutilated And Assimilated," which will see the light of day on Friday, June 23rd via Century Media Records.

Regarding the new album, guitarist / lyricist / founding father Jeremy Wagner says: "Broken Hope studio album number SEVEN?! Un-fucking-believable! I'm floored at how amazing our new album turned out. The songs are relentless and violent and dark and heavy--and ALL from a fresh and ferocious place we haven't shared before. Moreover, thanks to my new studio and the stellar work of engineering/producing Jedi - Scott Creekmore - the production is on a sonic level like we've never had in our career.

"Thanks to my brothers: Damian, Mike, Matt, Diego and Scott, all of whom brought their amazing talent and skills not just to the table, but kicked it into the stratosphere! Thank you to Wes Benscotter for collaborating with us to create the epic, sick, Thing-inspired album artwork, and a huge thanks to Century Media worldwide for being in our corner with this new album. More...

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Broken Hope Recording New Album

Broken Hope has revealed that work is now underway on a new album to be titled "Mutilated & Assimilated."

The band currently in the studio recording this 7th album and follow-up to "Omen Of Disease." The forthcoming release possesses an extra-special touch as all of Jeremy Wagner’s and Damian Leski's rhythm guitar tracks feature the boys using the original Jeff Hanneman guitars Wagner acquired last year.

“These famous axes have already inspired and channeled many of the riffs I wrote for the next full-length.” explains Jeremy. Stay tuned for more info on "Mutilated & Assimilated."

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Broken Hope Posts Guitar Video

Broken Hope guitarist Jeremy Wagner just premiered a playthrough video featuring the Nosferatu limited edition ESP/LTD he received from the one and only Kirk Von Hammett of Metallica. Watch Jeremy’s metal-and-horror-tinged clip below. Wagner also comments:

"I have a deep passion for ESP guitars. I've been playing ESP for 29 years--on every Broken Hope album and on every worldwide stage I've ever played in my career. I also have a deep passion for horror movies and horror memorabilia. And like me, my pal, Kirk Hammett, is an ESP player and ‘horror kid’ of the highest order!

"And to that end, Kirk’s combined both horror and guitars into a 'Nosferatu' limited edition ESP/LTD that he whipped up in his laboratory. Between the vintage Nosferatu ‘Count Orlock’ movie artwork down to the stellar features that make up the specs of this instrument, this a VERY special guitar that is badass through and through—and I should know, because I own one—and it plays amazing and also gives me the CREEPS—and that's a good thing!"

Broken Hope is currently in the studio recording a 7th album and follow-up to "Omen of Disease." Stay tuned for more info. More...

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Florida Metal Fest Kicking Off This Weekend

This Saturday, January 30th, 2016 marks the first annual Florida Metal Fest organized by brothers John and Donald Tardy of death metal legends Obituary.

The event is set to take place at The Cuban Club, Ybor City in Tampa and the two stage gala will see some of the Sunshine State's most iconic bands - including Obituary, Malevolent Creation, Atheist and Deicide.

Additionally, the Tardy brothers have invited some of their favorite bands from around the country to take part in this special event including Corrosion Of Conformity, Trouble, Madball, Broken Hope and Generichrist.

Two local Floridian bands, both winners of the Battle Of The Bands contest show, will be opening the fest. The first battle was held on November 27th at the BrassMug where the winning band was Untoten Krieg. The second battle took place on December 26th at the Crowbar in Ybor City, with Unsung Destroyer winning the proverbial belt.

Said John Tardy of fest: "My brother and I have been so fortunate and thankful to be part of some the best and biggest music festivals in the world. The amount of people, bands and energy these festivals can bring is just awesome. From the first time we played one, it has always been a dream of ours to put together a music festival that is not only fun for the fans, bands and crews, but one that also brings a closeness to all involved. After years and years of talking about it, we finally decided the time is now. More...

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Jeremy Wagner Posts Rig Rundown

Recently, Broken Hope guitarist and Jeff Hanneman loyalist Jeremy Wagner shared the news regarding the reactivation of numerous famous guitars and amps owned by Slayer's late guitar god.

To further share this honor with Slayer fans across the world, Wagner has released an exclusive and in-depth look into some of the Hanneman guitars and gear in a special video directed by Tommy Jones.

In this feature, Wagner takes you inside his home studio and invites viewers on an audio-historical journey of Hanneman's most famous instruments, and elaborates on his personal mission to carry on Jeff Hanneman's legacy through the use and preservation of the Hanneman guitar estate.

Jeremy comments: "I feel a real responsibility to Jeff and to Kathryn to use these guitars in a way that honors him. As long as I own these guitars, I will use them and carry on Jeff Hanneman's legacy. He remains a huge influence to me, and I probably wouldn't be here as an extreme metal guitarist/lyricist without him." More...

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First Annual Florida Metal Fest Announced

January 30th, 2016 will mark the official kick off of the first annual Florida Metal Fest! Organized by brothers John and Donald Tardy of death metal legends, Obituary, and set to take place at The Cuban Club, Ybor City in Tampa, year one of the brutal gala will see some of the Sunshine State's most iconic bands - including Obituary, Malevolent Creation, Deicide and Atheist - unite and return to their roots in the very heart of the death metal world. Additionally, the Tardy brothers have invited some of their favorite bands from around the country to take part in this special event including Corrosion Of Conformity, Trouble, Madball, Broken Hope and Generichrist!

Two local Floridian bands, both winners of the Battle Of The Bands contest show, will be opening the fest. The first battle was held on November 27th at the BrassMug where the winning band was
Untoten Krieg. The second battle will take place on December 26th at the Crowbar in Ybor City to determine the final band of this year's lineup.

Said John Tardy of fest: "My brother and I have been so fortunate and thankful to be part of some the best and biggest music festivals in the world. The amount of people, bands and energy these festivals can bring is just awesome. From the first time we played one, it has always been a dream of ours to put together a music festival that is not only fun for the fans, bands and crews, but one that also brings a closeness to all involved. After years and years of talking about it, we finally decided the time is now. We want to put together a first class festival. From the venue to the PA, from the lights to the lineup we are trying our best to make this as memorable event as possible. No festival, anywhere in the world, even with the best possible lineup, would work if the area does not support it. I think that Tampa, and its surrounding cities, is a great music area and one that is ready to make this event come to life."

Florida Metal Fest I Lineup:

Obituary
Corrosion Of Conformity
Deicide
Trouble
Madball
Malevolent Creation
Atheist
Broken Hope
Generichrist
Untoten Krieg [Battle Of the Bands Winner] More...

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Broken Hope Posts "The Flesh Mechanic" Live Clip

Broken Hope just posted a brand new live video for the single "The Flesh Mechanic," which is featured on the band's first ever concert Blu-Ray and live album entitled "The Live Disease at Brutal Assault."

Check out this new video below, and if you missed it, you can still see the previous live clip for "The Docking Dead" right here.

"This new video clip for 'The Flesh Mechanic' comes straight from our 'Live Disease' concert DVD/live CD package, and is another taste of the dose of pummeling you'll get when you view and hear our entire show from Brutal Assault 19. Jeremy Wagner comments:

"I couldn't be prouder of the pro-shot footage, loud/quality audio, and the amazing, 20-some-thousand death metal friends who made this entire experience the most memorable concert we've ever done! As with our previous 'Live Disease' preview clips, I sincerely hope this new sample gives you all a visual and sonic impression that'll blow you away.

"Broken Hope unleashes hell throughout this entire concert DVD and companion Live CD, but we couldn't have done it without Tomas from Brutal Assault, all the video crew, sound engineers, production, staff, Century Media, and most of all, the FANS! Thanks for watching and sharing this special piece of Broken Hope history. Cheers!" More...

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Broken Hope Posts "The Docking Dead" Video

Chicago's Broken Hope has unleashed a brand new live video for the track "The Docking Dead," which is featured on the band's first ever concert Blu-Ray and live album. Check it out below. Jeremy Wagner also comments:

"This video clip of 'The Docking Dead' from our 'Live Disease' concert DVD excites me and brings me right back to being on that Brutal Assault stage in front of 20-some-thousand death metal freaks. I hope this video clip is a worthy sample of the visually and sonically epic brutality Broken Hope unleashes throughout this entire concert DVD and companion Live CD."

Broken will release "Live Disease At Brutal Assault" worldwide via Century Media Records on September 18, 2015. Pre-orders are up now at this location. More...

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Broken Hope Posts DVD Trailer

Chicago death metal legacy Broken Hope has revealed the trailer for the band's first ever Blu-Ray/DVD concert and live album.

"Live Disease at Brutal Assault" was filmed and recorded at the 19th annual Brutal Assault Festival at Fortress Josefov, Czech Republic on August 8th, 2014. This live DVD/album will see release worldwide via Century Media on September 18th, 2015.

The concert was filmed by a multi-camera crew on a dozen pro-cameras and pieced together and edited by Tommy Jones, while the audio was recorded by Thilo Fehlinger. Moreover, artist Mark Rudolph was commissioned to create all of the exterior and interior packaging and cover artwork.

Broken Hope founding father Jeremy Wagner says: "Playing Brutal Assault in 2014 was a dream come true. Being one of the Main Stage acts at the fest in front of those thousands of insane fans was also a HUGE dream come true. And then... above all that... we had this epic moment captured by a pro video crew and also recorded by the best soundman in the biz, and it made for a perfect storm that enabled us to put it together to share with metal fans the world over to enjoy forever! More...

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