Broken Hope – Mutilated and Assimilated

It’s becoming painfully aware that 2017 is a smashing year for Death Metal. We’ve had an embarrassment of riches in the form of stellar releases from Obituary, Hour of Penance and Suffocation and there’s more coming down the pike from the likes of Dying Fetus, Origin and (gasp) The Faceless. Not to be left out of this guttural gold rush, Chicago’s gore institution Broken Hope have thrown their hat in the ring with Mutilated and Assimilated (Century Media). Continue reading

Broken Hope Introduce New Guitarist and Bassist To Lineup

Broken Hope. Photo by Tom Hane.

Broken Hope. Photo by Tom Hane.

Broken Hope has recently overhauled their lineup by adding bassist Diego Soria (Disgorge) and new lead guitarist Matt Szlachta (ex-Chimaira, Dirge Within).

Band guitarist and founder JEREMY WAGNER says:

“I’m far beyond delighted with our new members–Diego and Matt. Both of these guys are old friends of mine, and both are amazing musicians of the highest order. Diego’s history with extreme death-metaller’s DISGORGE and Matt’s contributions to CHIMAIRA bring a new level of professionalism and brutality to BROKEN HOPE. Moreover, Diego and Matt possess a true love for death metal and grind. Their passion for extreme metal was something their predecessors lacked–and it’s a most-welcome adrenaline-shot that BROKEN HOPE needed badly. SEE YOU ALL IN 2015–STRONGER & SICKER THAN EVER!”

The band has announced upcoming live dates:

Apr 11: ROYAL METAL FEST – Aarhus, DK (w/DESTRUCTION & more)
Apr 17: DOOM ROTTEN DEATH FESTIVAL – BERLIN, DE
Apr 19: NEUROTIC DEATH FEST – Tilburg, NE (w/BLOODBATH, HATE ETERNAL, IMMOLATION, INTERNAL BLEEDING, OBITUARY, & more)
Apr 25: INSANE INSANITY FEST – Erlenbach Am Main, DE (w/INTERNAL BLEEDING, INTERNAL SUFFERING, PROFANITY, & more)
Jul 09: OBSCENE EXTREME – Trutnov, CZ (w/PIG DESTROYER, TERRORIZER, INTERNAL BLEEDING, NAUSEA, HIRAX, & more)
Jul 11: ROCK MARATON FEST – Budapest, HU (w/THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, HATEBREED, THE EXPLOITED, DESTRUCTION, & more)
Jul 25: STONEHENGE FESTIVAL – Steenwijk, NE (w/DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, MARDUK, HIRAX, & more)
Jul 30: GOTHOOM FESTIVAL – Nova Bana, SL (w/INSOMNIUM, AGOLLOCH, CRYPTOPSY, CATTLE DECAPITATION, & more)
Sep 12: FULL TERROR ASSAULT–OPEN AIR FESTIVAL – Cave-In-Rock, IL (*The FIRST “OPEN AIR” Death Fest in the USA!)

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Broken Hope Parts Ways With Bassist Shaun Glass and Guitarist Chuck Wepfer

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Bassist Shaun Glass and guitarist Chuck Wepfer have been Chicago death metallers Broken Hope to focus on their new band, The Bloodline. Glass said in a statement:

“We have been very focused and busy with our main band THE BLOODLINE so much that we haven’t had any time to be part of BROKEN HOPE for the last 4-5 months as we can’t commit to two bands 100 percent. That said, we aren’t a part of BROKEN HOPE anymore, but we wish them and their new members, Matt Szlachta (DIRGE WITHIN, CHIMAIRA) and Diego Soria (DISGORGE), the best with what they do. And to all the amazing BROKEN HOPE fans, we will see you on the road.”