BROKEN HOPE First Photos Of New Lineup, 2015 Festival Appearances
BROKEN HOPE recently overhauled their lineup by adding new bassist, Diego Soria of DISGORGE, and new lead-guitarist, Matt Szlachta (ex-CHIMAIRA). BH founding-father, 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!”
You can see a photo of the new and improved BROKEN HOPE lineup above.
BROKEN HOPE has also announced the following 2015 Spring & Summer European festival appearances (via Flaming Arts Management & Booking):
BROKEN HOPE live 2015
04/11/2015 – Royal Metal Fest – Aarhus, Denmark w/ DESTRUCTION & more
04/17/2015 – Doom Rotten Death Festival – Berlin, Germany
04/19/2015 – Neurotic Death Fest – Tilburg, Holland w/ BLOODBATH, HATE ETERNAL, IMMOLATION, INTERNAL BLEEDING, OBITUARY, & more
04/25/2015 – Insane Insanity Fest – Erlenbach Am Main, Germany w/ INTERNAL BLEEDING, INTERNAL SUFFERING, PROFANITY, & more
07/09/2015 – Obscene Extreme – Trutnov, Czech Republic w/ PIG DESTROYER, TERRORIZER, INTERNAL BLEEDING, NAUSEA, HIRAX, & more
07/11/2015 – Rock Maraton Fest – Budapest, Hungary w/ THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, HATEBREED, THE EXPLOITED, DESTRUCTION, & more
07/25/2015 – Stonehenge Festival – Steenwijk, Holland w/ DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, MARDUK, HIRAX, & more
07/30/2015 – Gothoom Festival – Nova Bana, Slovakia w/ INSOMNIUM, AGALLOCH, CRYPTOPSY, CATTLE DECAPITATION, & more
09/12/2015 – Full Terror Assault-Open Air Festival – Cave-In-Rock, Illinois *The first “open air” death fest in the USA!
BROKEN HOPE’s last album, Omen of Disease, opened with a big first week, hitting #2 most-added at radio, nearly breaking into the top 10 at CMJ, and with the track, “Womb Of Horrors” added as a Flavor Track at Music Choice. Omen of Disease also dropped with nearly 1,100 copies sold in its first week of release.
Omen of Disease is available via Century Media Records here:
Omen of Disease was recorded between two studios: drums at Belle City Sound in Racine, WI, with engineer Chris Wisco (LAZARUS A.D., JUNGLE ROT, ORIGIN, GORGASM), and the rest at Mercenary Digital Studios in Zion, IL, with engineer Scott Creekmore (BROKEN HOPE, LIVIDITY). The album was mixed and mastered by James Murphy (DEATH, OBITUARY, TESTAMENT).
BROKEN HOPE is:
Damian Leski – Vocals
Jeremy Wagner – Guitars
Diego Soria – Bass
Matt Szlachta – Lead Guitars
Mike Miczek – Drums
BROKEN HOPE discography:
Omen of Disease (2013)
Grotesque Blessings (1999)
Repulsive Conception (1995)
The Bowels Of Repugnance (1993)
Hobo Stew EP (1993)
Swamped In Gore (1991)