BROKEN HOPE Unveils First Photos of New Lineup & Announces 2015 Festival Appearances

Photo credit TOM HANE
Photo credit TOM HANE

BROKEN HOPE recently overhauled their lineup by adding new bassist, DIEGO SORIA of DISGORGE, and new lead-guitarist, MATT SZLACHTA (ex-CHIMAIRA).


BROKEN HOPE 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!”


BROKEN HOPE have also announced the following 2015 spring and summer European festival appearances (via Flaming Arts Management & Booking):

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, Agolloch, Cryptopsy, Cattle Decapitation, & More.

09/12/2015: Full Terror Assualt–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 – ORDER 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 Discography:

‘Omen of Disease’ (2013)

‘Grotesque Blessings’ (1999)

‘Loathing’ (1997)

‘Repulsive Conception’ (1995)

‘The Bowels Of Repugnance’ (1993)

‘Hobo Stew’ EP (1993)

‘Swamped In Gore’ (1991)



Damian Leski – Vocals

Jeremy Wagner – Guitars

Diego Soria – Bass

Matt Szlachta – Lead Guitars

Mike Miczek – Drums



About Linda Heron

London Photographer and News Editor for Planet Mosh.
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