A few weeks ago it was reported that a fan had his throat slit during a Broken Hope/Deicide show and that his status was uncertain. The band has now issued an update that the victim, Julio Serrano, is recovering just fine! The band had sent Julio a BH care package and Serrano responded with an image of his own, which you can see below.
The band commented, “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!!!” READ MORE
It’s been a whirlwind 24 hours for death metal band Broken Hope. At their show in El Paso, TX last night, a fan’s throat was slit with a box cutter and another person was injured (both are supposedly expected to make full recoveries) in a mosh pit during headliner Deicide‘s set. Now it’s been announced that BH have been kicked off the ‘No Salvation’ tour by none other than Deicide vocalist/bassist Glen Benson. BH guitarist Jeremy Wagner has written a lengthy explanation of the events that have led to this situation through a Facebook post, which you can read below. READ MORE
According to a Facebook post by horror-inspired metal band Broken Hope, a fan’s throat was slit with a box cutter at last night’s concert at Tricky Falls in El Paso, TX. Police and paramedics were seen at the venue and no further information has been made since. As we learn more we’ll update this article. In the meantime we send our thoughts and hopes to the fan and hope that they are safe and recovering.
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Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with Chicago horror-inspired death metal band Broken Hope to bring you the exclusive music video premiere for “The Flesh Mechanic”, which comes from the band’s latest album Omen Of Disease (order here). The video, which was directed by Corey Soria, features a cameo from Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares and is full of gore, violence, and blood, as the song name would suggest. Definitely not for the faint of heart (in which case, what are you doing on this site?)!
The video features amazing, gore-laden traditional horror FX by FX wizard Jamie Grove, who handles make up and creature effects for major motion pictures. Jamie Grove began his career at age 13 and has been working in his craft for 15 years. Jamie’s resume includes his work on such films as The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween, Halloween 2, The Hills Have Eyes 2, Hostel 2, and his current work can be seen in the new Robocop, Captain America 2, and all of the Iron Man movies.
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Bloody-Disgusting has never shied away from bringing you some of the most intense and demented material when it comes to music. And that’s why we’re thrilled to bring you “The Docking Dead”, the brand new track from Chicago horror-inspired death metal band Broken Hope. The song comes from the band’s upcoming album Omen Of Disease, which promises to be one of the most brutal, vicious, devastating albums of the year. Head on below to get your face melted clean off.
You can pre-order Omen Of Disease here. READ MORE
The new Evil Dead film will be coming out next Friday and it seems like the entire horror fanbase is on pins and needles awaiting its release. To be honest, I don’t think I’ve seen such hype for a horror release since I began here at Bloody-Disgusting back in late 2009. From the look of it, it’s a film that not only respects the horror fanbase but is a film made for us. Still, having not seen the film, I can only wait with you and hope for the best.
This excitement and fervor has swept into the music world and members of some of the most extreme and intense bands out there want to share their thoughts on the original films and the upcoming remake. Head on below for thoughts from members of Paradise Lost, The Black Dahlia Murder, Monuments, Tech N9ne, Bonded By Blood, Palisades, Broken Hope, and a whole slew more! READ MORE
Chicago death metal band Broken Hope has issued an update regarding their new album, which is their first release since 1999′s Grotesque Blessing. The band signed with Hard Impact Management earlier this year and states they will be committed to writing and touring, including being currently booked for the 2013 editions of Extremefest (Germany) and Maryland Death Fest.
The band issued the following official statement:
“We want to give you all a quick Broken Hope update before the New Year, and we have some exciting news! First, congratulations to Broken Hope’s own Shaun Glass on the birth of his first child: Maddux Burton Glass, born Dec 17, 2012. Maddux enters the world just before Christmas and just as Broken Hope is writing the new album!
Speaking of the new album, we can officially say that we’ve written 11 songs so far– and are still trucking along with more material. The new material is so ferocious, we jokingly sum up the vibe of the new music as ‘Reign In Bowels’ because it’s like someone took Slayer’s ‘Reign In Blood’ and mated that intensity and horror with the extremity and sickness of Broken Hope’s ‘Bowels of Repugnance’ album…It’s insanely heavy and unrelenting! That said, here’s a couple song titles we can release to you all– chew on these: ‘The Flesh Mechanic’ and ‘Give Me the Bottom Half.’ We can’t wait for you to hear ‘em all! Happy Holidays everyone!” READ MORE
Jeremy Wagner, Broken Hope guitarist and author of The Armageddon Chord, recently attended the 10th Annual Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention, where he got several snapshots of him with some of horror’s biggest and most beloved names. He got to hang out with Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator, The Frighteners), Linda Blair (The Exorcist), John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing), and more. You can check out photos of him with these legends, along with quotes about each picture, below. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting has scored the exclusive teaser trailer for musician/horror author Jeremy Wagner’s upcoming book, The Armageddon Chord! The book is slated to come out August 22nd via kRP Publishing. Check out this exclusive sneak peek after the jump.
“Deep beneath the Egyptian sands, an ancient and evil song written in hieroglyphics is discovered in the long lost and buried pyramid of the demonic pharaoh, Aknaseth. It is written, that if this song is performed for the world to hear, it will unleash the Apocalypse upon the world of man Satan will reign and grant immortality to the chosen. With the help of abominable Egyptologist, Helmut Hartkopff, nihilistic multibillionaire, Festus Baustone the Third will do whatever it takes to bring the song to life at any cost- even if his only daughter is to be sacrificed. Kirk Vaisto, dubbed the God of Guitar by his millions of fans, soon finds himself caught between the forces of divine good and monumental evil. Vaisto begins a musical journey that takes him from an unholy chapter in ancient Egyptian history to the very remains of the Holy Cross, to the concert stage, and beyond all this, to the very edge of Hell itself. Will Kirk give the performance of a lifetime and either deliver our world from evil or will he annihilate us all with the stroke of his hand? What will happen when Kirk Vasito strikes The Armageddon Chord?”
Jeremy Wagner is a published horror writer with stories in ‘Fangbangers: An Erotic Anthology of Fangs, Claws, Sex and Love’, and ‘Hungry For Your Love’. He is also an avid member of the Horror Writer’s Association. He is also a touring/recording artist, having gone through 16 countries with his bands Broken Hope and Lupara.
Stay up-to-date with The Armageddon Chord at the official website.
Bloody-Disgusting has scored an exclusive Top 10 Horror Novel list from Jeremy Wagner (Broken Hope, Lupara), author of the upcoming horror/adventure/metal novel The Armageddon Chord, which hits stores August 22nd. You can check out the must-read list after the jump!
MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn has recorded audio and video of an acoustic cover of BLACK SABBATH’s “Die Young” song from the classic “Heaven and Hell” album for free download in tribute to the late Debbie Abono, who sadly passed away on the same day as legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio. In a statement made at the beginning of the video (which was recorded the day after Debbie’s passing and which can be viewed at this location), Robb says, “I don’t know why I recorded this song, it doesn’t really have relevance to Debbie or Dio, but I was sad and depressed and it was the only thing that made sense in the world.”
There are no plans to officially release Flynn’s version of “Die Young”, but an MP3 version of the track is available for free download HERE
Debbie Abono, a well-respected and much-loved manager and promotional machine behind some of San Francisco Bay Area’s strongest metal bands (POSSESSED, FORBIDDEN, EXODUS, VIO-LENCE, SKINLAB), passed away on May 16 at approximately 9:59 a.m. PST after a battle with cancer. She was 80 years old.