Broken Hope Finish Tracking New Album “Mutilated & Assimilated”

Broken Hope have finished tracking their new album, “Mutilated & Assimilated,“ and have started the mixing/mastering process. The band posted the following:

Broken Hope Set “Mutilated & Assimilated” As Title Of New Album

In the latest issue of Decibel, Broken Hope have revealed that their new album will be titled “Mutilated & Assimilated.” The effort is inspired bu John Carpenter‘s “The Thing,” and it will feature rhythm tracks that were recorded on the late Jeff Hanneman’s (Slayer) guitars.

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Broken Hope Premiere “The Flesh Mechanic” Live Video From “Live Disease At Brutal Assault” Blu-Ray/DVD

Broken Hope have posted a new live video for their song “The Flesh Mechanic.” The footage is from the band’s Blu-ray/DVD, “Live Disease At Brutal Assault,” which was released on September 18. The disc features the band’s August 8, 2014 performance at the Brutal Assault Festival at Fortress Josefov, in the Czech Republic.

Broken Hope Premiere “The Docking Dead” Live Video From “Live Disease At Brutal Assault” Blu-Ray/DVD

Broken Hope have posted a new live video for their song “The Docking Dead.” The footage is from the band’s new Blu-ray/DVD titled “Live Disease At Brutal Assault,” which will be released on September 18. The disc features the band’s August 8, 2014 performance at the Brutal Assault Festival at Fortress Josefov, in the Czech Republic.

Broken Hope To Release “Live Disease At Brutal Assault” Blu-Ray/DVD In September

Broken Hope will release a new Blu-ray/DVD titled “Live Disease At Brutal Assault” on September 18. The disc features the band’s August 8, 2014 performance at the Brutal Assault Festival at Fortress Josefov, in the Czech Republic. Check out the trailer, track listing and cover art below:

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Live Disease At Brutal Assault Blu-Ray/DVD Track Listing:

01. “Intro”
02. “The Docking Dead”
03. “Dilation & Extraction”
04. “Into The Necrosphere”
05. “Gore Hog”
06. “Swamped In Gore”
07. “The Dead Half”
08. “I Am God”
09. “He Was Raped”
10. “The Flesh Mechanic”
11. “Incinerated”
12. “Felching Vampires”

Blu-ray Bonus Features:

  • Behind The Scenes At Brutal Assault – The Interviews (With Jeremy, Damian and Mike)
  • “The Flesh Mechanic” Official Video
  • “25 Years Of Sickness-The History Of Broken Hope”

“Live Disease At Brutal Assault” Live CD Track Listing:

01. “Intro”
02. “The Docking Dead”
03. “Dilation & Extraction”
04. “Into The Necrosphere”
05. “Gore Hog”
06. “Swamped In Gore”
07. “The Dead Half”
08. “I Am God”
09. “He Was Raped”
10. “The Flesh Mechanic”
11. “Incinerated”
12. “Felching Vampires”

Ryan Stanek (Ex-Broken Hope) Dead At 42

Ex-Broken Hope drummer, Ryan Stanek, has tragically passed away at the age of 42. No cause of death was reported.

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The following was posted on Broken Hope’s Facebook:

It’s with shock and sadness that we report original BROKEN HOPE drummer and co-founder–RYAN STANEK–has passed away at the young age of 42 years old.

BROKEN HOPE’s Jeremy Wagner issues this statement:

“I was stunned to hear of Ryan’s passing and I’m still not believing it. Though Ryan and I didn’t talk that often since he split from BH many years ago, we did correspond once in awhile, and we always wished each other well in whatever endeavors we were pursuing. Ryan was always an EXTREMELY talented man. When we first met, he was the BEST metal drummer within a 100-mile radius, and Joe Ptacek and I were fortunate to have this amazing drum-kid in our own backyard!

Ryan co-founded BROKEN HOPE with Joe and me. We were the core…just the 3 of us, in the beginning, all in high school. Ryan also designed the very first BROKEN HOPE logo, which was a “circular logo” we used on our first flyers and backdrop.
With all that, Ryan’s artistic talents went BEYOND drums and drawing, he also played acoustic guitar incredibly well, wrote some of the segues on the earlier BH albums, contributed his own lyrical-parts on the “Swamped In Gore” album , and also, Ryan became a singer-songwriter post BROKEN HOPE, in other bands he formed where he expressed his art his own way, and very well-done.

Ryan set the bar for death-metal drumming when we recorded, “Loathing.” Specifically, the track, “Siamese Screams” is a song that measures any drummer’s worth if he or she can play it to Ryan’s original level.

If I have any regrets, it’s that I didn’t stay more connected with Ryan—especially after Joe’s passing—but I’m HOPING he’d understand as many of us (like me) live in the illusion that we’ll live forever and reconnect down the road later. Unfortuantely, Ryan left too early for me to hug him and hang with him again and catch up.

So, Ryan Stanek, I’m so very sorry to see you go—and Brian Griffin (ex-BH) also tells me personally that he wishes he could see you off, but he’s in Australia right now. If you can hear my words here, please know that I’ll NEVER forget YOU…you enriched and changed my life for the better, BROKEN HOPE would never have existed without you, and most important: I’m extremely grateful to have known you, and to have known you as my “friend” when we were young men—and also, the last time we ever spoke.

If there’s a heaven, I wish you travel well, Ryan…and I imagine you and Joe have met up and are having a blast.
Much love…Jeremy (aka: PECK)”

Ryan Stanek’s official obituary and online Guest Book can be found HERE

R.I.P. Stanek

Chuck Wepfer & Shaun Glass Exit Broken Hope

Guitarist, Chuck Wepfer and bassist, Shaun Glass have both left Broken Hope. Both exited due to their obligations to their new project, The Bloodline. Their replacements will be Matt Szlachta (Chimaira) and Diego Soria (Disgorge).

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Glass issued the following statement to Blabbermouth:

“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 and Diego Soria, the best with what they do. And to all the amazing Broken Hope fans, we will see you on the road.”