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!