BROKEN HOPE BIOGRAPHY
Broken Hope was an American death metal band that was founded in the late 1980s. There were known as an accomplished mid-paced style death metal band with low-pitched gore vocals. As a band, they spanned roughly twelve years, recording five albums between 1991 and 1999.BROKEN HOPE GENRES
The core of Broken Hope formed by Joe Ptacek (vocals), Jeremy Wagner (guitar), Brian Griffin (guitar), and Ryan Stanek (drums) scored a deal with the then-fledging Grindcore/RedLight Label and cut their debut album, Swamped in Gore. Following that release, Metal Blade Records quickly signed the band and they released their second album, The Bowels of Repugance, in 1993. The band's third and fourth albums, Repulsive Conception and Loathing, were released in 1995 and 1997, respectively. The band then switched to the Martyr label and their latest album, Grotesque Blessing, was released in 1999.
Broken Hope announced that they would disband in April of 2002. Former members also include Shaun Glass, Sean Baxter, Larry DeMumbrum, and Ed Hughes.
BROKEN HOPE LYRICAL THEMES
BROKEN HOPE ORIGIN
United States of America (Chicago, IL), formed in 1988
BROKEN HOPE CURRENT RECORD LABEL
BROKEN HOPE STATUS
BROKEN HOPE CURRENT LINE-UP
Shaun Glass - Bass (ex-Sindrome (US), ex-Terminal Death, Soil)
Brian Griffin - Guitar (Em Sinfonia, Incivism), guest vocals on one song "Dawn Breaks" from 'Of Sculpted Ivy & Stone Flowers'
Jeremy Wagner - Guitar (Earthburner, Lupara)
Joe Ptacek - Vocals
BROKEN HOPE PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Scott Creekmore - Vocals (Num Skull, Lupara)
Ed Hughes - Bass
Sean Baxter - Bass (Em Sinfonia, Incivism, Council of the Fallen)
Ryan Stanek - Drums
Larry DeMumbrum - Drums (Em Sinfonia)
Jeff Bumgardner - Drums (Earthburner)
Duane Timlin - Drums (ex-Dying Fetus, ex-Divine Empire, Forest of Impaled, Sarcophagus (US), session drums for Krieg and Judas Iscariot, Weltmacht)
Mark Piotrowski - session keyboards on "Before the Wind" on 'Of Sculpted Ivy & Stone Flowers'