BROKEN HOPE Kicked Off Tour By DEICIDE's Glen Benton

October 23, 2013, 3 years ago

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Chicago-based death metallers BROKEN HOPE have been kicked off DEICIDE's No Salvation Tour 2013. Broken Hope guitarist Jeremy Wagner has posted the following:

"El Paso... first a maniac wielding a box-cutter cuts three fans at our concert - one ear-to-ear (thankfully all the victims are going to recover), then we learned that Glen Benton is kicking us off the No Salvation Tour. It was a helluva night. Since we started this tour, we’ve had to endure Glen Benton’s constant bitching and ultimatums. He was always trying to snip our balls and demanded that we couldn’t use our fog machines and on some nights, we couldn’t use our backdrops or other production elements because he had issues with all of it. With respect to the headliner, we abided. Moreover, in efforts of friendship, good tour vibes, and because we’re simply cool fucking guys, we let Glen Benton and his band use OUR BACKLINE because they didn’t want to bring all their gear on tour!

Specifically, we let the headliner use our cabinets and Glen Benton used our entire bass rig - head and cabinet - since his own bass head failed him early on. While we were generous with our backline, not once did Benton thank us, offer us a dime, or even lift a finger to help move anything - and he fucked up our bass head numerous times with his resetting the EQ, etc., despite us politlely asking him NOT to mess with the bass tone we dialed in. Gee, with all the money and free gear Benton brags about to us daily, you’d think he’d do something about getting his own rig.

Things got ugly in El Paso when, after we learned Benton had lost our bass rig cables and once again fucked with our bass head, so, we put our foot down and told him he couldn’t use the head anymore. Note: we still allowed Benton to use our cabinets for their show.

That said, Benton threw an EPIC hissy-fit and immediately kicked us off the tour! He booted Broken Hope from the tour simply because we refused to let him use our bass head! What bullshit. Now, even though that lame reason is what Benton used to get rid of us, I believe there’s more to the story here. During this entire tour Benton has given BH and our crew nothing but a shitty attitude and has tried to sabotage our production every day for no good reason. Though Benton blocked us from using our fog machines, he couldn’t stop us from using our professional soundman, nor stop us from giving concertgoers an amazing and high-powered show. The fact remains - as all our show attendees have seen - we fucking handed Glen Benton his ass every night of the tour and he couldn’t keep up. Benton and his caravan of mini-van drivers couldn’t touch our live show - even on our worst night.

Benton sent Shaun Glass a text last night, threatening to break his jaw if Shaun badmouthed Benton. Well, I’m calling Benton out right now because his bullshit is old, fake, and he ain’t scaring anyone. Glen Benton is a lazy, jealous, jaded, ungrateful, unprofessional, egomaniacal bully. He menaces everyone from bands and fans, to promoters and booking agents. How he maintains a career is beyond me. And this time, he fucked with the wrong band. Karma is a bitch, Benton.

On behalf of Broken Hope, I’m sorry to the fans who won’t see our performances in Dallas and Austin. You all know it’s not our fault.. we’d give you all a free show if we could. Thank you all for the support, for coming to our shows, for all the love you’ve given our Omen Of Disease album, and for understanding the bullshit and temper tantrums we’ve had to put up with on this tour."

Broken Hope bring you their new, gore-tastically horrific new music video for the track ‘The Flesh Mechanic’.

The video was directed by acclaimed video director Corey Soria (DANZIG, Hollywood Undead, etc.). 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.

‘The Flesh Mechanic’ also features Dino Cazares of FEAR FACTORY as a special guest actor. Cazares stars as the ‘Flesh Mechanic victim’ and is subjected to many horrors! Cazares says, “It was a honor to be a part of the Broken Hope video. I had a great time getting bludgeoned in the head with a severed arm then getting my face sliced off with a dull knife.”

Jeremy Wagner adds, “I'm so excited and happy about ‘The Flesh Mechanic’ video! This is only the second music video we've ever done (the first was ‘Into The Necrosphere’ in 1995), and it truly captures the horror and brutality of the storyline and the music. It was a pleasure working with my friend, Corey Soria. Corey is a brilliant director and he has the best video and camera crew. Moreover, Corey has a genuine passion for horror and death metal, so this collaboration couldn't have been more perfect. Even more amazing is the fact that FX-god - Jamie Grove - stepped in to do ALL the horror/gore FX, but he also stars as the actual 'Flesh Mechanic' character! Jamie Grove brought in a mountain of props, a stellar FX crew, and his evil acting skills to ‘The Flesh Mechanic’ video set, and made our music video look like a million-dollar horror movie! Death metal videos are severely lacking in conveying any real "horror" element...I think Broken Hope changed that with this video. Traditional horror FX trumps CGI every time. ENJOY this video!”

Broken Hope released their new album, Omen Of Disease, on September 30th in Europe and October 1st in North America via Century Media Records.


'Septic Premonitions' (Intro)

'Womb Of Horrors'


'The Flesh Mechanic'

'Rendered Into Lard'

'Omen Of Disease'

'The Docking Dead'

'Give Me The Bottom Half'

'Predacious Poltergeist'

'Blood Gullet'

'Carnage Genesis'

'Choked Out And Castrated'

'Incinerated' (2013 Redux)

'Grindbox' (Live In San Francisco)

'He Was Raped' (Live In San Francisco)

Check out a new trailer for the album below:

BraveWords' review of Omen Of Disease can be found here.

Broken Hope is:

Damian Leski - Vocals

Jeremy Wagner - Guitars

Shaun Glass - Bass

Chuck Wepfer - Lead Guitars

Mike Miczek - Drums

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