Century Media has recently announced that metallers BROKEN HOPE has finished all recording work on their 6th studio album, Omen of Disease, and one of the many surprises that this album offers is a special guest appearance by Trevor Strnad of THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER on the new BROKEN HOPE track, “Rendered Into Lard.”
Trevor Strnad comments: “I am beyond excited to be involved in the rebirth of this legendary Death Metal monster. BROKEN HOPE has been one of my favorite bands since I was a young metalhead, it’s an absolute honor and pleasure to be a small piece of the action! The best part is that my contribution allowed me to hear a new song before everyone else, and I can proudly say this: They’re baaaacccckkk!!!!”
BROKEN HOPE has also tapped James Murphy (DEATH, OBITUARY, TESTAMENT, etc.) to mix and master Omen of Disease at Murphy’s studio, Safehouse Production. BROKEN HOPE‘s Shaun Glass comments: “We’re pretty pumped to have long time friend and shred lord James Murphy on board for his über-sick mixing skills to complete the ‘Omen of Disease’ sessions. He has been part of BH history as he first appeared on our ‘Repulsive Conception’ album with a crushing guest solo…and now years later, Murphy will be on board to taking our finest works yet to a new level.”
Omen of Disease was recorded between two studios: drums were exclusively recorded at Belle City Sound in Racine, WI with engineer Chris Wisco (LAZARUS A.D., JUNGLE ROT, ORIGIN, GORGASM), and the remaining bulk of the album was completed at Mercenary Digital Studios in Zion, IL with engineer Scott Creekmore (BROKEN HOPE, DIRGE WITHIN, LIVIDITY). Omen of Disease is slated for a worldwide release in late summer 2013 via Century Media Records.
BROKEN HOPE has also announced the following exclusive live appearances in May:
BROKEN HOPE live
Tuesday, May 21st: Le Korigan — 2422 Avenue Fortune Ferrini, 13080 AIx-en-Provence (Luynes), France **FIRST time BROKEN HOPE has played in France!
Thursday, May 23rd: Extremefest — Flugplatz Schwarze Heide, Schwarze Heide 14, 46569 Hünxe, Germany **BROKEN HOPE on mainstage from 6:00pm to 6:45pm
Saturday, May 25th: Maryland Death Fest 2013 — 407 E. Saratoga Street Baltimore, Maryland **BROKEN HOPE on Sonar 2nd stage from 6:45pm to 7:35pm
BROKEN HOPE 2013 line-up:
- Damian Leski – Vocals
- Jeremy Wagner – Guitars
- Shaun Glass – Bass
- Chuck Wepfer - Lead Guitars
Mike Miczek - Drums