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Broken Hope is a grindcore/death metal band founded in the late 1980s. The project spanned roughly twelve years, culminating in five albums between 1991 and 1999.

Joe Ptacek (vocals), Jeremy Wagner (guitar), Brian Griffin (guitar), and Ryan Stanek (drums) formed the core of Broken Hope. They 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… read more

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  • Just checked out "The Flesh Mechanic" and the whole time just was like.... "really?!?" I don't know... to each their own. I'm glad a lot of the stuff I like is the complete opposite of death metal. Really positive for the mind and one's overall psyche, I'm sure... *eye roll*
  • great stuff
  • Joe RIP!!!! Awesome vocals all the way through his caerer.
  • Will they release a new album next year?
  • I thought this band would be over permanently when Joe Ptacek died 5 years ago. It is killer that this band continues on without him.
  • Yes, they can still do it! RIP Ryan Stanek and Joe Ptacek. It's good to see the band carrying on their legacy with keeping true to the trademark Broken Hope style.
  • \\m/
  • These guys shred live
  • Another Broken Hope member passed away. R.I.P. Ryan Stanek.

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