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Interview: Broken Hope guitarist Jeremy Wagner on new horror novel ‘Rabid Heart’

Posted by on October 3, 2018

Jeremy Wagner is most recognized in the metal community as the founding guitarist for the death metal group Broken Hope. While he’s not working on creating heavy riffs, he lets his imagination run wild by writing best-selling novels, which includes his debut The Armageddon Chord. Tomorrow (4th), Wagner’s latest horror novel Rabid Heart will be […]

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Broken Hope’s Jeremy Wagner resurrects grindcore band Earthburner

Posted by on January 7, 2016

Over 10 years ago, Broken Hope decided to call it a day and each member went their way to concentrate in other future projects, including guitarist and founding member Jeremy Wagner. Some time after, Wagner decided to put together a new band to concentrate his efforts and that’s when Earthburner was born but the project […]

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Broken Hope’s Jeremy Wagner buys Jeff Hanneman’s guitar collection

Posted by on December 1, 2015

Broken Hope guitarist Jeremy Wagner is currently working on the band’s second album since reforming in 2012. This time, however, he’s got some secret weapons in his arsenal – namely only using guitars owned by late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. As detailed in the latest Guitar World, Wagner purchased four of the guitars directly from Hanneman’s […]

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Original Broken Hope drummer passes away

Posted by on March 4, 2015

In a statement from the band’s Facebook page, it’s been revealed that Broken Hope founding drummer Ryan Stanek has passed away at the age of 42. He leaves behind a wife and four children. Guitarist Jeremy Wagner issued the following statement: “I was stunned to hear of Ryan’s passing and I’m still not believing it. Though Ryan and […]

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Devildriver, Shadows Fall, Richard Christy & more detail ‘Spinal Tap’ moments

Posted by on March 2, 2014

Note: On this date in 1984, This is Spinal Tap was released. The mock documentary about a metal band on the downslope of it’s career is required viewing for any band, and still holds up today. November 11th, 2011 was “National Metal Day,” and this is a column we first ran back then. Happy 30th Annicrsary, […]

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Top 10s of the year from Anthrax, Broken Hope, SpiralArms, Rivers of Nihil

Posted by on December 4, 2013

It’s December, which means it’s time for that annual rite of passage where everyone attempts to summarize a year’s worth of music into a top ten list. Metal Insider and its contributors will be releasing our lists starting soon, but we’ve also gotten lists from some of the artists themselves. Here’s the first installment, featuring […]

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Deicide’s Glen Benton kicks Broken Hope off tour

Posted by on October 23, 2013

It’s been one hell of an interesting 24 hours for Broken Hope. Not only did a box cutter-wielding maniac slice three people up at their show last night, but they’ve apparently been kicked off of the last two dates of their tour with Deicide by the band’s frontman, Glen Benton. Granted, this is all from […]

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Broken Hope comment on show assault

Posted by on October 23, 2013

Details are still somewhat sparse about the attack last night that happened during the Broken Hope show in El Paso at Tricky Falls. It now appears that three people were hurt at the show, and it happened as Broken Hope played. There’s been no word on the conditions of the three victims and while guitarist […]

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Broken Hope offering free download from first album in 14 years

Posted by on August 15, 2013

It’s been years since Chicago death metal band Broken Hope released an album. 14 of them, to be exact, since 1999’s Grotesque Blessings was released, and 11 since they disbanded. In 2007, the band met and discussed a reunion, which actually came to fruition in 2012. Now the band’s sixth album, Omen of Disease, will be come […]

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Shadows Fall, Devildriver, Charred Walls Of The Damned And More Share Real Life “Spinal Tap Moments”

Posted by on November 11, 2011

We all know why today, 11/11/11, is being dubbed “National Metal Day.” No, it’s not because VH1 Classic says so. It’s because of Spinal Tap! And if you don’t get the significance of the number 11, then stop reading this and go watch This Is Spinal Tap ASAP. But it’s not just the humor that […]

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