BROKEN HOPE Stream New Track “The Docking Dead”Thursday, 12th September 2013
Veteran death metallers BROKEN HOPE have posted a new song, “The Docking Dead” and is available for streaming below. The song is from their upcoming album Omen Of Disease, to be released on October 1 via Century Media Records.
Guitarist Jeremy Wagner states: “I began penning words for BROKEN HOPE 25 years ago, and my approach has never changed… I still create the most horrific, insane, and repulsive lyrics my mind can conjure. ‘The Docking Dead’ is no exception to my long list of nasty flash-fiction. Many of my ideas start with a “what if” scenario. In the case of ‘The Docking Dead’, I asked myself, ‘what if a Re-Animator-like scientist attempted to harvest human foreskins from male corpses using an experimental re-agent and growth hormone – and in doing so, he started a zombie apocalypse?’ That’s all I needed to write the lyrics to this song. Zombies, dead penile tissue, death metal, and grind are what’s in store when you hear – and read – our newest preview song, ‘The Docking Dead’.”
As previously reported, BROKEN HOPE also have another new song “Ghastly” at this location.
Wagner comments: “I’m really excited to have ‘Ghastly’ released as a free download for the world – our gift to you. I have to say, ‘Ghastly’ is one of my favorite tracks from the Omen of Disease album! As I wrote the music on this song, I took riffs I’d been saving for a while, combined them with new death metal ideas, and sewed the whole thing together to make for one of our sickest and most relentless musical tracks. Lyrically, I wrote about an unfortunate person who was born so physically repulsive from head-to-toe/inside-and-out, that the mere sight of the hideous form could almost blind and nauseate you. Like a Gorgon, but even more horrific. Hence the line: ‘Ghastly…a horrid blight upon the eyes.’ With ‘Ghastly’ and ‘The Flesh Mechanic’, I think these tunes will give everyone a good idea of what to expect from the entire Omen of Disease album. Enjoy!”
The cover painting for the CD was created by world-renowned horror artist Wes Benscoter (SLAYER, CATTLE DECAPITATION, AUTOPSY, KREATOR) and can be viewed below.
Comments BROKEN HOPE guitarist Jeremy Wagner: “Wes Benscoter is one of my favorite artists, EVER. In my opinion, he’s right up there with Frank Frazetta, Michael Whelan and Todd Schorr.
“Ever since Benscoter did our Repulsive Conception and Loathing album covers, I’ve wanted to work with him again. I was beyond thrilled when Benscoter agreed to take on the Omen Of Disease project… and he nailed it! He’s captured the vile essence, putrid vibe, and apocalyptic, disease-laden horror of Omen Of Disease.