Video premiere: Broken Hope, “The Carrion Eaters”

Posted by on May 26, 2017

Photo: Gene Ambo

Next year, Chicago death metal standard bearers Broken Hope will celebrate their 30th anniversary. And with their seventh album, Mutilated and Assimilated, coming out on Century Media Records on June 23rd, we’re proud to premiere the video for “The Carrion Eaters.” The album was inspired by John Carpenter’s bleak 1982 horror film The Thing, and while the NSFW video doesn’t reference the film, there’s plenty of gore, maggots, raw meat and implied cannibalism in the clip, which also features footage of the band playing. And if you look closely at guitarist Jeremy Wagner, you’ll likely notice that he’s playing one of late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman’s guitars, as he bought some of them in an auction in 2015. Here’s what Wagner says of the track:

“This track, ‘The Carrion Eaters,’ is extra special to me as it’s the first song that Damian Leski and I have ever collaborated on. Damian wrote most of this song while I donated a few sick riffs — and it’s now one of my new favorites. And the video you’re about to watch turned out amazingly well. Our director — Maciej Pieloch — and his crew worked very hard and gave this song a whole new life in this clip. Thank you, Metal Insider, Maciej Pieloch and all our fans. Please…enjoy this new song, enjoy the video, and see why ‘The Carrion Eaters fiercely feed…'”

Mutilated and Assimilated will be released on June 23rd on Century Media Records and can be preordered here.

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