The memorial service for Joe Ptacek, former vocalist of the long-defunct 1990s Illinois death metal band BROKEN HOPE, will be held on Saturday, January 30 at 10:00 a.m. at St.Gilbert's Church in Grayslake, Illinois.
The service is open to the entire public and ALL friends and fans of Joe Ptacek are encouraged to come and pay their respects.
The details are as follows:
St. Gilberts Catholic Church
301 East Belvidere Road
Grayslake, IL 60030-2754
Viewable below are two classic, never-before-seen/used photos of Joe in his BROKEN HOPE days (pictures courtesy of Stephanie Cabral).
Ptacek died on January 20 of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was 37 years old.
BROKEN HOPE released five albums during the 1990s — all featuring Joe Ptacek on vocals:
1991: "Swamped in Gore"
1993: "The Bowels of Repugnance"
1995: "Repulsive Conception"
1999: "Grotesque Blessings"
Joe Ptacek: May 1, 1972 - January 20, 2010
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