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From Hell’s Heart: Top 5 Current Metal Drummers

May 22nd, 2015

From Hells Heart

From Hell’s Heart:
Top 5 current metal drummers

Drummers are the driving force of the metal engine. As most focus is on a band’s front-person, we thought it would be nice to look at the skin-pounders and round up a list of our favs. For our purposes this time, the constraint is that they have to be a drummer that is currently active in METAL….that means the drummer has to actually still play in a current recording/touring metal band! We asked our staff to try and not make it a list of their top 5 fav bands, and to actually think about what they believe great drumming to be. It’s doubtful that everyone’s top 5 bands actually contain the best drummers…it’s possible, if you’re a drummer and listen to bands based on deadly drumming. Otherwise, each staffers list focuses on great drummers, regardless of the band(s) they are in.

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July 30th, 2013
Gene Hoglan


Pictures and interview by Arto Lehtinen and Marko Syrjala

Gene “The Atomic Clock” Hoglan needs no introduction as every metalhead has to have at least an album or two that he has played on. The man is currently sitting behind the drum kit for Testament who recently visited the Tuska Open Air festival in Helsinki. We managed to meet the legend before the show and then we sat and listened when Gene Hoglan spoke.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Interview With Gene Hoglan

June 15th, 2005

Gene Hoglan

Interview by Lord of The Wasteland (with help from Arto Lehtinen)

**Transcription by “Duke” (Thanks, man!)

***Pics by Lord of The Wasteland and courtesy of Seventh Frame Photography, Century Media Records,, and

In a career that has spanned over twenty years, legendary drummer Gene Hoglan is a true pioneer of the heavy metal plains.  Dark Angel, Testament, Death, Strapping Young Lad?with jobs like this on his resume, chances are you have heard the bludgeoning skinsmanship of Hoglan.  Besides the big-name bands, Hoglan also dabbles in several side projects?both metal and non-metal?which allow him to branch out and explore the many facets of drumming.  Hoglan?s involvement with Devin Townsend both in his solo work and in Strapping Young Lad has been a relationship coming up on ten years with no signs of slowing down. 

Strapping Young Lad unleashed their latest sonic assault, entitled ALIEN, back in March and I got the chance to speak with Hoglan on March 21st?the day before its release.  Having met Hoglan on many occasions at local Vancouver shows, our 95-minute conversation was loose and full of laughs but also packed with insight into his many projects both young and old, as well as touching on Internet rumors, ALIEN, the ?real? Devin Townsend, his audition with Slayer, and many other things?. 


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HammerFall Drummer Anders Johansson

April 28th, 2005

Drummer Anders Johansson

Interviewed by EvilG
Transcribed by Duke

Anders Johansson is not normally the mouthpiece for HammerFall. For that reason alone I was interested in doing this interview. As well, Anders has a long and interesting history in hard rock / heavy metal. I managed to squeeze in a few questions out his early days with Yngwie along with some questions about his solo and fusion projects along with the usual HammerFall stuff. Enjoy….

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