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GENE HOGLAN is pleased to unveil a brand new teaser for his upcoming DVD, The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two. The teaser is available for viewing now, exclusively via Modern Drummer. View it here. This is just a taste of what’s to come! Earlier this week, Gene announced a few of the tracks that will be included on the DVD:
REVIEW AND PHOTOS BY ARTO LEHTINEN AND MARKO SYRJALA
TUSKA AFTERPARTY FEAT. MARKY RAMONE’S BLITZKRIEG REVIEW BY CHRISTER USENIUS
The Tuska Open Air Festival is definitely a real metal festival institution amongst all other metal festivals in Europe. This current area, Suvilahti, almost located in the heart of Helsinki, only a few kilometers away from the downtown, is the new home for Tuska for the second time. Suvilahti is more like an industrial environment with burning and hot asphalt underfoot. Tuska faced a serious battle to pull the audience as another festival named Rock The Beach was arranged on the same weekend in the Helsinki area. The line-up of that festival mostly pulled the normal radio friendly audience whereas the die-hard metal freaks arrived at the Tuska Open Air Festival. Tuska however managed to pull about 25.000 visitors during the weekend. That was pretty good as the line-up did look good, not that tempting to pull a mainstream audience.
Nightwish and Testament, and of course the legendary Danish King Diamond were headliners, but of course a few cult metal bands like Bolt Thrower, Lama, had to be witnessed. The festival was an nice success although the event wasn’t sold out. Metal-Rules.com was present to check out a lot of bands and enjoy the metal in different forms.
YOU Decide What Happens on Next “The Atomic Clock” DVD!
The time has come! Earlier this month, GENE HOGLAN announced that there would be another “The Atomic Clock” DVD coming out, along with the announcement of his upcoming clinic tour, “THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE”. Now, Gene can unleash these details! The jam-packed DVD is available for pre-sale NOW, with several awesome package options (see below), at http://www.hoglanindustries.com/Fan_Packages.html. If that isn’t enough, although Gene has footage chosen for his next “The Atomic Clock” DVD, he’s leaving it up to his biggest fans to really decide what they would like to see!
Recently, some rumors have been spreading across the web about an upcoming Dark Angel reunion. Drummer GENE HOGLAN and vocalist Don Doty have taken the time to make a statement addressing these rumors, which will hopefully put any confusion to rest.
Gene states, “Howdy everybody. Now that I’m off the road for a few minutes, I’d like to address these Dark Angel rumors that are flying around. Yes, we have been talking about doing something next year, and although it looks like possibly some festivals could be in the works, right now it’s just speculation. Don Doty and myself have been in contact for the first time in many many years, and it’s been great to re-connect with my old friend. Fortunately, I’ve remained great buddies with all the DFA guys after all these years, and we do try to stay in contact with each other and see each other when we can, especially since we are all spread out over the Western US. We are indeed discussing the possibility of a reunion, and yes, the DFA guys are well aware of all of my other commitments, such as Testament, Dethklok and the like. So again, we are moving forward s-l-o-w-l-y, with hopes to getting Dark Angel‘s wings off the ground for festival season in 2014.”
Dark Angel vocalist Don Doty adds, “Members of Dark Angel are currently sitting down for talks for a reunion. This will be for the year 2014. All are excited. I was talking on a radio show recently and had said that all members would be attending, this statement may have been misunderstood. Myself, Gene, Mike, Eric and Jim are talking and when talks are complete a statement will be given. We will know more in the months to come. We will let you know as it unravels.”
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 »
Legendary heavy metal drummer GENE ”THE ATOMIC CLOCK” HOGLAN joined DOWN on stage this past Saturday in Denmark at the COPENHELL METAL FESTIVAL 2013 while on tour with TESTAMENT in Europe. During a performance of their classic track ”Bury Me In Smoke” HOGLAN stepped behind the kit to help PHIL ANSELMO and the rest of DOWN bring their set to a close. Back stage pictures and drum cam footage of the performance can be seen here.
Fan-filmed video footage of GENE HOGLAN and ANTHRAX performing in Indianapolis on Friday, January 27th can be seen below.
Anthrax – Madhouse
Anthrax – I Am the law
Anthrax – Time
Gene ”The Atomic Clock” Hoglan pulls double duty on the current TESTAMENT/ANTHRAX/DEATH ANGEL tour filling in for ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante. The ANTHRAX drummer is taking a short leave from the band’s concert tour to be with his mother who is terminally ill.
“I am honoured to have been asked by Charlie to fill in for ANTHRAX in his time of need. We are all Metal Brethren, and this is what we do. Unite for the cause, unite for the fans, and unite for metal. Everybody on this tour has pulled together to keep this tour rollin’, everybody is kicking ass. And everyone on this tour is sending our love and respect to the Benante and Bello families. And Charlie, we can’t wait to have ya back where you belong, my man. I’m just keeping your throne warm for ya bro.”
Gene Hoglan recently released his long-awaited instructional DVD, “The Atomic Clock”. Available at Hoglan Industries (http://hoglanindustries.com/) in the U.S. and at Reversed Records (http://www.reversedrecords.com/estore.html) in Canada, the disc showcases Hoglan’s three decades of experience of performing and recording with the world’s most well-known metal bands such as DEVIN TOWNSEND, DARK ANGEL, DEATH, DETHKLOK, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, TESTAMENT, ZIMMERS HOLE, and most recently FEAR FACTORY, along with many others on his resume.
GENE HOGLAN Releases "The Atomic Clock" (Instructional DVD)
World-famous drummer GENE HOGLAN, known for his work with DEATH, DARK ANGEL, DETHKLOK, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and more, recently issued a statement about his experience at Sick Drummer Camp.
“Hey everyone– just got back from Sick Drummer Camp in Northern California. I was hanging with some great friends and great drummers, Roddy, Reinert, Kollias, Verbeuren, Yeung, Rios and Walker,” states Hoglan. “This was a great experience. You have to go to this next year. It was amazing. Big thanks to Anton, Ian and the rest of the crew for putting it on and having me out, and let’s not forget everyone who attended. I had a blast. They are coming out with a DVD of the performances keep an eye out for this it will be super cool.”
GENE HOGLAN recently released his long-awaited instructional DVD, The Atomic Clock, available on Hoglan Industries (http://hoglanindustries.com/) in the U.S. and on Reversed Records (http://www.reversedrecords.com/estore.html) in Canada. The disc showcases Hoglan’s three decades of experience of performing and recording with the world’s most well-known metal bands such as DEVIN TOWNSEND, DARK ANGEL, DEATH, DETHKLOK, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, TESTAMENT, ZIMMER’S HOLE, and most recently FEAR FACTORY, along with many others on his resume.
Gene “The Atomic Clock” Hoglan (ex-Dark Angel, ex-Strapping Young Lad, Fear Factory, Dethklok) will be covering drum duties for FORBIDDEN drummer Mark Hernandez at the band’s upcoming headlining appearances this Thursday at Inferno Fest in Norway and this Saturday at Metropole Ruhr Fest in Germany.
States drummer Mike Hernandez:
“It is with true disappointment I inform the fans and friends of FORBIDDEN that I will be unable to play both of the headlining festivals this coming weekend. I have a personal
family obligation I must attend to. I want to put to rest any thought that I am leaving the band, and will hope to see the faces I miss now later on in the summer touring season.
I am very honored to have the mighty Gene Hoglan stepping up to help out and do these shows for me. Without a doubt, everyone in attendance will get a 110% Forbidden
Gene Hoglan adds:
“Hey folks, I’m real excited to be heading over to Europe with my bro’s in FORBIDDEN this week for their appearances at the Infernofest in Oslo, Norway and the Metropole Ruhr Fest in Bochum, Germany. We’ve been great friends for eons, and Craig [Locicero, guitarist] has been my absolute brother since we toured in Death together way back when. Not to mention that I’m a seriously diehard fan of theirs. For me, each one of their records was better than the last, and that’s really saying something. From Forbidden Evil to the astonishing monument that is Green, I’d be hard-pressed to name another band who made the unexpected turns of their evolutionary process sound so damn righteous the way these guys did for me. I’m also real proud to be attempting Mark Hernandez’s killer parts off their roaringly brilliant Omega Wave. Savage drumming on their latest, indeed. My work is definitely cut out, without a doubt. And I know Mark is excited to return as well. If you are headed to the Infernofest or the Metropole Ruhr Fest (that just rolls right off the tongue, doesn’t it?), I’m looking forward to ripping some evil FORBIDDEN metal for you.”
Sponsored by Decibel Magazine and MetalSucks.net, FORBIDDEN’s “first proper North American tour in 16 years” launches on June 9th in Hollywood in support of their 2010 reunion album Omega Wave. Ticket prices will be between $10 – $15 in every tour market. Support will come from Revocation from Boston, Massachusetts, White Wizzard from Los Angeles, and Havok from Denver, Colorado. Tour dates can be viewed here.
Listen to the tracks “Forsaken At The Gates” and “Dragging My Casket” here.
Drummer extraordinaire Gene Hoglan has posted an update on his myspace blog about his past 12 months of the 13 he has spent on the road touring with Fear Factory for their release of “Mechanize” along with his own promotion of his drum DVD “The Atomic Clock” released on his own Hoglan Industries (USA/INT) and Reversed Records in Canada plus landing himself on the cover of the November 2010 issue of Modern Drummer. To check out what Gene The Machine comments about please visit this following link.
In additional news, it has been announced Gene will be hitting the road once again with Fear Factory in December for “The Industrial Discipline Tour” in Europe w/ High On Fire. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Dec. 04 – Gruenspan – Hamburg, Germany
Dec. 05 – 013 – Tilburg, Holland
Dec. 06 – Den Atelier – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Dec. 07 – Trix – Antwerp, Belgium
Dec. 08 – Garage – Saarbrucken, Germany
Dec. 09 – Arena – Vienna, Austra
Dec. 11 – Komplex 457 – Zurich, Switzerland
Dec. 12 – Estragon – Bologna, Italy
Dec. 13 – Essigfabrik – Köln, Germany
Dec. 14 – Trianon – Paris, France
Dec. 15 – Rock City – Nottingham, UK
Dec. 16 – QMU – Glasgow, UK
Dec. 18 – Manchester Academy – Manchester, UK
Dec. 19 – Forum – London, UK
Dec. 20 – Academy – Bristol, UK
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Gene Hoglan – The Atomic Clock – DVD (Instructional) 2010
Shockwaves Skull Sessions Episode #42: On this episode Skullsessions returning guests Monte Conner (VP of A&R for Roadrunner Records) and legendary Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, along with newcomer to the Skullsessions and thrash-metal drummer extraordinaire Gene Hoglan (Fear Factory/ Deathclock), join Skullsessions host Bob Nalbandian on this astounding and diverse conversation about modern-metal bands, the art of drumming and the use of dynamics, the metal music business of today, modern recording techniques vs. analog, the great John Bonham and much, much more! http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/news/Skull-Sessions-Podcast-42-Drummers-22151.aspx
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #47: On this episode host Bob Nalbandian interviews founding guitarist for the classic German heavy metal band ACCEPT, Wolf Hoffman. The two discuss the new ACCEPT album Blood of Nations and some great stories about the past. Also on this episode is a feature interview with legendary BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward. Bill discusses his new projects, the new BLACK SABBATH Paranoid Classic Albums DVD and he also shares some fond memories of Ronnie James Dio.
Legendary extreme metal drummer Gene Hoglan brings forth his long awaited instructional DVD “The Atomic Clock”. Available on Hoglan Industries in the US and on Reversed Records in Canada, Hoglan showcases his three decades of experience of performing and recording with the world’s most well known metal bands such as Devin Townsend, Dark Angel, Death, Dethklok, Strapping Young Lad, Testament, Zimmer’s Hole and most recently Fear Factory along with many others on his resume.
Offering two hours of pure metal drumming fury, Gene shells out his pounding arsenal to drummers and music fans intrigued to understand what makes “The Clock” tick. Featuring 9 full songs from various projects (5 from the mighty MECHANISM), plus different improvised solos, in addition to tons of tips and tricks from his personal cache. Watch the Gene fill the screen, sharing his knowledge and putting it to the test.
View the “The Atomic Clock” Video Trailer:
Gene Hoglan – The Atomic Clock – DVD (Instructional) 2010
GENE HOGLAN Releases "The Atomic Clock" (Instructional DVD)
“Hoglan has one of the most impressive resumes in heavy metal dating back to the early 1980′s including DARK ANGEL, TESTAMENT, DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD.” – Sick Drummer Magazine
“Gene fucking Hoglan is being Gene fucking Hoglan on the drums.” – MetalSucks.net
“Gene is well known for his very impressive double kick drum rhythms, and his amazingly creative drum arrangements including the use of some unusual objects for percussive effect. His playing is highly technical, accurate, and extremely fast earning the nickname “The Atomic Clock”.”– Total-Drums.com
“This man has one of the heaviest sounding drum sounds of all time… some of the most intense piece of drumming I’ve ever heard. – Metal-Observer.com
“The intensity of Hoglan’s drumming is buttressed by the constancy and accuracy of his ferocious double kick rhythms, executed to blistering tempos.” – MetalUnderground.com
“Gene Hoglan’s kick drums blast through in furious, amazingly accurate 32nd-note flurries.” – Modern Drummer – (SYL Interview 2005)
“Known for his incredibly tight, rapid-fire playing, Hoglan remarkably always maintains a Zen-like composure behind his kit.” – MetalReview.com
“Drummer extraordinaire!” – Metal-Rules.com
“Drumming maestro” – Metal Hammer (UK)
“Mesmerizing skin work” – Metal-Eater.com
GENE HOGLAN – THE ATOMIC CLOCK – DVD (Instructional)
Gene Hoglan Industries (US)
Reversed Records (Canada)
Gene Hoglan Industries (US)
Reversed Records (Canada)
Directed by: Marcus Rogers (Cinestir Films)
Edited by: Marcus Rogers
Produced by: Gene Hoglan
Executive Producer by: Byron Stroud
Recorded by: Shaun Thingvold
Engineering & Editing by: Rob ‘Chicken’ Shallcross
Photographer Credit by: Gemini Visuals
At long last, legendary drummer Gene Hoglan (Strapping Young Lad, Death, Dark Angel, Dethklok, plus a coffee break in just about every other metal band on the planet!) has released his very first DVD, “The Atomic Clock”! Hooray! Is it instructional? Who Knows? Is it educational? Who cares, it’s GEEEEEEEEENE, so it’s bound to be entertaining as hell!!!
On this disc, Hoglan will break down what makes ‘The Clock’ tick, his style, his philosophies, especially his quirks and cheats. Will he break down your favourite ‘Gene Patterns’? Hell no! Will he clog your brain with countless dull rudiments? No way! Will he blow your mind with 9 complete songs from his upcoming projects? Hell yes he will! You’ll see an-hour-and-a-half of wicked Gene-playing, plus the disc is chock full of ‘extras’! What other instructional discs have ‘EXTRAS’, we ask? None that we know of! That’s why this is no mere ‘instructional’ disc, it’s way more than that! Yippee!
Filmed in magnificent ‘Enormo-Vision’, the big man will fill the screen with knowledge put to the test from his 3 decades of drumming. Do you need to be a schooled drummer to appreciate it? What are ya, nuts? You don’t even have to be a DRUMMER to enjoy this DVD! All you need is two hours of couch time, armed with your sense of fun!
Quick Fact: Hoglan was nominated in the “Best Drummer” category at the second annual 2010 Revolver Golden Gods Awards.
***Interview & All Photos By Lord of The Wasteland.
Transcription By Claudia
I caught up with Unearth vocalist Trevor Phipps recently to discuss the band’s upcoming headlining tour with Darkest Hour, August Burns Red and Suicide Silence, as well as their DVD shoot, the drummer situation, the “metalcore” tag and his thoughts on being a “savior” of North American metal.