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ANTHRAX with GENE HOGLAN Indianapolis footage available

February 2nd, 2012

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

Gene Hoglan recently released his long-awaited instructional DVD, “The Atomic Clock”. Available at Hoglan Industries ( in the U.S. and at Reversed Records ( 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.

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World-Famous Drummer GENE HOGLAN Talks about his Experience at Sick Drummer Camp

October 8th, 2011
GENE HOGLAN Releases "The Atomic Clock" (Instructional DVD)

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 ( in the U.S. and on Reversed Records ( 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.

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April 19th, 2011


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.”

Forbidden 2010


Sponsored by Decibel Magazine and, 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.


Purchase Omega Wave (digi-pak or vinyl version) at the Nuclear Blast USA webstore.


Forbidden - Omega Wave

Forbidden - Omega Wave


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Gene Hoglan Posts Update For Fans On His Last 12 Months of 13 On The Road

October 5th, 2010


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

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Shockwaves Skullsessions Podcast features discussion w/ BILL WARD, GENE HOGLAN & MONTE CONNER! Also BILL WARD & ACCEPT on new Shockwaves/HardRadio Podcast

September 26th, 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!

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.

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Legendary Extreme Metal Drummer GENE HOGLAN Releases “The Atomic Clock”

June 9th, 2010


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.

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Gene Hoglan – The Atomic Clock – DVD (Instructional) 2010

GENE HOGLAN Releases "The Atomic Clock" (Instructional DVD)

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.” –

“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”.”–

“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. –

“The intensity of Hoglan’s drumming is buttressed by the constancy and accuracy of his ferocious double kick rhythms, executed to blistering tempos.” –

“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.” –

“Drummer extraordinaire!” –

“Drumming maestro” – Metal Hammer (UK)

“Mesmerizing skin work” –


Gene Hoglan Industries (US)
Reversed Records (Canada)

Gene Hoglan Industries (US)
Reversed Records (Canada)

DVD Credits:
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.

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3 Inches of Blood – Guitarist Shane Clark

November 16th, 2007

Guitarist Shane Clark

***Interview & All Live Photos By Lord of The Wasteland

***Transcription By Duke

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Unearth Vocalist Trevor Phipps

October 3rd, 2007

Vocalist Trevor Phipps

***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.

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Opeth & Fireball Ministry Live in Vancouver: October 14, 2005

October 27th, 2005

Opeth & Fireball Ministry
Friday, October 14, 2005
The Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC  Canada


**Live Review & All Photos By Lord of The Wasteland

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Interview With Gene Hoglan

June 15th, 2005

Gene Hoglan

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

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***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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Strapping Young Lad: ALIEN CD Release

March 23rd, 2005

ALIEN CD Release

Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Scrape Records
Vancouver, BC  Canada

***Live Report & Pics by Lord of The Wasteland.  Other pics courtesy of Seventh Frame Photography.

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