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Today marks the release of Gene Hoglan's second DVD, "The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two," which features the Clock himself breaking down some of his favorite beats, telling stories and playing along with tracks from several of his most legendary projects, including Strapping Young Lad, Testament and Death.
In celebration of today's release, Hoglan is giving fans a sneak peek at some interviews cut from the DVD, featuring heavy metal legends Scott Ian and Frank Bello of Anthrax. The duo reflects on Hoglan's drumming legacy and time playing double duty with Testament and Anthrax in 2012.
Gene Hoglan's second DVD, "The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two," is due to be released on February 3rd, 2017 and will feature the Clock himself breaking down some of his favorite beats, telling stories and playing along with tracks from several of his most legendary projects, including Strapping Young Lad, Testament ,and Death.
In advance of next week's release, Hoglan is revealing what many extreme music fans may consider the most anticipated playthrough from the DVD, Strapping Young Lad's "Skeksis" from the Billboard-charting 2005 release, "Alien."
Gene Hoglan recalls the original "Skeksis" writing and recording sessions: "Devin [Townsend] and I wrote the tune in late summer, early fall of '04, at this shabby downtown Vancouver rehearsal space that kinda represented where we were both at mentally in our lives. I remember him mentioning that he'd love to have an 'Almighty PunchDrunk' (one of my all-time favorite bands whom I've also drummed for) feel and vibe to whatever was about to come out of us. To me, that meant to include, 'the PunchDrunk beat', which is this great, samba-esque, Latin-feel beat (that I am sure has a name, I'd love to know it) which PD proudly stole from the legendary Canadian band The Smalls. I'm sure you've all heard it a time or two.
"Dev and I played around the beat the whole song, getting closest to it in the chorus, then really sinking into it in the last minute or so, in the part I refer to as the 'girl fight' part, because that's what it sounds like Dev is saying there. It is such a fun beat to play, and a real satisfying denouement to the song. A moment of crowning glory to a ruling tune. The version on the new DVD is a completely re-envisioned mix, where the vocals and samples are absent, really bringing out the rhythm guitars and basic tracks." More...
Legendary drummer Gene Hoglan (Testament/Dark Angel) posted a new teaser for his upcoming DVD, "The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two." via Modern Drummer at this location (also shown in the player below). Earlier this week, Gene announced a few of the tracks that will be included on the DVD:
Testament - Rise Up
Meldrum - A Toast To Romance
Galaktikon - On My Way
Strapping Young Lad - Skeksis
"The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two" is available for pre-sale now with seven package options (see below) at this location. If that isn’t enough, although Gene has footage chosen for the DVD, he’s leaving it up to his biggest fans to really decide what they would like to see! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and tell Gene what you want to see on the next DVD, and you will be given the chance to pre-order several packages.
Pre-Order Packages: (These one-time-only offers are available until October 15, 2013)
*Prices do not include shipping
(Level 1) Symbolic: $30
Fan Club Ranking: Private First Class
A copy of the DVD when it is released and a poster, both signed by Gene Hoglan.
(Level 2) The Atomic Clock: $60
Fan Club Ranking: Specialist
Gene Hoglan signature drumhead and drumstick, a copy of the DVD and a poster, both signed by Gene. More...
Earlier this week in an interview with Adam Lawton of MediaMikes.com, Gene Hoglan let the title of his new DVD out of the bag.
The DVD, "The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two," will feature “a lot of the stuff I have been doing at my clinics,” according to Gene.
He continues, “For this release I was able to get the licenses for the songs I am playing. Everything from Death, Testament and Meldrum are going to be on there. The new DVD has a lot of depth to it and I have tried to improve on everything included.”
"The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two" is available for pre-sale now, with several package options at this location.
Earlier this month, Gene Hoglan also announced his upcoming clinic tour, "The Gene Hoglan Experience." Full details can be found over here.
Earlier this month, Gene Hoglan announced the "The Gene Hoglan Experience," an intimate gathering of fans brought together to celebrate the legacy and career of one of metal’s most legendary drummers. Hoglan is pleased to announce four additional dates being scheduled as part of this special clinic tour.
Events have been added in San Diego, CA (two dates), Hollywood, CA, and San Jose, CA. Also, Gene’s Calgary date has been updated to 9/21. See below for times and details and stay tuned for more dates coming soon. In addition to telling personal stories at these eventrs, Hoglan will reveal some of his secret techniques and tips to help all drummers and musicians of all levels.
9/21 - Calgary, AB @ Vern’s Tavern – Part of Noctis 666 Metal Festival and Conference – 3:00PM
9/29 - San Diego, CA @ Royal Dive
9/30 - San Diego, CA @ School Of Rock Clinic (ALL AGES)
10/1 - Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
10/4 - San Jose, CA @ Milano's
10/17 - Coralville, IA @ West Music Coralville – Signing TBA – 6:00PM
10/19 - New Berlin, WI @ Cascio Interstate Music – Part of Drummer Fest / FREE – 11:00AM
Legendary metal drummer Gene "The Atomic Clock" Hoglan (Testament, Death, Dark Angel, Dethklok, Meldrum) and West of Hell front man Chris 'The Heatehn' Valagao (Zimmers Hole, Mechanism) are featured on a recently released cover of Van Halen's "Get Up."
This tongue and cheek poke at the Van Halen classic, humorously renamed 'Get It Up,' is part of Sylencer's latest release "A Lethal Dose of Truth." The track also features Dethklok mainman Brendon Small on lead guitar. Check out the song through the player available below.
Hoglan, who is currently on tour with Testament, is slated to join Brendon Small and the rest of Dethklok for their upcoming north American tour that kicks off in Norfolk, VA on October 30th.
West of Hell, along with Valagao, will join Agnostic Front and Deth By Stereo for a western Canadian tour starting October 19th at The Rickshaw in Vancouver, BC Canada. More...
Gene Hoglan has announced a drum clinic presented by Pearl Drums this coming Monday, October 24th at Sweetwater in Fort Wayne Indiana. Reversed Records commented on the upcoming clinic:
"Learn how to supercharge your drumming technique - from a metal master! Acclaimed for his incredibly tight, technical, and powerful drumming skills, Gene Hoglan is known as 'the Atomic Clock.' On Monday, October 24th, you can witness his skills in person, right here at Sweetwater. Gene will demonstrate his killer technique, discuss his projects, share tips and methods, and answer your questions."
Gene Hoglan recently released his instructional DVD, "The Atomic Clock" through Hoglan Industries in the U.S. and on Reversed Records in Canada. Hoglan will also join Testament on tour starting on the 28th, with full details on the run of shows available at this location.
Backstage and performance video has been posted online featuring Gene Hoglan's recent Inferno Festival appearance performing for Forbidden. Hoglan is filling in for Forbidden's drummer Mark Hernandez, who was forced to sit out the band's appearances at Norway's Inferno and Metropole Ruhr Festival in Germany. You can view the footage in the player below.