Today marks the long-awaited 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. Fans can order physical and digital copies here in Canada and here in North America/elsewhere worldwide.
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 andAnthrax in 2012.
Right now, fans can also watch a previously released clip from the DVD – a playthrough of Strapping Young Lad’s “Skeksis” from their Billboard-charting 2005 release, “Alien”. Take a look at the blazing playthrough now: https://youtu.be/-eaIvh6ELVg
Filmed in high definition on a dozen cameras with studio-mastered audio, “The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two” offers a chance to see Gene Hoglan play like never before. Though certainly inspirational for any level of musician, this DVD is not only for drummers. Gene’s easygoing, approachable attitude is readily apparent as he happily tells the viewer stories from his career, chatting as if with old friends about days in the studio or on the road.
An impressive roster of high-caliber musicians also weigh in over the course of the feature, offering stories about Gene and their experiences working with him. Interviews include the aforementioned clips of Scott Ian and Frank Bello of Anthrax, 3 Inches of Blood/Revocation’s Ash Pearson, Jason Bittner of Shadows Fall, Chuck Billy, Alex Skolnick, and Eric Peterson of Testament, and more.
*Testament: “Rise Up,” “Native Blood”
*Galaktikon: “On My Way”
*Meldrum: “Walking Point,” “A Toast To Romance”
*Strapping Young Lad: “Skeksis”
*Death: “Overactive Imagination,” and “The Philosopher”
“The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two” provides a glimpse into the philosophies, techniques, and history of one of metal’s most influential musicians of all time.
“The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two” was recorded At The Warehouse Studios Vancouver, Canada. The DVD was edited by Leon Melas and directed by Rob Shallcross and Leon Melas, with co-direction from Gene Hoglan. All audio was produced, engineered and mixed by Rob Shallcross with audio mastering from Greg Reely.
Gene Hoglan is currently out performing with Testament on the 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise. For more information, click here: https://70000tons.com/
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“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 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
“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
“Hoglan, is he a man or machine? This guy is pretty fucking incredible and adds a lot to this record.”
– Sam Dunn, on Testament’s album Brotherhood of the Snake
“Gene has worked with so many different bands, he already has a huge heritage in music, a huge legacy. The integrity of his drumming, and his heart, and just the way this guy is, is just amazing to me. He’s cutting edge, he’s vitally important to drumming, modern metal, and to drummers and students, period.” – Bill Ward