It’s no small feat for a metal drummer to acquire the nickname The Atomic Clock. Then again, Gene Hoglan is no small drummer. First, he’s huge in stature (albeit rapidly shrinking, as his recent 160 lb. weight loss will attest) – a hulking beast able to split snare heads with a single stroke. Far more significantly, he’s a giant in his field, an innovator known for playing with precision, groove and flair, but who’s just as capable of manipulating the kit with grace and finesse, as well as power and might. Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward called him, “The new John Bonham, the leading light of a new generation.” Rock and jazz legend Dennis Chambers also praised Hoglan for his creativity and eagerness to play outside of previously established parameters.
Recently Metal Wani’s Editor In Chief Owais ‘Vitek’ Nabi had a chat with Gene Hoglan as he discusses Upcoming Testament and Dark Angel album, current update and recording schedule, touring with Testament & Exodus, his opinion on Fear Factory gig, programmed drums on Fear Factory’s “The Industralist”, whether he prefers to join Testament as a permanent drummer and much more.
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A Big Thank You To Rob Shallcross at Reversed Records for the support m/