Gene Hoglan
The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two

(Reversed Records/Hoglan Industries)

Gene Hoglan is one of heavy metal’s most iconic and pioneering drummers. For more than three decades, he has provided innovative and technically skilled rhythms to a plethora of bands that have gone on to enjoy success. Starting from the ground level as a technician and roadie for the iconic Slayer, Hoglan grew to become the mastermind behind one of thrash metal’s most aggressive and respected bands Dark Angel,  before venturing on to become Death’s man behind the kit.

From his idolization of Stevie Wonder, to the origins of ZZ Top in his technique, Gene delves into all of the influences that are essential to his elite craft. Whether you’re a drummer aspiring to match Hoglan’s viscous technical style, or just a music aficionado, you can indulge yourself with this two-hour documentary. Not only does he explain the background for many of his songs, but of course he offers tutorials to help you build upon your own talents. Who could be a better drum teacher than Gene Hoglan? With studio-mastered sound, you can catch the full audio of Gene’s drumming as he invites you into a two hour long personal training sesh. Gene covers eight songs from his career to guide you through all of his tricks and tips in this stunning documentary video. Directed by industry specialist Rob Shallcross (Reversed Records) and Leon Melas (Behind The Player), the film is a tribute to metal’s most respected drummer by lifelong metal heads, with co-directing credits going to Gene Hoglan as well.

Including anecdotes and testimonies from his peers, The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two delivers an insightful look into the world of the drumming maestro behind Dethklok, Dark Angel, Testament, Death, Strapping Young Lad, and more!

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Nicholas Pendergast is a writer and artist with eight years of experience as a contributor. He has written for New Noise, Metal Injection, and Indy Metal Vault just to name a few places that have defied his low expectations by inviting his opinions. His goal in life is to die peacefully before backpains become a natural everyday occurrence, and he finally quit Warcraft because of China.

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