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November, 2016 - News Release from! GENE HOGLAN Completes Work On New Instructional DVD, 'The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two.' Check it out here.

April, 2015 - Hello Everyone, I hope you are are well, and in good health. Which brings me directly to my point. My absolute brother, Van Williams, who of course we all know and love as the incredible drummer from the mighty Nevermore, well, his lovely wife, who is my absolute sister, Dore (pronounced 'Dor-ee') has been diagnosed with cancer, and I am appealing to ALL of my friends, in and out of the biz, to please reach deep and give what you can to her medical fund. She is an amazing person, wife and mother, and has been a great friend for 20 years. I know that those of you who pay attention to my social media pages, you know that I don't ever write things like this, but this is how important this is not only to me, but to my extended Williams family. And also, because they are not ones to ask. I (and they, of course) TRULY appreciate all of your support and whatever you may be able to give. I am going to her fund site and donating right now.
Thank you very much,
Here is the site I'm asking you all to visit. Thank you so much again, everyone.

October, 2014 - Hey everybody check out this interview I did with It covers Dark Angel, double duty and an update on "The Atomic Clock II" DVD.

September, 2014 - GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE Goes To Poland In October! "The Atomic Clock" will bring "The Gene Hoglan Experience" to Poland for 3 appearances in October for Drum Fest 2014. The dates are as follows: Gliwice 18/10/2014, Opole 18/10/2014 and Wroclaw 19/10/2014. More information can be found at: or

June 7, 2014 - Hi there everybody!

I hope you are all doing well, and enjoying the last few days of Spring, as it looks to be a boiling-hot Summer.

I'd like to give everybody a little update on what's been happening of late, and I would like to start by saying, "Thank you" to everyone for their extreme patience and support while waiting for the new DVD, "The Atomic Clock-The Clock Strikes Two". I know many of you have probably been curious to the obvious length of time it has taken so far to complete this thing, and that of course is understandable. Nobody wants the DVD completed more than I, and I assure everyone that it is still being diligently worked on and edited as we speak. As I mentioned before, some of the technical issues that have occurred have made the editing quite a daunting task. For example, we are now on our THIRD editing team, but is has now been in the quite capable hands of the team that is really in the position to get the job done, and amazingly so. I've finally been able to see some of the roughs since my last post, and it is really turning into an incredible project. One I'm proud to release, and one that I hope each one of you will be proud to own. Continue here.


Happy New Year and FAN PACKAGE Update!

The updated flyer is here.

Current line-up:  Jim Durkin - guitars; Eric Meyer - guitars; Ron Rinehart - vocals; Gene Hoglan - drums; Michael Gonzalez - bass. Check out more details here. Also check out Dark Angel Official's Facebook Page!

DARK ANGEL TO SWENDEN ROCK! - Check out the poster here!

From Sweden Rock: "Faster, harder, more intricate. In short, Dark Angel's koncept for thrash metal equals "extra everything". In 1985-91 this L.A. outfit released four studio albums, the three most recent being historical milestones of thrash: "Darkness descends" (1986), "Leave scars" (1989) and "Time does not heal" (1991). The band split up in 1992 and ever since, their reunion has been high on the wishlists of young and old thrash lovers alike. Now, after a multitude of hiccups, singer Ron Rinehart, guitarists Jim Durkin and Eric Meyer, bassist Mike Gonzales and drum legend Gene Hoglan are back. I.e. the "Leave scars"-lineup - the most successful Dark Angel incarnation of all. No thrash enthusiast could wish for a more exclusive SRF debut."


The Gene Hoglan Experience, an intimate gathering of metal fans brought together to celebrate the legacy and career of one of metal's most legendary drummers. Gene is pleased to announce four additional dates being scheduled as part of this special clinic tour. The Gene Hoglan Experience 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 September 21st. Click here for times and dates.


"Legendary extreme-metal drummer Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT, DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DARK ANGEL, DETHKLOK) is planning a series of appearances under the "The Gene Hoglan Experience" banner, set to take place this fall, where he will tell stories and play some of your favorite songs from your favorite bands that he has performed with over the years." Read more here!

Pre order the new Gene Hoglan Atomic Clock design

Order the new Gene Hoglan Atomic Clock design here!

June 11, 2013

Gene's in Perkusista, a drum magazine from Poland.



Hey everyone I am in the newest Perkusista issue, a drum magazine from Poland. If you're in the area check it out!


Check out some of the entry stories here!


With a career spanning over 25 years legendary extreme metal drummer GENE''THE ATOMIC CLOCK''HOGLAN has performed with some of Metal's most recognized names. After Spending much of that 25 years in the studio and on the road with the likes of DARK ANGEL, DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, TESTAMENT, FEAR FACTORY AND DETHKLOK. Some pretty crazy and memorable moments have gone down for both GENE and his fans. Now it's time for you to share your favorite GENE story! Whether it's your favorite album, personal encounter or live experience, GENE wants to hear about it! Submit your story to and GENE will personally pic his favorite stories and post them on the official GENE HOGLAN Facebook fan page and The writer of GENE's favorite story will receive exclusive GENE HOGLAN merchandise and a signed copy of THE ATOMIC CLOCK instructional DVD. Theirs no limit to how many you can submit so start writing!

May 2, 2012 - Hey everybody, I just got back from Chile, where I played with Testament at The Metal Fest and boy, was it a hoot! I swear, the swirling mass of metalheads was a site to see indeed. You young'ns with yer karate choppin', believe me, you would get mowed DOWN in the psychosis that is a Chilean pit, no doubt about it. There was somewhere around 10-12,000 ragers there, and at some points there were at least 4,000 lunatics RUNNING in that circle, and all innocents would be cut down like weeds in that wall of utter brutality. My hat's off to ya, Chilean Metalhead, you know how to bring it.

It was also great to hang out (albeit briefly) with my bro's in Forbidden, Anthrax (who were on FIRE, btw!), Kreator, Destruction, Obituary, Exodus, and Fear Factory. I wish I could have stayed the next day to see what the ragers would have done for Exodus. 'Toxic Waltz'? 'Toxic Death Sprint of the Apocalypse' is more like it.

April 20, 2012 - I had a great time helping out my pals in Anthrax over the weekend. Hey, wait a minute, it was a Tuesday and Wednesday, Gene. Ah well, it seems like everyday's a weekend here at Hoge Central, I guess. Either way, the two shows in Mexico, in Monterrey and Mexico City, were ¡muy fantastìco! The crowds were great, singing along with everything, and they made the band feel so welcome, and a truly awesome time I believe was had by all. Read more »

March 20, 2012 - "Hello Metal Brothers and Sisters! I am fully stoked to be a part of this landmark metal event! DEATH TO ALL promises to be the highlight of the summer and for me, getting to play with my old friends Steve DiGiorgio and Bobby Koeble, as well as seeing the mighty Sean Reinert and Paul Masvidal ripping it up, as well as the boatload of surprises I'm sure will be in store is more than enough to have me chomping at the bit to kick this thing off. What a great way to pay tribute to the man who brought all of us together, Mr. Chuck Schuldiner. And, it's hopefully bringing a spotlight to an amazing cause,, check it out. It's a good thing. And DEATH TO ALL? It's gonna be a great thing." Check the dates and details out here.

March 9, 2012 - "Howdy everybody! I hope your New Year's been treating all of ya right. Mine has, definitely. Testament and Anthrax to start the year off? Hell yeah! Real quick though, I must point out that this upcoming Fear Factory run in April through June, I won't be a part of, but I'm sure who ever they get is gonna kick some ass, absolutely! I'd like to wish them the best on the tour, and I'm sure everyone's gonna make out just fine. I have some extremely exciting things on the go at that same time and I'm sure some announcements are gonna be made here in the next few days to explain a bunch of what's gonna be happening in ol' Hog-Land throughout the rest of the year. I wish everybody the best, and I'm stoked to be where I'm at right now."

February 14, 2012 - Gene Hoglan Interviewed by Heady Metal with Jeff Olson. Check it out here.

January 21, 2012 - Hey folks, I am doing another tour with Testament. Check the dates out here.

November 9, 2011 - Howdy folks, here's a little interview with Tempe Carnivore blog about 'Darkness Descends', and the magic metal year that was '86. Enjoy! Check it out here.

October 24, 2011 - Hey everybody, I just did a clinic at the incredible Sweetwater complex in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. What an amazing place, and thank you to all the staff there who made it such a fantastic day! Check out 'The Sweetwater Minute'. Errr, all 22 of 'em, here.

August 12, 2011 - Hey everyone, as some of you know I'm booking my first "WORLD WIDE DRUM CLINIC TOUR," and if you would like to see me in your city please go to or call your local musical instrument store (they've gotta be a Pearl Drums dealer, so here's a list, and make the request. Hell, get your cat and your neighbor to call them too.


July 31, 2011 - Hi there everybody! I hope this finds everyone in good spirits, I know I am. It's been a hectic last couple of months as usual, but things are slowing down just enough to at least fire off this blurb anyway. What have I been up to, you ask? Nonstop jaw dropping metal, my friend!  Read more »

July 9, 2011 - Full Metal Jackie caught up with DETHKLOK's Brendon Small and Gene Hoglan during their soundcheck for Saturday's performance at the first Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in San Bernardino, California. Read more and check out the video. »

June 22, 2011 - Gene's in the Bay Area, laying down tracks with his pals in Testament.  Read more »

June 17, 2011 - Gene's interview with 'PulloutAndRun Radio' (Video)

Greetings everybody, and welcome to my website, I hope you all enjoy it, and make this your place to turn to for knowledge on "all things Gene".

As this site will forever metamorphose, and we here at GHI are learning to walk before we run marathons-while-screaming, we’re launching it as is, and I will keep the updates a-comin’ at a pretty regular basis.

One of the first items I will be tending to is writing a regular feature column detailing chronologically every album I’ve performed on, starting of course with “Darkness Descends”, all the way through to the latest slab of whatever-it-may-be. Recollections and reminiscences detailing all that I remember about every project, including some with which many of you may not be familiar. I figure, I’ll probably fire them out on a monthly basis, so, that’s gonna be a 2 ½  year project if I stopped putting out albums right now.

To run concurrently with the release of my first DVD, “The Atomic Clock”, I will be uploading video snippets of items that, while informative and educational, didn’t make the final cut. A few  ‘buffering lessons’, if you will. Those should be exciting!

Also, check out my online store to get all the latest ‘Gene Goodies’, such as my brand new line of ‘Gene Shirts’, the forthcoming “ The Atomic Clock” DVD, and loads of merch to come. I will be selling used sticks of mine as well, and no self-respecting Gene-fan (Hey, that’s an oxymoron!) would want to carry on living without a pair of those dangling from your rear-view mirror or feeding your fireplace, let me tell ya.

Coming shortly as well will be a FAQ section, where all that bs you’ve never been able to dig up on me will be revealed. Wanna know what that pattern is on your favorite tune? Why the boots? How’d I get to be soooo good-lookin’? Find out all you need to know at the FAQ section. And, if you’ve got questions that I haven’t answered, feel free to nail me with ‘em. So, get off yer FAQ-in’ asses and ask me some FAQ-in’ questions, dammit!

I’m sure I will eventually get around to launching a forum on here, as well. A place to rant and rave, talk music or drums with other like(and unlike)-minded individuals, and hell, I’ll totally be jumping on there and giving my two-bit opinion. Which is always right. The only time I’ve ever been wrong is when I thought I was mistaken. Hee hee.

So, there’s a brief intro to the goings on around Dive in and make yourself at home. All are welcome here.

Absolutely everyone.

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The Wait is Over! GENE HOGLAN's
"The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two" DVD
will be released on February 3, 2017!

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The Atomic Clock DVD - Available Here!
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Gene on the cover of Modern Drummer!
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Gene On the Cover of Modern Drummer
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