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.
Again, I would like to thank each and every Fan Package buyer for your
patience, and I know every one of you will be pleased with the final
results! Please keep tuning in for updates on the release date, and I
assure each one of you that you will receive your copy or copies well
before the official release. I can't thank all of you for your patience
and willingness to endure this interminable wait. You have my eternal
gratitude, everybody. Continue here.
GENE'S ON THE COVER OF THE WALL STREET JOURNAL!
Happy New Year and FAN PACKAGE Update!
DARK ANGEL CONFIRMED FOR MARYLAND DEATHFEST!
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
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!
ORDER GENE'S NEW SHIRT
Order the new Gene Hoglan Atomic Clock design here!
June 11, 2013
GENE'S UPCOMING TOUR DATES WITH TESTAMENT
GENE IN PERKUSUSTA MAGAZINE
Hey everyone I am in the newest Perkusista issue, a drum magazine from Poland. If you're in the area check it out!
June 19, 2012 -
UPDATE: GENE HOGLAN CONTEST AND GIVEAWAY
Check out some of the entry stories here!
May 15, 2012 -
GENE HOGLAN CONTEST AND GIVEAWAY
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and GENE will personally pic his
favorite stories and post them on the official GENE HOGLAN Facebook fan
and http://www.hoglanindustries.com. 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, sweetrelief.org,
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
February 14, 2012 -
Gene Hoglan Interviewed by Heady Metal with Jeff Olson. Check it out
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, http://www.pearldrum.com) and make the request.
Hell, get your cat and your neighbor to call them too.
LETS MAKE THIS HAPPEN IN YOUR CITY!!! Read more »
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
Read more »
June 17, 2011 -
Gene's interview with
'PulloutAndRun Radio' (Video)
Greetings everybody, and welcome to my website, HoglanIndustries.com. 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 HoglanIndustries.com. Dive in and make yourself at home. All are welcome here.